Phones 4U Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1996

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 14,000


  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Financing Rounds
  • 6

  • Investments
  • 1

Phones 4U General Information


Retailer of mobile phones in the United Kingdom. The company offers contract phones, cheap mobile phones, accessories and clearance handsets.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Specialty Retail
Other Industries
Wireless Communications Equipment
Connectivity Products
Corporate Office
  • Osprey House, Ore Close
  • Lymedale Business Park
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 9QD
  • England, United Kingdom
+44 0870 000 0000

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Phones 4U Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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Phones 4U Executive Team (12)

Name Title Board Seat
Thomas Shorten Director, Strategy & Customer
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Phones 4U Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Majestic Referring Domains


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Phones 4U Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Phones 4U Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Dial-a-Phone 29-Feb-2008 0000000000 000.00 Specialty Retail
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Phones 4U FAQs

  • When was Phones 4U founded?

    Phones 4U was founded in 1996.

  • Who is the founder of Phones 4U?

    John Caudwell is the founder of Phones 4U.

  • Where is Phones 4U headquartered?

    Phones 4U is headquartered in Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom.

  • What is the size of Phones 4U?

    Phones 4U has 14,000 total employees.

  • What industry is Phones 4U in?

    Phones 4U’s primary industry is Specialty Retail.

  • Is Phones 4U a private or public company?

    Phones 4U is a Private company.

  • What is Phones 4U’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Phones 4U is 00000.

  • Who are Phones 4U’s investors?

    BC Partners, DH Private Equity Partners, and Providence Equity Partners have invested in Phones 4U.

  • When was Phones 4U acquired?

    Phones 4U was acquired on 08-Dec-2014.

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