M&A Deal Summary

Alltel Acquires Western Wireless

On January 1, 2005, Alltel Corp. acquired communications company Western Wireless Corp. for 6.0B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Alltel’s 1st transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is Alltel’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Alltel’s 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Alltel’s 1st transaction in Washington.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-01-01
Target Western Wireless Corp.
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) Alltel Corp.
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 6.0B USD

Target

Western Wireless Corp.

Issaquah, Washington, United States
website
Western Wireless Corporation is a cellular network operator that provided mobile telecommunications service to subscribers in 19 western states and seven countries.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Alltel Corp.

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1943
SectorCommunications
Employees85,600
DESCRIPTION

Alltel Corp. is an owner and operator of a wireless network and has approximately 12 million wireless customers, both individuals and businesses. Alltel owns a majority interest in wireless operations in more than 100 metropolitan service areas and a majority interest in more than 200 rural service areas.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 3
Sector (Communications) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 3
State (Washington) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 3
Year (2005) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2001-11-15 PMG Systems, Inc.

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

PMG Systems, Inc. is a provider of profitability measurement and activity based costing software for financial service companies worldwide.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-07-17 Windstream Intellectual Property Services LLC

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Windstream Intellectual Property Services is a provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. Windstream Intellectual Property Services was founded in 2013 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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