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Investments

18

Portfolio Exits

9

Partners & Customers

10

About Viacom

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) (NASDAQ: VIA) is a media conglomerate with interests in television, motion picture, and digital platforms. Brands include BET Networks, MTV Networks, VH1, CMT, Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, AddictingGames, Atom, Neopets, Shockwave, and Paramount Pictures.On December 4, 2019, Viacom and CBS merged to form the new entity, ViacomCBS. The transaction was valued at 12B dollars.

Viacom Headquarter Location

1515 Broadway 52nd Floor

New York, New York, 10036,

United States

212-846-6700

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Latest Viacom News

Paramount learned its lesson with Yellowstone, will no longer license major IP to other streamers

May 19, 2022

Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Once upon a time, before there was a Parmount+, before the marriage of Viacom and CBS, an “unfortunate” mistake was made: the company signed over streaming rights for their series Yellowstone to NBCUniversal. Who could have known then that both companies would end up having their own streaming services, and that Yellowstone would become everyone’s parents’ favorite show ? Paramount has tried to reclaim as much of the show’s success as possible, hosting the rest of the growing Yellowstone Cinematic Universe on Paramount+, but the flagship show living over on Peacock is surely still a sore point. The company has learned a valuable lesson from this casualty of the streaming wars. During an appearance at MoffettNathanson’s 9th annual Media and Communications Summit, Paramount Global CFO Naveen Chopra stated, “We’re no longer licensing big, franchise IP to third parties. Back in the day when Paramount didn’t have its own streaming service, that was the best way to monetize content.” Per Deadline , he continued, “Today, that doesn’t necessarily make sense. As some of those things come up, we’ll keep them for our owned and operated platform.” Advertisement In fact, Chopra said Paramount will be producing content for third-party distributors a lot less frequently in the future. “The reality is, that’s a pretty low-margin business anyway. It doesn’t make sense strategically to enable our competitors with that content,” he said. It seems so obvious now, but oldheads may still remember a time when production and distribution could be separate branches of the entertainment biz.

Viacom Investments

18 Investments

Viacom has made 18 investments. Their latest investment was in Quibi as part of their Series A on July 7, 2018.

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Viacom Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/26/2018

Series A

Quibi

$1,000M

Yes

7

7/17/2018

Series B

Pocketwatch

$15M

Yes

4

7/10/2018

Series C

Philo

$40M

No

2

9/28/2017

Seed

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10

5/26/2017

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

7/26/2018

7/17/2018

7/10/2018

9/28/2017

5/26/2017

Round

Series A

Series B

Series C

Seed

Series B

Company

Quibi

Pocketwatch

Philo

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Amount

$1,000M

$15M

$40M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

7

4

2

10

10

Viacom Portfolio Exits

9 Portfolio Exits

Viacom has 9 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Quibi on January 08, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/8/2021

Asset Sale

34

4/6/2020

Acquired

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10

10/25/2018

Acquired - II

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10

2/2/2018

Corporate Majority

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$99M

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10

9/28/2017

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

1/8/2021

4/6/2020

10/25/2018

2/2/2018

9/28/2017

Exit

Asset Sale

Acquired

Acquired - II

Corporate Majority

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

34

10

10

10

10

Viacom Acquisitions

17 Acquisitions

Viacom acquired 17 companies. Their latest acquisition was Paws on August 08, 2019.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

8/8/2019

$99M

Acquired

1

1/22/2019

Series B

$99M

$51.8M

Acquired

5

7/27/2018

Other

$99M

$243.75M

Acquired - II

2

2/8/2018

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$99M

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10

1/8/2018

Series C

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$99M

$99M

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10

Date

8/8/2019

1/22/2019

7/27/2018

2/8/2018

1/8/2018

Investment Stage

Series B

Other

Series C

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$51.8M

$243.75M

$99M

Note

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired - II

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Viacom Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Viacom has 10 strategic partners and customers. Viacom recently partnered with Molotov on December 12, 2019.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

12/10/2019

Licensee

France

Molotov and Viacom Announce a Multi-annual Partnership

`` Such deal will strengthen our historic partnership and will enable the public in France to benefit from the rich variety of Viacom 's content , with all the innovation and fluidity Molotov consistently provides to the users '' , said Grégory Samak , Managing Director of Molotov .

2

11/7/2019

Client

Sweden

Spotify taps Viacom for content marketing globally

Spotify did n't enter into this partnership with Viacom blindly ; it tested out what a potential partnership might look like with a few initial campaigns .

1

10/30/2019

Partner

United States

Viacom and CBS Announce ViacomCBS Leadership for Lines of Revenue – CBS Corporation

`` These appointments mark an important step in the integration of CBS Interactive and Viacom Inc. , '' said Bob Bakish , President and Chief Executive Officer , Viacom Inc. , who will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of ViacomCBS upon close .

1

10/29/2019

Distributor

United States

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10

7/30/2019

Licensee

United States

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10

Date

12/10/2019

11/7/2019

10/30/2019

10/29/2019

7/30/2019

Type

Licensee

Client

Partner

Distributor

Licensee

Business Partner

Country

France

Sweden

United States

United States

United States

News Snippet

Molotov and Viacom Announce a Multi-annual Partnership

`` Such deal will strengthen our historic partnership and will enable the public in France to benefit from the rich variety of Viacom 's content , with all the innovation and fluidity Molotov consistently provides to the users '' , said Grégory Samak , Managing Director of Molotov .

Spotify taps Viacom for content marketing globally

Spotify did n't enter into this partnership with Viacom blindly ; it tested out what a potential partnership might look like with a few initial campaigns .

Viacom and CBS Announce ViacomCBS Leadership for Lines of Revenue – CBS Corporation

`` These appointments mark an important step in the integration of CBS Interactive and Viacom Inc. , '' said Bob Bakish , President and Chief Executive Officer , Viacom Inc. , who will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of ViacomCBS upon close .

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Viacom Team

81 Team Members

Viacom has 81 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Philippe P. Dauman.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Philippe P. Dauman

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Thomas Freston

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Thomas E. Dooley

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Jacques Tortoroli

Executive Vice President

Current

John Halley

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Name

Philippe P. Dauman

Thomas Freston

Thomas E. Dooley

Jacques Tortoroli

John Halley

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer, President

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President

Chief Operating Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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