Wave Broadband - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Wave Broadband M&A Summary

Wave Broadband has acquired 12 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Wave Broadband’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Black Rock Cable for $50M. Wave Broadband has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (75%) and internet software and services (17%).

Wave Broadband Ownership

Who owns Wave Broadband?

Wave Broadband is owned by Astound Broadband. It was acquired on May 22, 2017.

Was Wave Broadband formerly PE-backed?

Yes. Wave Broadband was formerly owned by 2 private investors.

Wave Broadband Business Overview

Where is Wave Broadband headquartered?

Wave Broadband is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.

What sector is Wave Broadband in?

Wave Broadband is a communications company.

When was Wave Broadband founded?

Wave Broadband was founded in 1950.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity12
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

Wave Broadband LLC

401 Kirkland Parkplace, Suite 500,
Kirkland, Washington 98033
United States,
(866) 928-3123
www.wavebroadband.com

Wave Broadband LLC is a provider of industry major high-speed internet, all-digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award named RCN one of the winners for best ISPs in 2013, 2015 and 2016 – RCN was rated highest in overall satisfaction. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking that Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the Top rankings on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index in the markets RCN serves. RCN's affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through its proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, DC.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 11 - 1 - - - 12
vol $50M $50M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Digital West, Inc. 2021-01-26 - Add-on Acquisition
San Luis Obispo, California · www.digitalwest.com
Cascadelink 2017-04-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.cascadelink.com
Cascade Networks, Inc. 2017-01-20 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States · www.cni.net
CoastCom, Inc. 2016-09-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Newport, Oregon · www.coastcom.net
Sawtooth Technologies LLC (dba SawNet) 2016-09-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Stevenson, Washington · www.saw.net
Layer42 Networks 2015-09-10 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States · www.layer42.com
National Voice & Data LLC (dba ReallyFast.Net) 2015-04-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.reallyfast.net
Capacity Provisioning, Inc. 2014-03-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Port Angeles, Washington · www.cpifiber.com
Spectrum Networks, Inc. 2013-09-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.spectrumnet.us
Black Rock Cable, Inc. 2013-01-10 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
Bellingham, Washington · www.blackrockcable.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 9 (75%) 50M (100%) - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (17%) - - -
Media 1 (8%) - - -
Total 12 $50M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 12 50M - -
  Washington 6 50M - -
  Oregon 2 - - -
  California 1 - - -
Total 12 $50M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $50M
TOTAL $50M
Largest Black Rock Cable, Inc.
$50M (2013-01-10)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
2 (17%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)

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