Windstream - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Windstream M&A Summary

Windstream has acquired 24 companies. A total of 14 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Windstream’s 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 has acquired in 10 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (93%) and information technology (8%).

Windstream Business Overview

Where is Windstream headquartered?

Windstream is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas.

What is Windstream’s revenue?

Windstream disclosed revenue of 5,115M USD for 2019 and 5,713M USD for 2018.

How many employees does Windstream have?

Windstream has 11,080 employees.

What sector is Windstream in?

Windstream is a communications company.

When was Windstream founded?

Windstream was founded in 2006.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • M&A Advisors 10

Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc.

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

Windstream 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. Windstream was founded in 2006 and is based in Little Rock, Arkansas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
vol $7.7B $7.7B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
vol $1.1B $1.1B
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EarthLink Holdings Corp. 2019-01-03 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia · www.earthlink.net
MASS Communications 2018-03-27 4M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.masscommgroup.com
Broadview Networks, Inc. 2017-04-13 228M USD Add-on Acquisition
Rye Brook, New York · www.broadviewnet.com
EarthLink Holdings Corp. 2016-11-07 1.1B USD Merger
Atlanta, Georgia · www.earthlink.net
Windstream Holdings, Inc. - Windstream Data Center Business 2015-10-19 575M USD Divestiture
Little Rock, Arkansas
BOB LLC 2014-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Westmont, Illinois · www.bobbroadband.com
PAETEC Holdings 2011-12-01 2.3B USD Add-on Acquisition
Fairport, New York · www.paetec.com
Q-Comm Corp. 2010-12-02 818M USD Add-on Acquisition
Evansville, Indiana
Hosted Solutions LLC 2010-12-01 310M USD Add-on Acquisition
Raleigh, North Carolina · www.hostedsolutions.com
Iowa Telecommunications, Inc. 2010-06-01 1.2B USD Add-on Acquisition
Newton, Iowa · www.iowatelecom.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 13 (93%) 7.3B (96%) 1 (33%) -
Information Technology 1 (7%) 310M (4%) - -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (33%) 575M (52%)
Publishing - - 1 (33%) 525M (48%)
Total 14 $7.7B 3 $1.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 14 7.7B 3 1.1B
  North Carolina 3 1.0B - -
  New York 3 2.5B - -
  Georgia 1 1.1B 1 -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Texas 1 - - -
  South Carolina 1 643M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 330M - -
  Michigan 1 - - -
  Iowa 1 1.2B - -
  Indiana 1 818M - -
  Colorado - - 1 525M
  Arkansas - - 1 575M
Total 14 $7.7B 3 $1.1B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Oppenheimer & Co.
1
The Bank Street Group LLC
1
BofA Securities
1
Legal Deals
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
2
Kutak Rock
2
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $4.6B
$100M to $1B 7 $3.1B
< $100M 1 $4M
TOTAL $7.7B
Largest PAETEC Holdings
$2.3B (2011-12-01)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $1.1B
TOTAL $1.1B
Largest Windstream Holdings, Inc. - Windstream Data Center Business
$575M (2015-10-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
4 (29%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
67%
2 (67%)
Strategic(s)
33%
1 (33%)

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