Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.

Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.

Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.

Date Founded



30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 4000, Chicago, IL, 60602, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
IT Consulting & Services
Advertising & Marketing
Wireless Telecommunications

Company Description

Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. engages in the provision of wire line and cable broadband, video and voice services. It operates through the following segments: U.S. Cellular, Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) Telecom's Wireline and Cable. The U.S. Cellular segment provides service to postpaid and prepaid customers from a variety of demographic segments. The TDS Telecom's Wireline segment operates Wireline and Cable subsidiaries that provide communications services. The Cable segment provides interconnected voice over internet protocol and broadband services, including internet access. The company was founded by LeRoy T. Carlson in 1968 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Executives & Employees

Executive Vice President-Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Chief Accounting Officer, Controller & Vice President

President & Chief Executive Officer of TDS Telecommunications Corporation

Vice President-IT Strategy, Quality & Application Services

Benefit Plan Administrator

Senior Vice President-Technology, Services & Strategy

Senior Vice President-Acquisitions & Corporate Development

Secretary & Senior Vice President-Corporate Relations

Board of Directors

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

President & Chief Executive Officer at United States Cellular Corp.

Vice Chair & Group President, Bell Canada at BCE Inc.

Former Director at Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.

Physician & Associate Clinical Professor at George Washington University

Managing Member at Richfield Capital Partners

Former Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President at FedEx Office & Print Services, Inc.

Former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Tupperware Brands Corporation

Former President & Chief Executive Officer of TDS Telecommunications Corporation at Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.

Former Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

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NWI Management's advisory focuses on global macro investing with an emphasis on emerging markets. investment process begins with macro top down analysis of various economic and policy indicators and inputs such as price action, money flows and supply/demand dynamics derived from a review of various global markets, including global equity, fixed income, commodity and foreign exchange markets. This provides the basis for deciding the thematic and directional content of the portfolio. NWI then focuses selecting the best investment instruments available to implement the chosen investment themes.

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Private Management group (PMG) reviews and may use investments other than traditional stock and bond instruments including preferred stock; convertible securities; hybrid securities; foreign securities; mutual funds or ETFs; US government securities or government sponsored entities; municipal securities; real estate or oil/gas limited partnerships; options or warrants; and other business ventures. They generally do not participate in IPOs, although they may consider them at any point. PMG typically invests in assets for the long-term (over six months). To a lesser degree, they may make short-term purchases.

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Game Creek Capital is an active, value-oriented fundamental investment manager which seeks to maximize total return on the Advisory Clients' capital while minimizing risk primarily through value investing and trading in the equity securities of US issuers. The Game Creek Funds predominantly invest in public equities with a keen focus in the consumer discretionary universe and focuses on issuers of mid- and large-cap companies. It maintain a concentrated portfolio on average of liquid names.The MCP Fund ordinarily invests in a diversified portfolio of marketable common stocks and marketable equity-type investments of all market capitalizations across a broad spectrum of industries. The Accounts generally invest in a diversified portfolio of common stocks, marketable equity-type investments, bonds, cash, and foreign currencies.

Recent Transactions
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Telephone & Data Systems, Inc., TDS Broadband Service LLC purchase Crestview Cable Communications

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Telephone & Data Systems, Inc., TDS Broadband Service LLC purchase K2 Communications LLC

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Telephone & Data Systems, Inc., TDS Telecommunications LLC purchase Sun Prairie Utilities/ Telecommunications Assets from Sun Prairie Utilities

Transaction Advisors

Advised onTelephone & Data Systems, Inc. purchases Chorus Communications Group Ltd

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Advised onTelephone & Data Systems, Inc. purchases Bend Cable Communications LLC


Advised onTelephone & Data Systems, Inc., United States Cellular Corp. purchase U.S. Cellular Telephone of Greater Tulsa LLC


Advised onTelephone & Data Systems, Inc. purchases Baja Broadband LLC from Columbia Capital, LLC, M/C Partners

Advisors & Consultants

Former Professional at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Legal Advisor

Member (Attorney) at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC


Founder at Entheon Partners, Inc.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
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Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
Net Profit
Total Debt
Total Equity
Enterprise Value Sales
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
TEVNet Income
Debt TEV
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Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$5,000 - $10K
$201 - $299
$5,000 - $10K
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Awards & Honors
Rank #496
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #496
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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