DigitalBridge Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Infrastructure Profile

In the last 3 years, DigitalBridge Group has acquired 7 companies.

DigitalBridge Group’s most common sectors for investment arecommunications (37%) and information technology (37%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (37%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (19%). In total, DigitalBridge Group has invested in 5 US states and 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Zayo Group for $14.3B.

In the last 3 years, DigitalBridge Group has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • 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, Scandinavia

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

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # 4 - 4 - 3 - 11
vol $14.8B $1.8B $16.7B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - 1 - - 1
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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 Buyout
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
DataBank Ltd. 2016-07-13 - Secondary Buyout
Dallas, Texas · www.databank.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
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 4 (40%) 15.2B (91%) 4 (36%) 15.2B (91%)
Information Technology 3 (30%) 547M (3%) 4 (36%) 547M (3%)
Infrastructure 3 (30%) 972M (6%) 3 (27%) 972M (6%)
Total 10 $16.7B 11 $16.7B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 6 (60%) 16.1B (97%) 7 (64%) 16.1B (97%)
  California 3 (30%) 1.8B (11%) 3 (27%) 1.8B (11%)
  Colorado 1 (10%) 14.3B (86%) 1 (9%) 14.3B (86%)
  Illinois 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  Florida 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
  Texas - - 1 (9%) -
Canada 2 (20%) 547M (3%) 2 (18%) 547M (3%)
  Ontario 2 (20%) 547M (3%) 2 (18%) 547M (3%)
United Kingdom 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Brazil 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 10 $16.7B 11 $16.7B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Secondary Buyout 3 (30%) 972M (6%) 4 (36%) 972M (6%)
Going Private 2 (20%) 15.2B (91%) 2 (18%) 15.2B (91%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (20%) - 2 (18%) -
Divestiture 1 (10%) 547M (3%) 1 (9%) 547M (3%)
Add-on Acquisition 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Recapitalization 1 (10%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 10 $16.7B 11 $16.7B

Exits by Deal Type

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

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors LLC
1
Morgan Stanley
1
Truist Securities
1
Legal Deals
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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)
36%
4 (36%)
Strategic(s)
9%
1 (9%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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