Pershing Square Tontine (PSTH) Acquires 10% of Universal Music Group for $4B

June 21, 2021 5:18 AM EDT

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Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: PSTH), a special purpose acquisition company, announced today that it had entered into a definitive agreement with Vivendi S.E. (“Vivendi”) to acquire 10% of the outstanding Ordinary Shares of Universal Music Group B.V. (“UMG”) for approximately $4 billion.

Later this year, after Vivendi completes the previously announced separation from and listing of UMG on Euronext Amsterdam, the acquired UMG shares will be distributed to PSTH shareholders.

PSTH will continue to exist following these transactions (the “Transactions”) and expects to have approximately $1.5 billion in cash and access to an additional $1.4 billion in cash through forward purchase agreements. PSTH intends to pursue a business combination with an operating business promptly.

UMG and PSTH Presentations

A 22-minute, live-streamed video presentation prepared by Universal Music Group for PSTH shareholders about the company will be available on Wednesday, June 23 at 8:15am EDT. The video will be livestreamed once and will not be available to watch thereafter. We therefore encourage PSTH shareholders to access the site before the video begins at 8:15am EDT. The live stream will be accessible here. A transcript of the video will be made available on the Universal Music Group website following the live stream.

Following the UMG video presentation, on the same Wednesday, June 23rd, at 9:00am EDT the Pershing Square investment team will make a detailed presentation about UMG and the Transactions, and answer questions. The PSTH presentation is open to investors and the general public. The live stream of the presentation will be available at, and will be simulcast in French, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, and Russian, made possible by KUDO. Please email your questions to in advance or during the presentation. To address any questions that we do not have an opportunity to answer during the presentation, we will shortly thereafter distribute a detailed FAQ on our website at

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