CenturyLink Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Communications Company

CenturyLink has acquired 17 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 1 asset.

CenturyLink’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Level 3 Communications for $34.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Cyxtera Technologies to BC Partners for $2.2B. CenturyLink has acquired in 12 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (48%) and communications (24%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 7

CenturyLink, Inc.

100 CenturyLink Drive,
Monroe, Louisiana 71203
United States,
(318) 388-9000
www.centurylink.com

CenturyLink is an integrated communications company engaged in providing an array of communications services to residential, business, governmental and wholesale customers. CenturyLink's communications services include local and long-distance, network access, private line (including special access), public access, broadband, data, managed hosting (including cloud hosting), colocation, wireless and video services. In certain local and regional markets, the Company also provides local access and fiber transport services to competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) and security monitoring. CenturyLink was established in 1968 and is based in Monroe, Louisiana.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 12 3 1 - 1 - 17
vol $37.4B $34.0B $71.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
vol $2.2B $2.2B
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Streamroot, Inc. 2019-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.streamroot.io
SEAL Consulting, Inc. 2017-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Edison, New Jersey · www.sealconsult.com
Cyxtera Technologies, Inc. 2016-11-04 2.2B USD Divestiture
Coral Gables, Florida · www.cyxtera.com
Level 3 Communications, Inc. 2016-10-31 34.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Broomfield, Colorado · www.level3.com
ElasticBox, Inc. 2016-06-14 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.elasticbox.com
netAura LLC 2016-03-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Herndon, Virginia · www.netaura.com
Orchestrate, Inc. 2015-04-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Portland, Oregon · www.orchestrate.io
Cognilytics, Inc. 2014-12-11 - Add-on Acquisition
San Jose, California · www.cognilytics.com
DataGardens Inc. 2014-12-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Edmonton, Alberta · www.datagardens.com
Tier 3, Inc. 2013-11-19 200M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bellevue, Washington · www.tier3.com
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Savvis, Inc. 2011-04-26 Ciber ITO 2012-08-01 1
Town & Country, Missouri · www.savvis.net Greenwood Village, Colorado

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 8 (47%) 3.4B (5%) 1 (100%) 2.2B (100%)
Communications 4 (24%) 68.0B (95%) - -
Internet Software and Services 3 (18%) - - -
Safety/Security 1 (6%) - - -
Transportation 1 (6%) 38M (< 1%) - -
Total 17 $71.4B 1 $2.2B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 16 71.4B 1 2.2B
  Oregon 2 - - -
  Missouri 2 3.2B - -
  Louisiana 2 22.4B - -
  California 2 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Washington 1 200M - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  New York 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 11.6B - -
  Colorado 1 34.0B - -
  Arkansas 1 - - -
  Florida - - 1 2.2B
Canada 1 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
Domestic 16 (94%) 71.4B (100%) 1 (100%) 2.2B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (6%) - - -
Total 17 $71.4B 1 $2.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
4
Barclays Investment Bank
3
Morgan Stanley
3
Legal Deals
Jones Walker LLP
5
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
4

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 4 $71.2B
$100M to $1B 1 $200M
< $100M 1 $38M
TOTAL $71.4B
Largest Level 3 Communications, Inc.
$34.0B (2016-10-31)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.2B
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest Cyxtera Technologies, Inc.
$2.2B (2016-11-04)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
100%
2 100%

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