Digital Colony Management Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Digital Colony Management has acquired 4 companies.

Digital Colony Management’s most common sectors for investment are communications (60%) and information technology (20%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (40%) and divestiture (20%). In total, Digital Colony Management has invested in 1 US state and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Zayo Group Holdings for $14.3B.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity5
    • M&A Buy Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2
  • M&A Advisors 4

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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # - 1 - - 4 - 5
vol $14.8B $14.8B
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  5

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 Holdings, Inc. 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 #
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
Beanfield Technologies, Inc. 2019-11-12 Epik Networks 2020-10-07 2
Toronto, Ontario · www.beanfield.com Toronto, Ontario · www.epiknetworks.com
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. 2019-05-08 Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. - zColo Data Center Assets 2020-09-29 1
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Boulder, Colorado
Beanfield Technologies, Inc. 2019-11-12 Openface Internet 2020-02-03 1
Toronto, Ontario · www.beanfield.com Montreal, Quebec · www.openface.com
StrattoOpencell 2016-01-01 Open Cell Ltd. 2018-11-05 1
London, United Kingdom · www.strattoopencell.com Bournemouth, United Kingdom · www.opencell.co.uk

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 3 (60%) 14.3B (96%) 3 (60%) 14.3B (96%)
Information Technology 1 (20%) 547M (4%) 1 (20%) 547M (4%)
Infrastructure 1 (20%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $14.8B 5 $14.8B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Canada 2 (40%) 547M (4%) 2 (40%) 547M (4%)
  Ontario 2 (40%) 547M (4%) 2 (40%) 547M (4%)
United States 1 (20%) 14.3B (96%) 1 (20%) 14.3B (96%)
  Colorado 1 (20%) 14.3B (96%) 1 (20%) 14.3B (96%)
United Kingdom 1 (20%) - 1 (20%) -
Brazil 1 (20%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $14.8B 5 $14.8B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (40%) - 2 (40%) -
Going Private 1 (20%) 14.3B (96%) 1 (20%) 14.3B (96%)
Divestiture 1 (20%) 547M (4%) 1 (20%) 547M (4%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (20%) - 1 (20%) -
Total 5 $14.8B 5 $14.8B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Morgan Stanley
1
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $14.3B
$100M to $1B 1 $547M
TOTAL $14.8B
Largest Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.
$14.3B (2019-05-08)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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