TECH BUYER Sep 2019 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US45464919

Telecom and Cable Service Provider M&A and IPO Analysis, 1H19

By: Courtney MunroeGroup Vice President of Worldwide Telecommunications Research, Ragupathy Vellappa, Venkatesh MahaleSenior Research Analyst, Worldwide Telecommunications


This IDC Perspective provides an overview and analysis of telecom and cable service provider network M&A deals, joint ventures (JVs), and IPOs disclosed in 1H19. The document is limited to M&A deals in which the acquirer would take operational control of the target company and 50:50 JV deals

According to Ragupathy Vellappa, associate research manager, IDC's Worldwide Telecommunications Research, "The first half of 2019 was favorable for PE-backed investments in telecom and cable service provider M&As. PE-backed deals accounted for more than half (59%) of total deal value disclosed in 1H19 as telco's divestiture of noncore and datacenter assets remained the prime target for private equities. The telcos are utilizing the sale proceeds to invest in their core geographic markets, fiber, and 5G-related investments as well as to reduce the net debt. Enhancing market scale coupled with convergence opportunities and digital disruption are the other rationale for M&As in telecom services sector."


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Worldwide Telecommunications Markets

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Broadband, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Internet of things, Robotics, Technology buyer


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