M&A Deal Summary

Paramount Acquires Viacom

On August 13, 2019, Paramount acquired media company Viacom for 118.0B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Paramount’s 6th transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is Paramount’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Paramount’s 7th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Paramount’s 3rd transaction in New York.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-08-13
Target Viacom
Sector Media
Buyer(s) Paramount
Deal Type Merger
Deal Value 118.0B USD

Target

Viacom

New York, New York, United States
website
Viacom, Inc. is a global media company which is home to a variety of entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories. Viacom was founded in 2005 and is based in New York, New York.

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Buyer

Paramount

New York, New York, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1986
Sector Media
Employees22,109
Revenue 25.3B USD (2020)
DESCRIPTION

Paramount is an international media company that delivers premium content to audiences across traditional and emerging platforms worldwide. Its business segments include Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, and Local Broadcasting. Paramount was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 9 of 12
Sector (Media) 6 of 9
Type (Merger) 2 of 2
State (New York) 3 of 3
Country (United States) 7 of 7
Year (2019) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2017-08-27 tenplay

Pyrmont, Australia

Network Ten Pty Ltd. is a commercial broadcast network that engages in providing television programs and entertainment content. Ten Network Holdings Ltd. was founded in 1956 and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2020-09-14 CNet Networks

San Francisco, California, United States

CNet is a portfolio of brands that reach close to 100 million unique visitors monthly, advising passionate consumers about everything they love. Its portfolio reaches diverse global audiences in technology, B2B, gaming, and entertainment. These iconic properties include the world’s largest tech media brand CNET, as well as GameSpot, ZDNet, Metacritic, TVGuide.com, Chowhound, and more. CNet was formed in 1994 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Sell $500M