Crown Castle International Acquisitions, 9 Deals Between 2006 and 2017
communications Company

Crown Castle International has acquired 19 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 16 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Crown Castle International’s largest acquisition to date was in 2017, when it acquired Lightower Fiber Networks for $7.1B. Crown Castle International has acquired in 6 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (78%) and infrastructure (12%).

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Crown Castle International Corp.

1220 Augusta Drive, Suite 600,
Houston, Texas 77057
United States,
(713) 570-3000

Crown Castle International Corp. operates and leases shared wireless infrastructure, distributed antenna systems, and interests in land under third party towers. The Company's core business is providing access, including space or capacity, to towers, and to a lesser extent, to small cells and third party land interests via long-term contracts, including license, sublease and lease agreements. Crown Castle was formed in 1994 and is based in Houston, Texas.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 4 1 2 2 - - 9
vol $7.2B $1.0B $2.0B $7.7B $17.9B
Sell # - - - - - - 0

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Largest Lightower Fiber Networks LLC
$7.1B (2017-07-18)
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Communications M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the communications sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 183 communications companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 12 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic communications acquirer over the past 3 years is GTT Communications, with 7 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the communications sector over the past 3 years is EQT Holdings AB with 6 platform acquisitions.

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