Spark Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

CommunicationsCompany

Spark has acquired 5 companies. It has also divested 3 assets.

Spark’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Revera for $54M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2022, when it sold Spark New Zealand - Mobile Tower Business to Ontario Teachers Pension Plan for $574M. Spark has acquired in 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (40%) and information technology (40%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity5
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3

Spark

Spark New Zealand Ltd.

Spark City Level 2 167 Victoria Street West,
Auckland, 1010
New Zealand,
+64 4 471 1638
www.sparknz.co.nz

Spark is a provider of telecommunications, and information and communications technology (ICT) services in New Zealand and internationally. Spark was founded in 1987 and is based in Auckland, New Zealand.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $86M $86M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - - - 1 3
vol $390M $574M $964M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Spark New Zealand - Mobile Tower Business 2022-07-11 574M NZD Divestiture
, New Zealand
Computer Concepts Ltd. 2015-12-07 32M NZD Add-on Acquisition
Christchurch, New Zealand · www.concepts.co.nz
Telecom Rentals Ltd 2015-03-04 70M NZD Divestiture
Wellington, New Zealand · www.telecomrentals.co.nz
AAPT Ltd. 2013-12-09 320M AUD Divestiture
Sydney, Australia · www.aapt.com.au
Revera Ltd. 2013-05-07 54M NZD Add-on Acquisition
Auckland,, New Zealand · www.revera.co.nz
PowerTel Ltd. 2007-05-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Sydney,, Australia
Gen-i Ltd. 2004-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Auckland, New Zealand · www.gen-i.co.nz
AAPT Ltd. 1999-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.aapt.com.au
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 2 (40%) - 2 (67%) 894M (93%)
Information Technology 2 (40%) 32M (37%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (20%) 54M (63%) - -
Diversified - - 1 (33%) 70M (7%)
Total 5 $86M 3 $964M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
New Zealand 3 86M 2 644M
Australia 2 - 1 320M
Domestic 3 (60%) 86M (100%) 2 (67%) 644M (67%)
Cross-border 2 (40%) - 1 (33%) 320M (33%)
Total 5 $86M 3 $964M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 2 $86M
TOTAL $86M
Largest Revera Ltd.
$54M (2013-05-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $894M
< $100M 1 $70M
TOTAL $964M
Largest Spark New Zealand - Mobile Tower Business
$574M (2022-07-11)

M&A Connections

Deals
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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