Denis O’Brien: was trying to sell an IPO for a heavily indebted telecoms company whose revenues have flatlined in the past couple of years. Photograph: The Irish Times

Digicel’s decision to pull its IPO in New York less than 48 hours before it was due to announce the pricing is a huge blow to Denis O’Brien. Not fina(...)

Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien said the group was continuing its “journey to becoming a total communications and entertainment company”. Photograph: Reuters

Digicel, the telecoms group owned by businessman Denis O’Brien, is expected to set a price range for its initial public offering (IPO) this week. The (...)

.Niek Jan van Damme, managing director of Deutsche Telekom in Germany. His company would have issues with a Liberty Global and Vodafone merger.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Deutsche Telekom would protest against a merger between Liberty Global and Vodafone in Germany, arguing that the two rivals would control too much of (...)

Virgin was the UK’s first so-called “quadruple play” provider, offering TV, internet, landline and mobile bundles

It’s too early to say with any authority how the rebrand to Virgin Media will affect UPC customers and the company is not saying anything further on t(...)

Get ready to say goodbye to the UPC logo as the company is rebranding as Virgin Media

UPC Ireland has announced plans to rebrand as Virgin Media. The move comes after it became a part of the Virgin group last December. Both companies ar(...)

The hotel, which was previously the Four Seasons, was bought earlier this year by a consortium led by John Malone.

The John Malone-owned InterContinental hotel in Dublin’s Ballsbridge has a new general manager. Clement Gaffney, who previously worked for the Hanly g(...)

Four Seasons Hotel: the Livingstone brothers’ London & Regional Properties group acquired it less than five years ago for about €15 million and is understood to have made a significant return on its initial investment. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Livingstone brothers, the former owners of the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, paid €2 million to cancel the hotel’s contract wit(...)

Business revenues at UPC Ireland were up 23 per cent in the second quarter partly as a result of its ecent acquisition of BitBuzz and also indicative of continuing economic recovery and the appetite which exists for highly competitive services the company said.

UPC Ireland, owned by billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Global, said on Wednesday that it grew its Irish subscriber base in the second quarter of the(...)

Liberty bought its initial holding in ITV from satellite broadcaster Sky in July 2014 for £481 million

European cable operator Liberty Global said it had raised its stake in ITV to 9.9 per cent through a hedging deal but still had no intention of taking(...)

A Digicel shop in Jamaica: the company’s $6.5 billion total debt is denominated in dollars but its revenues come from local currencies in the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Digicel’s near-300-page IPO registration document includes 29 pages of potential risk factors that could affect the business in the years ahead. Comp(...)