| 2017-07-17 09:56:08|
CCI, ZAYO 09:56 07/17 07/17/17
Wells says Crown Castle $7B deal would provide attractive comp for Zayo
Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche noted the Reuters report that claims Crown Castle (CCI) has bid in the $7B range for Lightower Fiber Networks. She added the news is not surprising to her given how aggressive Crown Castle has been in building its fiber portfolio, which is a strategy with which she agrees. She believes such an acquisition would provide an attractive comp for Zayo Group (ZAYO), as she noted that Lightower is growing top line at a much faster rate but Zayo covers triple the geography. Fritzsche keeps Outperform ratings on Crown Castle and Zayo Group.