Verizon Acquires Vodafone's 45% Interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion

Verizon Acquires Vodafone's 45% Interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion

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Verizon has announced that it's reached an agreement to acquire Vodafone's 45% interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion.

The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of Verizon and Vodafone, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and the approval of both companies’ shareholders. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014.

The transaction would provide Verizon with 100 percent ownership of the industry-leading wireless carrier in the United States. As a wholly owned entity, Verizon Wireless will be better equipped to take advantage of the changing competitive dynamics in the market and capitalize on the continuing evolution of consumer demand for wireless, video and broadband services.


Lowell McAdam, Verizon chairman and CEO, said: “Over the past 13 years, Verizon Wireless has been a key driver of our business strategy, and through our partnership with Vodafone, we have made Verizon Wireless into the premier wireless provider in the U.S. The capabilities to wirelessly stream video and broadband in 4G LTE complement our other assets in fiber, global IP and cloud. These assets position us for the rapidly increasing customer demand for video, machine to machine and big data. We are confident of further growth in wireless, and our business in its entirety.”

“This transaction will enhance value across platforms and allow Verizon to operate more efficiently, so we can continue to focus on producing more seamless and integrated products and solutions for our customers. We believe full ownership will provide increased opportunities in the enterprise and consumer wireline markets.”

“Verizon Wireless is the greatest wireless company in the world, and a big part of this success was due to the hard work of both partners, Vodafone and Verizon. The timing was right to execute a transaction that benefits both companies and their shareholders. Today’s announcement is a major milestone for Verizon, and we look forward to having full ownership of the industry leader in network performance, profitability and cash flow.”

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Verizon Acquires Vodafone's 45% Interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion
El Compa - September 3, 2013 at 6:15pm
They forgot to add the part where the consumer gets butt fucked to death with a higher monthly bill.
Simon - September 3, 2013 at 1:35pm
Who cares about having lte when you get ass raped on data charges? All lte does is helps you run through your data allotment faster so you can incur overage charges! If sprint and t-mobile had anywhere near the coverage as att or Verizon, they would wipe the floor with them. Verizon IMHO is the biggest thief in the us mobile business. They ass rape their customers left and right.
Dave - September 3, 2013 at 1:07pm
Nope I'm not uninformed about 4G LTE yeah it's great but I can't get it on my iPhone so not bothered about it. 4G is working fine in the UK and is rolling out across the Country faster than you think, but then I don't care as I don't live there either. We have a much better offering here in Seoul and a network that works and won't rip you off.
Why - September 3, 2013 at 1:24am
Dave If you think the us wireless is bad , go to Canada . Lol lol
Gadget Revue - September 3, 2013 at 12:41am
They overpaid by 129 billion.
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