09 05 2016

Rovi acquires TiVo for $1.1 billion

Cooley is advising Rovi on its acquisition of TiVo for $1.1 billion, which will create a leader in the entertainment technology industry with a very strong history of innovation from both combining companies.

The transaction, subject to regulatory approval and closing conditions, is expected to close in Q3 of 2016. Rovi creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. The company, led by Thomas Carson, Peter C. Halt, John E. Burke and Pamela A. Sergeeff, is based in Santa Clara (CA). TiVo's innovative cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solutions enable viewers to consume content across multiple screens in and out-of-the home. The combined company will have worldwide portfolios of more than 6,000 issued patents and pending applications. "Rovi's acquisition of TiVo, with its innovative products, talented team, and substantial intellectual property portfolio, strengthens Rovi's position as a global leader in media discovery, metadata, analytics, and IP licensing," said Tom Carson, CEO of Rovi. The Cooley corporate and M&A team advising Rovi includes Jon Gavenman (Picture), Craig Menden, Steve Tonsfeldt, Kristen Killian, Sepideh Mousakhani, Marina Remennik, Kristin Peardon, Stephanie Choo, Brittany Jones, and Rishab Kumar. The Cooley's team includes also Mischi a Marca, Jackie Bell, Bryan Berman, Megan Browdie, Peter Burns, Mike Faber, Francis Fryscak, Kristin Leavy, Laura McDaniels, Becket McGrath, Buff Miller, Kimberly Nguyen, Adaku Nwachukwu, Alyssa Ohanian, Marina Remennik, Julia Renehan, Jonathan Rivinus, Jason Savich, Michael Tollini, Steve Tonsfeldt, Kelsey Velemirovich and Mark Windfeld-Hansen. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising Evercore as financial advisor to Rovi Corporation with a team including Jeffrey J. Rosen (Picture), Michael A. Diz, Sue Meng and Sean Foley. Involved fees earner: Jon Gavenman - Cooley LLP; Brittany Jones - Cooley LLP; Kristen Killian - Cooley LLP; Rishab Kumar - Cooley LLP; Craig Menden - Cooley LLP; Sepideh Mousakhani - Cooley LLP; Marina Remennik - Cooley LLP; Steve Tonsfeldt - Cooley LLP; Stephanie Choo - Cooley LLP; Kristin Leavy - Cooley LLP; Kimberly Nguyen - Cooley LLP; Laura McDaniels - Cooley LLP; Alyssa Ohanian - Cooley LLP; Becket McGrath - Cooley LLP; Julia Renehan - Cooley LLP; Megan Browdie - Cooley LLP; Francis Fryscak - Cooley LLP; Buff Miller - Cooley LLP; Jonathan Rivinus - Cooley LLP; Mark Windfeld-Hansen - Cooley LLP; Mike Faber - Cooley LLP; Jason Savich - Cooley LLP; Michael Tollini - Cooley LLP; Mischi a Marca - Cooley LLP; Kelsey Velemirovich - Cooley LLP; Jackie Bell - Cooley LLP; Bryan Berman - Cooley LLP; Peter Burns - Cooley LLP; Jeffrey Rosen - Debevoise & Plimpton; Michael Diz - Debevoise & Plimpton; Sue Meng - Debevoise & Plimpton;

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