CommScope - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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CommScope M&A Summary

CommScope has acquired 13 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

CommScope’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired ARRIS International for $7.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2024, when it sold CommScope - Mobile Networks Businesses to Amphenol for $2.1B. CommScope has acquired in 6 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include technology hardware (34%) and manufacturing (17%).

CommScope Business Overview

Where is CommScope headquartered?

CommScope is headquartered in Claremont, North Carolina.

What is CommScope’s revenue?

CommScope disclosed revenue of 5,789M USD for 2023 and 7,525M USD for 2022.

How many employees does CommScope have?

CommScope has 20,000 employees.

What sector is CommScope in?

CommScope is a technology hardware company.

When was CommScope founded?

CommScope was founded in 1976.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 12

CommScope

CommScope Holding Co., Inc.

3642 E. US Highway 70,
Claremont, North Carolina 28610
United States,
(828) 459-5000
www.commscope.com

CommScope is a designer, builder and manager of wired and wireless network communication equipment. CommScope was incorporated in 1976 and is based in Claremont, North Carolina.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 12 - - - - - 12
vol $13.0B $13.0B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - - 1 1 4
vol $2.1B $2.1B
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
CommScope - Mobile Networks Businesses 2024-07-18 2.1B USD Divestiture
Claremont, North Carolina
Home Networks 2023-10-03 - Divestiture
Hickory, North Carolina
Fractus S.A 2019-10-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain · www.fractus.com
ARRIS International plc 2018-11-08 7.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Suwanee, Georgia · www.arrisi.com
Cable Exchange 2017-07-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Ana, California · www.4cablex.com
Andrew Services, Inc. 2016-11-17 - Divestiture
, United States
CommScope Holding Co., Inc. - Active Fiber Access Product Lines 2016-09-14 - Divestiture
Hickory, North Carolina
Airvana LP 2015-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Chelmsford, Massachusetts · www.airvana.com
TE Connectivity - Broadband Network Solutions (BNS) 2015-08-28 3.0B USD Divestiture
, United States
Alifabs Group Ltd. 2014-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Guildford, United Kingdom · www.alifabs.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Technology Hardware 4 (33%) 10.0B (77%) 1 (25%) -
Communications 2 (17%) 3.0B (23%) 2 (50%) 2.1B (100%)
Manufacturing 2 (17%) - - -
Electrical Equipment 1 (8%) - - -
Electronics 1 (8%) - - -
Semiconductors 1 (8%) - - -
Software 1 (8%) - - -
Construction - - 1 (25%) -
Total 12 $13.0B 4 $2.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 13.0B 4 2.1B
  California 3 - - -
  North Carolina - - 3 2.1B
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 2.6B - -
  Georgia 1 7.4B - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
Australia 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 8 (67%) 13.0B (100%) 4 (100%) 2.1B (100%)
Cross-border 4 (33%) - - -
Total 12 $13.0B 4 $2.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BofA Securities
2
J.P. Morgan Securities
2
Allen & Company
2
Legal Deals
Pinsent Masons
2
Latham & Watkins
2
Alston & Bird LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $13.0B
TOTAL $13.0B
Largest ARRIS International plc
$7.4B (2018-11-08)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.1B
TOTAL $2.1B
Largest CommScope - Mobile Networks Businesses
$2.1B (2024-07-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Strategic(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 (100%)

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