Cogeco Communications Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Communications Company

Cogeco Communications has acquired 8 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Cogeco Communications’ largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Atlantic Broadband Group for $1.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Cogeco Peer 1 to Digital Colony Management for $547M. Cogeco Communications has acquired in 1 US state, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (58%) and information technology (29%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 5

Cogeco Communications Inc. (Cogeco Communications)

1, Place Ville-Marie Office 3301,
Montreal, Quebec H3B 3N2
Canada,
(514) 764-4600
www.corpo.cogeco.com/cca/en/

Cogeco Communications is a telecommunications corporation and is the second largest hybrid fibre coaxial cable system operator in Ontario and Québec. Cogeco Communications was founded in 1972 and is based in Montreal, Canada.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 6 - - - 1 - 7
vol $2.6B $405M $3.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - 1 - - 3
vol $53M $547M $600M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DERYtelecom 2020-10-21 405M USD Add-on Acquisition
Saguenay, Quebec · www.derytele.com
Cogeco Peer 1, Inc. 2019-02-27 547M CAD Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario · www.cogecopeer1.com
Nümedia 2016-02-24 2M USD Divestiture
Montréal, Quebec · www.numediacanada.com
Cogeco Peer 1, Inc. 2012-12-21 483M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.cogecopeer1.com
Atlantic Broadband Group LLC 2012-07-18 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Quincy, Massachusetts · www.atlanticbb.com
Novo 2012-03-01 51M EUR Divestiture
Lisboa, Portugal · www.nowo.pt
Métromédia CMR Plus Inc. 2011-12-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec
Quiettouch, Inc. 2011-08-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.quiettouch.com
Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc. 2008-06-13 152M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario
Novo 2006-01-01 559M EUR Add-on Acquisition
Lisboa, Portugal · www.nowo.pt
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Atlantic Broadband Group LLC 2012-07-18 FiberLight LLC - Fiber Network 2018-01-25 4
Quincy, Massachusetts · www.atlanticbb.com , Florida
Atlantic Broadband Group LLC 2012-07-18 MetroCast 2018-01-04 3
Quincy, Massachusetts · www.atlanticbb.com Frazer, Pennsylvania · www.metrocast.com
Atlantic Broadband Group LLC 2012-07-18 MetroCast Communications of Connecticut, LLC 2015-06-08 2
Quincy, Massachusetts · www.atlanticbb.com , Connecticut

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 4 (57%) 2.5B (84%) 1 (33%) 51M (8%)
Information Technology 2 (29%) 483M (16%) 2 (67%) 549M (92%)
Marketing 1 (14%) - - -
Total 7 $3.0B 3 $600M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada 5 1.0B 2 549M
  Ontario 3 635M 1 547M
  Quebec 2 405M 1 2M
Portugal 1 559M 1 51M
United States 1 1.4B - -
  Massachusetts 1 1.4B - -
Domestic 5 (71%) 1.0B (35%) 2 (67%) 549M (92%)
Cross-border 2 (29%) 1.9B (65%) 1 (33%) 51M (8%)
Total 7 $3.0B 3 $600M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BMO Capital Markets
1
Gleacher & Company Securities, Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Stikeman Elliott LLP
2
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1
Wiley Rein LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.4B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.6B
TOTAL $3.0B
Largest Atlantic Broadband Group LLC
$1.4B (2012-07-18)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $547M
< $100M 2 $53M
TOTAL $600M
Largest Cogeco Peer 1, Inc.
$547M (2019-02-27)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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