Vodafone Group - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Vodafone Group M&A Summary

Vodafone Group has acquired 21 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 15 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 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 2024, when it sold Vodafone Italia to Swisscom AG for $9.0B. Vodafone Group has acquired in 2 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (90%) and media (10%).

Vodafone Group Business Overview

Where is Vodafone Group headquartered?

Vodafone Group is headquartered in Newbury, United Kingdom.

What is Vodafone Group’s revenue?

Vodafone Group disclosed revenue of 45,580M EUR for 2022 and 43,809M EUR for 2021.

How many employees does Vodafone Group have?

Vodafone Group has 104,000 employees.

What sector is Vodafone Group in?

Vodafone Group is a communications company.

When was Vodafone Group founded?

Vodafone Group was founded in 1984.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity14
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 23
  • M&A Advisors 2

Vodafone Group

Vodafone Group Plc

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

Vodafone Group 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 9 - - - - 1 10
vol $44.6B $44.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 - - - - 1 4
vol $2.2B $9.0B $11.2B
  14

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vodafone Italia 2024-03-15 9.0B EUR Divestiture
Ivrea, Italy · www.vodafone.it
AST & Science LLC 2024-01-18 - PIPE
Midland, Texas · www.ast-science.com
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 Sale
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
View All >>

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 9 (90%) 32.5B (73%) 4 (100%) 11.2B (100%)
Media 1 (10%) 12.1B (27%) - -
Total 10 $44.6B 4 $11.2B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
India 1 60M 1 -
United Kingdom 2 23.0B - -
United States 2 1.4B - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 1.4B - -
Czech Republic 1 - - -
Germany 1 12.1B - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Italy - - 1 9.0B
Japan - - 1 -
New Zealand - - 1 2.2B
Romania 1 - - -
Spain 1 8.1B - -
Domestic 2 (20%) 23.0B (52%) - -
Cross-border 8 (80%) 21.6B (48%) 4 (100%) 11.2B (100%)
Total 10 $44.6B 4 $11.2B

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 2 $11.2B
TOTAL $11.2B
Largest Vodafone Italia
$9.0B (2024-03-15)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
40%
4 (40%)
Strategic(s)
20%
2 (20%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
100%
4 (100%)

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