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T-Mobile, MetroPCS Combination Receives Final Regulatory Approval

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The T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger combination reverse-takeover has cleared its finally regulatory hurdle and now lands in the hands of MetroPCS shareholders. The last piece of regulatory blessing came from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States indicating there are no unresolved security concerns. On March 20, 2013, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States advised Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS that it has determined that there are no unresolved … [read full article]

T-Mobile, MetroPCS Announce Future Board Of Directors For Combined Company

With a short press release last night, T-Mobile USA, Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS announced the future Board of Directors for the combined company. Deutsche Telekom AG (XETRA: DTE; “Deutsche Telekom”), T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“T-Mobile”) and MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS; “MetroPCS”) today announced the members of the board of directors of the combined company upon completion of the proposed combination of MetroPCS and T-Mobile. This impressive and diverse group of individuals has … [read full article]

T-Mobile Issues Press Release Regarding FCC Approval Of MetroPCS Combination

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With FCC approval now behind them, T-Mobile’s issued a new statement providing a current update on the proposed combination with MetroPCS.  As the statement highlights, all that remains is a special meeting for MetroPCS shareholders to vote on the proposed combination. The upcoming vote on April 12th remains the last obstacle toward creating a “value leader in the United … [read full article]

MetroPCS Announces Regulatory Period Expires For Government Agencies To Delay Merger

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A late Tuesday evening press release from MetroPCS announced the waiting period for the Hart-Scott-Rodino act had expired. The waiting period offers regulatory agencies the opportunity to delay the merger between MetroPCS and T-Mobile by having the companies continue to answer questions surrounding the proposed combination. The HSR Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 provides that parties will not complete mergers until after they have submitted detailed filings with the Federal Trade Commission and … [read full article]

MetroPCS Board Pushes Back Vote On T-Mobile USA Merger

With a special announcement on their investor website, MetroPCS announced that it would move the special meeting of their stockholders to vote on the “proposed combination of MetroPCS with T-Mobile USA, Inc.” According to the statement, the date of the special meeting was changed to “correct an administrative error.” In the same statement, MetroPCS states they now expect the deal with T-Mobile to be completed shortly after the meeting. MetroPCS hopes the … [read full article]

Largest MetroPCS Shareholder Confirms Vote Against T-Mobile Deal

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After a bit of wavering back and forth, MetroPCS’ largest shareholder, John Paulson officially voiced his opposition to the T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger. Paulson argues that any deal in its current form would saddle the new company with too much debt. Paulson’s firm holds a 9.9% stake in MetroPCS, making it the largest shareholder. “We believe MetroPCS is worth more as a stand-alone company,” the firm, founded by the billionaire hedge fund manager John … [read full article]

Another Major MetroPCS Investor Voices Concern Over T-Mobile Merger

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For the second time this week, another major MetroPCS investor has voiced concern over the terms of the T-Mobile merger. Paulson & Co., the biggest MetroPCS shareholder with an 8.7% stake in the company is said to be withholding its decision on whether to vote for the transaction until it sees the final proxy statement. Paulson says the combined company ““has too much debt, the interest rate on Deutsche Telekom’s debt financing is too … [read full article]

Deutsche Telekom Defends MetroPCS Deal Against Shareholder Complaints

As small but influential groups of shareholders openly discuss their discontent with the MetroPCS board and the decision to merge with T-Mobile USA, their parent company defends the deal. Deutsche Telekom’s defense comes as P. Schoenfeld Asset Management disclosed a letter sent to the MetroPCS board at the end of January calling the deal with T-Mobile “unsustainable” and recommending the company remain a stand-alone entity for the time being. For … [read full article]