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post Posted: Nov 3 2016, 09:45 AM
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Directors' unanimous recommendation

Superloop SLC is a telecommunications infrastructure company that owns and operates fibre optic cable networks in capital cities in Australia and in Singapore and Hong Kong. Superloop is still at an early stage in commercialising these networks and, accordingly, while Superloop is growing rapidly, its revenues are modest relative to BigAir.

The proposed combination with Superloop is expected to provide material benefits to BigAir's business and customers. For eg.:
- a combination with Superloop should enhance BigAir's network capabilities (enabling it to offer customers access to Superloop's fibre network);
- offer network savings (as the Merged Group may negotiate better terms with transmission providers), and
- provide a platform for expansion of BigAir's fixed wireless and managed service offerings into Asia.

As shareholders in the Merged Group, BigAir Shareholders will share in these synergies.



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The plan by telco entrepreneur Bevan Slattery to pitch gigabit speeds to high value customers looks set to ratchet up the pressure on the National Broadband Network as his dark fibre outfit Superloop moves to snap up fixed-wireless operator BigAir Group. Superloop owns a national fibre network while BigAir owns and operates one of Australia's largest metropolitan fixed-wireless broadband networks.

Under the terms of the $190 million deal, BigAir shareholders could either accept a full-scrip bid priced at $1.13 a share or take a blend of cash and scrip, valuing BigAir at $1.06 a share. Superloop had little trouble raising the extra $65m to fund the cash component of the deal, capped at $95m, of the cash-and-scrip alternative presented to BigAir shareholders. A placement, priced at $3 a share, and undertaken aftermarket by Macquarie and Morgans, was three times oversubscribed.

Mr Slattery, who co-founded PIPE Networks as well as data centre operator NEXTDC, said investors' enthusiasm reflected the value of combining Superloop's fibre assets with BigAir's wireless footprint. BigAir's management has unanimously backed the Superloop offer.

"I had been looking at BigAir for some time and three months or so ago I started to dig into their numbers and started reading about millimetre wave technology," Mr Slattery said. "All of that really got me piecing together the industrial logic of bringing the two companies together."

That logic will see the formation of another outfit that will enter the local market as a wholesale and retail alternative to the NBN, especially in the lucrative areas where people will pay more for robust services. "When we get into the enterprise space they needs high bandwidth speeds and capacity and bringing BigAir's technology into the picture will allow us to deliver that kind of a service at a much lower cost," he said.

Mr Slattery is not the only telco entrepreneur looking to leverage wireless technology to get faster speeds to customers before the NBN rollout.

Last month Vocus founder James Spenceley and Amcom founder Tony Grist made a substantial investment in Adelaide-based wireless outfit Uniti, which can deliver a standard 40mbps high-speed internet service right up to a 100mbps premium plan to households and businesses reliably and with minimal infrastructure requirements.

Like Uniti, the Superloop offering is largely independent of the NBN infrastructure and does not have to pay connectivity virtual circuit charges, the scalable fee NBN charges for bandwidth.

According to Mr Slattery, the maturation of wireless technology is quickly becoming a driver of lower-cost delivery of fast broadband. "When you have the fibre backhaul already available, it makes a lot of sense to extend its potential through wireless," he said.

BigAir also has a managed services business that has been beefed up in recent times with a string of acquisitions, and Mr Slattery said it would be run as a separate business unit. "They build a really good platform with the acquisitions and we want to give it a unique identity and let it shine," he said.

The acquisition is expected to close at the end of this year.




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No future in this I think



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Hi folks,

Many thanks to the mods for this new thread ..... smile.gif

Firstly, some general thoughts on trading IPOs, but
please note, this is NOT ADVICE, simply a discussion
and some time cycle analysis for BGL, listing tomorrow.

..... see file, attached below.

happy days

yogi

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Attached File  BGLoverview2006.pdf ( 39.86K ) Number of downloads: 122

 




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