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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 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 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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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired Zhara Music

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced the acquisition of leading indie label Zhara Music, and the launch of the Russian division of its legendary Atlantic Records label. Zhara Music was co-founded by artists and businessmen EMIN and Bahh Tee.
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Zhara Music
Zhara Music, a Russian indie label, has become a hugely significant player in the fast-growing Russian music industry. They also host the ZHARA Festival, a music festival which takes place in Azerbaijan, near the coast of Caspian Sea every year.
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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 6/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Symphonic Distribution, Inc., will acquire Higher Reign Music Group

synopsis: Tampa-based Symphonic Distribution has entered into a strategic merger with a Canadian music distribution firm, Higher Reign Music Distribution (HRMD). The HRMD executives will oversee Symphonic's operations in Canada, leading the business and building its team.
buyer: Symphonic Distribution, Inc.
Headquartered in sunny Tampa, Florida with footprints in major music markets across the USA and Worldwide (Africa, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Spain), Symphonic is one of the leading independent music distribution and marketing companies in the industry. "
target: Higher Reign Music Group
Higher Reign Music Group has become the new benchmark in the Canadian music industry as a dynamic and trending record company, regrouping a variety of hard-hitting record labels from different backgrounds, markets and genres under one unique and powerful banner.
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closed 12/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Warner Music Group, acquired 300 Entertainment

synopsis: Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced the acquisition of 300 Entertainment, one of the world’s most successful and influential independent music companies. 300’s artists include top-charting, multi-platinum stars such as Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Gunna, Fetty Wap, Highly Suspect, Mary J. Blige, and many others.
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: 300 Entertainment
300 Entertainment is one of the world’s most successful and influential independent music companies. 300’s artists include top-charting, multi-platinum stars such as Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Gunna, Fetty Wap, Highly Suspect, Mary J. Blige, and many others.
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closed 11/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Believe, acquired Think Music, Inc.

synopsis: Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, strengthens its leadership in the fast-growing Indian market with the acquisition of Think Music, one of the leading in South India based music labels.
buyer: Believe
Believe is one of the world’s leading digital music companies. Believe’s mission is to develop independent artists and labels in the digital world by providing them the solutions they need to grow their audience at each stage of their career and development. "
target: Think Music, Inc.
Think Music is a leading music label in the South India market, founded by Mr. Swaroop Reddy and Mr. Kiran Reddy, who have an extremely strong experience within the South Indian Media & Entertainment industry with deep routed relationships across the value chain.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Alamo Records

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in Alamo Records, the New York-based multi-genre label founded by music industry entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz focused on the discovery and development of next-generation talent.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Alamo Records
Alamo Records is the New York-based multi-genre label founded by music industry entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz focused on the discovery and development of next-generation talent.
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announced 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will acquire Som Livre Ltda.

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment (SME) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Globo Comunicação E Participações S.A. to acquire Brazilian independent music company Som Livre. Som Livre is home to many of Brazil’s most popular artists including Marilia Mendonça, Jorge & Mateus, Wesley Safadão, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target parent: Grupo Globo
target: Som Livre Ltda.
Brazilian music label Som Livre was founded by Globo in 1969 for the release and promotion of soundtracks of TV shows. Som Livre has a strong play in live events, being a producer of festivals in the country through various brands, such as Festeja and Samba D+.
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announced 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will purchase AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights from AWAL UK Limited

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment, a global recorded music company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kobalt Music Group to acquire Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
seller parent: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
seller: AWAL UK Limited
The acquisition includes Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights. AWAL is an independent distribution company with headquarters in London, UK. Acquired by Kobalt Music in December 2011, AWAL is Kobalt’s recordings company.
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closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Orchard, acquired Human Re-Sources

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has acquired Human Re Sources, J. Erving’s Los Angeles-based artist distribution and services company, from the music and tech company Q&A. It will become part of The Orchard, Sony’s global independent music distribution and artist and label services company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: The Orchard (:$62.27)
The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in 45 markets worldwide. Their artist & label services offerings include full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more. "
target parent: Q&A
target: Human Re-Sources
Human Re Sources offers artist distribution services. Since its 2019 launch, Human Re Sources signed and developed artists such as YBN Nahmir, Pink Sweat$, Baby Rose, Bren Joy and more.
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closed 9/9/2020 via PR Web

Cinq Music, acquired Beluga Heights Records

synopsis: Cinq Music Group, the tech-driven indie record label, distribution, and rights management company, has acquired record label Beluga Heights, a joint venture between JR Rotem and Warner Records. Part of the deal includes the Jason Derulo catalog, as Derulo was an artist on Beluga Heights/Warner records.
buyer parent: GoDigital Media Group
buyer: Cinq Music
Cinq Music is a technology-driven record label, distribution, and rights management company. Cinq’s repertoire has won Grammy awards, dozens of Gold and Platinum RIAA certifications, and numerous number one chart positions on a variety of Billboard charts. "
target parent: Warner Music Group
target: Beluga Heights Records
Beluga Heights Records is a joint venture between founder J.R. Rotem and Warner Records. Founded in 2006, the label is known for working with top musical artists such as Rihanna and Leona Lewis, as well as discovering and developing new acts like Sean Kingston and Jason Derülo.
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announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Intercept Music, Inc., will acquire Art is War Records

synopsis: Sanwire Corporation, and its wholly owned subsidiary Intercept Music, Inc., is to acquire Art is War Records, a record label with distribution, marketing, and sales services. Focused on independent artists, AIW Records offers the expertise, infrastructure, and scalability of a big label, delivered with personal attention and support.
buyer parent: Sanwire Corporation
buyer: Intercept Music, Inc.
Intercept is an online platform allowing musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers. The software automatically promotes the artists' entire business, including their music, merchandise, and performances in social media, playlists, and online radio. "
target: Art is War Records
Art is War Records is a record label with distribution, marketing, and sales services. Focused on independent artists, AIW Records offers the expertise, infrastructure, and scalability of a big label, delivered with personal attention and support.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd, acquired Gallo Record Company

synopsis: Tiso Blackstar Group, the former publisher of the Business Day and Sunday Times, says it has sold its entire stake in Gallo Music for R75m to Lebashe Investment Group’s Arena Holdings. Gallo Record Company is the largest and oldest independent record label in South Africa.
buyer parent: The Lebashe Investment Group
buyer: Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Arena Holdings is one of Africa’s largest English-language news publishers in print (titles include Sunday Times, Business Day, Financial Mail, The Herald, Sowetan and Daily Dispatch) and online (titles include TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE, BusinessLIVE, DispatchLIVE, HeraldLIVE and Vrye Weekblad). "
target parent: Tiso Blackstar Group
target: Gallo Record Company
Gallo Record Company is the largest and oldest independent record label in South Africa. It is based in Johannesburg. Gallo Record Company has been in operation since 1926 and signs, promotes and assists artists to promote their music across Africa and internationally.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Valiant Eagle, Inc., acquired Franchise X Entertainment

synopsis: Valiant Eagle Inc., a corporation focused on the energizing of entertainment in television, the Internet, and social media, has acquired Franchise X Entertainment LLC, a full-service record label and artist management company based out of Los Angeles, CA.
buyer: Valiant Eagle, Inc. (OTCPK:PSRU.D:$0.02)
Valiant Eagle, Inc. is a corporation focused on the energizing of entertainment in television, the Internet, and social media. VE aims to achieve advances in those media through content featuring Music, Sports, Entertainment, and, with respect to the millennial generation, through Technology. "
target: Franchise X Entertainment
Franchise X Entertainment LLC operates as a record label and artist management company. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.
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announced 8/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Reservoir Media Management, Inc., will acquire Blue Raincoat Music

synopsis: Reservoir Media Management, an independent music company, has struck a deal to bring UK-based music company Blue Raincoat Music and its subsidiary Chrysalis Records into its portfolio of offerings. Blue Raincoat Music is an artist management company, music publishing company and record label, based in London, New York and Los Angeles.
buyer: Reservoir Media Management, Inc. (RSVR:$94.30)
Reservoir Media Management is an independent music company based in NYC. Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, the company has grown to represent over 110,000 copyrights and 26,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as the 1920s, and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. "
target: Blue Raincoat Music
Established in 2014 Blue Raincoat Music is an artist management company, music publishing company and record label, based in London, New York and Los Angeles. They are also home to a standalone operating record label that houses the Chrysalis Records catalog.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Warner Music Group, acquired Forza Music

synopsis: Forza Music, the Slovakian entertainment company founded in 1994 that’s home to music from the region released over four decades going back to the 1960s, has been acquired by Warner Music Group. Forza’s most noteworthy musical property comes in the form of the rights to OPUS, the state-operated record company of the former Czechoslovakia.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Forza Music
Forza Music is a prominent Slovakian entertainment company. Forza’s most noteworthy musical property comes in the form of the rights to OPUS, the state-operated record company of the former Czechoslovakia. OPUS was privatized in 1990 and has been owned by Forza for the last 15 or so years.
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announced 6/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Carlyle Group, Ithaca Holdings LLC, will acquire Big Machine Label Group

synopsis: Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings has agreed to acquire Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group in a blockbuster deal backed by the Carlyle Group. Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group is a record label group that encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., BMLG Records, and more.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
buyer: Ithaca Holdings LLC
Ithaca Holdings is a media holding company led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun. SB Projects is a diversified entertainment and media company. The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. "
target: Big Machine Label Group
Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group is a record label group that encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., BMLG Records, Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records and publishing company Big Machine Music.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Naxos Digital Services Ltd., acquired ARC Music Productions International Limited

synopsis: Naxos Music Group, the world's leading classical music label, has acquired ARC Music Productions International, a UK-based record label and publisher in the field of world and folk music. ARC Music offers the largest selection of traditional and contemporary ethnic music from all corners of the world.
buyer: Naxos Digital Services Ltd.
Established in 1987, Naxos is the world's leading classical music label. Naxos offers over 11,000 titles that are available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of-the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. "
target: ARC Music Productions International Limited
ARC Music is a UK-based record label and publisher in the field of world and folk music. ARC Music offers the largest selection of traditional and contemporary ethnic music from all corners of the world. Their unrivalled repertoire comprises hundreds upon hundreds of albums from over 120 countries.
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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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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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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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$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.
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$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:$697.98)
Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and outdoor operations to reach approximately 75% of Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico.
price ($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:$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.
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$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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