M&A Deal Summary

Telefonica Acquires Global Village Telecom SA

On September 19, 2014, Telefonica acquired communications company Global Village Telecom SA from Vivendi for 7.2B EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Telefonica’s 3rd transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is Telefonica’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Telefonica’s 1st transaction in Brazil.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-09-19
Target Global Village Telecom SA
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) Telefonica
Sellers(s) Vivendi
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 7.2B EUR

Target

Global Village Telecom SA

Curitiba, Brazil
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Global Village Telecom SA (GVT) is a provider of telecommunications services in Brazil. It provides landline telephone service and broadband connectivity to both consumers and businesses.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Telefonica

Madrid, Spain

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Category Company
Founded 1924
Sector Communications
Employees104,142
Revenue 40.7B EUR (2023)
DESCRIPTION

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


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 10
Sector (Communications) 3 of 4
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 2
Country (Brazil) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-06-24 Telefonica O2 Ireland

Dublin,, Ireland

O2 is a communications company with over 1.5 million customers, as of December 2013. O2 runs 2G and 3G networks in Ireland, as well as owning half of Tesco Mobile and providing network services for 48.

Sell €780M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-03-24 Telefónica UK

Slough, United Kingdom

Telefónica UK Ltd. (dba O2) is a digital communications company.

Sell $15.2B

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Vivendi

Paris, France

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Category Company
Founded 1853
Sector Publishing
Employees39,200
Revenue 10.5B EUR (2023)
DESCRIPTION

Vivendi is a publisher of an interactive content products and co-publishes for various strategic partners worldwide. Vivendi was founded in 1853 and is based in Paris, France.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 5
Sector (Communications) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 4 of 4
Country (Brazil) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-09-05 See Tickets International B.V.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

See Tickets International B.V. sells tickets for various categories of programs in musicals, family and theatre shows, comedy and dance events, and concerts in the Netherlands.

Buy £80M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-10-06 Telecom Italia

Rome, Italy

Telecom Italia is a provider of telephone and data services on fixed-line and mobile networks for final customers (retail) and other operators (wholesale) in Italy. Telecom Italia was founded in 1908 and is based in Rome, Italy.

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