Vodafone Group Acquisitions and Exits, 11 Deals Between 1999 and 2019
communications Company

Vodafone Group has acquired 19 companies, including 1 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 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (88%) and media (13%).

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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. Vodafone Group was founded in 1984 and is based in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 7 - - - 1 - 8
vol $23.1B $21.4B $44.5B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 1 - - - 1 3
vol $2.2B $2.2B

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Largest Liberty Global Plc - Four Businesses
$21.4B (2018-05-09)
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Largest Vodafone New Zealand Ltd.
$2.2B (2019-05-14)

Communications M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the communications sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 187 communications companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 11 have acquired at least 5 companies.

The most prolific strategic communications acquirer over the past 3 years is GTT Communications, with 7 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the communications sector over the past 3 years is EQT Holdings AB with 6 platform acquisitions.

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