Financial dominance is back.
The first financial bank in the world to be purchased by a subsidiary of the financial giant Lexus, Lexus financial will pay a $500 million cash payout to its former shareholders, which will be split among them.
The purchase of TSB, a unit of the parent company of T-Mobile US, will give the company access to its $8 billion cash hoard and create an independent unit that will be focused on its core business of buying mobile data.
Lexus is the latest acquisition to benefit from a merger, as the two companies have been looking to increase their shareholdings and take on the challenge of the world’s biggest wireless companies.
TSB’s former shareholders include Apple, AT&T, Dell, Google, HP, Intel, and Verizon.
In its letter of intent with TSB shareholders, the new unit will be run as a separate entity, with a new chief executive and board of directors.
T-mobile, the largest mobile carrier in the US, was valued at $8.5 billion by the company in 2015.
The deal was announced on Wednesday.
“As we head into our first full year of operations, we are committed to taking advantage of this historic opportunity by working together to create a more sustainable future for our business and customers,” T-Mo CEO John Legere said in a statement.
“With the acquisition of TSSB, we will accelerate our expansion to new markets and continue to make smart investments in our network infrastructure, technology, and business operations to ensure our customers have the best mobile network in the industry.”
T-mo is a subsidiary that owns and operates T-Cell and T-SIM networks.
TSSBs operations are focused on acquiring more spectrum, building out its network infrastructure and building out an expanded customer service department.
“Our merger with T-Mob is a natural extension of our commitment to accelerate T-mob’s network expansion,” TSM’s chief operating officer, Brian D. Wiegand, said in the statement.
In 2016, TSSb completed its first acquisition, buying T-Max Communications for $3.8 billion.
The merged company will have access to more spectrum than the company currently owns, as well as the T-MAX network that TSSba has a license to operate.
“We are very pleased that we have been able to acquire TSSs network in a more efficient and cost-effective manner, which we believe will enable us to deliver a more competitive wireless experience for our customers,” Mr Wiegands said in his statement.
The company is also looking to acquire other companies that are focused primarily on building out their network infrastructure.
“TSSb’s new network will enable TSS’s customers to have faster data speeds and improved reliability while leveraging our advanced network technology and infrastructure,” Mr D.
Tssb’s business will also continue to operate in areas such as retail and government.
The new TSS biz will also be looking to expand into areas such for entertainment, technology and media, as it’s the only company to offer mobile broadband service in those areas.
The acquisition comes as a new generation of wireless services is gaining ground.
Mobile internet services such as VoIP and social networking have been gaining traction.
“Mobile broadband services will continue to evolve as the market evolves and consumers seek ways to connect with each other on a personal and mobile basis,” TSS’ chief executive, John Leger, said.
“The combined company will be able to build on our strengths as a provider of mobile broadband services while building on our current network of wireless and mobile data networks and technologies, which includes our flagship T-Modem platform, T-SMS platform, and our network of TSM data centres.”
TSS also has an interest in developing a cloud-based mobile financial solution.
Mr Leger said TSS has been looking for an opportunity to be a provider in the cloud and that this acquisition is a perfect fit for the company.
“It gives us a chance to develop an innovative financial solution that can compete in the evolving cloud market, with the help of its existing network of assets and expertise,” Mr Legeres said.
The announcement comes as the telco’s shares have been surging since its announcement of its purchase of the TSS bank last year.
TBS has jumped more than 60 per cent in value since its initial public offering.
It rose more than 20 per cent after its IPO in June 2017.
The shares have rallied about 150 per cent since their initial public offerings in March.
TSP has also surged in value in recent months, gaining about 50 per cent more since its IPO.
The transaction with TSS will create a new entity, which is expected to have approximately 75,000 employees and 100,000 customers.
It is expected that the new company will continue operating as TSS.