PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC

Investment banking advisory services

Completing successful transactions requires proper design and structuring, effective execution and post-deal management. We help create deal opportunities around the globe.

Over the 10 year period ending December 2019, the PwC Global Network advised on 3,397 deals globally, with a total deal value of more than $469 billion, of which 43% were cross-border deals.

Source: Dealogic

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC (“PwC Corporate Finance”) and its professionals specialize in providing M&A-related investment banking advisory services. PwC Corporate Finance specializes in advising domestic and international clients on divestitures and acquisitions across the globe. PwC Corporate Finance offers the focus of an investment banking boutique with access to the resources, integrated advisory services and industry expertise of the PricewaterhouseCoopers network of member firms located throughout the world.

Required disclosures: Business Continuity Plan

Recent transactions

Marriott International, Inc

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC (“PwC Corporate Finance”) has advised Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR; “Marriott”) on its acquisition of Elegant Hotels Group plc (LON: EHG; “Elegant”).

Marriott, one of the largest hotel companies in the world, is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties in 30 leading brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. Marriott trades on the Nasdaq with a market capitalization of approximately $45 billion and in 2018 it generated approximately $21 billion in revenues.

Elegant, listed on the London Stock Exchange, owns and operates seven luxury freehold hotels and a beachfront restaurant, Daphne's, on the island of Barbados. Elegant's portfolio currently comprises 588 rooms, making it twice as large (by room number) as the closest competitor in the Barbados luxury hotel room market. Six of the seven properties are situated along the prestigious west coast of Barbados commonly known as the "Platinum Coast".

The PwC Corporate Finance Global Network originated the transaction idea for Marriott and acted as sole buy-side financial advisors on the transaction.

For more information about this transaction, please contact:

Rakesh Kotecha
Managing Director, Industrial Products
PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC

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The Players’ Tribune

PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC (“PwC Corporate Finance”) acted as exclusive financial advisor to The Players’ Tribune (“TPT”).

TPT is a unique storytelling platform built by athletes, for athletes. The company was created in 2014 when New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter recognized an opportunity to give athletes the tools and support necessary to tell their stories in an authentic, powerful way.

TPT initially focused on delivering athlete stories through powerful long-form articles that immediately captured the attention of sports fans, traditional media outlets and other athletes. Building on this success, TPT quickly expanded its capabilities into various video and audio formats, publishing content on its own website, across all major social media channels and in conjunction with OTT and entertainment partners.

By successfully developing trusted and authentic relationships with its community of close to 2,000 athlete contributors, TPT established a unique foundation to create and deliver content unlike anything else in the market.

In an environment where tens of billions of dollars are spent to acquire content, TPT has been able to leverage its library of evergreen stories to repurpose articles and videos after initial publication for sale to other partners or distribution through new channels.

PwC Corporate Finance ran a competitive dual capital raise / M&A process comprising both strategic and financial suitors. After considering multiple options, Minute Media was selected as the preferred partner for the business given strong strategic alignment and continued support for the athlete community going forward.

For more information about this transaction, please contact:

Trip Wolfe
Managing Director, TMT
PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC

Jimmy Yasuki
Director, TMT
PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC (“PwC Corporate Finance”) is owned by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Network, and is a member of FINRA and SIPC. PwC Corporate Finance is not engaged in the practice of public accountancy.

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