Vodafone Group Plc

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

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.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 5 1 1 - - - 7
vol $3.0B $12.1B $8.1B $23.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 1 - 1 - - 3
vol $130.0B $130.0B

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Largest Kabel Deutschland GmbH
$12.1B (2013-06-24)
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Largest Cellco Partnership (d.b.a Verizon Wireless, Inc.)
$130.0B (2013-09-04)

According to our data here at Mergr, Vodafone Group has acquired 18 companies, including 10 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 2013, when it acquired Kabel Deutschland for $12.1B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold Cellco Partnership to Verizon Communications for $130.0B. Vodafone Group has acquired in 1 US state, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (86%) and media (15%).

When analyzing the communications sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 216 communications companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 15 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic communications acquirer over the past 3 years is Satellite Solutions Worldwide Group, with 11 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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