Liberty Global - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Liberty Global M&A Summary

Liberty Global has acquired 17 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 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 9 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (65%) and media (36%).

Liberty Global Business Overview

Where is Liberty Global headquartered?

Liberty Global is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

What is Liberty Global’s revenue?

Liberty Global disclosed revenue of 7,196M USD for 2022 and 10,311M USD for 2021.

How many employees does Liberty Global have?

Liberty Global has 10,100 employees.

What sector is Liberty Global in?

Liberty Global is a communications company.

When was Liberty Global founded?

Liberty Global was founded in 2004.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity17
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 22
  • M&A Advisors 8

Liberty Global

Liberty Global Plc

Griffin House 161, Hammersmith Road,
London, W6 8BS
United Kingdom,
+44 20 8483 6449
www.libertyglobal.com

Liberty Global 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. Liberty Global was founded in 2004 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 13 2 1 - - 1 17
vol $24.7B $7.1B $31.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $22.7B $22.7B
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Range Media Partners 2024-04-24 - Growth Capital
Santa Monica, California · www.rangemp.com
Liberty Networks Germany GmbH 2021-09-23 - Joint Venture
Cologne, Germany · www.libertynetworks.de
Sunrise Communications AG 2020-08-12 7.1B CHF Add-on Acquisition
Zurich, Switzerland · www.sunrise.ch
Liberty Global and Telefonica - UK Joint Venture 2020-05-07 - Joint Venture
, United Kingdom
Liberty Global - DTH satellite TV operations 2018-12-21 - Divestiture
, Luxembourg
Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico Ltd. 2018-10-17 - Divestiture
Luquillo, Puerto Rico · www.libertypr.com
Liberty Global Plc - Four Businesses 2018-05-09 21.4B EUR Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
Multimedia Polska SA - Cable Business 2016-10-18 798M PLN Divestiture
, Poland
Cable & Wireless Communications PLC 2015-11-16 8.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.cwc.com
Puerto Rico Cable Co. (dba Choice Cable TV) 2015-06-03 276M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mercedita, Puerto Rico · www.choicecable.net
View All >>

Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
All3Media Ltd. 2014-05-08 Betty TV Ltd. 2017-05-03 3
London, United Kingdom · www.all3media.com London, United Kingdom · www.betty.co.uk
All3Media Ltd. 2014-05-08 Raw TV Ltd. 2017-05-03 2
London, United Kingdom · www.all3media.com London, United Kingdom · www.raw.co.uk
UPC Ireland BV    - TV3 2015-07-03 1
Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands Dublin, Ireland · www.tv3.ie

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 11 (65%) 26.3B (83%) 4 (57%) 21.6B (95%)
Media 6 (35%) 5.5B (17%) 3 (43%) 1.0B (5%)
Total 17 $31.8B 7 $22.7B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Germany 4 11.6B - -
Puerto Rico 3 861M 1 -
United Kingdom 3 8.8B 1 21.4B
Netherlands 1 - 1 1.0B
Switzerland 2 9.3B - -
Austria 1 107M - -
Belgium - - 1 208M
Czech Republic 1 363M - -
Japan - - 1 -
Luxembourg - - 1 -
Norway - - 1 -
Poland 1 798M - -
United States 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
Domestic 3 (18%) 8.8B (28%) 1 (14%) 21.4B (95%)
Cross-border 14 (82%) 22.9B (72%) 6 (86%) 1.2B (5%)
Total 17 $31.8B 7 $22.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs
3
J.P. Morgan Securities
2
LionTree Advisors LLC
2
Legal Deals
Freshfields
2
Shearman & Sterling
2
Allen & Overy
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 6 $28.8B
$100M to $1B 6 $3.0B
TOTAL $31.8B
Largest Cable & Wireless Communications PLC
$8.0B (2015-11-16)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $22.4B
$100M to $1B 1 $208M
TOTAL $22.7B
Largest Liberty Global Plc - Four Businesses
$21.4B (2018-05-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
5 (29%)
Strategic(s)
18%
3 (18%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Strategic(s)
86%
6 (86%)

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