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:
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)
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
2 Television and 2 Radio Stations from Dispatch Broadcast Group
Advised TEGNA, Inc., a leading broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the acquisition of a television station in Indianapolis and television and radio stations in Columbus from Dispatch Broadcast Group
Book Publishing Business of F+W Media
Advised F+W Media, a content and e-commerce company focused on a variety of special interest categories, on the sale of its book publishing business as part of its broader in-court restructuring
Gannett Co., Inc.
Advised Gannett Co., Inc., a media and marketing solutions company, in relation to an unsolicited acquisition proposal from and successful proxy contest with MNG Enterprises, Inc.
Advised Condé Nast on the sale of Brides, a leading wedding and bridal brand, to IAC
Advised Condé Nast on the sale of Golf Digest, a leading golf media brand, to Discovery
FTTH network including 933,000 BU’s
Advising MasMovil, the fourth largest Spanish telecom operator, in the sale of part of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to an international infrastructure fund. The transaction perimeter includes 933,000 homes across 5 main Spanish cities
11 local television stations from Nexstar Media Group
Advised TEGNA, Inc., a leading broadcasting and digital marketing services company, on the acquisition of 11 local television stations in 8 markets from Nexstar Media Group
NII Holdings’ operations in Brazil (“Nextel Brazil”)
Advised NII Holdings, a provider of mobile communications services in Brazil, on the sale of its 70% interest in its operations in Brazil (“Nextel Brazil”) to América Móvil
Acted on behalf of a group of independent shareholders of Sky plc, representing their interests at the Hearings Committee of the UK Takeover Panel and at the Takeover Appeals Board in the context of the Panel’s determination of a Chain Principle Offer price payable by Disney for Sky
Best Lawyers, LLC
Advised Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer review publication and digital media company in the global legal community, on its sale to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners