Live Nation Resumes Acquisition Of 51% Stake In Mexican Concert Promoter

Dwell Nation Leisure (NYSE: LYV) has resumed its beforehand introduced acquisition of a 51% controlling curiosity in OCESA Entretenimiento, a number one promoter in Latin America and proprietor of Ticketmaster Mexico. The deal was delayed on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What Occurred: Dwell Nation is paying $444 million to accumulate the bulk stake in Ocesa from Grupo Corporación Interamericana de Entretenimiento, a Mexican leisure and media firm, and Grupo Televisa, (NYSE: TV) the Spanish-language world’s largest multimedia firm.

As a part of the transaction, Dwell Nation additionally acquired an curiosity in OcesaSeitrack, OCESA’s reserving and artist administration three way partnership; ICREA, one in all Mexico’s particular and company occasion specialists; and Centro Citibanamex, an exhibition and conference heart in Mexico Metropolis.

The acquisition was beforehand introduced in July 2019 however was paused as a result of pandemic. It’s now anticipated to shut by late 2021 or early 2022.

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Why It Issues: Previous to the pandemic, OCESA promoted greater than 3,100 occasions for practically 6 million followers in a typical 12 months throughout Mexico and Colombia — together with excursions by Coldplay, Paul McCartney and U2 – and the corporate’s enterprise portfolio covers ticketing through the Ticketmaster Mexico division, sponsorship, meals and beverage, merchandise and venue operations with 13 Mexican venues which have a collective capability of roughly 250,000 seats.

“After serving as Dwell Nation’s touring, competition, and ticketing accomplice in Mexico for years, we all know OCESA is a stellar enterprise with deep roots in dwell leisure in Mexico,” mentioned Michael Rapino, president and CEO at Dwell Nation Leisure, including that in a post-pandemic setting “OCESA will play a pivotal function in placing collectively many unbelievable exhibits in Mexico and the remainder of Latin America.”

Picture: An OCESA-promoted live performance in Mexico previous to the pandemic.

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