Time Warner Acquisitions and Exits, 8 Deals Between 2002 and 2018
media Company

Time Warner has acquired 2 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 8 assets.

It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2003, when it sold Warner Music Group to Thomas H. Lee Partners for $2.6B. Time Warner has acquired in 2 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include digital media (50%) and internet software and services (50%).

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Time Warner, Inc.

1 Time Warner Center,
New York, New York 10019
United States,
(212) 484-8000

Time Warner Inc. is a media and entertainment company. Time Warner consists of Turner, Home Box Office, Warner Bros., and Time, Inc. Turner consists principally of cable networks and digital media properties. Home Box Office consists principally of premium pay television services domestically and premium pay and basic tier television services internationally. Warner Bros. consists principally of feature film, television, home video and videogame production and distribution. Time Inc. consists principally of magazine publishing and related websites and operations. Time Warner was established in 1985 and is headquartered in New York City.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 1 1 - - - - 2
Sell (0.2/yr) # 5 - - - 1 - 6
vol $3.0B $3.0B

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Largest Warner Music Group Corp.
$2.6B (2003-11-01)

Media M&A - Last 3 Years

Time Warner was acquired by AT&T on October 22, 2016.

When analyzing the media sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 340 media companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 16 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 1 has acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic media acquirer over the past 3 years is Emerald Expositions, with 11 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the media sector over the past 3 years is Atwater Capital LLP with 5 platform acquisitions.

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