Univision - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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Univision M&A Summary

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

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

Univision Ownership

Who owns Univision?

Univision is owned by Searchlight Capital Partners. It was acquired on February 25, 2020.

Is Univision PE-backed?

Yes. Univision is owned by private equity investor Searchlight Capital Partners.

Was Univision formerly PE-backed?

Yes. Univision was formerly owned by 8 private investors.

Univision Business Overview

Where is Univision headquartered?

Univision is headquartered in New York, New York.

What sector is Univision in?

Univision is a media company.

When was Univision founded?

Univision was founded in 1992.

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

Univision Communications, Inc.

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

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 4 - 2 - - - 6
vol $135M $4.8B $4.9B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 1 - - - - - 1
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TelevisaUnivision 2021-04-13 4.8B USD Merger
, Spain · televisaunivision.com
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
View All >>

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 - - -
Spain 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
J.P. Morgan Securities
1
Guggenheim Securities
1
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
1
Covington & Burling
1
Sidley
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $4.8B
$100M to $1B 1 $135M
TOTAL $4.9B
Largest TelevisaUnivision
$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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