4. T-Mobile Plans To Buy Sprint For $26.5 Billion
T-Mobile and Sprint, the third and fourth biggest wireless providers in the U.S. respectively, are plotting their third merger attempt. The latest merger on the table values Sprint at $26 billion and T-Mobile at $55 billion without debt. T-Mobile will be the parent company and if the deal is approved, the combined company would be run by T-Mobile's current CEO, John Legere.
Sprint and T-Mobile attempted to merge in 2014 but ultimately dropped plans because of concerns around regulatory opposition from a then Democrat-led FCC. The two companies also tried to come together in 2017 under the now Republican-led FCC, but failed at the time because of disagreement over ownership of a combined T-Mobile/Sprint entity.