Vivendi SA

31 rue du Colisee, Cedex,
Paris, 75383
+33 1 53 53 30 00

Vivendi Universal Publishing SA is a publisher of an interactive content products and co-publishes for various strategic partners worldwide.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 5 - 4 - - - 9
vol $223M $223M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 3 1 - - - - 4
vol $5.4B $8.2B $13.6B

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Largest See Tickets International B.V.
$123M (2011-09-05)
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Largest Global Village Telecom SA (GVT)
$8.2B (2014-09-19)

According to our data here at Mergr, Vivendi SA has acquired 9 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

Vivendi SA’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired See Tickets International B.V. for $123M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2014, when it sold Global Village Telecom SA to Telefónica SA for $8.2B. Vivendi SA has acquired in 1 US state, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include communications (23%) and leisure (23%).

When analyzing the publishing sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 110 publishing companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, and 4 have acquired at least 5 companies. The most prolific strategic publishing acquirer over the past 3 years is New Media Investment Group, with 4 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the publishing sector over the past 3 years is Levine Leichtman Capital Partners with 2 platform acquisitions.

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