Viacom, Inc. (extinct)

Viacom, Inc. (extinct)

Viacom, Inc. (extinct)

Overview
Date Founded

1971

Headquarters

1515 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

10.7K

Industries

Entertainment
Other Business & Consulting Services
Recreation & Leisure
Media Conglomerates

Company Description

Viacom, Inc. is a global entertainment content company, which connects with audiences through compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, applications, games, brands for consumer products, social media and other entertainment content. It operates business through Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content, services, and related branded products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors, and retailers. The Media Networks segment delivers advertising and marketing services under advanced marketing solutions portfolio. The company was founded by Sumner M. Redstone on May 3, 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Executives & Employees

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Vice President & General Counsel

Vice President, Senior Counsel & Assistant Secretary

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Owners & Shareholders
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Westchester Capital Management (WCM) specializes in merger arbitrage strategies. The funds may invest a substantial portion of their total assets in companies which are involved in publicly announced mergers, takeovers, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, liquidations and other corporate reorganizations.WCM may employ a variety of hedging strategies to protect against issuer-related risk or other risks, including selling short the securities of the company that proposes to acquire the acquisition target and/or the purchase and sale of put and call options. The funds may enter into derivative transactions and purchase or sell other instruments of any kind for hedging purposes, duration or volatility management purposes, or to gain, or reduce exposure to one other asset classes or issuers. The funds may engage in active trading and may invest a portion of their assets to seek short-term capital appreciation.Some of the funds invest in fixed and floating rate income investments of any credit quality or maturity, including below investment grade bonds, bank debt and preferred stock and option writing strategies.On behalf of the WCM Alternatives: Event-Driven Fund, the following event-driven strategies may be employed: special situations, including capital structure arbitrage and convertible arbitrage; distressed/restructuring strategies; and option income strategies. In addition to these strategies, WCM may invest in other investments or utilize other strategies.

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PCM seeks to provide clients with consistently superior risk-adjusted rates of return through implementing event-driven strategies. Their investment strategies generally focus on an event or a catalyst that will move an equity price, an equity spread, a credit spread, or an implied volatility spread. Their investment strategies may include: merger arbitrage, catalyst-driven credit investing, special situation investing and distressed investing. Catalyst events may include mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, carve-outs, tender offers, split-off exchange offers, share class spreads, re-organizations and corporate distress. PCM seeks to trade in all forms of the capital structure of companies involved in catalysts and events and to create the best risk/reward trade possible within the corporate capital structure. They attempt to limit risk through diversification and hedging. The firm may choose to take control positions in an attempt to create their own catalyst or event. In managing the fund's portfolio, PCM relies on fundamental analysis supplemented by quantitative analytics and portfolio management techniques. They take both long and short positions for their clients in a broad range of public and private debt securities, equity securities, options, derivatives and credit derivatives (including credit default swaps), trade claims, bank debt participations and other instruments. PCM invests within and outside of the US, as well as in issuers in various stages of financial distress.

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CNH is a discretionary asset management firm specializing in arbitrage investments. The firm's core investment strategies include convertible arbitrage and merger arbitrage; however, they manage other arbitrage strategies including when-issued arbitrage, stub-trading arbitrage, dual-class arbitrage, and price-pressure arbitrage. CNH also manages a limited number of alternative investment strategies including, SPACs, closed-end funds, distressed securities and PIPEs. To implement their arbitrage strategies and other alternative investment strategies, the firm employs fundamental securities analysis.

Recent Transactions
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ViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

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Noggin LLC, Viacom, Inc. purchase Mindful, Inc.

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Viacom, Inc. purchases Pluto TV from Intel Capital Corp., Samsung Venture Investment Corp., Sky Ventures Ltd., The Pritzker Group (Venture Capital), Great Oaks Venture Capital, Chicago Ventures LLC, QueensBridge Venture Partners LLC, Third Wave Digital Partners

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
Legal Advisor

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Investment Advisor

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Auditor

Advised onViacom, Inc. issued Class B Common Stock

Legal Advisor

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Counsel

Advised onViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Fashion, Retail & Consumer Products Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Legal Advisor

Founder at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc.

Clients

TO KEEP CHURCH AND STATE SEPARATE AND TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT NONTHEISM

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$9.81B
Total Enterprise Value
$18B
Earnings Per Share
$3.83
Revenue
$12.8B
Enterprise Value Sales
1.4x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
6.3x
TEVNet Income
11.62x
Debt TEV
0.49x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
0.93%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-1.41%
EBITDAMargin
22.23%
Total Equity
$8.76B
Total Debt
$8.74B
EBITDA
$2.85B
Net Profit
$1.55B
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
$1,000
2014
$2,500
2014
$2,500
2014
Investments
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WCI One LLC provides mobile application. The company was founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Margaret Cushing Whitman in 2017 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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Pocketwatch, Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company that offers online video viewing for kids. The company was founded by Chris M. Williams and Albie Hecht and is headquartered in Culver City, CA.

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Philo, Inc. develops online TV streaming solutions. Its offers concept development, production and distribution. The company was founded by Ho Anh Tuan and Nicholas B. Krasney in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Investors
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Advisor at MiTĂș, Inc.

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Investor at TasteMade, Inc.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #213
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #213
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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