Sony Corp.

Sony Corp.

Sony Corp.

Overview
Date Founded

1946

Headquarters

1-7-1 Konan, Minato-Ku Tokyo, 108-0075, Japan

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

112K

Industries

Appliances & Electronics
Wholesale: Consumer Durables
Insurance: Life & Health
Entertainment
Computer Software

Company Description

The Sony Group is primarily focused on the Electronics (such as AV/IT products & components), Game (such as PlayStation), Entertainment (such as motion pictures and music), and Financial Services (such as insurance and banking) sectors. Not only do we represent a wide range of businesses, but we remain globally unique. Our aim is to fully leverage this uniqueness in aggressively carrying out our convergence strategy so that we can continue to emotionally touch and excite our customers.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Financial Officer, Director & Vice President

Executive Deputy President

Deputy President, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc

Senior General Manager, Startup Acceleration Division

Senior General Manager-Legal Department

Senior General Manager of Corporate Planning & Control Department

President & Chief Operating Officer, Sony North America

Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc

Senior Executive Vice President Corporate Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Director at M3, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Tokio Marine Holdings Inc.

Professor at University of Hitotsubashi

Executive Director, Chairman at ASOS Plc

Former President, Representative Director at Astellas Pharma, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer, Director & Vice President at Sony Corp.

Founder at Saki Corp.

Former President & Representative Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Deals Advisory, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors at Sony Corp.

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NAM-J’s investment philosophy has core elements including: active management focusing on fundamental research; a team approach; and thorough risk/return assessment. They offer a broad range of equity strategies, including core, value, and growth. The investment approach of the core strategy combines a bottom-up, relative value approach with rigorous fundamental research on individual stocks and a top-down overlay. The investment process is designed to add value in all market conditions over a medium- to long-term horizon. For value, they use bottom-up approach without sector constraints where the quality of stock selection is paramount. The investment process is based on a combination of rigorous quantitative screening based on valuation factors with liquidity consideration and qualitative analysis on firms’ fundamentals. The growth strategy focuses on ROE level and sustainability and fundamental strength. In conducting NAM-J’s investment decisions, they utilize a broad spectrum of information, including financial publications, third-party research materials, annual reports, prospectuses, regulatory filings, company press releases, corporate rating services, inspections of corporate activities and meetings with management of various companies.

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SMTAM is an active manager which offers equity, fixed income, index, and multi-asset and alternative strategies. The fund managers of their respective investment departments implement investments in line with the investment plans and manage funds. The general managers of their respective investment departments check the status of investment implementations carried out by the fund managers thereof. The firm leverages the strengths, operational structure, know-how and network of their parent company to manage assets, utilizing bottom-up and top-down quantitative investment styles to make investments through their range of funds.

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Nikko AM is an active, growth-oriented manager offers both active and passive investment capabilities across equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes, with key strengths in multiple pan-Asian asset strategies. The firm’s general approach focuses on fundamental bottom-up analysis based on in-house research; although it will vary depending on specific requirements of the investment strategy pursued and is tailored accordingly. Through their overseas offices they invest globally, favoring Asian equity and US mid- and large-cap companies, as well as emerging markets. Their alternative investments follow strategies such as global fixed-income and currency arbitrage, Japanese market neutral, convertible bond and option-based arbitrage strategies, and multi-manager funds. Nikko AM provides a broad coverage of global fixed income markets and currencies, with consideration to the following factors: macro fundamentals, interest rates, market liquidity, and investor positioning/relative performance.

Recent Transactions
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Sony Corp. purchases Epic Games, Inc.

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SMN Corp. purchases Sony Network Communications, Inc. /G-GUIDE TV Okoku Bus from Sony Corp.

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Sony Corp. purchases Sony Financial Holdings, Inc.

Transaction Clients

Advised on SRE Holdings Corp. issued JPY Common Stock

Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onStudio City Los Angeles, Pacific Coast Capital Partners LLC purchase The Culver Studios LLC from Sony Corp.

Accountant

Advised onGeneral Electric Company, National Broadcasting Co., Inc. purchase Telemundo Group LLC from Liberty Media Corp. (Inactive), Sony Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised onSony Corp. purchases Sony Financial Holdings, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Advised onSony Corp., Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. purchase Gaikai, Inc. from Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC, TriplePoint Capital LLC, Intel Capital Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised onSony Corp., Sony Corporation of America purchase EMI Music Publishing Ltd. from Mamoura Diversified Global Holding. PJSC (Private Equity), GSO Capital Partners (Private Equity), Jynwel Capital Ltd.

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Advised onSony Corp. purchases Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC from Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Hylen Sharp, Inc., a Greenwich, Connecticut based marketing company whose client roster included Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Sony, JVC, and Psion Computers.

Advisor

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at MDC Partners, Inc.

Legal Advisor

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

Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Media, Entertainment & Technology Practice Group at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Clients

Netflix, Inc. is a streaming entertainment service company, which 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 solely 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 solely 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.

Fox Corp. delivers compelling news, sports and entertainment content. The company provides news under the brands FOX News Media, FOX Sports, FOX Entertainment and FOX Television Stations. It operates through three segments: Cable Network Programming, Television, and Other, Corporate and Eliminations. The Cable Network Programming segment consists of the production and licensing of news and sports content distributed primarily through traditional cable television systems, direct broadcast satellite operators and telecommunication companies and online multi-channel video programming distributors. The Television segment consists of the acquisition, marketing and distribution of broadcast network programming. The Other, Corporate and Eliminations segment consists of the FOX Studio Lot, Credible Labs Inc, corporate overhead costs and intracompany eliminations. The company was founded on May 3, 2018 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Liberty Media Corp. engages in the operation media, communications, and entertainment businesses. It operates through the SIRIUS XM Holdings and Formula 1 segments. The SIRIUS XM Holdings segment operates two audio entertainment businesses, Sirius XM and Pandora. Sirius M features music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic, weather channels, and infotainment services. Pandora provides music, comedy, and podcast streaming discovery platform. The Formula 1 segment refers to a global motorsports business that holds exclusive commercial rights with respect to the World Championship, an annual, motor race-based competition. The company was founded on March 28, 1991 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$109B
Total Enterprise Value
$67.3B
Earnings Per Share
$4.37
Total Debt
$17.1B
EBITDA
$14.8B
Revenue
$76.3B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.59%
Debt TEV
0.25x
TEVNet Income
12.48x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
4.3x
Enterprise Value / Sales
0.88x
EBITDAMargin
19.41%
Net Profit
$5.39B
Total Equity
$44.4B
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
2.3%
Investments
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Interlude US, Inc. provides motion picture and video production services. The firm is pioneering a new form of media in which video can respond to a person’s actions and interests in real-time. The company was founded by Barak Feldman, Tal Zubalsky, and Yoni Bloch and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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MTL Publishing LLC provides music recording and publishing services. The firm offers catalog of contemporary music songs ranging from chart-topping pop hits to classic R&B. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. engages in the development, production and distribution of film and television content. Its operations encompass activities that include production and distribution of film content, television programming, interactive entertainment, music, animation and licensing. The firm owns deepest libraries of premium film and television content. The company was founded by Marcus Loew on April 16, 1924 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.

Investors
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Chairman at ModuleQ, Inc.

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Investor at Boxever Ltd.

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Executive Officer at Hong Feng Zheng Ltd.

Suppliers
Data I/O Corp. Appliances & Electronics | Redmond, WA

Data I/O Corp. engages in the provision of programming, security provisioning and associated intellectual property management solutions used in electronics manufacturing with flash memory, microcontrollers and flash memory-based intelligent devices as well as secure element devices and secure microcontrollers. It designs, manufactures and sells programming systems and services for electronic device manufacturers, specifically targeting high-growth areas such as high-volume users of flash memory and flash memory based microcontrollers. The company was founded by Grant C. Record and Milt Zeutchel in April 1969 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Littelfuse, Inc. Internet Software & Services | Chicago, Illinois

Littelfuse, Inc. engages in supplying of circuit protection products for the electronics, automotive and electrical industries. The company offers electromechanical and electronic switch and control devices for commercial and specialty vehicles and sensors for automobile safety systems. It operates through the following segments: Electronics, Automotive, and Industrial. The Electronics segment includes the broadest and deepest portfolio of overvoltage and overcurrent solutions. The Automotive segment maintains a direct sales force to service all the major automotive OEMs and system suppliers domestically. The Industrial segment consists of power fuses and holders, protection relays and controls and other circuit protection products for use in various industrial applications such as oil, gas, mining, alternative energy, electric vehicle infrastructure, non-residential construction, HVAC systems, elevators and other industrial equipment. The company was founded by Edward V. Sundt in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. Semiconductors | Milpitas, CA

Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. is a semiconductor company, which designs, develops and markets integrated circuits for the automotive, communications, industrial, medical, and digital consumer industries. Its products include dynamic random access-memory (DRAM), mobile DRAM, static random-access memory, wafer level memory solutions, analog, and flash. The company was founded by Jimmy Shueh Mien Lee and Kong Yeu Han on October 27, 1988 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA.

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