WarnerMedia - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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WarnerMedia M&A Summary

WarnerMedia has acquired 4 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

WarnerMedia’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Bleacher Report for $200M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2003, when it sold Warner Music Group to Bain Capital Private Equity for $2.6B. WarnerMedia has acquired in 3 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include digital media (25%) and internet software and services (25%).

WarnerMedia Ownership

Who owns WarnerMedia?

WarnerMedia is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. It was acquired on December 22, 2021.

WarnerMedia Business Overview

Where is WarnerMedia headquartered?

WarnerMedia is headquartered in New York, New York.

What is WarnerMedia’s revenue?

WarnerMedia disclosed revenue of 28,118M USD for 2015 and 27,359M USD for 2014.

How many employees does WarnerMedia have?

WarnerMedia has 24,800 employees.

What sector is WarnerMedia in?

WarnerMedia is a media company.

When was WarnerMedia founded?

WarnerMedia was founded in 1985.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity10
    • M&A Buy Activity4
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 11

WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia LLC

1 Time Warner Center,
New York, New York 10019
United States,
(212) 484-8000
www.warnermedia.com

WarnerMedia is a media and entertainment company. WarnerMedia consists of Turner, Home Box Office, and Warner Bros. Turner consists principally of cable networks and digital media properties. Home Box Office consists principally of premium pay television services domestically and premium pay and basic tier television services internationally. Warner Bros. consists principally of feature film, television, home video and videogame production and distribution. WarnerMedia was formerly known as Time Warner was established in 1985. The Company is headquartered in New York City.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 3 1 - - - - 4
vol $200M $200M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 6 - - - - - 6
vol $3.0B $3.0B
  10

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
YOU i Labs, Inc. 2020-12-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Ottawa, Ontario · www.youi.tv
FanDuel, Inc. 2018-05-23 - Trade Sale
New York, New York · www.fanduel.com
FanDuel, Inc. 2015-07-13 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.fanduel.com
Grupo Expansión S.A. de C.V. 2014-06-27 - Divestiture
Mexico City, Mexico · www.grupoexpansion.com
Time, Inc. 2014-06-06 - Spin Off
New York, New York · www.timeinc.com
Bleacher Report, Inc. 2012-08-01 200M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.bleacherreport.com
Time Warner Cable, Inc. 2009-03-12 - Spin Off
New York, New York · www.timewarnercable.com
ShowMeWiFi Corp. 2006-04-13 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States
Warner Music Group Corp. 2003-11-01 2.6B USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.wmg.com
The Columbia House Co. 2002-05-15 411M USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.columbiahouse.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Digital Media 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
Media 1 (25%) 200M (100%) 1 (17%) 2.6B (86%)
Publishing - - 2 (33%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (25%) - - -
Software 1 (25%) - - -
Communications - - 1 (17%) -
Retail - - 1 (17%) 411M (14%)
Total 4 $200M 6 $3.0B

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 200M 5 3.0B
  New York 1 - 5 3.0B
  California 1 200M - -
Canada 1 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
Mexico - - 1 -
Domestic 3 (75%) 200M (100%) 5 (83%) 3.0B (100%)
Cross-border 1 (25%) - 1 (17%) -
Total 4 $200M 6 $3.0B

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $200M
TOTAL $200M
Largest Bleacher Report, Inc.
$200M (2012-08-01)
sell # Total
> $1B 1 $2.6B
$100M to $1B 1 $411M
TOTAL $3.0B
Largest Warner Music Group Corp.
$2.6B (2003-11-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
50%
2 (50%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
50%
3 (50%)
Strategic(s)
17%
1 (17%)

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