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Introduction

Merger & acquisition (M&A) activity in the communications sector had a stellar year in 2016. The value of deals closed or announced surged to more than $400bn, nearly twice 2015. The sectors with highest deal value were media ($129bn), wireline ($90bn), and mobile ($47bn).

Highlights

  • Aggregate communications provider M&A deal value increased to $421bn in 2016 (from $213bn in 2015).
  • In terms of deal count, the top sectors were wireline (27 deals), towers (11), and data centers (11).
  • Total deal value was dominated by “over $10bn” deals (75% of deal value in 2016).

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes what's driving communications M&A.
  • Assesses role of M&A in evolution of communications provider sector.
  • Reviews the key players in telecom M&A.
  • Evaluates the outlook for M&A in 2016, by region.

Key questions answered

  • How much M&A (deal value and number of deals) has been conducted in the communications provider sector over the last ten years?
  • What market trends are motivating recent mergers?
  • Who are the biggest buyers in communications M&A?
  • How are the type of M&A deals evolving with time?
  • What sectors and regions are likely to be hot in 2017? What are the risks?

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Summary

  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Communications Provider M&A: 4Q16 Review & Outlook

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