PRISA acquires final 25% of its education subsidiary Santillana

2019-04-12T19:05:35+00:00 April 12th, 2019|Spain|

The Spanish media conglomerate PRISA and Victoria Capital Partners on Friday signed off on the sale of the latter’s 25% of educational publisher Santillana. The total amount of the operation is €312.5 million – paid in cash to the seller – and it gives PRISA 100% control of its own education subsidiary. Santillana is to pay the private equity group the preferred dividend corresponding to its shares for the year 2018 and for the corresponding portion of the year 2019 up until today. This acquisition represents a major milestone for PRISA, giving it full control of an asset that it sees as key to future development. The move also offers enormous potential for increased value for shareholders and substantially improves cash generation. The opportunities offered by digital transformation and the Group’s positioning and growth margin in Ibero-America are the keys to developing PRISA's strategy, which involves creating [...]