Viacom Acquisitions and Exits, 21 Deals Between 1986 and 2019
media Company

Viacom has acquired 17 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Viacom’s largest acquisition to date was in 1994, when it acquired Paramount Communications for $9.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2005, when it sold Famous Players to Cineplex for $500M. Viacom has acquired in 6 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (59%) and internet software and services (18%).

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Viacom, Inc.

1515 Broadway,
New York, New York 10036
United States,
(212) 258-6000
www.viacom.com

Viacom, Inc. is a global media company. The Company is home to a variety of entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories. Viacom, Inc. is based in New York City.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 13 - 1 - 2 1 17
vol $22.6B $345M $23.0B
Sell (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $500M $500M
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Largest Paramount Communications, Inc.
$9.8B (1994-02-16)
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Largest Famous Players, Inc.
$500M (2005-07-22)

Media M&A - Last 3 Years

When analyzing the media sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 334 media companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 17 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 Live Nation Entertainment, 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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