Capabilities by Industry: Communications & Media
Greenhill has considerable transaction experience and a global network of corporate relationships in the Communications & Media sector. Our Managing Directors and professionals in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Brazil and Japan have executed many of the most significant and complex transactions for some of the leading companies in the industry.
Our experience in the Communications & Media industry encompasses the following sub-sectors: advertising and marketing services; business-to-business media; cable; consumer media and education; mobile devices; professional publishing and information services; and wireless and full service telcos.
Below we highlight a few of the transactions on which we have advised in this area:
Advised Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited, a UK-listed Investment Trust, on the acquisition of Emitel S.A., a Polish telecom tower infrastructure business
Kao Data Ltd
Advised Kao Data Ltd, which is jointly owned by Legal & General Group PLC and Noé Group subsidiary Hockham, on raising an initial £120m-£130m growth capital commitment from Infratil Ltd with the objective of creating a £500m data centre platform
SiFi Networks America Limited (JV + 16.7% stake)
Advising SiFi Networks America Limited, which provides open access fiber-to-the-home (“FTTH”) networks across the US, on the sale of a 16.7% stake and establishing a joint venture with APG, under which APG will invest a $500m equity commitment
Score Media and Gaming, Inc.
Advising the Board of Directors of Score Media and Gaming (“theScore”), a leading digital media and sports betting and technology company, regarding the acquisition of theScore by Penn National Gaming
Advised Antin Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of Pulsant from Oak Hill and Scottish Equity Partners. Pulsant is a hybrid cloud specialist, with a nationwide network of 10 data centres across the UK delivering secure, scalable and resilient cloud, colocation and networking services
AtlasEdge Joint Venture
Advised Liberty Global Inc., one of the world’s leading converged telecommunication companies with operations in seven European countries, on the creation of AtlasEdge, a pan-European Edge Data Centre Joint Venture with the digital infrastructure investor Digital Colony
Speedcast International Limited
Advised the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Lenders on the Chapter 11 restructuring of Speedcast International Limited (ASX:SDA)
The Beachbody Company Group, LLC and Myx Fitness Holdings, LLC
Advising Forest Road Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, on the three-way merger with The Beachbody Company Group, LLC and Myx Fitness Holdings, LLC
Primus Telecommunications – Subsidiary of Fusion Connect, Inc.
Advising Fusion Connect, a telecommunications services provider, on the sale of its Canadian subsidiary, Primus Telecommunications, to Distributel Communications Ltd.
Early Termination of External Management Agreement
Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a news media and marketing solutions company, on the early termination of its external management agreement with Fortress Investment Group
Cirque du Soleil
Advised the Company on its CCAA and Ch.15 proceedings and $1.5bn sale through a Sale and Investment Solicitation Process (SISP)
Advised Vorboss Limited, a London-based fibre operator, on its sale to Fern Fibre Limited / Octopus Investments, securing a funding commitment enabling an ambitious fibre deployment program
iQor Holdings Inc.
Advised the ad-hoc Cross-Holder Group of lenders on the fully consensual Prepackaged Plan of Reorganization of iQor Holdings Inc., a business process outsourcing company
Gannett Co., Inc.
Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a news media and marketing solutions company, on the refinancing of ~$500mm of its term loan with convertible notes
Learning Materials for the K-12 Segment in Spain
Advising Sanoma Oyj (HEL: SAA1V), a European learning and media company listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, on the acquisition of Santillana Spain, a leading Spanish provider of K-12 learning materials, from Promotora de Informaciones S.A. (Grupo Prisa, BME: PRS)
Advised AMP Capital on the sale of its portfolio company Axión Group, a leading independent broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure provider in Spain, to Asterion Industrial Partners, a Spanish infrastructure fund
Advised VX Fiber, an international infrastructure and technology business focused on Fibre-to-the-Home networks, on its sale to the infrastructure fund AMP Capital
Community Fibre Limited
Advised Warburg Pincus LLC and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in CommunityFibre Limited, a leading full fibre network infrastructure platform in UK
Cello Health plc
Advised Cello Health, a global healthcare-focused advisory firm, on a recommended cash offer for its entire issued share capital from Arsenal Capital Partners, a specialised private equity firm based in the United States
Fusion Connect, Inc.
Advised the Ad Hoc Group of 1L lenders with respect to Fusion's Chapter 11 proceeding
Wireless Infrastructure Group Limited
Advised 3i Infrastructure plc on the sale of Wireless Infrastructure Group Limited, a leading independent telecommunications infrastructure provider focusing on mobile towers and indoor connectivity
Sye business area of Net Insight AB
Advised Net Insight AB, a global leader in media networks, on the sale of Sye, a market-leading true live “over-the-top” (OTT) technology for low-latency live streaming, to Amazon.com, Inc.
Advised 2Get, the largest independent search firm in Brazil, on its sale to Heidrick & Struggles, a leading global player in executive search and consulting
Gannett Co., Inc.
Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a media and marketing solutions company, in relation to its cash and stock merger with New Media Investment Group, Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States
Advised Condé Nast on the sale of W, a leading fashion, entertainment, art and culture brand, to Future Media Group