Debevoise Advises Discovery Communications on $14.6 Billion Acquisition of Scripps Networks

31 July 2017

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Discovery Communications, Inc. on its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. The transaction is valued at $14.6 billion and is expected to close in early 2018.

Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and captivates superfans around the globe with a portfolio of world class entertainment brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe.

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms.

The Debevoise team is led by partner Jonathan E. Levitsky and includes partners Daniel M. AbuhoffRichard D. Bohm, Jeffrey P. Cunard, Gary M. Friedman, Matthew E. Kaplan, Jeffrey E. RossElizabeth Pagel Serebransky and Ramya S. Tiller and associates Julia J. Ahn, Ben Lee FriedmanAndrew G. Jamieson, Michelle M. Hillenbrand, Ross Liemer, Eve Nguyen, Benjamin R. Pedersen, Nicholas C. Scholten, Caitlin Wilcox and Meredith Wren.

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