M&A Deal Summary

Univision Acquires TelevisaUnivision

On April 13, 2021, Univision acquired media company TelevisaUnivision from Grupo Televisa for 4.8B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Univision’s 2nd transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is Univision’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Univision’s 1st transaction in Spain.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2021-04-13
Target TelevisaUnivision
Sector Media
Buyer(s) Univision
Sellers(s) Grupo Televisa
Deal Type Merger
Deal Value 4.8B USD

Target

TelevisaUnivision

Spain
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TelevisaUnivision is a Spanish language media company that consists free-to-air channels, pay-TV networks channels and stations, Videocine movie studio and Blim TV subscription video on demand (SVOD) service; and the Televisa trademark. The Company also has Univision’s assets in the United States which includes the Univision and UniMás broadcast networks, nine Spanish-language cable networks, 61 television stations and 58 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico, and prominent digital assets including its recently launched AVOD streaming service, PrendeTV.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Univision

New York, New York, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1992
Sector Media
DESCRIPTION

Univision entertains, informs, and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports, and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio, and digital platforms. The company’s top-rated media portfolio includes the Univision and UniMás broadcast networks, as well as cable networks Galavisión and TUDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the country. Locally, Univision owns or operates 65 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. Additionally, Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, encompasses 58 owned or operated radio stations, plus 89 affiliates, a live event series, and a robust digital audio footprint. Univision was formed in 1992 and is based in New York, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 6
Sector (Media) 2 of 2
Type (Merger) 1 of 1
Country (Spain) 1 of 1
Year (2021) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-02-01 VIX

Coral Gables, Florida, United States

VIX, Inc. is an independent digital media company, that creates content that sparks curiosity and adds value to millions of people every day. Our content lives at VIX.com and across a variety of social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. VIX was formed in 1999 and is based in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Grupo Televisa

Mexico City, Mexico

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Category Company
Founded 1969
Sector Media
Employees37,191
Revenue 103.5B MXN (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Grupo Televisa is a media company in the Spanish-speaking world, an important cable operator in Mexico and an operator of a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico. Televisa distributes the content it produces through several broadcast channels in Mexico and in over 75 countries through 26 pay-tv brands, television networks, cable operators and over-the-top or “OTT” services. In the United States, Televisa’s audiovisual content is distributed through Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) the leading media company serving the Hispanic market. Univision broadcasts Televisa’s audiovisual content through multiple platforms in exchange for a royalty payment. Televisa’s cable business offers integrated services, including video, high-speed data and voice services to residential and commercial customers as well as managed services to domestic and international carriers. Televisa owns a majority interest in Sky, a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system and broadband provider in Mexico, operating also in the Dominican Republic and Central America. Televisa also has interests in magazine publishing and distribution, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and live entertainment, feature- film production and distribution, and gaming. Grupo Televisa was founded in 1969 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 2
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Merger) 1 of 1
Country (Spain) 1 of 1
Year (2021) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-07-24 OCESA Entretenimiento

Mexico

OCESA Entretenimiento is an entertainment promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico. OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans annually across Mexico and Colombia and has a robust business portfolio in ticketing, sponsorship, food & beverage, merchandise, and venue operation with 14 premier venues across Mexico with a collective capacity of nearly 250,000 seats.

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