The company will pay $130 billion to wireless partner Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD), buying out the British company's 45% stake in America's largest wireless network. Some 30% of Verizon will end up in the hands of Vodafone investors, and Verizon will take on nearly $60 billion in new debt as well.
That's a heavy toll, but it does come with a terrific payback. In the video below, Fool contributor Anders Bylund explains why Verizon investors should appreciate owning all of Verizon Wireless in the long run. Spoiler alert: Verizon stands to nearly double its operating cash flows.
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