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Vivendi investor and hedge fund P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM) has presented a case to Vivendi for the spin-off UMG to create a stand-alone company.


  • According to PSAM, UMG would benefit from operational and structural advantages as an independent company. Included in its presentation are forecasts for the global music sector, in particularly, some fairly optimistic projections for the growth of streaming.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note includes details of why hedge fund PSAMbelieves Vivendi should spin off UMG to create a stand-alone company.
  • The research note contains global recorded music forecasts broken out by all the major formats.

Key questions answered

  • Just how big is music streaming forecast to be in 2020?
  • Why would UMG be better off as a stand-alone company rather than part of Vivendi?

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  • Summary
  • Vivendi transformed but suffering stagnation
  • What to do with the world’s biggest record company
  • Streaming growth central to UMG success
  • UMG not for sale, for now at least


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