Altice Closes Suddenlink Deal

European telecom giant Altice closed on its $9.1 billion purchase of a 70% interest in Suddenlink Communications Monday, making official its entrance into the U.S. cable  market.

Altice first announced it would purchase Suddenlink in May.  The all-stock purchase received Federal Communications Commission approval Dec. 18.

Former Suddenlink investors BC Partners and CPP Investment Board have retained a 30% interest in the company, now called Altice USA, as planned.

For the full story go to