M&A Deal Summary

Zayo Acquires Allstream

On November 23, 2015, Zayo acquired communications company Allstream from Manitoba Telecom Services for 465M CAD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Zayo’s 18th transaction in the Communications sector.
  • This is Zayo’s 3rd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Zayo’s 2nd transaction in Canada.
  • This is Zayo’s 1st transaction in Manitoba.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-11-23
Target Allstream
Sector Communications
Buyer(s) Zayo
Sellers(s) Manitoba Telecom Services
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 465M CAD

Target

Allstream

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Allstream is a provider of IP communications and the only national provider that works exclusively with business customers. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream’s communications technologies and services include a range of innovative, highly-scalable IP, Cloud and Security solutions that help organizations communicate more efficiently and profitably.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Zayo

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Category Company
Founded 2007
Sector Communications
Employees3,700
Revenue 2.6B USD (2018)
DESCRIPTION
Zayo's corporate headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.
Zayo's corporate headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

Zayo is a provider of bandwidth infrastructure and network neutral colocation and interconnection services. Zayo's services allow its customers, which include telecom carriers, wireless service providers, media and content companies, and other bandwidth-intensive businesses, to transport data, voice, video, and internet traffic, as well as to interconnect their networks. Zayo was founded in 2007 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 26 of 35
Sector (Communications) 18 of 25
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 2
State (Manitoba) 1 of 1
Country (Canada) 2 of 3
Year (2015) 3 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 3 of 14
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-01-14 Latisys

Englewood, Colorado, United States

Latisys Corp. is a provider of hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions that span enterprise cloud, managed hosting and data center colocation.

Buy $675M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-12-31 Viatel - Infrastructure and Non-Irish Enterprise Business

United Kingdom

Viatel - Infrastructure and Non-Irish Enterprise Business is a provider communication services via an 8,400 kilometer fiber network across eight countries.

Buy €95M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Manitoba Telecom Services

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Category Company
Founded 1908
Sector Communications
Employees2,803
Revenue 995M USD (2015)
DESCRIPTION

Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc. is a communications company connecting people and places with wireless, high-speed Internet, TV, home phone, and security services plus a full suite of Information Solutions, including Unified Cloud and Managed Services. Company are proud to be Manitoba’s major information and communications technology provider.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Communications) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
State (Manitoba) 1 of 1
Country (Canada) 1 of 1
Year (2015) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2004-06-04 Allstream

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Allstream is a provider of IP communications and the only national provider that works exclusively with business customers. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream’s communications technologies and services include a range of innovative, highly-scalable IP, Cloud and Security solutions that help organizations communicate more efficiently and profitably.

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