The Top 9 Media Deal Fails

Comcast-TWC Ranks at No. 5
Author:
Updated:
Original:
comcast.jpg

The Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal withdrawal will take its place alongside other mega-meltdowns in the communications space.

Back when the AT&T-T-Mobile deal cratered in 2011, Thomson Reuters compiled a list of the largest withdrawn merger proposals, and Comcast already claimed two of the spots. At $45 billion, the TWC deal withdrawal would put it at number five on the list.

Here are the top failed deals in the communications space over the past quarter century, according to that list, with the addition of the latest undone deal.

Year

Companies

$ Amount (in Billions)

1999

Sprint-MCI

125.48

2004

Disney-Comcast

66.5

1999

MediaOne-Comcast

58.6

1999

US West-Global Crossing

51.1

2015

Comcast-TWC

45

2009

Yahoo-Microsoft

41

2011

T-Mobile-AT&T

39

1993

TCI/Bell Atlantic

29.4

2001

Hughes/EchoStar

26.4

Related