BCE - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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BCE M&A Summary

BCE has acquired 12 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

BCE’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Manitoba Telecom Services for $3.9B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2006, when it sold Telesat to PSP Investments for $2.5B. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (34%) and information technology (23%).

BCE Business Overview

Where is BCE headquartered?

BCE is headquartered in Verdun, Quebec.

What is BCE’s revenue?

BCE disclosed revenue of 24,174M CAD for 2022 and 23,449M CAD for 2021.

How many employees does BCE have?

BCE has 50,704 employees.

What sector is BCE in?

BCE is a communications company.

When was BCE founded?

BCE was founded in 1880.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 2

BCE

BCE, Inc. (Bell Canada)

Building A 4th Floor 1 Carrefour Alexander-Graham-Bell,
Verdun, Quebec H3E 3B3
Canada,
(800) 339-6353
www.bce.ca

BCE is Canada's largest communications company, providing a comprehensive and innovative suite of broadband communication services to residential and business customers in Canada. BCE was incorporated in 1880 and is based in Verdun, Canada.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 - 1 1 - - 8
vol $9.9B $9.9B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
vol $3.1B $750M $3.9B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EBOX, Inc. 2022-02-24 - Add-on Acquisition
Longueuil, Quebec · www.ebox.ca
Octane Racing Group, Inc. 2021-04-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec
BCE, Inc. - 13 Data Center Sites 2020-06-01 750M USD Divestiture
, Quebec
Q9 Networks, Inc. 2016-08-08 675M USD Trade Sale
Toronto, Ontario · www.q9.com
Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc. 2016-05-02 3.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.mts.ca
Glentel, Inc. 2014-11-28 509M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Burnaby, British Columbia · www.glentel.com
Q9 Networks, Inc. 2012-10-17 836M CAD Secondary Buyout
Toronto, Ontario · www.q9.com
Astral Media, Inc. 2012-03-16 3.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.astral.com
CTV Ltd. 2010-09-10 1.3B USD Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario · www.ctv.ca
Telesat Corp. 2006-12-18 2.5B CAD Divestiture
Ottawa, Ontario · www.telesat.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 3 (33%) 3.9B (37%) 1 (33%) 2.5B (63%)
Information Technology 2 (22%) 1.5B (14%) 2 (67%) 1.4B (37%)
Media 2 (22%) 4.7B (44%) - -
Business Services 1 (11%) - - -
Retail 1 (11%) 509M (5%) - -
Total 9 $10.6B 3 $3.9B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada 9 10.6B 3 3.9B
  Ontario 4 2.8B 2 3.1B
  Quebec 3 3.4B 1 750M
  Manitoba 1 3.9B - -
  British Columbia 1 509M - -
Total 9 $10.6B 3 $3.9B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Evercore Group
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $8.6B
$100M to $1B 3 $2.0B
TOTAL $10.6B
Largest Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc.
$3.9B (2016-05-02)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.5B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.4B
TOTAL $3.9B
Largest Telesat Corp.
$2.5B (2006-12-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
44%
4 (44%)
Strategic(s)
22%
2 (22%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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