Windstream Holdings, Inc.

4001 Rodney Parham Road,
Little Rock, Arkansas 72212
United States,
(501) 748-7000
www.windstream.com

Windstream Holdings, Inc. is a provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 10 - 1 - 1 1 13
vol $6.3B $1.1B $228M $7.7B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - - 1 - - 2
vol $525M $575M $1.1B
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Largest Windstream Holdings, Inc. - Windstream Data Center Business
$575M (2015-10-19)

According to our data here at Mergr, Windstream Holdings has acquired 23 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 14 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 2 assets.

Windstream Holdings’ largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired PAETEC Holdings for $2.3B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold Windstream Holdings - Windstream Data Center Business to TierPoint for $575M. Windstream Holdings has acquired in 10 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (85%) and information technology (16%).

When analyzing the communications sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 210 communications companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 17 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 12 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the communications sector over the past 3 years is Apax Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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