ViacomCBS Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

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ViacomCBS has acquired 11 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

ViacomCBS’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Viacom for $118.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Outfront Media to for $3.4B. ViacomCBS has acquired in 4 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (70%) and internet software and services (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 2

ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS, Inc.

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

ViacomCBS is an international media company that delivers premium content to audiences across traditional and emerging platforms worldwide. Its business segments include Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing, and Local Broadcasting. ViacomCBS was founded in 1986 and is based in New York, New York.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 7 1 - 1 - 1 10
vol $3.8B $118.0B $121.8B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 3 - - - 2 - 5
vol $3.9B $2.7B $6.5B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Chilevision 2021-04-05 - Divestiture
Santiago, Chile · www.chilevision.cl
Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2020-11-25 2.2B USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.simonandschuster.com
CNet Networks, Inc. 2020-09-14 500M USD Divestiture
San Francisco, California · www.cnet.com
Viacom, Inc. 2019-08-13 118.0B USD Merger
New York, New York · www.viacom.com
Network Ten Pty Ltd. 2017-08-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Pyrmont, Australia · www.tenplay.com.au
Outfront Media, Inc. 2014-03-28 3.4B USD Spin Off
New York, New York · www.outfrontmedia.com
Exterion Media (UK) Ltd. 2013-07-16 225M USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.exterionmedia.com
MetroLeap Media, Inc. 2011-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Burnaby, British Columbia · www.metroleap.com
EcoMedia LLC 2010-05-13 - Add-on Acquisition
Manhattan Beach, California · www.ecomediacbs.com
CNet Networks, Inc. 2008-06-30 1.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.cnet.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 7 (70%) 119.9B (98%) - -
Internet Software and Services 2 (20%) 1.8B (1%) 1 (20%) 500M (8%)
Marketing - - 2 (40%) 3.6B (55%)
Retail 1 (10%) 72M (< 1%) - -
Electronics - - 1 (20%) 265M (4%)
Publishing - - 1 (20%) 2.2B (33%)
Total 10 $121.8B 5 $6.5B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 121.8B 4 6.3B
  New York 3 118.3B 2 5.5B
  California 2 1.8B 1 500M
  Massachusetts 1 1.6B - -
  Connecticut 1 72M - -
  Pennsylvania - - 1 265M
Australia 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
Chile 1 - - -
United Kingdom - - 1 225M
Domestic 7 (70%) 121.8B (100%) 4 (80%) 6.3B (97%)
Cross-border 3 (30%) - 1 (20%) 225M (3%)
Total 10 $121.8B 5 $6.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Citigroup Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Shearman & Sterling LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $121.4B
$100M to $1B 1 $325M
< $100M 1 $72M
TOTAL $121.8B
Largest Viacom, Inc.
$118.0B (2019-08-13)
sell # Total
> $1B 2 $5.5B
$100M to $1B 3 $990M
TOTAL $6.5B
Largest Outfront Media, Inc.
$3.4B (2014-03-28)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
30%
3 (30%)
Strategic(s)
10%
1 (10%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
60%
3 (60%)

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