M&A Deal Summary

Colony Capital Acquires Miramax

On July 30, 2010, private equity real estate Colony Capital acquired media company Miramax from Walt Disney for 660M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Colony Capital’s 1st transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is Colony Capital’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Colony Capital’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Colony Capital’s 1st transaction in California.
Investment Fate
  • Miramax was sold to a strategic buyer in 2016.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2010-07-30
Target Miramax
Sector Media
Buyer(s) Colony Capital
Sellers(s) Walt Disney
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 660M USD

Target

Miramax

Santa Monica, California, United States
website
Miramax LLC is a producer and distributor of films and television series in United States and internationally.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Colony Capital

Los Angeles, California, United States

Investor

website


Category Private Equity Real Estate
Founded 1991
Size Mega
Type Sector Focused
DESCRIPTION

Colony Capital is a global private equity real estate investor. The Firm looks to acquire operating companies backed by real estate including hotels, casinos, and other assets. The Firm was established in 1991 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 10
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 2 of 2
State (California) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 1 of 4
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Avrainville, France

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-01-12 SBE Entertainment Group

Los Angeles, California, United States

SBE Entertainment Group LLC is a developer, manager and operater of hotels, restaurants and nightlife. SBE Entertainment Group was founded in 2002 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Walt Disney

Burbank, California, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 1923
Sector Media
Employees175,000
Revenue 82.7B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to The Walt Disney Company's headquarters in Burbank, California.
Entrance to The Walt Disney Company's headquarters in Burbank, California.

Walt Disney is a diversified worldwide entertainment company. Walt Disney operates in five business segments. These include Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, Consumer Products and Interactive. The Media Networks segment includes international and domestic cable television networks, a domestic broadcast television network, television production operations, domestic and international television distribution, domestic television stations, domestic broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. Walt Disney's Parks and Resorts segment owns, operates, or has in interest in theme parks, hotels, a cruise line and other properties in the US and Asia. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. The Consumer Products segment designs, develops, publishes, promotes and sells a wide variety of products based on existing and new characters and other Company intellectual property. The Interactive segment creates and delivers branded entertainment and lifestyle content across interactive media platforms. Walt Disney was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 8
Sector (Media) 1 of 5
Type (Divestiture) 3 of 8
State (California) 1 of 3
Country (United States) 3 of 5
Year (2010) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 3
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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