Comcast Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Media Company

Comcast has acquired 26 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Comcast’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Sky for $38.8B. Comcast has acquired in 10 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (30%) and internet software and services (30%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity24
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 4

Comcast Corp.

One Comcast Center,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
United States,
(215) 286-1700
www.comcast.com

Comcast Corp. is a media and communications company. Comcast provides entertainment, information, and communications products and services in the United States and internationally. Comcast was formed in 1963 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 16 2 1 1 2 2 24
vol $19.2B $38.8B $100M $58.1B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
XUMO 2020-02-25 100M USD Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.xumo.com
Blue Face Ltd. 2020-01-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.blueface.com
Deep Blue Communications LLC 2019-05-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Latham, New York · www.deepbluecommunications.com
BluVector, Inc. 2019-03-04 - Add-on Acquisition
McLean, Virginia · www.bluvectorcyber.com
Sky plc 2018-09-22 38.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Isleworth, United Kingdom · www.sky.com
Related Content Database, Inc. (Watchwith) 2017-01-03 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.watchwith.com
Comcast Spectacor LP 2016-09-22 - Stake Purchase
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.comcast-spectacor.com
MobileReactor LLC (dba OneTwoSee) 2016-03-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Devon, Pennsylvania · www.onetwosee.com
Contingent Network Services LLC 2015-09-17 - Add-on Acquisition
West Chester, Ohio · www.contingent.net
This Technology LLC 2015-08-18 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.thistech.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Fandango, Inc. 2007-04-01 VUDU, Inc. 2020-04-20 8
Los Angeles, California · www.fandango.com Santa Clara, California · www.vudu.com
Comcast Spectacor LP    - Spectra 2018-05-02 2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.comcast-spectacor.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.spectraexperiences.com
NBC Universal, Inc.    - The Weather Company 2018-03-22 2
New York, New York · www.nbcuni.com Atlanta, Georgia · www.theweathercompany.com
Fandango, Inc. 2007-04-01 MovieTickets.com, Inc. 2017-10-13 7
Los Angeles, California · www.fandango.com Boca Raton, Florida · www.movietickets.com
Comcast Spectacor LP    - Paciolan, Inc. 2017-06-12 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.comcast-spectacor.com Irvine, California · www.paciolan.com
NBC Universal, Inc.    - Craftsy 2017-05-10 8
New York, New York · www.nbcuni.com Denver, Colorado · www.craftsy.com
NBC Universal, Inc.    - Universal Studios Japan 2017-02-28 7
New York, New York · www.nbcuni.com Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan · www.usj.co.jp
Fandango, Inc. 2007-04-01 Cinepapaya 2016-12-01 6
Los Angeles, California · www.fandango.com Lima, Peru · www.cinepapaya.com
FreeWheel Media, Inc. 2014-03-07 StickyADS.tv 2016-05-09 1
San Mateo, California · www.freewheel.tv Paris, France · www.stickyads.tv
NBC Universal, Inc.    - DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. 2016-04-28 6
New York, New York · www.nbcuni.com Glendale, California · www.dreamworksanimation.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 7 (29%) 18.3B (32%) - -
Internet Software and Services 7 (29%) 850M (1%) - -
Media 4 (17%) 38.8B (67%) - -
Information Technology 3 (13%) - - -
Digital Media 1 (4%) 100M (< 1%) - -
Marketing 1 (4%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (4%) - - -
Total 24 $58.1B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 22 19.3B - -
  New York 6 125M - -
  California 6 825M - -
  Pennsylvania 3 17.6B - -
  Virginia 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  New Jersey 1 230M - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 483M - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 38.8B - -
Domestic 22 (92%) 19.3B (33%) - -
Cross-border 2 (8%) 38.8B (67%) - -
Total 24 $58.1B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
1
Ballard Spahr LLP
1
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $56.4B
$100M to $1B 6 $1.6B
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $58.1B
Largest Sky plc
$38.8B (2018-09-22)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
75%
6 75%
Strategic(s)
25%
2 25%

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