Awards & Recognition

Weil Tops Media M&A League Tables for 2012

Weil ranked #2 in announced US Media M&A deals by Thomson Reuters for 2012. Weil secured the #2 position for the full year 2012 with 24.9 percent market share and $13.8 billion in deal volume.

Recent deals that have placed Weil at the top of the Media M&A rankings include: Providence Equity Partners’ sale of a 49% equity stake in Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network to News Corporation, as well as Providence Equity Partners’ sale of its stake in Hulu to joint venture co-owners News Corporation, Comcast Corporation, and The Walt Disney Company; Getty Images’ $3.3 billion sale to The Carlyle Group (Getty Images is a portfolio company of Hellman & Friedman); AMC and its controlling private equity shareholders’ (Apollo Global Management, Bain Capital, Carlyle Group, CCMP Capital Advisors, and Spectrum Equity Investors) $2.6 billion sale to Dalian Wanda Group; and Guggenheim Partners’ acquisition of Dick Clark Productions.