Tag Archives: Wade Davis

Televisa-Univision confirms its new corporate leadership

US Spanish-language media conglomerate Univision has officially announced this last Monday, July 19th, new appointments and the restructuring of its new corporate leadership. Together with the existing leadership team, these executives will execute the vision for the future combined company Televisa-Univision, which was officially announced in mid-April.  I am delighted to share the evolution of [...]

Univision confirms the launch of a new global OTT after merging its assets with Televisa

Univision Communications has officially announced this last Monday, June 21st, its plans to launch a new global OTT, which includes both free ad-supported (AVOD) and premium subscription (SVOD) based options, to launch in the US and Latin America in 2022. The news comes after, in mid-April, Univision and Televisa merged their assets and announced the [...]

Searchlight and Forgelight to take Univision majority stake

After several weeks of speculation about a possible sale, Univision confirmed that Searchlight and ForgeLight will acquire 64% of its shares, while Televisa will retain the remaining 36%, in addition to the Programming License Agreement it has with the US company. Wade Davis, former Viacom CFO, will be in charge of Univisions executive direction once [...]

Univision nears sale to group including former Viacom executive

After, at the end of January, the names of the main interested actors in acquiring Univision Communications Inc were reported, The Wall Street Journal informed last Friday that the investment fund headed by Wade Davis, former Viacom CFO, with Searchlight Capital Partners capitals, is the favorite to complete the operation. According to The Wall Street [...]

Liberty Global and Hemisphere plan offer to acquire Univision

According to what was reported by Bloomberg, Liberty Global and Hemisphere are working together to present an offer to acquire Univision Communications Inc. The financial newspaper reported that Univision will receive acquisition offers until February and, according to those submitted, it will evaluate the possible buyer and whether or not the transaction is made.  Apart [...]