M&A Deal Summary

Ascent Media Group Acquires Monitronics International

On December 17, 2010, Ascent Media Group, Inc. acquired safety/security company Monitronics International, Inc. from ABRY Partners for 1.2B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Ascent Media Group’s 1st transaction in the Safety/Security sector.
  • This is Ascent Media Group’s 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Ascent Media Group’s 2nd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Ascent Media Group’s 1st transaction in Texas.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-12-17
Target Monitronics International, Inc.
Sector Safety/Security
Buyer(s) Ascent Media Group, Inc.
Sellers(s) ABRY Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.2B USD
Advisor(s) Moelis & Co. (Financial)

Target

Monitronics International, Inc.

Dallas, Texas, United States
website
Monitronics International, Inc. is a provider of security monitoring services for residential and business customers.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Ascent Media Group, Inc.

Santa Monica, California, United States

Category Company
Founded 1952
SectorMedia
Employees3,825
DESCRIPTION

Ascent Media Group, Inc. provides end-to-end media and technology services for the creation, management, and distribution of media content.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 2
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 2 of 2
State (Texas) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 2 of 2
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-09-08 AccentHealth LLC

Tampa, Florida, United States

AccentHealth LLC is a patient-education media company at the point of care, with a mission to inspire patients to live healthier lives. AccentHealth's Patient Engagement Platform combines innovative, award-winning digital products including the waiting room television network, interactive tablets for the exam room and mobile touchpoints. AccentHealth's world class content is produced by CNN's Medical Unit, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and by Harvard Medical School

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

ABRY Partners

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1989
PE ASSETS 12.8B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

ABRY Partners is a media and communications focused private equity investment firm. Specific areas of interest include television, publishing, convention/trade shows, for-profit training, couponing, monitoring services, telephone companies, communications towers, music libraries, database providers, wireless communications, and in-store advertisers. ABRY can provide both equity and mezzanine capital, typically committing $20 to $200 million of equity or $15 to $50 million of mezzanine capital per transaction. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, expansion financings, platform acquisitions, consolidations, and recapitalizations. ABRY Partners was formed in 1989 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 25 of 90
Sector (Safety/Security) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 13 of 47
State (Texas) 5 of 11
Country (United States) 25 of 78
Year (2010) 8 of 8
Size (of disclosed) 9 of 28
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-12-01 Hosted Solutions LLC

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Hosted Solutions, LLC provides infrastructure as a service solutions to companies and enterprises in the United States.

Sell $310M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-12-29 York Risk Services Group, Inc.

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

York Risk Services Group, Inc. is a provider of customized claims management, managed care, risk management, pool administration, and specialized loss adjusting services to markets including public entities, programs, carriers and all types of self-insureds.

Buy -