T-Mobile USA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Communications Company

T-Mobile USA has acquired 11 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

T-Mobile USA’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Sprint for $59.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2000, when it sold Omnipoint Technologies to Xircom for $52M. T-Mobile USA has acquired in 8 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (78%) and media (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 8

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

12920 South East 38th Street,
Bellevue, Washington 98006
United States,
(425) 378-4000
www.t-mobile.com

T-Mobile USA, Inc. is a provider of wireless communications services, including voice, messaging and data to customers in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. T-Mobile USA provides services, devices and accessories across its brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS, through Company owned and operated retail stores, third party distributors and its websites. T-Mobile was founded in 1994 and is based in Bellevue, Washington.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 6 1 - 2 - - 9
vol $3.9B $59.0B $62.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 2 - - - - - 2
vol $52M $52M
  11

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Sprint Corp. 2018-04-29 59.0B USD Merger
Overland Park, Kansas · www.sprint.com
Layer3 TV, Inc. 2018-01-23 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.layer3tv.com
Continuum 700 LLC 2016-08-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Jackson, Mississippi · www.continuumwireless.com
MetroPCS Communications, Inc. 2013-04-30 1.5B USD Add-on Acquisition
Richardson, Texas · www.metropcs.com
SunCom Wireless Holdings, Inc. 2007-09-17 2.4B USD Merger
Berwyn, Pennsylvania · www.suncom.com
Niedermeyer GmbH 2004-01-01 - Divestiture
Vienna, Austria · www.niedermeyer.at
Powertel, Inc. 2001-05-31 - Add-on Acquisition
West Point, Georgia
Sol Communications 2001-01-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Omnipoint Technologies, Inc. 2000-06-13 52M USD Divestiture
Bellevue, Washington
Omnipoint Corp. 2000-02-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Bellevue, Washington
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 7 (78%) 62.9B (100%) - -
Retail 1 (11%) - 1 (50%) -
Media 1 (11%) - - -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (50%) 52M (100%)
Total 9 $62.9B 2 $52M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 8 62.9B 1 52M
  Washington 1 - 1 52M
  Texas 1 1.5B - -
  Pennsylvania 1 2.4B - -
  New Mexico 1 - - -
  Mississippi 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 59.0B - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
Austria 1 - 1 -
Domestic 8 (89%) 62.9B (100%) 1 (50%) 52M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (11%) - 1 (50%) -
Total 9 $62.9B 2 $52M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Lazard Ltd.
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
2
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
1
K&L Gates LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $62.9B
TOTAL $62.9B
Largest Sprint Corp.
$59.0B (2018-04-29)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $52M
TOTAL $52M
Largest Omnipoint Technologies, Inc.
$52M (2000-06-13)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
86%
6 86%
Strategic(s)
14%
1 14%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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