Liberty Global Plc

Liberty Global Plc

Liberty Global Plc

Overview
Date Founded

2013

Headquarters

Griffin House,161 Hammersmith Road,London, Greater London W6 8BS

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

26.6K

Industries

Entertainment
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications

Company Description

Liberty Global Plc is an international television and broadband company, which engages in the provision of broadband communications services, including video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony services; B2B services; as well as mobile services. It operates through the following geographical segments: U.K/Ireland; Belgium; Germany; Switzerland/Austria; and Central and Eastern Europe. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

President & Chief Operating Officer, Latin American & Caribbean Operations

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Managing Director-Legal

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Chief Executive Officer Eastern Europe

Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Chief Audit & Compliance Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Board of Directors

Founder at Liberty Media Corporation

Chief Executive Officer at Liberty Global Plc

Co-Chief Executive Officer at Grupo Televisa SAB

Managing Director at Allen & Company LLC

Former Executive Vice President at Tele-Communications, Inc.

Professor at University of Denver

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Liberty Global Plc

Director at Liberty Global (Private Equity)

Co-Founding Partner at PRC Venture Partners, LLC

Co-Founder at Broadband Services, Inc.

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Owners & Shareholders
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The Baupost Group employs a value-oriented, multi-strategy investment approach that seeks to invest their capital to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns over an extended period of time. The firm seek to invest in assets which are undervalued relative to their market price. The Baupost Group invest, either directly or indirectly, in securities and other assets that have some or all of the following characteristics: (1) they are currently out-of-favor, but have good prospects (2) they sell at a significant discount to underlying economic value (3) they have catalysts in place for the realization of underlying value (4) they are highly complex (5) they are somewhat or highly illiquid and (6) they sell at prices below what would reasonably be expected due to market imperfections and inefficiencies, including but not limited to temporary supply demand imbalances, information gaps, and selling pressures. They invest across a range of financial instruments, asset classes and geographic regions. Investments may include securities and assets of all types, including, but not limited to, stock (common, preferred and convertible), warrants, options, swaps, trade claims, bank debt, bonds, other debt instruments including self-originated loans, currency, futures, derivatives, commodities, contract rights, royalty interests, non-US securities and other assets (including in emerging markets), structured investment vehicles, secured and unsecured instruments, ABS, CMBS, RMBS, real estate and related instruments, other complex financial instruments and rights and distressed assets. Securities may be listed or traded on domestic or non-US exchanges or other trading networks (including OTC markets), as well as securities that are unlisted and trade infrequently or not at all.

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Harris uses a value investment philosophy in selecting equity and equity-like securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. The firm's investment philosophy spans across large, mid and small cap companies. In addition, Harris may hedge a client's exposure to direct or indirect foreign currencies. In constructing portfolios for their clients, the firm seeks out companies that they believe are trading in the market at significant discounts to their underlying value. Harris believes purchasing businesses at a discount to intrinsic value minimizes risk while providing substantial profit potential. The firm uses a bottom-up approach focused on individual companies, rather than focusing on specific economic factors or industries. Harris generates their research ideas from a variety of internal and external sources. The firm's research process seeks to identify companies selling at a discount to its estimate of intrinsic value.

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Dodge & Cox employs in-house fundamental bottom-up research, a rigorous valuation discipline, and maintains a long-term investment horizon. Their investment decisions are made by a team of seasoned investment professionals. The firm's approach stresses an evaluation of risk relative to opportunity and they seek investments that they believe are undervalued by the market.

Recent Transactions
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Vodafone Group Plc purchases Liberty Global Plc /European Operations from Liberty Global Plc

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Stobart Group Ltd., Liberty Global Plc, Connect Airways Ltd. purchase Flybe Group Ltd.

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Liberty Global Plc, BMR Energy LLC purchase Nrg Energy, Inc. /4 Mw Solar Park from NRG Energy, Inc.

Transaction Advisors
Investment Advisor

Advised onLiberty Global Plc purchases Cable & Wireless Communications Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Advised onDiscovery, Inc., Liberty Global Plc purchase ALL3MEDIA Ltd. from Permira Advisers LLP

Legal Advisor

Advised onLiberty Global Plc purchases Cable & Wireless Communications Ltd.

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Advised onLiberty Global Plc purchases Cable & Wireless Communications Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Advised onLiberty Global Plc purchases Cable & Wireless Communications Ltd.

Associate

Advised onLiberty Global Plc purchases Cable & Wireless Communications Ltd.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at DLA Piper

Legal Advisor

Partner at DLA Piper

Advisor

Co-Head, Telecoms, Media & Technology Practice for EMEA at Credit Suisse Group AG

Clients

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QVC, Inc. markets and sells consumer products through live televised shopping programs. It is retailer of consumer products, which are marketed and sold primarily by merchandise, televised shopping programs, the Internet and mobile applications. The firm offer many QVC-exclusive products, as well as popular brand name and lesser known products available from other retailers and many of its products are endorsed by celebrities, designers and other well-known personalities who often join presenters to personally promote their products and provide lead-in publicity on their own television shows. The company was founded by Joseph M. Segel on June 13, 1986 and is headquartered in West Chester, PA.

Vodafone Group Plc engages in the provision of telecommunications services. It focuses on small and medium sized enterprises; large and multinational corporates; and carrier services. The firm also intends to invest in the growth areas of communications, cloud and hosting, internet of things, security, and fixed connectivity. It operates through the following geographical segments: Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, and Other Europe. The company was founded on July 17, 1984 and is headquartered in Newbury, the United Kingdom.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$14.1B
Total Enterprise Value
$44B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.48
Revenue
$12B
EBITDAMargin
41.36%
EBITDA
$4.95B
Total Equity
$4.15B
Total Debt
$29.8B
Net Profit
$-373M
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
8.9x
Debt TEV
0.68x
Enterprise Value Sales
3.68x
TEVNet Income
-118.06x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-13.19%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-3.75%
Investments
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