M&A Deal Summary

Sinch Acquires Inteliquent

On February 17, 2021, Sinch acquired communications company Inteliquent from GTCR for 1.1B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Sinch’s 2nd transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is Sinch’s 3rd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Sinch’s 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Sinch’s 1st transaction in Illinois.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-02-17
Target Inteliquent
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) Sinch
Sellers(s) GTCR
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.1B USD

Target

Inteliquent

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Inteliquent is a communication enablement platform offering nationwide wholesale communication services. The company provides easy-to-use voice, messaging and mobility solutions to the wireless, over-the-top app, VoIP and wireline communications companies that choose to focus on customer-facing applications and service rather than infrastructure management. Inteliquent combines an intuitive software-based application program interface with its nationwide network of physical switches and dedicated transport to offer its leading wholesale telecommunication services.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Sinch

Stockholm, Sweden

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Category Company
Founded 2008
SectorInternet Software and Services
Employees1,716
Revenue 8.0B SEK (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video. Sinch is a trusted software provider to mobile operators, and its platform powers business-critical communications for many companies. Sinch was formed in 2008 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 9
Sector (Communications) 2 of 3
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 7
State (Illinois) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 3
Year (2021) 1 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-06-15 ACL Mobile

Noida, India

ACL Mobile is a communications platform provider to businesses in Southeast Asia. Its platform enables large and leading enterprises to engage their customers over multiple channels including SMS, voice, email, IP messaging, and WhatsApp. Since the inception in 2000, It has been developing technical infrastructure to help businesses reach their customers swiftly, securely, and cost-effectively. Their communications platforms boast the lowest latency in the industry and handle billions of interactions each month. ACL Mobile was formed in 2000 and is based in Noida, India.

Buy Rs5.4B
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-06-09 MessageMedia

Melbourne, Australia

Message4u Pty Ltd. is a global messaging provider that helps businesses of all sizes -- from SMBs to enterprise-level -- better connect with customers. Message4u is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Buy $1.3B

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

GTCR

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1980
PE ASSETS 15.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

GTCR is a private equity firm that typically partners with management when pursuing acquisitions. The Firm looks to grow companies through build-on acquisitions, consolidations, and internal growth. GTCR will consider both equity and mezzanine capital commitments and concentrates its investment activity in consumer products & services, healthcare services, outsourced business services, technology, transaction processing, and pharma/medical products. GTCR was formed in 1980 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 79 of 81
Sector (Communications) 6 of 6
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 39 of 39
State (Illinois) 9 of 10
Country (United States) 76 of 78
Year (2021) 1 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 9 of 33
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-11-19 Sotera Health

Broadview Heights, Ohio, United States

Sotera Health along with its business entities provides integrated protector of global health. With over 500 years of combined scientific expertise, the company ensures the safety of healthcare by providing mission-critical services to the medical device, pharmaceutical, tissue, and food industries. Sotera Health operates 61 facilities in 13 countries. The company has over 2,600 employees globally and touches the lives of more than 180 million people around the world each year. Sotera Health serves more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including 75 of the top 100 medical device manufacturers. Sotera Health was formed in 2017 and is based in Broadview Heights, Ohio.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-02-23 Wells Fargo Asset Management

San Francisco, California, United States

Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) is an asset management firm with more than $600 billion in assets under management and investment capabilities across diverse asset classes.

Buy $2.1B