M&A Deal Summary

NBC Universal Acquires DreamWorks Animation SKG

On April 28, 2016, NBC Universal acquired media company DreamWorks Animation SKG for 3.8B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is NBC Universal’s 6th transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is NBC Universal’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is NBC Universal’s 9th transaction in the United States.
  • This is NBC Universal’s 3rd transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2016-04-28
Target DreamWorks Animation SKG
Sector Media
Buyer(s) NBC Universal
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 3.8B USD
Advisor(s) Centerview Partners (Financial)

Target

DreamWorks Animation SKG

Glendale, California, United States
website
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. is a producer of family entertainment through the use of computer-generated (CG) animation. DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. was formed in 1994 and is based in Glendale, California.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

NBC Universal

New York, New York, United States

website


Category Company
Sector Media
Employees40,000
DESCRIPTION

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.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 10 of 13
Sector (Media) 6 of 8
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 5 of 6
State (California) 3 of 3
Country (United States) 9 of 11
Year (2016) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-10-21 Universal Sports Network

Santa Monica, California, United States

Universal Sports is a provider of live and on-demand coverage of world-class competitions, interaction with top athletes and in-depth access to sports news and information year-round on both television and online. Universal Sports Network was founded in 2004 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-02-28 Universal Studios Japan

Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is a theme park, With an annual attendance of over 8.5 million.Universal Studios Japan (USJ) was founded in 2001 and is based in Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan.

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