Vivendi SA

Type: Company
Name: Vivendi SA (Vivendi)
Nationality: France
Web Address: http://www.vivendi.com/
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet for Vivendi SA
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Billionaire Drahi Pays Up in Record Junk Sale: Corporate Finance

April 23 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire Patrick Drahi is offering concessions to win over U.S. investors as he finances the acquisition of Vivendi SA’s French phone unit with the world’s biggest junk bond offering.As part of about $23 billion of funding in ... [Published Washington Post - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Altice issues world record EUR 12.1 bln of high-yield bonds

French telecom investment company Altice and its subsidiary Numericable have completed a world record breaking high yield bond issue, raising over EUR 12.1 billion to finance the purchase of French operator SFR from Vivendi. One of the book runners, JP ... [Published Telecompaper - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 3 reports

Altice announces pricing of Senior Notes

-Altice S.A. (Euronext: ATC) today announced that it has priced an offering of (i) €2,075 million in aggregate principal amount of its 7 1/4% Senior Notes due 2022 (" Senior Euro Notes ") and (ii) $2,900 million aggregate principal amount of its 7 3/4% ... [Published 4 Traders - 23 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Numericable Bond to Raise Almost $11 Billion

By Ben EdwardsFrench cable operator Numericable Group SA will on Wednesday raise almost EUR8 billion ($11 billion) in the biggest junk-bond sale on record.Bankers say the company will pay investors yields ranging from 4.875% to 6.25% for the various chunks ... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Numericable Set to Price Largest Ever Junk Bond

Numericable, the French cable unit of Altice, is expected on Wednesday to price a junk bond offering worth about 8.4 billion euros, or about $11.8 billion, to help fund the acquisition of Vivendi’s mobile unit, SFR. ... [Published DealBook - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Numericable increases bond for SFR to €8.4bn, reduces loan

The French cable company had planned to raise €6.04bn with senior secured bonds, but has increased that to €8.4bn.The loan package will be reduced from €5.6bn to about €2.85bn. The dollar tranche will total $1.5bn, down from about $4.1bn, while the euro ... [Published GlobalCapital - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 3 reports

Mergers and acquisitions market heats up in Europe

PARIS (AFP) ― Europe’s mergers and acquisitions market is rebounding after years in the doldrums, as improving market sentiment is prompting companies to spend piles of cash built up during the financial crisis.A flurry of new deals have been announced ... [Published Korea Herald - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 2 reports

Vivendi's SFR to partner with Vodafone - CEO

Earlier this month, Vivendi said it had accepted Numericable's bid for SFR, which would give Vivendi at least 13.5 billion euros (11.12 billion pounds) in cash plus a 20-percent stake in the new entity.The agreement capped a month-long bidding contest ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 20 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 2 reports

SFR Set to Announce Marketing Agreement with Vodafone

French mobile network operator SFR is reportedly set to announce a marketing alliance with Vodafone within the next few days.SFR is currently owned by Vivendi which recently agreed to sell it to theFrench cable operator, Numericable."In coming days, we ... [Published Cellular-News - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 1 reports

Five Reasons why CEOs and their Companies Crash

Failure is a natural part of the capitalist system of business. Less effective firms are supplanted by innovative competitors who can better meet customers’ needs. Unfortunately however, it must be admitted that many companies fail not because of superior ... [Published Business 2 Community - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

France's Vivendi favours Numericable in telecoms bidding war

PARIS, FRANCE: French consortium Vivendi said it was entering exclusive negotiations with Numericable to sell the cable operator its telecommunications unit SFR, shrugging aside France's industrial renewal minister's bid to scupper the cable operator's ... [Published Biz Community - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Bouygues boosts mobile bid for SFR, in French turf war

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications group Bouygues stepped up its bid to buy mobile phone operator SFR from Vivendi, launching a new phase in a huge fight over positions in France.Mobile company SFR is at the centre of a battle for control of its ... [Published Biz Community - Apr 18 2014]

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...audience using music, mobile, digital, video, social media and public relations," added Liz Sarachek Blacker , Chief Revenue Officer for Terra.  "With the integration of sponsors in the U S – Dunkin Donuts, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Pepsi and Sprint, we proved once again to be one of the leading digital media companies offering very engaging content to our consumers all over the world."
...Notes, Dollar 2022 Senior Secured Notes, Euro 2024 Senior Secured Notes, the " Senior Secured Notes " and, together with the Senior Notes, the " Notes "). Following their release from escrow, proceeds of the Senior Secured Notes, together with borrowings under a senior secured loan credit facility to be entered into by Numericable on or about April 23, 2014 in an aggregate principal amount equivalent to €3,780 million (equivalent) and the proceeds of the Numericable Rights Issue, will be used by the Numericable to (i) pay cash consideration to Vivendi S A to acquire 100% of the capital of SFR (other than 10 shares in SFR not held by Vivendi S A ) and all of the shares of another subsidiary of Vivendi S A , SIG 50 (the " Acquisition "), (ii) refinance certain existing indebtedness of Numericable and its subsidiaries, (iii) purchase the shareholder note owed by SFR to Vivendi S A and (iv) pay fees and expenses related thereto. The offering of the Senior Secured Notes is expected to close on or about May 8, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions and the proceeds from such offering will be held in segregated escrow accounts pending satisfaction of certain escrow release conditions (including completion of the Acquisition)."
"I think it went as well as could be expected," said another banker at one of the leads. "We were fairly confident it would get done - it can be scary when a deal is so large, but the nice thing is that deals like this are very quick to market. It's very different from the agonising three months that it takes with a sponsor deal to get the docs ready. With Altice - and Liberty Global - as unpleasant as it is working with such a short fuse, and it is very unpleasant, it's done - you don't have nearly as much market risk."
"Nick Jr. is about giving children and parents what they want - ‘A Smart Place to Play.’ With My Nick Jr., we are offering parents a unique user-personalized digital viewing edutainment experience for their children to learn in a safe, supervised environment, while maximizing their enjoyment watching their beloved Nick Jr. shows and characters like Dora the Explorer,” said Bob Bakish, president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks."

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Numericable Set to Price Largest Ever Junk Bond [Published DealBook - Apr 23 2014]
Numericable, the French cable unit of Altice, is expected on Wednesday to price a junk bond offering worth about 8.4 billion euros, or about $11.8 billion, to help fund the acquisition of Vivendi’s mobile unit, SFR. ...
Valeant Bid for Allergan Would be Biggest Canad... [Published Bloomberg via Google News - Apr 22 2014]
Valeant Bid for Allergan Would be Biggest Canada Deal Bloomberg ... proposed acquisition by Laval, Quebec-based Valeant would surpass Vivendi SA's $43.9 billion purchase of spirits maker Seagram Co. in 2000, and Rio Tinto Group's $42.9 billion acquisition ...
Europe’s mergers and acquisitions market heats up [Published The Malaysian Insider - Apr 20 2014]
Europe's mergers and acquisitions market is rebounding after years in the doldrums, as improving market sentiment is prompting companies to spend piles of cash built up during the financial crisis.A flurry of new deals have been announced in the past ...
French business: Outside in [Published The Economist - Business - Apr 10 2014]
Drahi beats the establishmentTHE French do have a word for “entrepreneur”, pace George Bush, and more than 500,000 new businesses in 2013 to prove it. What they struggle to translate precisely is “outsider”.Patrick Drahi, a Moroccan-born, Swiss-resident, ...
Report: France’s Free Mobile in talks to buy ri... [Published GigaOM - Apr 09 2014]
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New look to French telecoms [Published Reuters Video: Business - Apr 07 2014]
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Breakingviews: Vivendi’s SFR top target for Fre... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Feb 17 2014]
Breakingviews: Vivendi’s SFR top target for Fre... [Published Reuters Video: Business - Feb 17 2014]
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