Investment Summary

Comcast Invests In NBC Universal

On February 12, 2013, Comcast invested in media company NBC Universal from General Electric

Investment Highlights
  • This is Comcast’s 2nd transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is Comcast’s 11th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Comcast’s 3rd transaction in New York.

Investment Summary

Date 2013-02-12
Target NBC Universal
Sector Media
Investor(s) Comcast
Sellers(s) General Electric
Deal Type Stake Purchase

Target

NBC Universal

New York, New York, United States
website
NBCUniversal owns and operates a portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a motion picture company, television production operations, a leading television stations group, theme parks, and a suite of Internet-based businesses.

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Investor(S) 1

Investor

Comcast

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1963
SectorMedia
Employees168,000
Revenue 103.6B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION
Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Comcast is a media and communications company. Comcast provides entertainment, information, and communications products and services in the United States and internationally. Comcast was formed in 1963 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 25
Sector (Media) 2 of 4
Type (Stake Purchase) 1 of 2
State (New York) 3 of 6
Country (United States) 11 of 23
Year (2013) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-02-02 New Global Telecom

Lakewood, Colorado, United States

New Global Telecom, Inc. (NGT) a provider of wholesale hosted and trunk-based VoIP solutions in the United States. At its core, NGT is a widely-recognized, experienced provider of predictable, business-class VoIP solutions.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-03-07 FreeWheel Media

San Mateo, California, United States

FreeWheel Media, Inc. is a provider of premium video ad management solutions for media and entertainment companies.

Buy $375M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

General Electric

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1892
SectorDiversified
Employees205,000
Revenue 79.6B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION

General Electric is a diversified technology and financial services corporation. Products and services range from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products. General Electric was established in 1892 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 23 of 44
Sector (Media) 2 of 2
Type (Stake Purchase) 2 of 2
State (New York) 3 of 3
Country (United States) 17 of 34
Year (2013) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-12-04 Morpho Detection

Newark, California, United States

Morpho Detection, Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of detection systems and services to improve mission-critical security at airports, borders and other high-risk critical infrastructure sites such as nuclear power plants, military installations and government buildings. It also provides extensive services to maintain and upgrade its broad installed base of equipment and related products.

Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-03-28 Fox Energy

Kaukauna, Wisconsin, United States

Fox Energy Company, a 593‐megawatt combined cycle generating facility. Fox Energy Center is a dual‐fuel facility, equipped to use fuel oil but expected to run primarily on natural gas. 

Sell $390M