AT&T, Inc.

208 South Akard Street,
Dallas, Texas 75202
United States,
(210) 821-4105
www.att.com

AT&T, Inc. is a provider of telecommunications services in the United States and the world. AT&T offers services and products to consumers in the US and services and products to businesses and other providers of telecommunications services worldwide. AT&T's services and products include wireless communications, local exchange services, long-distance services, data/broadband and Internet services, video services, telecommunications equipment, managed networking, and wholesale services. AT&T, Inc. was formed in 1983 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 24 - 1 3 3 1 32
vol $23.0B $1.2B $52.8B $108.7B $185.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 10 - 1 - - - 11
vol $1.4B $1.4B
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Largest Time Warner, Inc.
$108.7B (2016-10-22)
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Largest Sterling Commerce, Inc.
$1.4B (2010-05-24)

According to our data here at Mergr, AT&T has acquired 46 companies, including 8 in the last 5 years. A total of 25 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 11 assets.

AT&T’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Time Warner for $108.7B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2010, when it sold Sterling Commerce to International Business Machines for $1.4B. AT&T has acquired in 13 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (57%) and information technology (13%).

When analyzing the communications sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 213 communications companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 16 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic communications acquirer over the past 3 years is Satellite Solutions Worldwide Group, with 12 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the communications sector over the past 3 years is Apax Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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