Viacom, Inc.

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

Viacom, Inc. is a home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories.

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Year ≤ '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 11 - 2 - 1 - 14
vol $21.9B $757M $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)

According to our data here at Mergr, Viacom has acquired 14 companies, including 3 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 (65%) and gaming (15%).

When analyzing the media sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 370 media companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 28 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 6 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic media acquirer over the past 3 years is Dentsu Aegis Network, with 16 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the media sector over the past 3 years is Providence Equity Partners LLC with 5 platform acquisitions.

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