Sidley represented Spanish-language media company Univision Communications and its parent company, Univision Holdings, Inc. (together, Univision), in connection with the acquisition of Univision by an investor group led by Searchlight Capital Partners and ForgeLight LLC. Sidley provided debt-related structuring advice in connection with the acquisition, which will allow Univision to keep almost all of its existing capital structure in place at closing. Univision is a media company that produces and delivers content across various media platforms to inform, entertain and empower Hispanic America. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The deal team was led by Kelly Dybala (Global Finance) and David Ni (Capital Markets), and included Angela Fontana (Global Finance) and Kayleigh McNelis (Capital Markets).