Columbus Nova Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Columbus Nova’s most common sector for investment is digital media (100%). The Firm’s most common investment types include divestiture (67%) and stake purchase (34%). In total, Columbus Nova has invested in 3 US states.

The Firm’s most common exit type is bankruptcy (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity3
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 1

Columbus Nova

900 Third Avenue, 19th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States,
(212)418-9600
www.columbusnova.com
info@columbusnova.com

Columbus Nova (CN) is a multi-strategy investment management firm. CN has a broad investment mandate which allows investments across all levels of the capital structure from senior secured debt to equity. Within its direct investing practice, CN looks for long-term capital appreciation through leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth financings of middle-market companies. Target businesses are either governed by demographic trends (consumer products and services, education, entertainment/leisure, and media) or are asset-based (shipping, highways, ports, energy and utilities, manufacturing and commercial and municipal construction). Columbus Nova was formed in 2000 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Chemicals, Communications, Digital Media, Environmental, Information Technology, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Metals/Mining, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Retail, Technology Hardware

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - 100
Investment Size 10 -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 2 1 - - - - 3
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Gawker Media, LLC 2016-06-21 - Bankruptcy
New York, New York · www.gawker.com
Gawker Media, LLC 2016-01-20 - Stake Purchase
New York, New York · www.gawker.com
Daybreak Game Company LLC 2015-02-02 - Divestiture
San Diego, California · www.daybreakgames.com
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. 2010-10-23 - Divestiture
Cambridge, Massachusetts · www.harmonixmusic.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Digital Media 2 (100%) - 3 (100%) -
Total 2 - 3 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (100%) - 3 (100%) -
  Massachusetts 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
  California 1 (50%) - 1 (33%) -
  New York - - 1 (33%) -
Total 2 - 3 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Divestiture 2 (100%) - 2 (67%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (33%) -
Total 2 - 3 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Bankruptcy 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

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1

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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