07.16.2008 12:04 PM
Oak Hill Closes on $1.1 Billion Eight-Station Deal With News Corp.
Oak Hill Partners, a private equity concern in New York, has closed on eight stations it bought from News Corp. for $1.1 billion.

The stations, all Fox affiliates, include KDVR-TV in Denver, KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City, KTVI-TV in St. Louis, WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Ala.; WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Mo.; WGHP-TV in Greensboro, N.C.; WITI-TV in Milwaukee, and WJW-TV in Cleveland. The group will be managed by Oak Hill“s Local TV division, formed in January, 2007 after the firm acquired nine stations from The New York Times Co.

Oak Hill first cut the deal to buy the stations last year. It was advised by Deutsche Bank, Dow Lohnes PLLC and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. A total of $765 million in debt financing was provided by affiliates of Deutsche Bank, UBS, Bank of America and BNP Paribas. Geolo Capital, a PE off-shoot of the John A. Pritzker family, is also a minority investor. Geolo specializes in travel and leisure, hospitality, and entertainment focused investments.

Oak Hill has more than $26 billion from various sources invested across assets ranging from TV stations to aircraft leasing, truck stops, broadband provision, cancer treatment centers, fruit juice, phone companies, banks and snow ski gear.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

Featured Articles
Exhibitions & Events
Discover TV Technology