Telstra - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Telstra M&A Summary

Telstra has acquired 18 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

Telstra’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Pacnet for $697M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Hong Kong CSL to HKT Trust and HKT for $2.4B. Telstra has acquired in 1 US state, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (28%) and information technology (23%).

Telstra Business Overview

Where is Telstra headquartered?

Telstra is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

What is Telstra’s revenue?

Telstra disclosed revenue of 22,767M AUD for 2020 and 25,259M AUD for 2019.

How many employees does Telstra have?

Telstra has 28,637 employees.

What sector is Telstra in?

Telstra is a communications company.

When was Telstra founded?

Telstra was founded in 1901.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity24
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 7
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

Telstra

Telstra Corporation Ltd.

242 Exhibition Street, Level 41,
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia,
+61 3 8647 4838
www.telstra.com.au

Telstra is a provider of telecommunications and information products and services through its Australian and offshore operations. TLS has a wide range of businesses namely fixed broadband, mobile, data and IP, network application & services (NAS), digital media and international. Telstra was founded in 1901 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 17 - - 1 - - 18
vol $967M $967M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 1 - - - - 6
vol $3.5B $3.5B
  24

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Digicel Pacific Ltd. 2022-07-14 - Divestiture
National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Telstra Corporation Ltd. - Data Center 2020-04-08 - Divestiture
Paya Lebar, Singapore
Ooyala, Inc. 2018-10-15 - Sold to Management
Mountain View, California · www.ooyala.com
Mobile Tracking and Data Pty Ltd. (MTData) 2017-11-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Mulgrave, Australia · www.mtdata.com.au
Company85 Ltd. 2017-06-05 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.company85.com
MSC Mobility Pty Ltd. 2016-07-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.mscmobility.com.au
Readify Ltd. 2016-07-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Docklands, Australia · www.readify.net
CBO Telecommunications - Mining Communications Technology Services 2016-06-23 - Divestiture
Banyo, Australia
Kloud 2016-01-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Melbourne, Australia · www.kloud.com.au
Dr Foster Intelligence, Ltd. 2015-03-27 - Add-on Acquisition
London,, United Kingdom · www.drfosterintelligence.co.uk
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 5 (28%) 697M (72%) 2 (33%) 3.0B (85%)
Information Technology 4 (22%) - 1 (17%) -
Information Services 3 (17%) - 1 (17%) 200M (6%)
Software 3 (17%) - - -
Digital Media 1 (6%) 270M (28%) 1 (17%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - - -
Media 1 (6%) - - -
Publishing - - 1 (17%) 323M (9%)
Total 18 $967M 6 $3.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Australia 10 - 2 523M
China 2 697M 1 2.4B
United Kingdom 2 - - -
United States 1 270M 1 -
  California 1 270M 1 -
Canada 1 - - -
  Nova Scotia 1 - - -
India 1 - - -
New Zealand - - 1 535M
Papua New Guinea 1 - - -
Singapore - - 1 -
Domestic 10 (56%) - 2 (33%) 523M (15%)
Cross-border 8 (44%) 967M (100%) 4 (67%) 3.0B (85%)
Total 18 $967M 6 $3.5B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $967M
TOTAL $967M
Largest Pacnet Ltd.
$697M (2014-12-23)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.4B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.1B
TOTAL $3.5B
Largest Hong Kong CSL Ltd.
$2.4B (2013-12-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
2 (11%)
Strategic(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Strategic(s)
67%
4 (67%)

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