Digital Colony Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Digital Colony Management has acquired 6 companies.

Digital Colony Management’s most common sectors for investment are communications (58%) and infrastructure (29%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (29%) and going private (29%). In total, Digital Colony Management has invested in 2 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Zayo Group for $14.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 3
  • M&A Advisors 6

Digital Colony Management LLC

750 Park of Commerce Drive, Suite 210,
Boca Raton, Florida 33487
United States
(561) 544-7475
www.digitalcolony.com
info@digitalcolony.com

Digital Colony is a global investment firm with a focus on next generation mobile and internet infrastructure. Digital Colony originates from Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC, an owner and operator of digital infrastructure businesses, and Colony Capital, Inc., a real estate investment management firm. Digital Colony was established in 2018 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Information Technology, Internet Software and Services

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)

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

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 1 - - 4 - 2 7
vol $14.8B $1.8B $16.7B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Landmark Dividend LLC 2021-05-17 972M USD Secondary Buyout
El Segundo, California · www.landmarkdividend.com
Boingo Wireless, Inc. 2021-03-01 854M USD Going Private
Los Angeles, California · www.boingo.com
Highline do Brasil S.A. 2019-12-10 - Secondary Buyout
São Paulo, Brazil · www.highlinedobrasil.com
Beanfield Technologies, Inc. 2019-11-12 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Toronto, Ontario · www.beanfield.com
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 14.3B USD Going Private
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com
Cogeco Peer 1, Inc. 2019-02-27 547M CAD Divestiture
Toronto, Ontario · www.cogecopeer1.com
StrattoOpencell 2016-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
London, United Kingdom · www.strattoopencell.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 zColo Data Centers 2020-12-17 2
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Boulder, Colorado
Highline do Brasil S.A. 2019-12-10 Phoenix Tower do Brasil 2020-11-24 1
São Paulo, Brazil · www.highlinedobrasil.com São Paulo, Brazil · www.phoenixtower.com.br
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. - zColo Data Center Assets 2020-09-29 1
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Boulder, Colorado

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 4 (57%) 15.2B (91%) 4 (57%) 15.2B (91%)
Infrastructure 2 (29%) 972M (6%) 2 (29%) 972M (6%)
Information Technology 1 (14%) 547M (3%) 1 (14%) 547M (3%)
Total 7 $16.7B 7 $16.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 3 (43%) 16.1B (97%) 3 (43%) 16.1B (97%)
  California 2 (29%) 1.8B (11%) 2 (29%) 1.8B (11%)
  Colorado 1 (14%) 14.3B (86%) 1 (14%) 14.3B (86%)
Canada 2 (29%) 547M (3%) 2 (29%) 547M (3%)
  Ontario 2 (29%) 547M (3%) 2 (29%) 547M (3%)
United Kingdom 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Brazil 1 (14%) - 1 (14%) -
Total 7 $16.7B 7 $16.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Going Private 2 (29%) 15.2B (91%) 2 (29%) 15.2B (91%)
Secondary Buyout 2 (29%) 972M (6%) 2 (29%) 972M (6%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (29%) - 2 (29%) -
Divestiture 1 (14%) 547M (3%) 1 (14%) 547M (3%)
Total 7 $16.7B 7 $16.7B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Truist Securities
1
Credit Suisse Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
3
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $14.3B
$100M to $1B 3 $2.4B
TOTAL $16.7B
Largest Zayo Group LLC
$14.3B (2019-05-08)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
29%
2 (29%)
Strategic(s)
14%
1 (14%)

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