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Vevo hires Goldman Sachs for up to $500m capital raise

Rishika Sadam

Published 22/08/2016 | 07:58

A Goldman Sachs sign above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Reuters
A Goldman Sachs sign above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photo: Reuters

Online music video service Vevo has hired Goldman Sachs Group to raise up to $500m from new investors, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the plans.

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Vevo, founded in 2009 by Universal Music Group and Sony Music, expects to raise between $300m to $500m for its international expansion, potential acquisitions and the development of new mobile and television services, the FT reported on Friday.

Vevo did not immediately respond to request for comment. Goldman Sachs declined to comment.

Sony Music and UMG could not be reached immediately for comment.

Vevo, which is YouTube's top partner, is now working on a paid subscription service.

Reuters

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