American Tower Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Real Estate Company

American Tower has acquired 14 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

American Tower’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Global Tower Partners for $4.8B. American Tower has acquired in 7 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (91%) and business services (10%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity11
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 3

American Tower Corp.

116 Huntington Avenue, 11th Floor,
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
United States,
(617) 375-7500
www.americantower.com

American Tower is a independent owner, operator and developer of wireless and broadcast communication real estate. The Company's global portfolio includes over 99,000 owned or managed sites and is experiencing steady growth. In addition to leasing space on towers, American Tower provides customized collocation solutions through our in-building systems, outdoor distributed antenna systems and other right-of-way options, managed rooftops and services that speed network deployment. American Tower was formed in 1995 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 9 - - 1 1 - 11
vol $8.5B $1.9B $10.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Eaton Towers Ltd. 2019-05-30 1.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.eatontowers.com
Municipal Communications LLC 2018-12-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.municipalcom.com
Viom Networks Ltd. 2015-10-26 - Stake Purchase
Gurgaon, India · www.viomnetworks.com
Tarpon Towers LLC 2014-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Bradenton, Florida · www.tarpontowers.com
Global Tower Partners LLC 2013-10-01 4.8B USD Divestiture
Boca Raton, Florida · www.global-towers.com
Central States Tower Holdings LLC 2010-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Wheaton, Illinois · www.centralstatestower.com
Xcel Telecom Pvt. Ltd. 2009-03-18 136M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mumbai, United States
SpectraSite, Inc. 2005-05-04 3.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Cary, North Carolina
Richland Towers LLC 2000-03-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Tampa, Florida · www.richlandtowers.com
CommSite International, Inc. 1999-07-06 39M USD Add-on Acquisition
Vienna, Vermont
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 10 (91%) 10.3B (100%) - -
Business Services 1 (9%) 39M (< 1%) - -
Total 11 $10.3B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 8.5B - -
  Florida 3 4.8B - -
  Vermont 1 39M - -
  North Carolina 1 3.1B - -
  New Mexico 1 397M - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 1.9B - -
Domestic 9 (82%) 8.5B (82%) - -
Cross-border 2 (18%) 1.9B (18%) - -
Total 11 $10.3B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
King & Spalding LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $9.8B
$100M to $1B 2 $533M
< $100M 1 $39M
TOTAL $10.3B
Largest Global Tower Partners LLC
$4.8B (2013-10-01)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
69%
9 69%
Strategic(s)
31%
4 31%

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