UPDATE 1-Univision in talks with investor group for possible sale- source

() – Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Communications Inc is in sale talks with a consortium of investors, a source familiar with the matter told on Friday. The consortium led by former Viacom Chief Finiancial Officer Wade Davis and investment company Searchlight Capital Partners is in the lead to acquire the company after submitting the highest bid in an auction. The deal could value the broadcaster between $8 billion and $10 billion, the source said, adding there was no certainty that a deal would be reached. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news on the talks. Earlier in 2019, the company said that it is exploring a possible sale and had hired advisers. Davis did not immediately respond to a request for comment, while Searchlight Capital Partners and Univision declined to comment. Reporting by Greg Roumeliotis in New York, Amal S in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh KuberOur Standards:The Thomson Trust Principles.