Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., and a syndicate of leading financial institutions, on US$2.1 billion of debt financing to Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language content and media company serving Hispanic America.
The debt financing was a component of the overall financing package for Univision's business combination with media content business Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., which closed on January 31, 2022. The new company, named TelevisaUnivision, Inc., creates the world's leading Spanish-language media and content company that will produce and deliver premium content for its own platforms and for others, while also providing innovative solutions for advertisers and distributors globally.
The debt financing consisted of (i) a senior secured term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of US$1.050 billion and (ii) senior secured notes issued pursuant to a Rule 144A offering in an aggregate principal amount of US$1.050 billion.
The White & Case team was led by debt finance partner Eric Leicht and capital markets partner Jonathan Michels (both in New York). The team also included associates Abby Boxer, Brian Munsie (both in New York), Louis Giovachino (Miami) and Peter Denton (Los Angeles).
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