Media Telecom & Sports Finance

Working with clients for over 30+ years, MUFG's Media Telecom & Sports team extensively covers leading participants across a number of key sectors, including: telecommunications, broadband, satellite, networks, infrastructure, cloud services, and fiber optics. The team's longstanding commitment to the Media Telecom & Sports industries are evidenced by our top tier relationships across sectors, our prominent role in noteworthy transactions, and our active leadership in event-driven financings.‎

With representatives located in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, the team is well-aligned to serve its clients’ needs in a number of capacities, including: originating, structuring and delivering large commitments in support of M&A and other strategic objectives.

MUFG offers a full suite of banking products to meet customer needs for funding, liquidity, risk management, and advisory services for various parts of the capital structure.

Various Types of Financings:

  • Structuring of general corporate and working capital financing
  • Merger and acquisition finance
  • Loan arranging and underwriting
  • Bilateral lines of credit

Full suite of corporate & investment banking products:

  • Funding
    • Credit facilities
    • Bridge financing
    • Debt and equity capital markets solutions (MUFG Securities)
    • Securitization
    • Term ABS
    • Supply chain finance
    • Export & Agency finance
    • Lease Financing and Tax Equity
    • Structured trade finance solutions
  • Liability Management services (through our broker dealer affiliate, MUFG Securities)
  • Interest rate and foreign exchange risk management
  • Advisory
    • Corporate Advisory
    • Global Financials Solutions
    • Ratings Agency Services

Specialized Global Treasury Management Solutions

The Media Telecom & Sports team is further supported by a group of global treasury management professionals who are committed to delivering customized treasury solutions tailored to individual client needs. Our treasury management solutions include:

  • Comprehensive receivables and payables management
  • Liquidity and investment management
  • A complete suite of corporate card solutions
  • Trust and escrow services

Mid-Corporate Media Telecom Finance

The MUFG team has expanded its industry coverage to companies in the growing and competitive mid-corporate Media Telecom sector, including fiber, regional cable, managed services, alternative carriers, media and wireless companies, complementing the respective larger corporate clients within the coverage space.

Mid-Corporate Media Telecom has maintained portfolio scale, product expertise and industry knowledge to continually grow the Mid-Corporate franchise, as the team leverages its industry knowledge, company contacts, capital markets, and other banking products.

  • Mid-Corporates are defined as companies with annual revenues under $1 billion or EBITDA greater than $20mm.

Sports Finance

Since establishing the MUFG Union Bank Sports Finance Coverage group in 2012, the team has cultivated industry-wide relationships across the major sports leagues, teams (and venue financing) and Regional Sports Networks primarily operating in the North American sports marketplace.

  • Committed Lender: Consistent commitments demonstrate our desired support for league and franchise growth
  • Leadership Roles: Well-positioned to grow leadership roles through increased commitments and long-term relationships
  • Product Capability: Demonstrated ability to deliver lending, capital markets services, and other banking products to multiple clients, including structured financial solutions as required for acquisitions, refinancing, or restructurings
  • Team Experience: The Sports team is comprised of individuals with over 20+ years of relationships in all four Major League Sports and has expanded its activity to include other sports related business, including MLS and Formula 1

For more information, please contact :

R. Frederick (Ric) Kay, Jr. - Managing Director
Head of Media Telecom & Sports Finance


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