Vivendi SA

Vivendi SA

Vivendi SA

Overview
Date Founded

1987

Headquarters

42, avenue de Friedland,Paris, Ile-de-France 75008

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

44.6K

Industries

Entertainment
Media Conglomerates
Wireless Telecommunications
Computer Software

Company Description

Vivendi is one of the few multimedia groups in the world to operate across the entire digital value chain. It creates and publishes content for which it develops broadcast networks and distribution platforms. In a context of digital revolution and telecommunications industry change, the group capitalizes on both its employees’ expertise and its strong brands to continue to create value. Vivendi currently operates a number of companies that are leaders in content, media and telecommunications.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman-Management Board & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer & Member-Management Board

Member of the Management Board, General Counsel & Company Secretary

Chief Convergence Officer

Senior Executive Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs

Executive Vice President-Group Human Resources

Chief Marketing Officer, Vivendi Village

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chief Financial Officer at Vivendi SA

Chief Operating Officer & Member-Management Board at Vivendi SA

Director at Douja Promotion Groupe Addoha

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Owners & Shareholders
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CDC invests in the form of direct equity, provides project financing and long-term loans and invests in public-private partnerships. Their portfolios favor fixed-income securities, complemented with equity. The firm focuses on corporate governance. They manage portfolios of shares in listed companies (including enterprises of strategic interest), private equity and real estate and also manage the French part of the venture capital operations of the European Investment Bank.

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S2G combines the macro-economic (top-down) and micro-economic (bottom-up) strategies in creating portfolios to optimize the performance of their SICAV and FCP. They evaluate macroeconomic and alternative scenarios to adapt quickly to news and identify favorable assets, seeking to determine market trends by region, economic sector, asset class, currencies and management style. For bonds, they aim to create value by anticipating changes in bond yields, according to a defined investment process. They analyze the macroeconomic environment, market valuation and the specific segment of the bond in question to determine the market exposure and country allocation. The sectoral breakdown is based on the outlook, risks and the relative valuation of each sector. Within each sector, they select the most attractive issuers based on fundamental analysis.

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NIM is a thematic, team-oriented manager which conducts in-house research to identify themes and trends that influence, or are likely to influence, economies or stock markets globally. The firm is a holistic investor which follows global trends and economic developments as they interpret them. Their economists, analysts, portfolio managers and strategists develop and apply themes which are their interpretation of the forces of global change affecting companies. They focus their research on the areas that they believe are most likely to yield the best performing securities. NIM's analysts seek out companies with attractive value and strong fundamentals which may benefit from one or more themes. Portfolio managers construct equity and fixed-income model portfolios in teams. Risk is assessed throughout the investment process and a specialist team formally monitors portfolio risk using risk models and other controls.

Recent Transactions
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purchases Universal Music Group, Inc. from Vivendi SA

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Vivendi SA purchases Promotora de Informaciones SA from HSBC Continental Europe

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Vivendi SA purchases Prisma Media SNC from Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onVivendi SA purchases USA Networks, Inc. /Entertainment Professional Services from IAC InterActiveCorp

Accountant

Advised onVivendi SA purchases Maroc Telecom SA from Government of Morocco

Investment Advisor

Advised onVivendi SA purchases USA Networks, Inc. /Entertainment Professional Services from IAC InterActiveCorp

Legal Advisor

Advised onAltice France SA, Altice SA purchase Société Française de Radiotéléphone SA from Vivendi SA

Counsel

Advised onAltice France SA, Altice SA purchase Société Française de Radiotéléphone SA from Vivendi SA

Co-Chair, Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice Group

Advised onActivision, Inc. purchases Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. from Vivendi SA

Advisors & Consultants
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Senior Director & Associate General Counsel at PayPal, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Antitrust & Competition Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Legal Advisor

Former Chair, Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Clients

Netflix, Inc. operates as a streaming entertainment service company. The firm provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Merck & Co., Inc. , d.b.a. Merck Sharp & Dohme, MSD outside the United States and Canada, is an American pharmaceutical company and is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand as well as to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks & Resorts.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$40.5B
Total Enterprise Value
$43B
Earnings Per Share
$1.47
EBITDAMargin
14.35%
Enterprise Value / Sales
2.37x
TEVNet Income
23.79x
Debt TEV
0.21x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
16.5x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
13.69%
Revenue
$18.2B
Net Profit
$1.81B
EBITDA
$2.61B
Total Debt
$8.96B
Total Equity
$17.8B
Investments
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Pexeso, Inc. provides independent video and music analytics and rights management services . It offers digital rights management, asset analytics. and web analytics. The company was founded by Rasty Turek in 2014 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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ROLI Ltd. designs and develops music software and hardware products. Its product includes Seaboard RISE and Seaboard Block Studio Edition. The firm enables music makers control and shape sound up to five dimensions of touch, combining the expressiveness of acoustic instruments with the versatility and sonic range of electronic music. The company was founded by Roland Lamb in 2009 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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iROKO Ltd. operates as an online distribution firm. It operates an online digital platform that enables users to watch movies online and download songs through desktop computers and mobile phones. The firm shows movies, music, backstage red-carpet interviews with Africa's celebrities. The company was founded by Bastian Gotter and Jason Chukwuma Njoku in September 1, 2010 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Investors
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Investment Partner at PROfounders Capital Partners LLP

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Co-Founder & Managing Director at Obvious Management Services LLC

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Founding Partner at Social Starts LLC

Suppliers
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd. Recreation & Leisure | Seoul, South Korea

S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of music records. It operates through the following divisions: Music and Video Content. The Music division focuses on licensing, publishing, recording and distributing music records and videos. The Video Content division includes production of movies, dramas and other media; and management of actors, artists and agencies. It also offers Internet and mobile contents as well as entertainer training and casting. The company was founded on February 14, 1995 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Envivio, Inc. IT Consulting & Services | San Francisco, CA

Envivio, Inc. engages in the provision of IP video processing and distribution solutions. The company's principal activity is to provide IP-based MPEG-4 video systems and solutions for mobile and wire-line telecommunication service providers, cable multiple system operators, direct broadcast satellite service providers, and content providers. Its other services include on-site project assessment, systems integration, on-site delivery, and operational and customer support. The company was founded by Yuval Fisher and Julien Signes on January 5, 2000 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Métropole Télévision SA Media Conglomerates | Neuilly-sur-seine, France

Métropole Télévision SA engages in the provision of television broadcasting services. It operates through the following segments: Television; Radio; Production and Audiovisual rights; and Diversification. The Television segment features a high degree of pooling between the various Group channels. The Radio segment includes the radio stations (RTL, RTL2 and Fun Radio), where the business model is entirely funded by advertising. The Production and Audiovisual rights segment includes operations relating to the distribution of audiovisual film rights throughout their consumer-based and subsequently their professional-based operating cycles. The Diversification segment includes all activities considered independent, in part or in full, from the TV channel broadcasting business. The company was founded on October 13, 1986 and is headquartered in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

Competitors
Netflix, Inc. Entertainment - Los Gatos, CA

Netflix, Inc. operates as a streaming entertainment service company. The firm provides subscription service streaming movies and television episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming and Domestic DVD. The Domestic Streaming segment derives revenues from monthly membership fees for services consisting of streaming content to its members in the United States. The International Streaming segment includes fees from members outside the United States. The Domestic DVD segment covers revenues from services consisting of DVD-by-mail. The company was founded by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. on August 29, 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, CA.

Alphabet, Inc. Internet Software & Services - Mountain View, CA

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube. The Other Bets segment consists of businesses such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Facebook, Inc. Internet Software & Services - Menlo Park, CA

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. The firm's products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

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