Univision Communications, Inc.

Univision Communications, Inc.

Univision Communications, Inc.

Date Founded



2711 Centerville Road,Suite 400,Wilmington, DE 19808

Type of Company



Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications

Company Description

In 1955, Raul Cortez founded KCOR-TV (channel 41, now KWEX-DT) in San Antonio, Texas; the station's call letters were later changed to KUAL-TV. The station was not profitable, and in 1961, Cortez sold it to a group headed by his son-in-law Emilio Nicolas, Sr. and Mexican entertainment mogul Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta. Nicolas had helped produce channel 41's variety programs, while Azcárraga was the owner of Telesistema Mexicano, forerunner of Televisa. The new owners turned the station around, and in 1962, signed on KMEX-TV (channel 34) in Los Angeles; this was followed in 1968 by the sign-on of New York City area station WXTV (channel 41) in Paterson, New Jersey. These stations formed the nucleus of the Spanish International Network, the first television network in the United States to broadcast in a language other than English.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Revenue Officer

Chief Communications Officer & Executive Vice President

Chief Human Resources Officer

Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Relations

President, Univision Deportes

President, News

Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer

Board of Directors

Founder at Saban Capital Group Inc (Private Equity)

Co-Chief Executive Officer at Grupo Televisa SAB

Co-Chief Executive Officer at Grupo Televisa SAB

Co-Founder at TPG Capital LLC

Executive Chairman & President at Grupo Televisa SAB

Co-Founder at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Providence Equity Partners LLC

Co-Founder at Latino Donor Collaborative

Managing Director of Telecom, Media & Technology Services Team at Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

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Recent Transactions
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Grupo Televisa SAB purchases Univision Communications, Inc. from Univision Holdings, Inc.

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Univision Communications, Inc., Univision Holdings, Inc. purchase Gawker Media LLC

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Univision Holdings, Inc., Univision Communications, Inc. purchase Fusion Media Network LLC from The Walt Disney Company

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Advised onThomas H. Lee Partners LP, TPG Capital LLC, Saban Capital Group Inc (Private Equity), Providence Equity Partners LLC, Thomas H. Lee Advisors LLC, Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, Univision Communications, Inc. /Private Group purchase Univision Communications, Inc.


Advised onUnivision Communications, Inc. purchases Hispanic Broadcasting Corp.


Advised onThomas H. Lee Partners LP, TPG Capital LLC, Saban Capital Group Inc (Private Equity), Providence Equity Partners LLC, Thomas H. Lee Advisors LLC, Madison Dearborn Partners LLC, Univision Communications, Inc. /Private Group purchase Univision Communications, Inc.

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Advised onUnivision Communications, Inc., Univision Holdings, Inc. purchase Gawker Media LLC


Advised onUnivision Communications, Inc., Univision Holdings, Inc. purchase Gawker Media LLC

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Advised onUnivision Communications, Inc., Univision Holdings, Inc. purchase Gawker Media LLC

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Executive Vice President at News Corp.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP


Member, Board of Directors-Digital Video Center of Excellence at Interactive Advertising Bureau

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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Private Investments (CPPIB) seeks to identify investment opportunities that will outperform investments in comparable passive public alternatives. They invest in private equity through external funds and as a principal investor. CPPIB also invests in the global infrastructure sector. Their investments focus on four areas: funds and secondaries, principal investing, infrastructure and private debt.CPPIB's principal investing activities range from taking relatively passive stakes in syndicated co-investments to co-leading larger-scale deals alongside their fund partners. Investments range from $20 million to over $500 million.CPPIB invests in global, private and public-to-private infrastructure equities. These investments primarily fall within the real return asset portion of the CPP Fund portfolio, providing a strong match with the funds inflation-linked liabilities. They look for opportunities to invest in assets with lower risk and return characteristics, typically characterized by strong regulatory and monopolistic elements, and with low substitution risks. This strategy focuses on investments in electricity transmission and distribution, gas transmission and distribution, water utilities, toll roads, bridges and tunnels, airports and ports. CPPIB also considers investments in more competitive assets if they represent an extension of their infrastructure knowledge domain or if they possess significant levels of contracted revenues. Such investments may include electricity generation, midstream gas, and gas storage. CPPIB targets equity investments of $300 million to $600 million. They typically invest as part of a syndicate of competitively-advantaged, like-minded partners. CPPIB focuses on investments in North America and Western Europe, but they may consider investments in other investment grade jurisdictions if they offer stable regulatory, economic and political environments.CPPIB's private debt group focuses making direct corporate investments in leveraged loans, high yield bonds, mezzanine and other debt solutions across the capital structure.They seek to participate in unique event-driven opportunities including acquisitions, refinancings, restructurings and recapitalizations. CPPIB will underwrite on a stand-alone basis or with select partners. They focus mainly on opportunities in North America and Europe. Their initial target hold position is $50 million to $250 million in any single credit.

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Madison Dearborn Partners invests in MBO and structured/growth equity transactions in the following sectors: basic industries, communications, consumer, energy and power, financial services and healthcare. The firm generally invests $100 million to $600 million of equity capital per transaction. Their investment horizon is typically 5 to 7 years.

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Partners Group-PE is an active, long-term manager which follows an integrated approach to make direct, secondary and primary investments in private equity, leveraging their global network to source, analyze and execute a range of investments across asset classes globally.The firm makes direct private equity investments into the equity of selected operating companies, typically together with investee management and taking a board seat. They make primary investments in newly established private equity partnerships where underlying portfolio companies are not known at the time of investment.They utilize relative value assessment for different regions and financing stages to select the best private equity segments, seeking to identify and invest with high-quality partners from among their relationships with global private markets managers, advisory board committees and general and limited partners.Partners Group-PE makes secondary investments by acquiring single or portfolios of assets on the secondary market across all asset classes and offering investors liquidity or an exit possibility in a market which is highly liquidity-constrained. They are a value-based secondary investor which understands individual portfolio assets and business models at the fundamental level. They aim to create value by acquiring high quality assets with significant value potential and/or undervalued assets at their point of inflection and searching for non-competitive acquisitions.

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