WOW! Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

CommunicationsCompany

WOW! has acquired 4 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold WideOpenWest - Cleveland & Columbus Service Areas to Atlantic Broadband Group for $1.1B. WOW! has acquired in 4 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (75%) and internet software and services (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 6

WOW!

WideOpenWest, Inc.

7887 East Belleview Avenue Suite 1000,
Englewood, Colorado 80111
United States,
(720) 479-3500
www.wowway.com

WOW! is a provider of high-speed Internet, cable TV, and phone serving communities in the U.S. WOW's operating philosophy is to deliver an employee and customer experience that lives up to its name. WOW! was founded in 2001 and is based in Englewood, Colorado.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 1 - - - 2 5
vol $225M $1.8B $2.0B
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
WideOpenWest, Inc. - Cleveland & Columbus Service Areas 2021-06-30 1.1B USD Divestiture
Englewood, Colorado
WideOpenWest, Inc. - Chicago, Evansville & Anne Arundel Service Areas 2021-06-30 661M USD Divestiture
Englewood, Colorado
WideOpenWest LLC - Chicago Fiber Network 2017-08-01 225M USD Divestiture
, United States
WOW! Lawrence 2016-10-21 - Divestiture
Lawrence, Kansas
NuLink Digital 2016-08-02 - Add-on Acquisition
Newnan, Georgia · www.nulink.com
Vast Broadband 2014-10-07 - Divestiture
Sioux Falls, South Dakota · www.vastbroadband.com
Bluemile, Inc. 2013-11-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Columbus, Ohio · www.bluemilecloud.com
Broadstripe Cable Systems 2012-01-17 - Divestiture
, United States
Sigecom LLC 2006-08-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Evansville, Indiana · www.sigecom.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 3 (75%) - 5 (100%) 2.0B (100%)
Internet Software and Services 1 (25%) - - -
Total 4 - 5 $2.0B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 - 5 2.0B
  Colorado - - 2 1.8B
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Indiana 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
  South Dakota - - 1 -
  Kansas - - 1 -
Total 4 - 5 $2.0B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
2
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
2
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
2

Deal Values

sell # Total
> $1B 1 $1.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $886M
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest WideOpenWest, Inc. - Cleveland & Columbus Service Areas
$1.1B (2021-06-30)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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