NBC Universal Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Media Company

NBC Universal has acquired 13 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 6 assets.

NBC Universal’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired DreamWorks Animation SKG for $3.8B. NBC Universal has acquired in 5 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (59%) and digital media (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 1

NBC Universal, Inc.

30 Rockefeller Plaza,
New York, New York 10112
United States,
(212) 664-4444
www.nbcuni.com

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 10 2 - - - - 12
vol $9.4B $9.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - 1 - - - 5
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Weather Company 2018-03-22 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia · www.theweathercompany.com
Craftsy 2017-05-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.craftsy.com
Universal Studios Japan 2017-02-28 - Stake Purchase
Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan · www.usj.co.jp
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. 2016-04-28 3.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Glendale, California · www.dreamworksanimation.com
Universal Sports Network 2015-10-21 - Shut Down
Santa Monica, California
GardenWeb 2015-08-25 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.gardenweb.com
BuzzFeed, Inc. 2015-08-18 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.buzzfeed.com
TheGrio 2014-01-01 - Sold to Management
New York, New York · www.thegrio.com
Hulu LLC 2012-10-19 - Sold to Management
Santa Monica, California · www.hulu.com
Universal Orlando 2011-06-06 1.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Orlando, Florida · www.universalorlando.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Universal Brand Development    - Funko Pop! Blitz 2019-12-18 1
Brussels, Belgium · www.universalbranddevelopment.com Lynnwood, Washington · www.funkopopblitz.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 7 (58%) 8.4B (89%) 2 (40%) -
Digital Media 3 (25%) - 2 (40%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (20%) -
Leisure 1 (8%) 1.0B (11%) - -
Total 12 $9.4B 5 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 10 9.4B 5 -
  New York 4 925M 2 -
  California 3 3.8B 2 -
  Georgia 1 3.6B 1 -
  Florida 1 1.0B - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
Japan 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 10 (83%) 9.4B (100%) 5 (100%) -
Cross-border 2 (17%) - - -
Total 12 $9.4B 5 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $8.5B
$100M to $1B 1 $925M
TOTAL $9.4B
Largest DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
$3.8B (2016-04-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
42%
5 (42%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
40%
2 (40%)

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