Vivendi - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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Vivendi M&A Summary

Vivendi has acquired 14 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

Vivendi’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 Telefonica SA for $8.2B. Vivendi has acquired in 1 US state, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (15%) and publishing (15%).

Vivendi Business Overview

Where is Vivendi headquartered?

Vivendi is headquartered in Paris, France.

What is Vivendi’s revenue?

Vivendi disclosed revenue of 10,510M EUR for 2023 and 9,595M EUR for 2022.

How many employees does Vivendi have?

Vivendi has 39,200 employees.

What sector is Vivendi in?

Vivendi is a publishing company.

When was Vivendi founded?

Vivendi was founded in 1853.

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

Vivendi SE

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

Vivendi 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 12 2 - - - - 14
vol $1.2B $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
Lagardere SA 2020-04-21 - Stake Purchase
Paris, France · www.lagardere.com
Universal Music Group, Inc. 2020-03-31 - Stake Sale
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
Saint-Mande, 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.gruppotim.it
View All >>

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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