Shaw Communications Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Communications Company

Shaw Communications has acquired 5 companies of its own. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Shaw Communications’ largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired WIND Mobile for $1.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold Shaw Media to Corus Entertainment for $2.7B. Shaw Communications has acquired in 1 US state, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (67%) and information technology (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 3

Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications, Inc.

630–3rd Avenue SW Suite 900,
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4L4
Canada,
(403) 750-4500
www.shaw.ca

Shaw Communications is a provider of broadband cable television, Internet, digital phone and telecommunications services. Shaw Communications was founded in 1966 and is based in Calgary, Canada.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $2.8B $2.8B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 1 2 - 1 - - 4
vol $2.7B $1.7B $4.3B
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Shaw Communications, Inc. - Calgary-1 Data Center 2019-08-01 - Divestiture
Calgary, Alberta
ViaWest, Inc. 2017-06-13 1.7B USD Divestiture
Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.viawest.com
Shaw Tracking 2017-06-01 - Divestiture
Mississauga, Ontario · www.shawtracking.ca
Shaw Media, Inc. 2016-01-13 2.7B USD Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario · www.shawmedia.ca
WIND Mobile 2015-12-17 1.2B CAD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.windmobile.ca
ViaWest, Inc. 2014-08-01 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Greenwood Village, Colorado · www.viawest.com
Fundy Communications, Inc. 1999-04-12 350M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Fredericton, New Brunswick
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 1 (33%) 1.2B (43%) 2 (50%) 1.7B (39%)
Communications 2 (67%) 1.6B (57%) - -
Media - - 1 (25%) 2.7B (61%)
Software - - 1 (25%) -
Total 3 $2.8B 4 $4.3B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada 2 1.6B 3 2.7B
  Ontario 1 1.2B 2 2.7B
  New Brunswick 1 350M - -
  Alberta - - 1 -
United States 1 1.2B 1 1.7B
  Colorado 1 1.2B 1 1.7B
Domestic 2 (67%) 1.6B (57%) 3 (75%) 2.7B (61%)
Cross-border 1 (33%) 1.2B (43%) 1 (25%) 1.7B (39%)
Total 3 $2.8B 4 $4.3B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
TD Securities
1
Legal Deals
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
1
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $2.4B
$100M to $1B 1 $350M
TOTAL $2.8B
Largest WIND Mobile
$1.2B (2015-12-17)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $4.3B
TOTAL $4.3B
Largest Shaw Media, Inc.
$2.7B (2016-01-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
67%
2 (67%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
4 (100%)

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