DigitalBridge Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Infrastructure Profile

In the last 3 years, DigitalBridge Group has acquired 4 companies.

DigitalBridge Group’s most common sectors for investment arecommunications (42%) and information technology (34%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (34%) and going private (17%). In total, DigitalBridge Group has invested in 4 US states and 5 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Zayo Group for $14.3B.

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

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity12
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8
  • M&A Advisors 11

DigitalBridge Group Inc.

750 Park of Commerce Drive, Suite 210,
Boca Raton, Florida 33487
United States
(561) 544-7475
www.digitalbridge.com/business/digital-equity

DigitalBridge Group is a global digital infrastructure investment firm. The Firm looks to acquire a variety of assets and operating businesses spanning cell towers, data centers, fiber, small cells, and edge infrastructure. DigitalBridge is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Internet Software and Services

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

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Nordic

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 8 - 3 1 - - 12
vol $14.8B $1.8B $16.7B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Xenith Infrastructure Group 2022-08-02 - Consolidation
Singapore, Singapore · www.xenithig.com
Vertical Bridge Holdings LLC 2021-08-10 - Secondary Buyout
Boca Raton, Florida · www.verticalbridge.com
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
DataBank Ltd. 2020-02-10 - Secondary Sale
Dallas, Texas · www.databank.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
Vantage Data Centers LLC 2017-03-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Santa Clara, California · www.vantagedatacenters.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Beanfield Technologies, Inc. 2019-11-12 Wesley Clover’s Eclipse Trading Turret Solutions 2022-06-07 5
Toronto, Ontario · www.beanfield.com New York, New York
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 Education Networks of America, Inc. 2022-03-03 3
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Nashville, Tennessee · www.ena.com
Zayo Group LLC 2019-05-08 QOS Networks 2022-01-12 2
Boulder, Colorado · www.zayo.com Irvine, California · www.qosnet.com
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
Vantage Data Centers LLC 2017-03-27 Hypertec Systems - Hyperscale Data Center Operations 2020-11-20 4
Santa Clara, California · www.vantagedatacenters.com Saint-Laurent, Quebec
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
Vantage Data Centers LLC 2017-03-27 Next Generation Data Ltd. 2020-04-07 3
Santa Clara, California · www.vantagedatacenters.com London, United Kingdom · www.nextgenerationdata.co.uk
Vantage Data Centers LLC 2017-03-27 Etix Everywhere 2020-02-10 2
Santa Clara, California · www.vantagedatacenters.com Luxembourg, Luxembourg · www.etixeverywhere.com
Vantage Data Centers LLC 2017-03-27 4Degrees Colocation, Inc. 2018-12-18 1
Santa Clara, California · www.vantagedatacenters.com Saint-laurent, Quebec · www.4degrees-colo.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Communications 5 (45%) 15.2B (91%) 5 (42%) 15.2B (91%)
Information Technology 3 (27%) 547M (3%) 4 (33%) 547M (3%)
Infrastructure 3 (27%) 972M (6%) 3 (25%) 972M (6%)
Total 11 $16.7B 12 $16.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (55%) 16.1B (97%) 7 (58%) 16.1B (97%)
  California 3 (27%) 1.8B (11%) 3 (25%) 1.8B (11%)
  Texas 1 (9%) - 2 (17%) -
  Colorado 1 (9%) 14.3B (86%) 1 (8%) 14.3B (86%)
  Florida 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Canada 2 (18%) 547M (3%) 2 (17%) 547M (3%)
  Ontario 2 (18%) 547M (3%) 2 (17%) 547M (3%)
United Kingdom 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Brazil 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Singapore 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 11 $16.7B 12 $16.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 3 (27%) 972M (6%) 4 (33%) 972M (6%)
Going Private 2 (18%) 15.2B (91%) 2 (17%) 15.2B (91%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (18%) - 2 (17%) -
Divestiture 1 (9%) 547M (3%) 1 (8%) 547M (3%)
Add-on Acquisition 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Consolidation 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Recapitalization 1 (9%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 11 $16.7B 12 $16.7B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
J.P. Morgan Securities
1
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
4
Jones Day
1
Kleinbard LLC
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)
33%
4 (33%)
Strategic(s)
8%
1 (8%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

FAQ

What type of investor is DigitalBridge Group Inc.?

DigitalBridge Group Inc. is an infrastructure investor.

Where is DigitalBridge Group Inc. headquartered?

DigitalBridge Group Inc. is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

How much capital does DigitalBridge Group Inc. have under management?

DigitalBridge Group Inc. has 45.0B USD under management.

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