Vivendi SA Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Publishing Company

Vivendi SA has acquired 14 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Vivendi SA’s largest acquisition to date was in 2019, when it acquired Editis SA for $1.0B. 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 (15%) and leisure (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity19
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

Vivendi SA

42 avenue de Friedland Cedex 08,
Paris, 75380
France,
+33 1 71 71 10 00
www.vivendi.com

Vivendi Universal Publishing SA is a publisher of an interactive content products and co-publishes for various strategic partners worldwide. Vivendi was founded in 1853 and is based in Paris, France.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 9 1 1 1 2 - 14
vol $223M $1.0B $1.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 4 - - - 1 - 5
vol $14.1B $14.1B
  19

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Prisma Media SNC 2020-12-14 - Divestiture
Gennevilliers, France · www.prismamedia.com
Lagardère SCA 2020-04-21 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.lagardere.com
Universal Music Group, Inc. 2020-03-31 - Stake Purchase
Santa Monica, California · www.universalmusic.com
Editis SA 2019-01-31 1.0B EUR Add-on Acquisition
Paris, France · www.editis.com
Paylogic Holding B.V. 2018-04-16 - Divestiture
Groningen, Netherlands · www.paylogic.com
Havas SA 2017-06-06 - Divestiture
Puteaux, France · www.havasgroup.com
Radionomy SA 2015-12-17 - Stake Purchase
Brussels, Belgium · www.radionomy.com
Ubisoft Entertainment SA 2015-10-14 - Stake Purchase
Cedex, France · www.ubisoft.com
GameLoft SE 2015-10-14 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.gameloft.com
Telecom Italia S.p.A. 2015-10-06 - Stake Purchase
Rome, Italy · www.telecomitalia.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Havas SA 2017-06-06 Appatura, Inc. 2019-10-15 1
Puteaux, France · www.havasgroup.com Ridgefield Park, New Jersey · www.appatura.com
Vivendi Universal Net USA Group, Inc.    - Moviso LLC 2003-10-21 1
Los Angeles, California , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Communications 2 (14%) - 1 (20%) 8.2B (58%)
Media 2 (14%) - 1 (20%) -
Publishing 2 (14%) 1.0B (82%) 1 (20%) 4.8B (34%)
Leisure 2 (14%) 223M (18%) - -
Software 2 (14%) - - -
Beverages 1 (7%) - - -
Environmental 1 (7%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (7%) - - -
Marketing 1 (7%) - - -
Engineering - - 1 (20%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (20%) 1.1B (8%)
Total 14 $1.2B 5 $14.1B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
France 6 1.0B - -
United States 1 - 3 4.8B
  Pennsylvania - - 2 4.8B
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  California - - 1 -
Brazil 1 - 1 8.2B
Netherlands 2 123M - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
Germany 1 100M - -
Italy 1 - - -
United Kingdom - - 1 1.1B
Domestic 6 (43%) 1.0B (82%) - -
Cross-border 8 (57%) 223M (18%) 5 (100%) 14.1B (100%)
Total 14 $1.2B 5 $14.1B

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.0B
$100M to $1B 1 $123M
< $100M 1 $100M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Editis SA
$1.0B (2019-01-31)
sell # Total
> $1B 3 $14.1B
TOTAL $14.1B
Largest Global Village Telecom SA (GVT)
$8.2B (2014-09-19)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
2 (14%)
Strategic(s)
21%
3 (21%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
60%
3 (60%)
Strategic(s)
40%
2 (40%)

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