Sinclair Broadcast Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Media Company

Sinclair Broadcast Group has acquired 12 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired The Walt Disney Company - 21 Regional Sports Networks & Fox College Sports for $10.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold WHTM-TV to Media General for $83M. Sinclair Broadcast Group has acquired in 8 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (73%) and communications (10%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 7

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

10706 Beaver Dam Road,
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
United States,
(410) 568-1500
www.sbgi.net

Sinclair Broadcast Group a television broadcasting company, owns or provides programming, operating, or sales services to television stations in the United States. Sinclair Broadcast Group was founded in 1986 and is based in Hunt Valley, Maryland.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 8 1 - 2 - - 11
vol $728M $8M $14.1B $14.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
vol $83M $83M
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network LLC 2019-08-29 3.5B USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.yesnetwork.com
The Walt Disney Company - 21 Regional Sports Networks & Fox College Sports 2019-05-03 10.6B USD Divestiture
Burbank, California
Tennis Media Co. LLC 2017-03-01 8M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.tennis.com
The Tennis Channel, Inc. 2016-01-27 350M USD Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.tennischannel.com
Circa 1605, Inc. 2015-12-07 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.circanews.com
WHTM-TV 2014-09-02 83M USD Divestiture
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Fisher Communications, Inc. 2013-08-08 373M USD Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington · www.fsci.com
Dielectric LLC 2013-06-18 5M USD Add-on Acquisition
Raymond, Michigan · www.dielectric.com
Newport Television 2012-07-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Kansas City, Missouri · www.newporttv.com
Freedom Communications - Broadcast Properties 2011-11-02 - Divestiture
, United States
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 8 (73%) 14.8B (100%) 1 (100%) 83M (100%)
Communications 1 (9%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (9%) - - -
Manufacturing 1 (9%) 5M (< 1%) - -
Total 11 $14.8B 1 $83M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 11 14.8B 1 83M
  California 3 11.0B - -
  New York 2 3.5B - -
  Missouri 1 - - -
  Michigan 1 5M - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Washington 1 373M - -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 83M
Total 11 $14.8B 1 $83M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Moelis & Co.
2
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Guggenheim Securities
1
Legal Deals
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
1
Latham & Watkins
1
Thomas & Libowitz P.A.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $14.1B
$100M to $1B 2 $723M
< $100M 2 $13M
TOTAL $14.8B
Largest The Walt Disney Company - 21 Regional Sports Networks & Fox College Sports
$10.6B (2019-05-03)
sell # Total
< $100M 1 $83M
TOTAL $83M
Largest WHTM-TV
$83M (2014-09-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
45%
5 (45%)
Strategic(s)
27%
3 (27%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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