NBC Universal - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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NBC Universal M&A Summary

NBC Universal has acquired 15 companies, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 7 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 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 6 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (62%) and digital media (24%).

NBC Universal Business Overview

Where is NBC Universal headquartered?

NBC Universal is headquartered in New York, New York.

How many employees does NBC Universal have?

NBC Universal has 40,000 employees.

What sector is NBC Universal in?

NBC Universal is a media company.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 17
  • 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 12 - - 1 - - 13
vol $9.4B $9.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 - 1 - - - 6
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Opry Entertainment Group 2022-04-04 - Stake Purchase
Nashville, Tennessee · www.opry.com
BuzzFeed, Inc. 2021-07-13 - IPO
New York, New York · www.buzzfeed.com
The Weather Company 2018-03-22 - Divestiture
Atlanta, Georgia · www.theweathercompany.com
Craftsy 2017-05-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.craftsy.com
NBCUniversal Media, LLC 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. 2014-10-30 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.buzzfeed.com
TheGrio 2014-01-01 - Sold to Management
New York, New York · www.thegrio.com
View All >>

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 8 (62%) 8.4B (89%) 2 (33%) -
Digital Media 3 (23%) - 3 (50%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (8%) - 1 (17%) -
Leisure 1 (8%) 1.0B (11%) - -
Total 13 $9.4B 6 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 9.4B 6 -
  New York 4 925M 3 -
  California 3 3.8B 2 -
  Georgia 1 3.6B 1 -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Florida 1 1.0B - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
Japan 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 11 (85%) 9.4B (100%) 6 (100%) -
Cross-border 2 (15%) - - -
Total 13 $9.4B 6 -

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)
38%
5 (38%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
33%
2 (33%)

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