Telefónica SA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Communications Company

Telefónica SA has acquired 6 companies. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 10 assets.

Telefónica SA’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Global Village Telecom SA for $8.2B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Telefónica UK to Hutchison Whampoa for $15.2B. Telefónica SA has acquired in 1 US state, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (50%) and internet software and services (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity10
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 5

Telefónica SA

Distrito Telefónica Ronda de la Comunicación, s/n,
Madrid, 28050
Spain,
34 900 11 10 04
www.telefonica.com

Telefónica SA is a telecommunications group that provides fixed and mobile telephony services through networks in Spain, Europe, and Latin America. Telefónica was founded in 1924 and is based in Madrid, Spain.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $8.2B $8.2B
Sell (1.0/yr) # 5 1 1 2 1 - 10
vol $17.5B $345M $216M $1.7B $19.8B
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Telefónica SA - Telefonica CAM 2019-02-20 1.7B USD Divestiture
Madrid, Spain
Seguros de Vida y Pensiones Antares S.A. 2018-11-08 181M EUR Divestiture
Madrid, Argentina · www.antares.es
TokBox, Inc. 2018-08-01 35M USD Divestiture
San Francisco, California · www.tokbox.com
Telxius Telecom S.A. 2017-02-21 - Stake Purchase
Madrid, Spain · www.telxius.com
Televisión Federal S.A. 2016-11-15 345M USD Divestiture
Buenos Aires, Argentina · www.telefe.com
Telefónica UK Ltd. (dba O2) 2015-03-24 15.2B USD Divestiture
Slough, United Kingdom · www.o2.co.uk
Global Village Telecom SA (GVT) 2014-09-19 8.2B EUR Divestiture
Curitiba, Brazil · www.gvt.com.br
Telefonica O2 Ireland Ltd. 2013-06-24 879M EUR Divestiture
Dublin,, Ireland · www.o2online.ie
Atento S.A. 2012-12-12 1.2B EUR Divestiture
Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.atento.com
TokBox, Inc. 2012-10-25 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.tokbox.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 3 (50%) 8.2B (100%) 5 (50%) 18.0B (91%)
Internet Software and Services 3 (50%) 35M (< 1%) 1 (10%) 35M (< 1%)
Business Services - - 1 (10%) 1.2B (6%)
Construction - - 1 (10%) 40M (< 1%)
Insurance - - 1 (10%) 181M (1%)
Media - - 1 (10%) 345M (2%)
Total 6 $8.2B 10 $19.8B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Spain 3 35M 3 1.7B
Argentina - - 2 526M
United Kingdom - - 2 15.4B
United States 1 - 1 35M
  California 1 - 1 35M
Brazil 1 8.2B - -
Colombia 1 - - -
Ireland - - 1 879M
Luxembourg - - 1 1.2B
Domestic 3 (50%) 35M (< 1%) 3 (30%) 1.7B (9%)
Cross-border 3 (50%) 8.2B (100%) 7 (70%) 18.1B (91%)
Total 6 $8.2B 10 $19.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
LionTree Advisors LLC
1
Legal Deals
Goodwin Procter LLP
1
DLA Piper
1
A & F Allende Ferrante
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $8.2B
< $100M 1 $35M
TOTAL $8.2B
Largest Global Village Telecom SA (GVT)
$8.2B (2014-09-19)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $18.0B
$100M to $1B 4 $1.6B
< $100M 2 $75M
TOTAL $19.8B
Largest Telefónica UK Ltd. (dba O2)
$15.2B (2015-03-24)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
30%
3 30%
Strategic(s)
70%
7 70%

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