White & Case advises on US$2.1 billion debt financing for Univision’s business combination with Grupo Televisa’s media content business

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Global law firm White & Case LLP advised JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, and a syndicate of leading financial institutions, on a US$2.1 billion debt financing to Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language content and media company serving Hispanic America.

The debt financing was part of the overall financial package for Univision’s business combination with media content company Grupo Televisa, SAB, which closed on January 31, 2022. The new company, named TelevisaUnivision, Inc., creates the world’s leading media in the Spanish language. and a content company that will produce and deliver premium content for its own and other platforms, while providing innovative solutions to advertisers and distributors around the world.

The debt financing consisted of (i) a senior secured term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of US$1.050 billion and (ii) senior secured notes issued pursuant to an offering under of Rule 144A in an aggregate principal amount of US$1.050 billion.

The White & Case team was led by Eric Leicht, debt financing partner, and Jonathan Michels, capital markets partner (both in New York). The team also included partners Abby Boxer, Brian Munsie (both in New York), Louis Giovachino (Miami) and Peter Denton (Los Angeles).

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