Telefónica SA Acquisitions and Exits, 16 Deals Between 1996 and 2019
communications Company

Telefónica SA has acquired 6 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. 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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Telefónica SA

Distrito Telefónica Ronda de la Comunicación, s/n,
Madrid, 28050
34 91 482 87 00

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $8.2B $8.2B
Sell (1.2/yr) # 4 1 1 1 2 1 10
vol $2.3B $15.2B $345M $216M $1.7B $19.8B

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Largest Global Village Telecom SA (GVT)
$8.2B (2014-09-19)
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Largest Telefónica UK Ltd. (dba O2)
$15.2B (2015-03-24)

Communications M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the communications sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 193 communications companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 11 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic communications acquirer over the past 3 years is Satellite Solutions Worldwide Group, with 7 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the communications sector over the past 3 years is EQT Holdings AB with 5 platform acquisitions.

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