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Denis O’Brien:  Digicel’s $2 billion flotation was pulled earlier this month after he declined to slash its price to tempt investors. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Where to now for Digicel, hitherto Denis O’Brien’s cash cow? First, it pulled its $2 billion flotation earlier this month after O’Brien declined to sl(...)

US billionaire John Malone. His Liberty Global group is in talks to acquire Cable & Wireless Communications for about €5.1 billion

Just two weeks after it abandoned a flotation in New York, Denis O’Brien’s Caribbean telco Digicel now faces the prospect of getting squeezed in a bat(...)

Denis O’Brien: old hand at the debt game. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

As Ireland struggled to recover from the crash, bond guru Michael Hasenstab of Franklin Templeton snapped up billions of euro worth of the State’s bon(...)

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(...)

Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien. He has lobbied regional regulators strongly over the takeover, which he says should only go ahead after a major sell-off of overlapping assets

The proposed $3 billion (€2.7 billion) deal by the telco Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) to take over Columbus International appears to be (...)

Teams make presentations in the 25k Awards – a competition designed to discover the “next big thing” in Northern Ireland

Ten of Northern Ireland’s most promising high-tech future stars have just nine days to get ready for a pitch that could change their lives and land th(...)