Colony Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

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

Colony Capital’s most common sectors for investment are leisure (30%) and information technology (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (30%) and divestiture (30%). In total, Colony Capital has invested in 3 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2010 when it acquired Miramax for $660M.

In the last 3 years, Colony Capital has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (40%). 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 Activity15
    • M&A Buy Activity10
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • 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 private, international investment firm focused primarily on investing in real estate-related assets or operating companies with a strategic dependence on real estate. Colony Capital seeks investments worldwide and currently has projects or assets in North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Colony Capital is based in Santa Monica, California with 13 additional offices across Europe, Asia, and the US.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Chemicals, Financial Services, Gaming, Leisure, Manufacturing, 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 7 - - - 1 2 10
vol $1.6B $325M $2.0B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 2 2 - 1 - - 5
vol $319M $319M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Vantage Data Centers LLC - 12 North American Stabilized Assets 2020-07-07 - Divestiture
Santa Clara, California
DataBank Ltd. 2020-02-10 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.databank.com
Digital Bridge Holdings LLC 2019-07-25 325M USD Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Boca Raton, Florida · www.digitalbridgellc.com
SBE Entertainment Group LLC 2018-10-05 319M USD Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.sbe.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
Miramax LLC 2010-07-30 660M USD Divestiture
Santa Monica, California · www.miramax.com
Buffalo Grill S.A. 2008-09-30 - Secondary Buyout
Avrainville, France · www.buffalo-grill.fr
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
DataBank Ltd. 2020-02-10 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. - zColo Data Center Assets 2020-09-29 1
Dallas, Texas · www.databank.com Boulder, Colorado
Digital Bridge Holdings LLC 2019-07-25 DataBank Ltd. 2020-02-10 1
Boca Raton, Florida · www.digitalbridgellc.com Dallas, Texas · www.databank.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Leisure 1 (20%) - 3 (30%) -
Retail 1 (20%) - 2 (20%) 620M (31%)
Information Technology 2 (40%) - 2 (20%) -
Media - - 1 (10%) 660M (34%)
Restaurants - - 1 (10%) 365M (19%)
Communications 1 (20%) 325M (100%) 1 (10%) 325M (16%)
Total 5 $325M 10 $2.0B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (60%) 325M (100%) 5 (50%) 985M (50%)
  California 1 (20%) - 3 (30%) 660M (34%)
  Florida 1 (20%) 325M (100%) 1 (10%) 325M (16%)
  Texas 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
France 1 (20%) - 3 (30%) 985M (50%)
Canada 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
  Ontario 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Luxembourg - - 1 (10%) -
Domestic 3 (60%) 325M (100%) 5 (50%) 985M (50%)
Cross-border 2 (40%) - 5 (50%) 985M (50%)
Total 5 $325M 10 $2.0B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 1 (20%) - 3 (30%) 1.3B (65%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) 325M (100%) 3 (30%) 325M (16%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (10%) 365M (19%)
PIPE 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) - 1 (10%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (10%) -
Total 5 $325M 10 $2.0B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (40%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (20%) 319M (100%)
Bankruptcy 1 (20%) -
Trade Sale 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $319M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $2.0B
TOTAL $2.0B
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
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
63%
5 63%
Strategic(s)
38%
3 38%

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