Liberty Global Plc

Griffin House 161, Hammersmith Road,
London, W6 8BS
United Kingdom,
44 20 8483 6449

Liberty Global plc is an international telecommunications and television company. It was formed in 2005 by the merger of the international arm of Liberty Media and UGC, and is one of the largest broadband.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 7 1 3 1 - - 12
vol $14.8B $847M $8.3B $798M $24.7B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - - - 1 5
vol $1.2B $21.4B $22.7B

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Largest Cable & Wireless Communications PLC
$8.0B (2015-11-16)
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Largest Liberty Global Plc - Four Businesses
$21.4B (2018-05-09)

According to our data here at Mergr, Liberty Global has acquired 12 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Liberty Global’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Cable & Wireless Communications for $8.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2018, when it sold Liberty Global - Four Businesses to Vodafone Group for $21.4B. Liberty Global has acquired in 1 US state, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (67%) and media (34%).

When analyzing the communications sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 212 communications companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 15 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic communications acquirer over the past 3 years is Satellite Solutions Worldwide Group, with 11 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the communications sector over the past 3 years is Apax Partners with 5 platform acquisitions.

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