Shaw Communications - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Shaw Communications M&A Summary

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

Shaw Communications Ownership

Who owns Shaw Communications?

Shaw Communications is owned by Rogers Communications. It was acquired on March 15, 2021.

Shaw Communications Business Overview

Where is Shaw Communications headquartered?

Shaw Communications is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

What is Shaw Communications’ revenue?

Shaw Communications disclosed revenue of 5,407M CAD for 2020 and 5,340M CAD for 2019.

How many employees does Shaw Communications have?

Shaw Communications has 9,500 employees.

What sector is Shaw Communications in?

Shaw Communications is a communications company.

When was Shaw Communications founded?

Shaw Communications was founded in 1966.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $2.8B $2.8B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - 1 - - 5
vol $4.3B $2.2B $6.5B
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Freedom Mobile, Inc. 2022-06-17 2.2B CAD Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario · www.freedommobile.ca
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
Communications 2 (67%) 1.6B (57%) 1 (20%) 2.2B (33%)
Information Technology 1 (33%) 1.2B (43%) 2 (40%) 1.7B (26%)
Media - - 1 (20%) 2.7B (41%)
Software - - 1 (20%) -
Total 3 $2.8B 5 $6.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada 2 1.6B 4 4.8B
  Ontario 1 1.2B 3 4.8B
  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%) 4 (80%) 4.8B (74%)
Cross-border 1 (33%) 1.2B (43%) 1 (20%) 1.7B (26%)
Total 3 $2.8B 5 $6.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
TD Securities
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
1
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
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 3 $6.5B
TOTAL $6.5B
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%
5 (100%)

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