Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Silver Lake Sees Fresh Round of Telecommunications Takeovers

Silver Lake, the largest private-equity company focused on the technology industry, expects buyout firms to zero in on makers of telecommunications and mobile-phone gear this year, spurring a new round of dealmaking.

Private-equity firms will ramp up investments in suppliers of phone equipment and wireless handsets, said Charles Giancarlo, a managing director at Menlo Park, California-based Silver Lake. While he declined to say which companies might be targeted, analysts have named Research In Motion Ltd., Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Siemens Networks Oy as potential takeovers or investment opportunities.