Lightower Fiber Networks - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Lightower Fiber Networks M&A Summary

Lightower Fiber Networks has acquired 12 companies of its own. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Lightower Fiber Networks’ largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Sidera Networks for $2.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2008, when it sold Light Tower Wireless to SBA Communications for $224M. Lightower Fiber Networks has acquired in 5 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (70%) and internet software and services (20%).

Lightower Fiber Networks Ownership

Who owns Lightower Fiber Networks?

Lightower Fiber Networks is owned by Crown Castle International. It was acquired on July 18, 2017.

Was Lightower Fiber Networks formerly PE-backed?

Yes. Lightower Fiber Networks was formerly owned by 7 private investors.

Lightower Fiber Networks Business Overview

Where is Lightower Fiber Networks headquartered?

Lightower Fiber Networks is headquartered in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

What sector is Lightower Fiber Networks in?

Lightower Fiber Networks is a communications company.

When was Lightower Fiber Networks founded?

Lightower Fiber Networks was founded in 2003.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

Lightower Fiber Networks LLC

80 Central Street,
Boxborough, Massachusetts 01719
United States,
(978) 264-6000
www.lightower.com

Lightower Fiber Networks LLC is a fiber network and broadband service provider in the Northeast, offering over 4,600 fiber route miles coupled with comprehensive transport, alternative access, and nationwide long haul services.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 10 - - - - - 10
vol $3.9B $3.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $224M $224M
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Datacenter101 LLC 2016-07-05 - Add-on Acquisition
Columbus, Ohio · www.datacenter101.com
HarborLite Networks - Network Assets 2015-12-21 - Divestiture
Baltimore, Maryland
Fibertech Networks LLC 2015-08-13 1.9B USD Add-on Acquisition
Rochester, New York · www.fibertech.com
ColocationZone, Inc. 2015-03-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.colocationzone.com
Sidera Networks, Inc. 2013-04-11 2.0B USD Merger
New York, New York · www.sidera.net
Open Access, Inc. 2010-12-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Farmingdale, New York · www.openaccessinc.com
Lexent Metro Connect LLC 2010-11-30 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York
Veroxity Technology Partners, Inc. 2010-09-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Bedford, Massachusetts · www.veroxity.com
Light Tower Wireless LLC 2008-07-22 224M USD Divestiture
, United States
DataNet Communications Group, Inc. 2007-03-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Newburgh, New York
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 7 (70%) 3.9B (100%) 1 (100%) 224M (100%)
Internet Software and Services 2 (20%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (10%) - - -
Total 10 $3.9B 1 $224M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 3.9B 1 224M
  New York 6 3.9B - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
Total 10 $3.9B 1 $224M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
MVP Capital LLC
1
Legal Deals
Ropes & Gray
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $3.9B
TOTAL $3.9B
Largest Sidera Networks, Inc.
$2.0B (2013-04-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $224M
TOTAL $224M
Largest Light Tower Wireless LLC
$224M (2008-07-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
30%
3 (30%)
Strategic(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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