Colony Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Real Estate Profile

In the last 3 years, Colony Capital has acquired 2 companies.

Colony Capital’s most common sectors for investment areleisure (30%) and retail (20%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%) and divestiture (20%). In total, Colony Capital has invested in 2 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Miramax for $660M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (43%). Colony Capital’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2018 when it sold SBE Entertainment Group for $319M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 1

Colony Capital, Inc.

515 South Flower Street, 44th Floor,
Los Angeles, California 90071
United States
(310) 282-8820
www.clny.com

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.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Gaming, Leisure, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Special Situations/Distressed

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia/Pacific

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 7 1 1 1 - - 10
vol $1.6B $1.6B
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 1 - - - - 7
vol $319M $319M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DataBank Ltd. 2020-02-10 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.databank.com
Alpine Energy Capital LLC 2019-09-10 - Joint Venture
Houston, Texas · www.alpineenergycapital.com
SBE Entertainment Group LLC 2018-10-05 319M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.sbe.com
etc.venues Ltd. 2018-06-08 - Secondary Buyout
London, United Kingdom · www.etcvenues.co.uk
Carrefour SA 2017-01-24 - Stake Sale
Massy, France · www.carrefour.com
FRHI Hotels & Resorts 2016-07-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.fairmont.com
BUT SAS 2016-06-29 - Secondary Buyout
Emerainville, France · www.but.fr
Miramax LLC 2016-03-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Monica, California · www.miramax.com
Station Casinos 2011-06-18 - Bankruptcy
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.sclv.com
SBE Entertainment Group LLC 2011-01-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Los Angeles, California · www.sbe.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
DataBank Ltd. 2020-02-10 CyrusOne - Four Data Centers 2022-01-19 3
Dallas, Texas · www.databank.com Dallas, Texas
DataBank Ltd. 2020-02-10 zColo Data Centers 2020-12-17 2
Dallas, Texas · www.databank.com Boulder, Colorado
DataBank Ltd. 2020-02-10 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. - zColo Data Center Assets 2020-09-29 1
Dallas, Texas · www.databank.com Boulder, Colorado

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure - - 3 (30%) -
Retail - - 2 (20%) 620M (38%)
Media - - 1 (10%) 660M (40%)
Restaurants - - 1 (10%) 365M (22%)
Business Services 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Financial Services 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Information Technology 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Total 3 - 10 $1.6B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (67%) - 4 (40%) 660M (40%)
  Texas 2 (67%) - 2 (20%) -
  California - - 2 (20%) 660M (40%)
France - - 3 (30%) 985M (60%)
United Kingdom 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
Canada - - 1 (10%) -
  Ontario - - 1 (10%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (10%) -
Domestic 2 (67%) - 4 (40%) 660M (40%)
Cross-border 1 (33%) - 6 (60%) 985M (60%)
Total 3 - 10 $1.6B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture - - 2 (20%) 1.3B (78%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 2 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (67%) - 2 (20%) -
Growth Capital - - 1 (10%) 365M (22%)
Joint Venture 1 (33%) - 1 (10%) -
PIPE - - 1 (10%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (10%) -
Total 3 - 10 $1.6B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 2 (29%) 319M (100%)
Secondary Sale 2 (29%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (14%) -
Stake Sale 1 (14%) -
Trade Sale 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $319M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.6B
TOTAL $1.6B
Largest Miramax LLC
$660M (2010-07-30)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $319M
TOTAL $319M
Largest SBE Entertainment Group LLC
$319M (2018-10-05)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
20%
2 (20%)
Strategic(s)
20%
2 (20%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
57%
4 (57%)

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