Affiliate of Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. to Acquire Additional Stake in Universal Music GroupBusiness Wire
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (LN:PSH) (LN:PSHD) (NA:PSH) today announced that PS VII Master, L.P. (“PSVII”), an affiliated co-investment vehicle, has notified Vivendi S.E. that it intends to exercise its option to acquire 52,769,098 Ordinary Shares of Universal Music Group (“UMG”), representing 2.9% of the company, for approximately $21.78 per share (or €18.40 per share at today’s exchange rate). The total cash consideration of $1.1 billion represents an equity value for UMG of €33 billion. PSVII’s purchase will not increase PSH’s ownership of UMG.
Following PSVII’s purchase, PSH and its affiliates will own 10% of the Ordinary Shares of UMG. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. served as placement agent.
About Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd.
Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (LN:PSH) (LN:PSHD) (NA:PSH) is an investment holding company structured as a closed-ended fund.
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