Davis to Wade Through M&A for Viacom

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Wade Davis has joined Viacom Inc. as senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions for the new Viacom following the company’s separation into two publicly traded companies.

Davis had been an investment banker in the technology and media sectors.

The new Viacom will include the company’s cable assets (MTV Networks and Black Entertainment Television), Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment and Famous Music.

CBS Corp. will include the CBS broadcast network, the UPN broadcast network, Infinity Broadcasting Corp., Viacom Outdoor, Viacom Television Stations Group, Paramount Television, King World Productions, Simon & Schuster Inc., Showtime Networks Inc. and ParamountParks.