Vodafone Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Communications Company

Vodafone Group has acquired 20 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 15 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Vodafone Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2018, when it acquired Liberty Global - Four Businesses for $21.4B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2019, when it sold Vodafone New Zealand to Brookfield Private Equity for $2.2B. Vodafone Group has acquired in 1 US state, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (89%) and media (12%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity9
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 21
  • M&A Advisors 2

Vodafone Group Plc

Vodafone House, The Connection,
Newbury, RG14 2FN
United Kingdom,
+44 1635-33251
www.vodafone.com

Vodafone Group plc is a multinational telecommunications company. Vodafone operates networks in 21 countries and provides communications and IT services to corporate clients in over 65 countries. Vodafone Group was founded in 1984 and is based in Newbury, the United Kingdom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 8 - 1 - - - 9
vol $23.2B $21.4B $44.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 2 - - 1 - - 3
vol $2.2B $2.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vodafone New Zealand Ltd. 2019-05-14 2.2B NZD Divestiture
Auckland,, New Zealand · www.vodafone.co.nz
Liberty Global Plc - Four Businesses 2018-05-09 21.4B EUR Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
You Broadband India Ltd. 2016-03-30 60M INR Add-on Acquisition
Mumbai, India · www.youbroadband.in
Bharti Infotel Ltd. 2015-05-29 - Stake Purchase
New Delhi,, India
Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A. 2014-03-17 8.1B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Madrid, Spain · www.ono.es
Kabel Deutschland GmbH 2013-06-24 12.1B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Unterfohring, Germany · www.kabeldeutschland.de
Cable & Wireless Worldwide PLC 2012-07-31 1.6B GBP Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.cw.com
Vodafone K.K 2006-04-27 - Divestiture
Tokyo, Japan
MobiFon S.A. 2005-07-15 - Add-on Acquisition
Bucure, Romania
Oskar Mobil a.s. 2005-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Prague, Czech Republic · www.vodafone.cz
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cable & Wireless Worldwide PLC 2012-07-31 Columbus Communications, Inc. 2015-04-03 1
London, United Kingdom · www.cw.com BridgeTown, Barbados · www.columbuscommunications.com
Vodafone Libertel B.V    - BelCompany BV 2011-08-01 1
Maastricht, Netherlands · www.vodafone.nl Veenendaal, Netherlands · www.belcompany.nl
Vodafone UK Ltd.    - Aspective Ltd. 2006-12-01 1
Newbury, United Kingdom · www.vodafone.co.uk Staines, United Kingdom · www.aspective.com
Grupo Corporativo ONO S.A.    - Med Telecom/Auna Group 2005-12-01 1
Madrid, Spain · www.ono.es Elche, Spain

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 8 (89%) 32.5B (73%) 3 (100%) 2.2B (100%)
Media 1 (11%) 12.1B (27%) - -
Total 9 $44.6B 3 $2.2B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
India 1 60M 1 -
United Kingdom 2 23.0B - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
Germany 1 12.1B - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Japan - - 1 -
New Zealand - - 1 2.2B
Romania 1 - - -
Spain 1 8.1B - -
United States 1 1.4B - -
  Colorado 1 1.4B - -
Domestic 2 (22%) 23.0B (52%) - -
Cross-border 7 (78%) 21.6B (48%) 3 (100%) 2.2B (100%)
Total 9 $44.6B 3 $2.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
UBS Investment Bank
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 5 $44.5B
< $100M 1 $60M
TOTAL $44.6B
Largest Liberty Global Plc - Four Businesses
$21.4B (2018-05-09)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.2B
TOTAL $2.2B
Largest Vodafone New Zealand Ltd.
$2.2B (2019-05-14)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
44%
4 (44%)
Strategic(s)
22%
2 (22%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
100%
3 (100%)

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