Like Grupo Televisa, S.A.

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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$4,800
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closed 5/5/2020 via BusinessWire

WarnerMedia, purchased Spanish-Speaking HBO-Branded Services from Ole Communications

synopsis: WarnerMedia has finalized its acquisition of Ole Communications’ minority stakes in both HBO Ole Partners and HBO Brasil Partners, the joint ventures between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, and now owns 100% of all HBO, Cinemax and HBO Go services in Spanish-speaking Latin America and Caribbean, as well as in Brazil.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
seller: Ole Communications
Ole Communications is an international multi-media company and a pioneer in the Latin American Pay TV industry. The company is a founding partner of the joint ventures HBO Latin America Group, A+E Networks Latin America and NBCUniversal International Networks Spanish Latin America.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Golf Channel Latin America

synopsis: Discovery, Inc. announced it has acquired Latin American Golf, S.L., which operates Golf Channel Latin America, a 24-hour pay-tv channel and the region’s digital destination for golf, from Simple Networks LLC and Fornaluz Productions, S.A., an affiliate of Inversiones Bahia.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target parent: Simple Networks LLC
target: Golf Channel Latin America
Originally launched in 2006, Golf Channel Latin America offers fans a wide range of premium golf content and coverage of PGA TOUR tournaments, including more than 36 exclusive live events.
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announced 5/2/2018 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., will acquire Groupe Serdy

synopsis: TVA Group announced an agreement to acquire the Serdy Média inc. and the Serdy Vidéo inc. group of companies. Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is engaged in the television, cinema and magazine publishing industries. TVA Group, operator of the over-the-air television network TVA and a stable of specialty channels, is the largest private French-language television broadcaster in North America. "
target: Groupe Serdy
Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food. While engaged in TV, print, digital and event media, Serdy is much more than a media group.
price ($mm)
$19
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announced 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Bell Media, will purchase Historia and Séries+ from Corus Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc., a leading Canadian media and content company, announced it has reached an agreement to sell French-language specialty channels Historia and Séries+ to Bell Media. Historia is Corus' French-language History Channel offering and Séries+ offers the most popular series in the world and creates original Quebecois content.
buyer parent: BCE, Inc.
buyer: Bell Media
Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. "
seller: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,254.86)
Based in Canada, Corus Entertainment Inc. is a media company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content globally. Their content includes French-language specialty channels such as Historia, their History Channel offering and Séries+ which creates original Quebecois content.
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$160
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closed 4/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

AMC Networks Inc., acquired KinoweltTV

synopsis: US media company AMC Networks has acquired German pay-TV movie channel Kinowelt TV, paving the way to roll out its Sundance Channel in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the first time.
buyer: AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX:$2,826.33)
AMC Networks Inc. has been an innovator in television programming and entertainment for more than 30 years. AMC Networks owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television, AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films. "
target: KinoweltTV
Kinowelt TV broadcasts classic and contemporary films 24 hours per day, is carried in basic pay-TV packages across German-language Europe. Kinowelt TV which launched in 2004 screens European and American cult movies, independent films, art-house titles and classic movies.
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announced 12/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Historia

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the Company's acquisition of Historia, a Canadian French language channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,254.86)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target: Historia
Historia is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel which presents informative and entertainment programming related to history in the form of dramas, films, documentaries, and human interests programs.
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announced 12/20/2013 via PR Newswire

Corus Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Séries+

synopsis: Corus Entertainment Inc. announced that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has approved the Company's acquisition of Séries+, a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel devoted to scripted comedy and dramatic programming.
buyer: Corus Entertainment, Inc. (TSX:CJR.B:$1,254.86)
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, advertising and digital audio services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. "
target: Séries+
Séries+ is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel devoted to scripted comedy and dramatic programming.
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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 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.
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$102
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closed 1/21/2008 via PR Newswire

LATV Networks, LLC, acquired American Latino TV

synopsis: LATV Networks, LLC, the nation's first bilingual music/entertainment network distributed via digital multicast, has acquired American Latino TV, the syndication and production company for English-language television shows created by and for bicultural/bilingual U.S. Latinos.
buyer: LATV Networks, LLC
Headquartered in Los Angeles, LATV is the nation's first bilingual entertainment/music network distributed via digital multicast. A pioneer in bicultural youth broadcasting, LATV has been in the Los Angeles market since 2001 and launched nationally on April 23, 2007. "
target: American Latino TV
American Latino TV is a nationally syndicated, half-hour program that celebrates American Latino Pride. The weekly, award winning half-hour show sets the standard for culturally relevant television for young, U.S. born Latinos in the United States.
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closed 6/30/2011 via GlobeNewswire

MediaPro Entertainment, acquired Bontonfilm, a.s.

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary CME Media Pro has acquired Bontonfilm a.s. from Bancroft Private Equity. Bontonfilm is a film, home entertainment, digital and television rights distribution company with operations in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic and a leading market position in each country.
buyer parent: Central European Media Enterprises
buyer: MediaPro Entertainment
MediaPro Entertainment is one of the leading producers and distributors of television fiction in Central and Eastern Europe. MediaPro Entertainment’s Fiction and Reality and Entertainment programming is mainly targeted at local audiences. "
target parent: Bancroft Private Equity, LLP
target: Bontonfilm, a.s.
Bontonfilm is a film, home entertainment, digital and television rights distribution company with operations in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic and a leading market position in each country.
price ($mm)
$11
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$37
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0.3x
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announced 7/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd, will acquire MediaPro Entertainment

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the MediaPro Entertainment business. MediaPro Entertainment is one of the leading producers and distributors of television fiction and owns one of the largest studio/production facilities in Central and Eastern Europe.
buyer: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd (CETV:$697.26)
Central European Media Enterprises, the pioneering international television broadcasting company, operates the leading group of networks and stations across Central and Eastern Europe. "
target: MediaPro Entertainment
MediaPro Entertainment is a leading television and film producer and distributor in Romania and other Central and Eastern European markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$58 [$94]
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$95
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$13
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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 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Quebecor Inc., acquired MP3 Disques

synopsis: Quebecor's Music Division is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mario Pelchat's MP3 Disques label, an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques joins the Music Division's other two labels, Musicor and Ste-4 Musique.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Canada's leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, Quebecor is one of the most successful integrated communications companies in the industry. Quebecor features some of Quebec's most beloved brands such as Vidéotron, TVA, Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec, "
target: MP3 Disques
Montreal-based MP3 Disques is Mario Pelchat's label, as well as an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques is a French label that has hit releases such as Noël avec Jireh Gospel Choir, and Le monde où je vais by Mario Pelchat.
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announced 12/8/2008 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will purchase a minority stake in Jetix Europe N.V.

synopsis: In order to expand its kids and family media business in Europe and extend its brand leadership around the world, The Walt Disney Company announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into agreements to acquire outstanding shares of Jetix Europe N.V. for € 11 per share.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$60,760.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. "
target: Jetix Europe N.V.
Jetix Europe is a pan-European media company comprised of television channels, program distribution and consumer products businesses. Its programming, geared towards kids age 6-14, currently reaches a combined 137 million television households in 58 countries and 18 languages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$282 [$110]*
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$179
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$24
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closed 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Quebecor Inc., acquired Audiogram

synopsis: Quebecor Sports and Entertainment announced the acquisition of Audiogram, an iconic record company that is one of Canada's best-known French-language labels. Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal. Quebecor Sports and Entertainment Group produces, distributes and promotes cultural and sporting events, presenting Québec and international talent in its market. "
target: Audiogram
Founded in the early 1980s by Michel Bélanger, Audiogram is the largest independent French-language record label in North America.
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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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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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$6.00
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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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$113
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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.
price ($mm)
$105*
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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 $20 billion of capital, making investments in over 100 businesses since its founding in 1974. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States.
price ($mm)
$13,640
rev ($mm)
$1,969
EBITDA ($mm)
$679
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
20.1x
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:$428.66)
Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and outdoor operations to reach approximately 75% of Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico.
price ($mm)
$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:$257.87)
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:$257.87)
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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Grupo Televisa, S.A.
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.
year
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rev ($mm)
$4,927.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,912.71
EBIT ($mm)
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Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
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.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Bouygues SA
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$41,613.59
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EBIT ($mm)
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Qurate Retail, Inc.
Qurate Retail, Inc.
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$13,604.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,859.00
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Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$10,780.00
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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ITV plc
ITV plc
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Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
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$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: AMCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,826.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$901.61
EBIT ($mm)
$819.12
Net Income ($mm)
$491.97
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Ticker: ENXTPA:TFI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TF1 Group
TF1 is a media group whose mission is to inform and entertain. The group operates and develops four freeview channels and several special-interest pay-TV channels as well as their digital offshoots. The TF1 group’s businesses today cover the entire audiovisual value chain.
year
2018
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$2,585.65
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
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$1,558.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.42
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
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rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
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$71.70
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Mediaset España
Mediaset España
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2020
rev ($mm)
$974.29
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
TV Azteca produces Spanish-language television programming. The Company operates two national television networks in Mexico through owned and operated stations throughout the country. TV Azteca also operates a broadcast television network targeted toward the Hispanic market in the US.
year
2017
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$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
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Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
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2020
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$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
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$178.72
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iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc.
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$535.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($35.33)
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Ticker: HMTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.
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.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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