Warner Music Group Acquisitions, 9 Deals Between 2002 and 2018
media Company

Warner Music Group has acquired 9 companies of its own, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

Warner Music Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2013, when it acquired Parlophone Label Group for $750M. Warner Music Group has acquired in 3 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (56%) and internet software and services (34%).

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Warner Music Group Corp.

75 Rockefeller Plaza,
New York, New York 10019
United States,
(212) 275-2000
www.wmg.com

Warner Music Group Corp. a music company, operating in both the recorded music and music publishing segments in over 70 countries worldwide. Major labels include Atlantic, and Warner Brothers Records. WMG administers its copyright portfolio through Warner/Chappell.

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 4 1 1 1 2 - 9
vol $750M $750M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  9

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Largest Parlophone Label Group
$750M (2013-07-01)
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Media M&A - Last 3 Years

Warner Music Group was acquired by Access Industries on May 6, 2011.

When analyzing the media sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 326 media companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 14 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies.

The most prolific strategic media acquirer over the past 3 years is Live Nation Entertainment, with 10 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the media sector over the past 3 years is Atwater Capital LLP with 5 platform acquisitions.


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