Zayo Group Holdings Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Communications Company

Zayo Group Holdings has acquired 33 companies of its own, including 10 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Zayo Group Holdings’ largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired AboveNet for $2.2B. Zayo Group Holdings has acquired in 16 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (75%) and internet software and services (13%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity32
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 4

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.

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

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. is a provider of bandwidth infrastructure and network neutral collocation and interconnection services. The Company'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 Group Holdings, Inc. was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 26 2 1 2 - - 31
vol $3.9B $1.4B $127M $55M $5.5B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  32

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Viatel - Infrastructure and Non-Irish Enterprise Business 2015-12-31 107M EUR Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Allstream, Inc. 2015-11-23 353M CAD Divestiture
Winnipeg, Manitoba · www.allstream.com.
Latisys Corp. 2015-01-14 675M USD Add-on Acquisition
Englewood, Colorado · www.latisys.com
IdeaTek Systems, Inc. 2015-01-06 - Add-on Acquisition
Buhler, Kansas · www.ideatek.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 23 (74%) 4.8B (87%) 1 (100%) -
Internet Software and Services 4 (13%) - - -
Information Technology 2 (6%) 694M (13%) - -
Diversified 1 (3%) - - -
Technology Hardware 1 (3%) - - -
Total 31 $5.5B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 24 5.0B 1 -
  Washington 3 1.7B - -
  New York 3 2.3B - -
  Colorado 3 675M - -
  Minnesota 2 32M 1 -
  Texas 2 19M - -
  Virginia 1 117M - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Oklahoma 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 - - -
  Mississippi 1 127M - -
  Michigan 1 18M - -
  Maryland 1 - - -
  Kansas 1 - - -
  Indiana 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 24 (77%) 5.0B (91%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 7 (23%) 525M (9%) - -
Total 31 $5.5B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Waller Capital Partners LLC
1
Legal Deals
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
3
Latham & Watkins
1
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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
PE Firm(s)
78%
7 78%
Strategic(s)
22%
2 22%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
100%
1 100%

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