Univision Communications Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Media Company

Univision Communications has acquired 7 companies of its own, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Univision Communications’ largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Televisa-Univision for $4.8B. Univision Communications has acquired in 5 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include digital media (50%) and media (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 5

Univision Communications, Inc.

605 Third Avenue, 33rd Floor,
New York, New York 10158
United States,
(212) 455-5200
www.univision.com

Univision Communications, Inc. 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. The company’s prominent digital assets include Univision.com, streaming service Univision Now, the largest Hispanic influencer network, and several top-rated apps.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 4 - - - - 2 6
vol $135M $4.8B $4.9B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Televisa-Univision 2021-04-13 4.8B USD Merger
Mexico City, Mexico
VIX, Inc. 2021-02-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Coral Gables, Florida · www.vix.com
G/O Media, Inc. 2019-04-08 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.g-omedia.com
Gawker Media, LLC 2016-08-16 135M USD Special Situations/Distressed
New York, New York · www.gawker.com
Onion, Inc. 2016-01-19 - Stake Purchase
Chicago, Illinois · www.theonion.com
The Root 2015-05-21 - Divestiture
Washington, District of Columbia · www.theroot.com
Tichenor Media System, Inc. 1997-02-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Las Vegas, Nevada
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Digital Media 3 (50%) 135M (3%) 1 (100%) -
Media 2 (33%) 4.8B (97%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (17%) - - -
Total 6 $4.9B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 5 135M 1 -
  New York 1 135M 1 -
  Nevada 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  District of Columbia 1 - - -
Mexico 1 4.8B - -
Domestic 5 (83%) 135M (3%) 1 (100%) -
Cross-border 1 (17%) 4.8B (97%) - -
Total 6 $4.9B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Guggenheim Securities
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1
Covington & Burling LLP
1
Sidley Austin LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $4.8B
$100M to $1B 1 $135M
TOTAL $4.9B
Largest Televisa-Univision
$4.8B (2021-04-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Strategic(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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