PAETEC Holdings - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview


PAETEC Holdings M&A Summary

PAETEC Holdings has acquired 9 companies of its own. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

PAETEC Holdings’ largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired US LEC for $1.3B. PAETEC Holdings has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (100%).

PAETEC Holdings Ownership

Who owns PAETEC Holdings?

PAETEC Holdings is owned by Windstream Holdings. It was acquired on December 1, 2011.

Was PAETEC Holdings formerly PE-backed?

Yes. PAETEC Holdings was formerly owned by 3 private investors.

PAETEC Holdings Business Overview

Where is PAETEC Holdings headquartered?

PAETEC Holdings is headquartered in Fairport, New York.

How many employees does PAETEC Holdings have?

PAETEC Holdings has 4,639 employees.

What sector is PAETEC Holdings in?

PAETEC Holdings is a communications company.

When was PAETEC Holdings founded?

PAETEC Holdings was founded in 1998.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 4

PAETEC Holdings

600 WillowBrook Office Park,
Fairport, New York 14450
United States,
(585) 340-2500

PAETEC Holdings is an integrated communications provider offering local, domestic and international long distance services, high speed Internet access, eCommerce and other data services to medium and large sized businesses, colleges and universities, hospitals, governmental organizations and affinity groups throughout the United States.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # - 1 2 - - 1 4
vol $1.3B $582M $460M $2.3B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Cavalier Telephone LLC 2010-09-13 460M USD Add-on Acquisition
Richmond, Virginia ·
Allworx Corp. 2007-10-12 25M USD Add-on Acquisition
East Rochester, New York ·
McLeodUSA, Inc. 2007-09-17 557M USD Merger
Cedar Rapids, Iowa ·
US LEC Corp. 2006-08-14 1.3B USD Merger
Charlotte, North Carolina ·
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 4 (100%) 2.3B (100%) - -
Total 4 $2.3B - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 2.3B - -
  Virginia 1 460M - -
  North Carolina 1 1.3B - -
  New York 1 25M - -
  Iowa 1 557M - -
Total 4 $2.3B - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
BofA Securities
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
Legal Deals
Hogan Lovells
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.3B
$100M to $1B 2 $1.0B
< $100M 1 $25M
Largest US LEC Corp.
$1.3B (2006-08-14)

M&A Connections

Acquired from
3 (75%)

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