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28 May 20242 minute read

DLA Piper advises T-Mobile in its acquisition of UScellular’s wireless operations

DLA Piper advised T-Mobile US, Inc. in its acquisition of certain wireless assets and operations of UScellular for a total cash consideration of approximately US$4.4 billion. The acquisition includes UScellular wireless customers and stores, as well as select spectrum assets, in 28 states. 


DLA Piper guided T-Mobile on the regulatory aspects of the transaction and will be responsible for securing the required approvals from federal and state regulators. The firm also advised T-Mobile on its recent acquisition of MVNOs Mint Mobile and Ultra Mobile and is currently advising the company on its recently announced joint venture with EQT to operate regional fiber operator Lumos.


“It is a privilege to work with our longtime client T-Mobile on this strategic transaction,” said Nancy Victory, co-chair of DLA Piper’s Global Telecom Practice. Victory leads the deal team with practice co-chair Michael Senkowski.


In addition to Victory and Senkowski (both Washington, DC), the DLA Piper team is comprised of partner Eric DeSilva (Washington, DC), of counsel Ian Forbes (Washington, DC) and associates Peter Shroyer, Stacey Weber, and Aliyyah Muhammad (all Washington, DC).


DLA Piper’s Telecom Practice is ranked Band 1 by both Chambers USA and US Legal 500 for its top-tier work on telecom regulatory matters and transactions. With lawyers and other telecom specialists worldwide, DLA Piper is well positioned to assist clients with multi-country and global deals in addition to regional and global strategies for market entry and product development.


With more than 1,000 corporate lawyers globally, DLA Piper helps clients execute complex transactions seamlessly while supporting clients across all stages of development. The firm has been rated number one in global M&A volume for 14 consecutive years, according to Mergermarket, and ranked as a top five most active VC legal advisor in the US and number one in VC, PE and M&A in combined global deal volume according to PitchBook.