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Todd J. Davison

Partner
 
Over the course of his more than 20-year career in investment banking, Todd J. Davison has established himself as a leading advisor in the Media, Information, Education, Telecom and related sectors. By providing a unique combination of both strategic and financing advice, Mr. Davison has been involved in over $300 billion of related transactions. Representative transactions include: AT&T on its discussions with shareholder activist Elliott Management; CBS’s Board Special Committee on its $48 billion combination with Viacom; The Independent Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Sprint on its $146 billion combination with T-Mobile U.S.; Time Warner Cable on its $79 billion combination with Charter Communications; Thomson Reuters on the sale of a 55% stake in its F&R business at a $20 billion valuation to Blackstone; CEB (Corporate Executive Board) on its $3.3 billion sale to Gartner; Entercom Communications on the $4 billion Reverse Morris Trust with CBS Radio; Pandora on its $3.5 billion sale to SiriusXM; North Island on its $625 million equity investment into Virtu Financial and the $1.2 billion acquisition of KCG by Virtu; Pandora on SiriusXM's $480 million preferred equity investment; HSNi's $2.6 billion sale to QVC Group; Informa PLC on its $375 million acquisition of Hanley Wood; CBS Outdoor (Outfront Media) on the $690 million acquisition of Van Wagner; Permira and All3Media on its $930 million sale to a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Liberty Global; Comcast on its two-step acquisition and financing of the NBCUniversal joint venture for over $37 billion, Apollo on its $2.5 billion acquisition of McGraw-Hill Education, McGraw-Hill on its $212 million sale of its TV broadcasting assets, Hubbard Broadcasting on its $505 million acquisition and financing of Bonneville International radio station assets, Hearst on their €650 million acquisition of Lagardère’s magazine assets, The Thomson Corporation on its $7.8 billion sale of Thomson Learning and Thomson Nelson, Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners on their $27.1 billion acquisition and financing of Clear Channel, Viacom on its $35 billion spin off of MTV Group and related assets, CBS on numerous lead managed financings, Meredith on its $350 million acquisition of G&J USA Magazines, Fox Entertainment on News Corporation’s $6.3 billion squeeze-out of the public minority interest, Time Warner on its $2.6 billion sale of Warner Music Group and its $1.0 billion sale of Warner Music Group’s CD/DVD manufacturing business, R.H. Donnelley on its $2.2 billion acquisition of Sprint’s directories business, the Smith Family on their $545 million sale of the Atlanta Falcons and Cox Communications on its $2.7 billion acquisition of Gannett’s Multimedia Cable Assets.
 
Mr. Davison joined Centerview in 2013 to co-head the firm’s media practice. Prior to Centerview, Mr. Davison was a Managing Director and Co-Head of North American Media Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. In addition to his formal banking responsibilities, Mr. Davison also served as a leading member of the firm’s recruiting efforts, heading each of the University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate and Columbia Business School teams for investment banking.
 
Mr. Davison holds a B.S. and B.A. from the Wharton School and the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. Mr. Davison served on the Executive Committee of New Leaders at New York Presbyterian Hospital and is a member of the New York Weill Cornell Council.
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