Zayo Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

CommunicationsCompany

Zayo has acquired 35 companies of its own, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 8 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 3 assets.

Zayo’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired AboveNet for $2.2B. Zayo has acquired in 17 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (73%) and internet software and services (13%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity36
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 12
  • M&A Advisors 4

Zayo

Zayo Group LLC

1805 29th Street, Suite 2050,
Boulder, Colorado 80301
United States,
(303) 381-4683
www.zayo.com

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 29 2 - - 1 1 33
vol $5.5B $55M $5.5B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 1 - - 2 - - 3
  36

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
QOS Networks 2022-01-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Irvine, California · www.qosnet.com
Intelligent Fiber Network LLC 2021-03-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Indianapolis, Indiana · www.intelligentfiber.com
zColo Data Centers 2020-12-17 - Divestiture
Boulder, Colorado
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. - zColo Data Center Assets 2020-09-29 - Divestiture
Boulder, Colorado
Neutral Path Communications LLC 2018-01-29 32M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mankato, Minnesota · www.neutralpath.net
Optic Zoo Networks Ltd. 2018-01-19 24M CAD Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.opticzoo.com
Spread Networks LLC 2017-11-27 127M USD Add-on Acquisition
Ridgeland, Mississippi · www.spreadnetworks.com
Electric Lightwave, Inc. 2016-11-30 1.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, Washington · www.integratelecom.com
Clearview International LLC 2016-04-01 19M USD Add-on Acquisition
Dallas, Texas · www.clearviewfocus.com
Onvoy LLC 2016-01-06 - Divestiture
Minneapolis, Minnesota · www.onvoy.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Allstream, Inc. 2015-11-23 Scott-Rice Telephone Co. 2018-02-23 1
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.allstream.com Prior Lake, Minnesota

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 24 (73%) 4.8B (87%) 1 (33%) -
Information Technology 3 (9%) 694M (13%) 2 (67%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (12%) - - -
Diversified 1 (3%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - - -
Total 33 $5.5B 3 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 26 5.0B 3 -
  Colorado 3 675M 2 -
  Washington 3 1.7B - -
  New York 3 2.3B - -
  Minnesota 2 32M 1 -
  Texas 2 19M - -
  Indiana 2 - - -
  California 1 - - -
  Virginia 1 117M - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 - - -
  Mississippi 1 127M - -
  Michigan 1 18M - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Georgia 1 - - -
Canada 3 418M - -
  Saskatchewan 1 41M - -
  Manitoba 1 353M - -
  British Columbia 1 24M - -
United Kingdom 2 107M - -
France 1 - - -
Germany 1 - - -
Domestic 26 (79%) 5.0B (91%) 3 (100%) -
Cross-border 7 (21%) 525M (9%) - -
Total 33 $5.5B 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Waller Capital Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
3
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $3.6B
$100M to $1B 6 $1.7B
< $100M 6 $224M
TOTAL $5.5B
Largest AboveNet, Inc.
$2.2B (2012-07-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
18%
6 (18%)
Strategic(s)
6%
2 (6%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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