Cable & Wireless To Acquire Exodus

 
 
By Matt Carolan  |  Posted 2001-11-30 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cable & Wireless announced Friday that it will acquire most of the assets of Exodus Communications in an all-cash transaction.

Cable & Wireless announced Friday that it will acquire most of the assets of Exodus Communications in an all-cash transaction of $575 million. Cable & Wireless will also assume approximately $180 million in Exodus debt. The London-based telecommunications giant will acquire Exoduss American, Japanese and European customer contracts, and other assets, including 26 data centers in the US, 2 in London and one each in Tokyo and Frankfurt.
The acquisition fits Cable & Wireless strategy to provide Internet Protocol and data services to business customers in the US, Europe and Japan. Earlier this year Cable & Wireless acquired the assets of another struggling Web-hosting company, Digital Island, for $340 million.
Exodus had filed for bankruptcy in September, after its customer acquisition momentum ground to a halt amidst a downturn in the telecommunications and dot-com sectors. The deal is subject to approval of the federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, where Exodus Chapter 11 case is pending. Cable & Wireless expects that with an additional investment of $250 million it can make Exodus EBITDA positive during calendar 2003 and see it to contribute positively to C&Ws earnings per share and cash flow in the financial year ending March 31, 2005.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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