Liberty Media Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Media Company

Liberty Media has acquired 9 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 5 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Liberty Media’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Formula One World Championship for $8.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Provide Commerce to FTD Companies for $145M. Liberty Media has acquired in 4 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (25%) and e-commerce (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity8
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • M&A Advisors 1

Liberty Media Corp.

12300 Liberty Boulevard,
Englewood, Colorado 80112
United States,
(720) 875-5400
www.libertymedia.com

Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses. Those interests include subsidiaries SiriusXM, Atlanta National League Baseball Club Inc., and True Position Inc., interests in Charter Communications and Live Nation and minority equity investments in Barnes & Noble, Time Warner Cable, Time Warner Inc., and Viacom.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 6 1 1 - - - 8
vol $2.4B $8.0B $1.1B $11.5B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 1 - - 1 - 4
vol $145M $15M $160M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Higher Power Nutrition 2019-01-08 15M USD Divestiture
Meridian, Idaho · www.bodybuilding.com
General Communication, Inc. 2017-04-04 1.1B USD Add-on Acquisition
Anchorage, Alaska · www.gci.com
Formula One World Championship Ltd. 2016-09-07 8.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Knightsbridge, United Kingdom · www.formula1.com
LMC Right Start, Inc. 2016-02-05 - Divestiture
Denver, Colorado · www.rightstart.com
zulily, Inc. 2015-08-17 2.4B USD Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.zulily.com
Backcountry.com LLC 2015-07-01 - Divestiture
Park City, Utah · www.backcountrycorp.com
Provide Commerce, Inc. 2014-12-31 145M USD Divestiture
San Diego, California · www.providecommerce.com
LMC Right Start, Inc. 2009-07-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.rightstart.com
Mediatti Communications, Inc. 2009-01-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Tokyo, Japan
Higher Power Nutrition 2008-01-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Meridian, Idaho · www.bodybuilding.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
E-Commerce 2 (25%) 2.4B (21%) 2 (50%) 15M (10%)
Communications 2 (25%) 1.1B (10%) - -
Media 2 (25%) 8.0B (69%) - -
Retail 1 (13%) - 1 (25%) -
Restaurants 1 (13%) - - -
Internet Software and Services - - 1 (25%) 145M (90%)
Total 8 $11.5B 4 $160M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 4 3.5B 4 160M
  Idaho 1 - 1 15M
  Colorado 1 - 1 -
  Washington 1 2.4B - -
  Alaska 1 1.1B - -
  Utah - - 1 -
  California - - 1 145M
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Japan 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 8.0B - -
Domestic 4 (50%) 3.5B (31%) 4 (100%) 160M (100%)
Cross-border 4 (50%) 8.0B (69%) - -
Total 8 $11.5B 4 $160M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $11.5B
TOTAL $11.5B
Largest Formula One World Championship Ltd.
$8.0B (2016-09-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $145M
< $100M 1 $15M
TOTAL $160M
Largest Provide Commerce, Inc.
$145M (2014-12-31)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
83%
5 83%
Strategic(s)
17%
1 17%
Divested to
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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