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Manx Telecom is the leading communication solutions provider on the Isle of Man, offering a wide range of fixed line, broadband, mobile, and data centre services to businesses, consumers and the public sector on the Isle of Man as well as a growing portfolio of innovative hosting and "Smart SIM" solutions to off-Island customers.
Manx Telecom has a record of innovation, being the first European operator to launch a 3G mobile service and the first in the world to launch a 3.5G mobile service. 4G services launched in the summer of 2014, while the Company's high speed VDSL broadband service (Ultima) is available to over 80 per cent of homes on the Island.
The Company has two Tier 3 data centres plus international connectivity and its operations are business-critical to the economic strategy of the Isle of Man.
One of the largest employers on the Island, Manx Telecom employs over 280 people. The company plays a major role in the wider community through a range of activities, including charitable donations, sponsorships, and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
The company is proud to sponsor the Manx Telecom Parish Walk, Manx Telecom End2End Mountain Bike Challenge, Team Manx Telecom (Manx Road Club) and Royal Manx Agricultural Show as well as other smaller events. Manx Telecom also donates annually to local causes through the company's "It's our Community" programme.
The Isle of Man has a resilient and growing economy which has experienced 29 years of unbroken GDP growth. Unemployment is low at approximately 2.4 per cent, and there is a zero per cent corporate tax rate which applies to the vast majority of Manx Telecom's business and means that the Group currently pays no corporation tax on its annual profits.
Manx Telecom ED Investor Forum September 2014
Published: Sep 30 2014
Mike Dee, CEO, and Gary Lamb, CFO, discuss the stability provided by the on island business and the opportunities to grow through Global Solutions.
Foreign buyers gorging on UK stocks
Being a shareholder in a company that receives a juicy takeover offer is a marvellous feeling. Something that many fortunate investors have experienced over the past 3 years. Thanks to a spate of M&A bids by deep pocketed overseas buyers – partly triggered by the June 2016 Brexit result, which sent the £ tumbling and adversely affected the FTSE.
Consequently today, given this trend is unlikely to end anytime soon, we’ve highlighted 30 possible acquisition ideas in the attached research paper. Spilt equally between large and smallcap stocks – covering a broad selection of industries.
What’s more we believe most of these businesses are underpinned by strong fundamentals and substantial upside in the event of predatory interest.
According to Factset Mergerstat/BVR, the average bid premium paid for such deals between 2004-14 was 30% – with the figure trending upwards since the global financial crisis.
Happy investing. Published 27th August 2019