Nokia Oyj Acquisitions and Exits, 34 Deals Between 1999 and 2018
communications Company

Nokia Oyj has acquired 26 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

Nokia Oyj’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Alcatel-Lucent S.A. for $16.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Nokia Devices & Services to Microsoft for $6.1B. Nokia Oyj has acquired in 5 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include software (43%) and internet software and services (16%).

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Nokia Oyj

Karaportti 3, P.O.Box 226,
Espoo, 02610
+358 7180 08000

Nokia Oyj is a Finnish communications and information technology multinational corporation that is headquartered in Espoo, Finland.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 17 - 6 - 3 - 26
vol $594M $16.8B $17.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 5 2 - - 1 - 8
vol $6.3B $3.2B $9.5B

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Largest Alcatel-Lucent S.A.
$16.6B (2016-01-04)
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Largest Nokia Devices & Services
$6.1B (2013-09-03)

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 11 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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