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Marco J. Caggiano

Marco J. Caggiano

J.P. Morgan
Managing Director, Head of Media & Communications M&A
New York, NY, USA

Marco Caggiano is a Managing Director in JPMorgan’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He leads the firm's Media & Communications M&A practice and is Global Chairman of J.P. Morgan’s Fairness and Valuation Committee. Prior to joining JPMorgan in Q1 2000, Marco was an associate at the law firm of Paul, Hastings advising on M&A and financing transactions. Marco earned a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

Representative Transactions:


Cable and Telecom

  • Comcast’s terminated acquisition of Time Warner Cable ($67bn) and related divestiture transactions with Charter ($22bn+)
  • Cablevision’s sale of Optimum West to Charter ($1.6bn)
  • Rocco Commisso’s acquisition of the public minority interest in Mediacom ($380mm)
  • Virgin Media’s sale to Liberty Global ($23bn)
  • Frontier’s acquisition of Verizon operations in CA, FL and TX ($10.5bn) and acquisition of SNET from AT&T ($2.0bn)
  • AT&T’s acquisitions in MX-NII ($1.9bn) and lusacel ($2.5bn)
  • CenturyLink’s acquisition of Qwest ($22bn)
  • Windstream’s merger with EarthLink ($1.1bn)
  • Windstream’s acquisition of Paetec ($2.3bn)

Communications Infrastructure

  • Equinix’s acquisition of Telecity Group PLC ($4.0bn)
  • Equinix’s acquisition of assets from VZ ($3.6bn)
  • AboveNet’s sale to Zayo ($2.2bn)
  • SBA’s acquisitions of TowerCo ($1.45bn) and Mobilitie ($1.1bn)
  • Equinix’s REIT conversion ($13bn)

Technology and Info Services

  • Thomson’s sale of its IP & Science Division ($3.6bn)
  • Neustar’s sale to Golden Gate ($2.9bn)
  • Dell’s sale to Michael Dell and Silver Lake and defense against Icahn/SE ($24.9bn)
  • Motorola on its partnership and PIPE with Silver Lake ($1.0bn)
  • Thomson’s acquisition of Mark Monitor and sale of Corporate Services Division

Traditional Media

  • AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner ($110bn)
  • GE’s sale of NBCU to Comcast and buy-in of the Vivendi 20% interest in NBCU ($23bn)
  • Lionsgate’s acquisition of Starz ($4.5bn)
  • LIN Media’s sale to Media General ($2.2bn)
  • Gannett’s acquisition of Belo ($2.2bn) and Icahn defense ($5bn)
  • Gannett’s defense against Icahn proxy fight ($5bn)
  • AMC’s 49.9% JV with BBC America ($200mm)
  • CBS’s sale of CBS Outdoor International to Platinum ($225mm)
  • Cablevision’s spin-off of AMC Networks ($4.5bn) and MSG Entertainment ($1.1bn)
  • Landmark Communications’s sale of The Weather Channel companies to NBCU, Bain, and Blackstone
  • XM Satellite Radio’s merger with Sirius Satellite Radio ($13bn)
  • Citadel Broadcasting’s Reverse Morris Trust merger with ABC Radio, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company ($2.6bn)

Digital Media

  • Yahoo’s sale to VZ ($5.2bn)
  • King's sale to Activision ($5bn)
  • Trulia’s sale to Zillow ($3.3bn)
  • CoStar’s acquisition of LoopNet ($760mm)
  • Trulia’s acquisition of Market Leader ($330mm)
  • Activision Blizzard on the sell down by Vivendi ($8.2bn)
  • iVillage’s sale to NBC Universal ($600mm)
  • Dow Jones’s acquisition of MarketWatch ($525mm)
  • Nielsen’s acquisition of the publicly traded minority interest in NetRatings ($300mm)


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