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closed 2/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., acquired VIX

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc., the largest Spanish-language content company in the U.S., announced it has acquired VIX, Inc., the leading independent ad-supported streaming service that offers video-on-demand content to millions of U.S. Hispanics and consumers throughout Latin America.
buyer parent: ForgeLight, LLC
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio, and digital platforms. "
target: VIX
VIX creates, acquires, and distributes Hispanic-focused content to audiences in the U.S., Latin America and across the globe. The company operates the largest Latino AVOD OTT platform in the world, which offers over 20,000 hours of free Latino-focused films and TV shows.
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announced 5/9/2022 via BusinessWire

TelevisaUnivision, will acquire Pantaya, LLC

synopsis: TelevisaUnivision, the world's leading Spanish-language media and content company, has entered into an agreement with HMTV DTC, LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., to acquire Pantaya, a streaming platform in the U.S. for Spanish-language movies and series.
buyer parent: ForgeLight, LLC
buyer: TelevisaUnivision
As the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the world, TelevisaUnivision features the largest library of owned content and industry-leading production capabilities that power its streaming, digital and linear television offerings, as well as its radio platforms. "
target parent: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
target: Pantaya, LLC
Pantaya is one of the first premium streaming destinations for U.S. Hispanics. It has 900,000 paying subscribers. Pantaya’s content library includes titles from Pantaya’s production arm, Pantelion, as well as titles from major producers and distributors, including Hemisphere, Lionsgate and Televisa.
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closed 4/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., acquired Pantaya, LLC

synopsis: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with leading television and digital content platforms, has acquired the remaining 75% stake of Pantaya, the leading U.S. Hispanic Subscription Video-on-Demand Service from Lionsgate.
buyer: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (HMTV:$151.18)
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (HMTV) is the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high-growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with leading television and digital content platforms. Hemisphere owns and operates five leading U.S. Hispanic cable networks. "
target parent: Lionsgate
target: Pantaya, LLC
Pantaya is one of the first premium streaming destinations for U.S. Hispanics. It has 900,000 paying subscribers. Pantaya’s content library includes titles from Pantaya’s production arm, Pantelion, as well as titles from major producers and distributors, including Hemisphere, Lionsgate and Televisa.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Project M Group, acquired The Hard Times

synopsis: Project M Group, a digital media and e-commerce company, has acquired The Hard Times, a satirical punk news website. The Hard Times is focused on punk, alt music, and millennial culture. The site features satirical articles on music, news and politics, activism, piercings and tattoos, weed, and more. They also offer opinions, videos, and podcasts.
buyer: Project M Group
Project M Group is a digital media and e-commerce company. Project M is focused on acquiring genre-specific media brands, refurbishing and relaunching those brands while diversifying revenue streams focused on advertising, e-commerce and events. "
target: The Hard Times
The Hard Times is a satirical punk news website. The Hard Times is focused on punk, alt music, and millennial culture. The site features satirical articles on music, news and politics, activism, piercings and tattoos, weed, and more. They also offer opinions, videos, and podcasts.
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closed 6/21/2018 via Company Press Release

RockYou, acquired CafeMom

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company amplifying the voices of multicultural millennials, has acquired the editorial brands CafeMom, Revelist, MamásLatinas and BabyNameWizard from CafeMedia. These brands deliver content on parenting and pregnancy, beauty and style, entertainment, relationships, personal stories, and the latest news.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is an interactive media and entertainment company, built around a proprietary platform, RYME, amplifying the authentic voice of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands and publishers with hyper-engaging content, with a video portfolio that reaches 75 million monthly viewers."
target parent: CafeMedia
target: CafeMom
CafeMom, a platform that connects moms and moms-to-be; Revelist, a mobile media publication that delivers fashion and beauty content to millennials; MamásLatinas, a digital destination for Latinas; and BabyNameWizard, a site to look for baby names, each unite women with content and conversations.
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closed 1/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Will Packer Productions, acquired xoNecole

synopsis: Will Packer Productions, a production content company, announced the acquisition of xoNecole, a lifestyle site created for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
buyer: Will Packer Productions
Will Packer Productions is a production content company focused on the New American Mainstream audience. In partnership with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures, the company produces episodic scripted and unscripted series across television and digital platforms. "
target: xoNecole
xoNecole is a lifestyle site created by, and for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
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announced 5/3/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Scripps Networks Interactive, will acquire Spoon University

synopsis: Scripps Networks Interactive has reached an agreement to acquire leading millennial-focused media company Spoon University. Spoon University is the leading online food resource for millennials, with more than 8,000 creators providing content from around the world.
buyer parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
buyer: Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI:$3,439.68)
Scripps Networks Interactive is a leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories. Their U.S. lifestyle portfolio comprises popular television and internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. "
target: Spoon University
Spoon University is the leading online food resource for millennials and gen Z, on a mission to make food make sense. Spoon has over 8,000 members creating content and hosting events that reach tens of millions of millennial food lovers each month.
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closed 8/3/2022 via BusinessWire

Playmaker, acquired JuanFutbol

synopsis: Playmaker Capital Inc., the digital sports media company that delivers authentic content experiences through its portfolio of sports media and technology brands, has acquired 100% of the digital assets of JuanFutbol, operator of an assortment of widely popular social media and digital channels as well as leading sports-focused web properties.
buyer: Playmaker (TSXV:PMKR:$14.82)
Playmaker is a Canadian digital sports media company that lives at the intersection of sports, betting, media and technology. Playmaker is building a collection of premier sports media brands, curated to deliver audiences of sports fans to sports betting companies, leagues, teams and advertisers. "
target: JuanFutbol
JuanFutbol delivers authentic digital soccer content to more than 6 million social media followers across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube. Collectively, JuanFutbol’s social media content generates a monthly reach in excess of 50 million.
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$0.53
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closed 7/1/2019 via Forbes

NGL Collective, acquired Hispanicize Media Group LLC

synopsis: NGL Collective, a leading digital media and entertainment company, has acquired Hispanicize Media Group (HMG), a digital media, event marketing and activation company serving the Millennial and GenZ Hispanic Communities in the U.S. and Latin America. HMG produces Hispanicize, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.
buyer: NGL Collective
NGL Collective is a leading digital media and entertainment company. NGL Collective connects advertisers and New Generation Latinos (NGLs) through video across platforms in-language, in-culture and in-context. NGL Collective is dedicated to modernizing the way advertisers reach and engage with NGLs."
target: Hispanicize Media Group LLC
Hispanicize Media Group (HMG) is a digital media, event marketing and activation company serving the Millennial and GenZ Hispanic Communities in the U.S. and Latin America. HMG produces Hispanicize, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers.
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closed 8/12/2015 via PR Web

AdShare, acquired Primo Media

synopsis: AdShareTM, the leading social media monetization service for music, film, television and sports rights-holders, announced the acquisition of Primo Media. The company is a global media company that provides advertisers access to an exploding marketplace of US and Latin American Millennials as they consume the hottest content in the Hispanic culture.
buyer: AdShare
AdShare is the leading global social media monetization service for music, film, television, and sports rights-holders. It brings together a technology oriented multi-disciplinary approach to monetizing fan engagement online. "
target: Primo Media
Primo Media is a global media company that provides advertisers access to an exploding marketplace of US and Latin American Millennials as they consume the hottest content in the young Hispanic culture.
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$3.50
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closed 8/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Batanga Media, acquired Crovat S.A.

synopsis: Batanga Media announced the acquisition of Crovat, a company that since 2007 has created and developed over 300 consumer websites. Dedicated to providing users with lifestyle and entertainment content, Crovat publishes various sites, blogs and communities with over 12 million unique visits per month.
buyer: Batanga Media
Batanga Media is the largest independent digital content and social media company for Latin America and Hispanic communities around the world. The company’s digital brands including Batanga.com, LolaSabe.com, Hoyenfutbol.com, and Metroblog. "
target: Crovat S.A.
Focused mainly on women's lifestyle, Crovat produces and publishes over 2,000 stories monthly including text, video and photos. Crovat's portfolio of sites includes lasmanualidades.com, imujer.com, elgranchef.com, muycine.com, alfombrarosa.com and more.
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closed 5/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Blue Phoenix Media, acquired BlinkAds

synopsis: Blue Phoenix Media, a lead generation company based out of New York City has acquired the assets of BlinkAds, a firm known for their specialization in performance-based customer acquisitions for the US Hispanic and Latin American Markets.
buyer: Blue Phoenix Media
Blue Phoenix Media, Inc excels at customer acquisition and interactive lead generation. They are mainly a performance-based online advertising network comprised of a variety of effective large to medium vertical sites, portals and email publishers. "
target: BlinkAds
BlinkAds is an interactive performance-based media company specializing in the US Hispanic, Latin American, female and family verticals. Their affiliate network was successful in launching consumer brands into a much sought-after Latin American market.
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closed 8/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Demand Media, Inc., acquired Emerging Cast Inc.

synopsis: Demand Media has acquired Emerging Cast, a Buenos Aires, Argentina, based content farm company led by Argentinean entrepreneurs Max Goldenberg and Damián Voltes. With the acquisition Demand Media expands into the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with Spanish-language content.
buyer: Demand Media, Inc. (DMD:$154.96)
Demand Media, Inc. is a content and social media company that serves consumers, advertisers, publishers and creative professionals with a diverse portfolio of properties, products and services. Some of its brands include How, LIVESTRONG.COM, Cracked and typeF. "
target: Emerging Cast Inc.
EmergingCast is leading crowd-sourced content factory in Latin America & US Hispanics. The company produces mass-scale and low cost materials (texts, audios & short-form videos) by employing thousands of freelancers worldwide.
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$3.20
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closed 2/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., acquired VIX

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc., the largest Spanish-language content company in the U.S., announced it has acquired VIX, Inc., the leading independent ad-supported streaming service that offers video-on-demand content to millions of U.S. Hispanics and consumers throughout Latin America.
buyer parent: ForgeLight, LLC
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio, and digital platforms. "
target: VIX
VIX creates, acquires, and distributes Hispanic-focused content to audiences in the U.S., Latin America and across the globe. The company operates the largest Latino AVOD OTT platform in the world, which offers over 20,000 hours of free Latino-focused films and TV shows.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

VIX, acquired Pongalo

synopsis: VIX, the multi-platform Latino digital media company that reaches more than 34 million U.S. Hispanic unique users on its VIX.com, has acquired Pongalo and its Latino-focused advertising video on demand streaming services Pongalo NovelaClub, Pongalo TV and Moovimex.
buyer: VIX
VIX is a multi-platform digital media company that creates content that sparks curiosity and adds value to millions of people every day. Their content lives at VIX.com and across a variety of social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. "
target: Pongalo
Pongalo is a subscription service that curates the best Latino-focused film and TV shows from Latin America, the United States, and Spain. Their library includes U.S. content, classics, and originals, and is one of the largest collections of Spanish-languages digital rights in the world.
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closed 2/8/2013 via Reuters

Batanga, acquired Bolsa de Mulher

synopsis: IdeiasNet SA announced that it concluded the disposal of a 100% stake held in Bolsa de Mulher SA to Batanga Media. Founded in 2000, Bolsa de Mulher is a multi-platform digital media company for women.
buyer parent: Batanga Media
buyer: Batanga
Batanga, the source for all things Latin music, is the leading media and entertainment company reaching Hispanics across the US. Key media platforms include: a top online Latin music and entertainment destination nationwide live events, and targeted Hispanic print publications. "
target parent: Ideiasnet S.A.
target: Bolsa de Mulher
Founded in 2000, Bolsa de Mulher is a multi-platform digital media company for women.
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$23
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closed 8/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Batanga Media, acquired Crovat S.A.

synopsis: Batanga Media announced the acquisition of Crovat, a company that since 2007 has created and developed over 300 consumer websites. Dedicated to providing users with lifestyle and entertainment content, Crovat publishes various sites, blogs and communities with over 12 million unique visits per month.
buyer: Batanga Media
Batanga Media is the largest independent digital content and social media company for Latin America and Hispanic communities around the world. The company’s digital brands including Batanga.com, LolaSabe.com, Hoyenfutbol.com, and Metroblog. "
target: Crovat S.A.
Focused mainly on women's lifestyle, Crovat produces and publishes over 2,000 stories monthly including text, video and photos. Crovat's portfolio of sites includes lasmanualidades.com, imujer.com, elgranchef.com, muycine.com, alfombrarosa.com and more.
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announced 6/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Latino Media Network, will purchase 18 Radio Stations from TelevisaUnivision

synopsis: Latino Media Network, a Hispanic media company, will acquire 18 radio stations from TelevisaUnivision, a Spanish-language media company. The AM and FM stations broadcasts sports, entertainment and music programming. The stations are located in Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio, McAllen, Fresno and Las Vegas.
buyer: Latino Media Network
Latino Media Network is a Hispanic media company. Latino Media Network is focused on creating media content for Hispanic audiences and distributing it across all mediums. They aim to help the Latino community make sense of the world and their place in it. "
seller parent: ForgeLight, LLC
seller: TelevisaUnivision
The 18 radio stations belong to TelevisaUnivision, a Spanish-language media company. The AM and FM stations broadcasts sports, entertainment and music programming. The stations are located in Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio, McAllen, Fresno and Las Vegas.
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$60
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announced 5/9/2022 via BusinessWire

TelevisaUnivision, will acquire Pantaya, LLC

synopsis: TelevisaUnivision, the world's leading Spanish-language media and content company, has entered into an agreement with HMTV DTC, LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., to acquire Pantaya, a streaming platform in the U.S. for Spanish-language movies and series.
buyer parent: ForgeLight, LLC
buyer: TelevisaUnivision
As the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the world, TelevisaUnivision features the largest library of owned content and industry-leading production capabilities that power its streaming, digital and linear television offerings, as well as its radio platforms. "
target parent: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
target: Pantaya, LLC
Pantaya is one of the first premium streaming destinations for U.S. Hispanics. It has 900,000 paying subscribers. Pantaya’s content library includes titles from Pantaya’s production arm, Pantelion, as well as titles from major producers and distributors, including Hemisphere, Lionsgate and Televisa.
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announced 4/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Grupo Televisa, S.A. will be merged with Univision Communications Inc.,

synopsis: Grupo Televisa, a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and Univision, an American Spanish-language television network, announced a definitive transaction agreement in which Televisa’s content and media assets will be combined with Univision to create the largest Spanish-language media company in the world: Televisa-Univision.
buyer parent: ForgeLight, LLC
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio, and digital platforms. "
target: Grupo Televisa, S.A. (TV:$4,927.53)
Televisa is a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, an important cable operator in Mexico and an operator of a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico.
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closed 2/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., acquired VIX

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc., the largest Spanish-language content company in the U.S., announced it has acquired VIX, Inc., the leading independent ad-supported streaming service that offers video-on-demand content to millions of U.S. Hispanics and consumers throughout Latin America.
buyer parent: ForgeLight, LLC
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio, and digital platforms. "
target: VIX
VIX creates, acquires, and distributes Hispanic-focused content to audiences in the U.S., Latin America and across the globe. The company operates the largest Latino AVOD OTT platform in the world, which offers over 20,000 hours of free Latino-focused films and TV shows.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Liberman Media Group LLC, will purchase WLII-TV and all repeater stations from Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Liberman Media Group LLC will acquire WLII-TV, the Univision owned-and-operated station in Puerto Rico, and all of its repeater stations on the island, including WSUR-DT and WOLE-DT. Following the closing of the agreement, Liberman plans to continue programming the station with content from the Univision and UniMás broadcast networks.
buyer: Liberman Media Group LLC
Liberman Media Group LLC is a media company founded by Lenard Liberman. "
seller: Univision Communications Inc.
WLII-DT is a Univision owned-and-operated television station that is licensed to Caguas, Puerto Rico. WLII-TV's repeater stations include WSUR-DT and WOLE-DT.
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closed 12/29/2020 via BusinessWire

ForgeLight, LLC, Searchlight Capital Partners, acquired Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Searchlight and ForgeLight have acquired majority ownership interest in Univision, a leading media company in the United States. As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: ForgeLight, LLC
Searchlight Capital Partners is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. ForgeLight was founded in 2019 by Wade Davis and is an operating and investment company focused on the media and consumer technology sectors. "
target: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms.
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closed 4/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Gizmodo

synopsis: Great Hill Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, announced it has acquired the Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion, a collection of premium digital content producers, from Univision Communications Inc. The combined assets will form a new company named G/O Media Inc.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity that seeks to partner with rapidly growing middle market companies operating in the following sectors: business services, financial technology, healthcare technology, Internet, logistics, media/communications, software and transaction processing. "
target parent: Univision Communications Inc.
target: Gizmodo
Gizmodo is an online magazine that provides information and articles related to technology, design, and social trends. The acquisition also includes The Onion, an American satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news.
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announced 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Univision Communications Inc., will acquire WMGM-TV

synopsis: LocusPoint Networks LLC has agreed to sell WMGM-TV to Univision. WMGM-TV is a full-power television station licensed to Wildwood, New Jersey, and currently operating from digital facilities on RF Channel 36, FCC Facility ID No. 61111.
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc is the leading multimedia company serving Hispanic America, with a mission to inform, empower and entertain their community. Univision engages consumers via its portfolio of 17 broadcast, cable and digital networks, and a digital portfolio of mobile and video properties."
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: WMGM-TV
WMGM-TV, virtual channel 40 (UHF digital channel 36), is an independent television station serving Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States that is licensed to Wildwood.
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closed 4/22/2016 via New York Times

Univision Communications Inc., acquired Fusion Media Network, LLC

synopsis: The Spanish-language broadcaster Univision announced that it had acquired full control of Fusion. The company is an English-language digital news service and cable channel that aims at millennial audiences.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: Fusion Media Network, LLC
Fusion is a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. It engages and champions a young, diverse, and inclusive America with a unique mix of original reporting, lifestyle, and comedic content that is both smart and irreverent.
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closed 5/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., acquired The Root

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced that it has acquired The Root, the leading online news, opinion and culture destination for African-Americans. The Root raises the profile of black voices in mainstream media and engages anyone interested in black culture around the world.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available. "
target parent: Graham Holdings Company
target: The Root
The Root is the #1 news, opinion and analysis website for African-American influencers. The Root provides coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America.
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closed 5/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, acquired Univision Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Univision Music Group following the recent clearance of the deal in the U.S. by the Federal Trade Commission. The acquisition results in UMG becoming the largest Latin music company in North America.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Univision Music Group
The Univision Music Group is the No. 1 Latin music company in the U.S. with approximately 39% of Latin music sales in the United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in April 2001 the Univision Music Group now includes four record labels: Univision, Fonovisa , Disa and La Calle.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., acquired Disa Records

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, announced the purchase of the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in June 2001 with the provision to purchase the remaining 50% in five years.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States. "
target: Disa Records
Disa Records currently represents more than 50 artists, including Los Angeles Azules, Grupo Bryndis, Liberación, El Poder del Norte, Los Cardenales de Nuevo Leon, Los Askis, Los Llayras, Palomo, Rayito Colombiano, Miguel y Miguel, Los Reyes del Camino,etc.
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closed 3/29/2007 via BusinessWire

A Consortium of 5 buyers acquired Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S., announced the completion of its acquisition by Broadcasting Media Partners Inc., an investor group including Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners, TPG, Thomas H. Lee Partners, and Saban Capital Group, for $36.25 per share in cash.
buyer: Texas Pacific Group
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Saban Capital Group
buyer: Madison Dearborn Partners
Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. is one of the largest and oldest private equity investment firms in the United States and has raised and managed almost $20 billion of capital, making investments in over 100 businesses since its founding in 1974. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States.
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$13,640
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$1,969
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$679
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closed 1/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Univision Communications Inc., purchased KBRG(FM) and KLOK(AM) from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. and Entravision Communications Corporation today announced that on January 1, 2006, they completed the previously announced acquisition by Univision of radio stations KBRG(FM) and KLOK(AM) serving the San Francisco/San Jose, California market from Entravision for $90 million.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$697.98)
Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and outdoor operations to reach approximately 75% of Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico.
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$90
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closed 10/4/2004 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., purchased WZFS-FM, KSFB-FM from Salem Communications Corporation

synopsis: Salem Communications Corporation, the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today a radio station exchange with Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States. "
seller: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$261.50)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
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closed 10/4/2004 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, purchased WIND-AM, KOBT-FM, KHCK-AM, KOSL-FM from Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Salem Communications Corporation, the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today a radio station exchange with Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$261.50)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
seller: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States.
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closed 12/29/2020 via BusinessWire

ForgeLight, LLC, Searchlight Capital Partners, acquired Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Searchlight and ForgeLight have acquired majority ownership interest in Univision, a leading media company in the United States. As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: ForgeLight, LLC
Searchlight Capital Partners is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. ForgeLight was founded in 2019 by Wade Davis and is an operating and investment company focused on the media and consumer technology sectors. "
target: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms.
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closed 11/29/2017 via GlobeNewswire

HC2 Holdings, Inc., acquired Azteca America

synopsis: HC2 Holdings, Inc., a diversified holding company, announced that its subsidiary, HC2 Network Inc., has acquired Azteca America from TV Azteca, a producer of Spanish-language television programming. Azteca America is a Spanish-language broadcast television network that provides original content to the Hispanic audience in the United States.
buyer: HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCHC:$1,629.63)
HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded diversified holding company, which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate long-term sustainable free cash flow and attractive returns in order to maximize value for all stakeholders. "
target parent: TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
target: Azteca America
Azteca America is a Spanish-language broadcast television network that provides original content to the Hispanic audience in the United States. Their content includes top entertainment shows, talk shows, reality programs, network and local news, as well as telenovelas and other scripted series.
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closed 4/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., purchased 3 Cable TV Networks from Media World, LLC

synopsis: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth Hispanic TV/cable networks business, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire three Spanish-language cable television networks from Media World, LLC, a company fully owned by Imagina US.
buyer parent: InterMedia Partners
buyer: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (HMTV:$151.18)
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. is the merged company of Cine Latino, Inc. with InterMedia Español Holdings, LLC -- which includes WAPA America and WAPA TV. Cine Latino owns and operates a Spanish-language television channel. WAPA Television is Puerto Rico’s leading broadcast station. "
seller parent: Imagina International Sales
seller: Media World, LLC
Mediaworld's Pasiones is dedicated to showcasing the most-popular telenovelas and series. Centroamerica TV is featuring the most popular news, entertainment and soccer programming. TV Dominicana is featuring the most popular news, entertainment and baseball programming from the Dominican Republic.
price ($mm)
$102
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announced 1/23/2013 via BusinessWire

Azteca Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Azteca Acquisition Corporation will acquire Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. Hemisphere includes Cinelatino, the #1 U.S. Spanish-language cable movie network, WAPA America, the leading U.S. Spanish-language cable network, and WAPA TV, the #1 broadcast television network and content producer in Puerto Rico.
buyer: Azteca Acquisition Corporation
Azteca Acquisition Corporation is a special purpose acquisition company. Azteca Acquisition Corporation was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (HMTV:$151.18)
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. is the merged company of Cine Latino, Inc. with InterMedia Español Holdings, LLC -- which includes WAPA America and WAPA TV. Cine Latino owns and operates a Spanish-language television channel. WAPA Television is Puerto Rico’s leading broadcast station.
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closed 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fuse Media Inc., acquired Fuse Media Inc.

synopsis: Fuse Media, an English-language media company that serves mostly Latino and multicultural audiences, has sold a majority stake to a Latino-led management group, led by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero, alongside several other Fuse executives.
buyer: Fuse Media Inc.
The management buyout team was by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero, alongside several other Fuse executives. "
target: Fuse Media Inc.
Fuse is an American pay television channel that first launched in 1994 and was originally dedicated to music. After merging with the Latino-oriented NuvoTV in 2015, Fuse shifted its focus to general entertainment and lifestyle programming targeting a multicultural millennial and GenZ audience.
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