RedBird Capital Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, RedBird Capital Partners has acquired 7 companies. It has also invested in 5 others.

RedBird Capital Partners’ most common sectors for investment are oil/gas exploration (23%) and media (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (37%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (32%). In total, RedBird Capital Partners has invested in 11 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2019 when it acquired Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network for $3.5B.

In the last 3 years, RedBird Capital Partners has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%). RedBird Capital Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold On Location Experiences for $650M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity25
    • M&A Buy Activity22
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 10
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 15
  • M&A Advisors 4

RedBird Capital Partners

667 Madison Avenue, 16th Floor,
New York, New York 10065
United States
(212) 235-1000
www.redbirdcap.com
info@redbirdcap.com

RedBird Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented companies in the communications infrastructure, business services, financial services, energy services, sports/leisure/hospitality, industrial services, and media/entertainment sectors. RedBird looks to commit $25 to $150 million per transaction and will consider opportunities throughout North America. The Firm has a particular interest in businesses at an inflection point with proven business models, management, and little debt. RedBird Capital Partners was formed in 2013 and has offices in New York City and Dallas.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Consumer Products, Digital Media, Energy Services and Equipment, Financial Services, Information Services, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Insurance, Leisure, Marketing, Media, Oil/Gas Exploration, Real Estate, Retail, Transportation

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 25 150
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.6/yr) # 9 1 3 2 5 2 22
vol $3.5B $3.5B
Sell (0.6/yr) # - - - - - 3 3
vol $650M $650M
  25

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
N3 LLC 2020-09-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Atlanta, Georgia · www.n3results.com
Avmont LLC 2020-07-01 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.avmont.com
Main Event Entertainment, Inc. 2020-06-15 - Stake Purchase
Plano, Texas · www.mainevent.com
SASP Toulouse Football Club 2020-05-22 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Toulouse, France · www.toulousefc.com
On Location Experiences 2020-01-02 650M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.nflonlocation.net
OneTeam Partners LLC 2019-11-18 - Growth Capital
Washington, District of Columbia · www.joinoneteam.com
Skydance Productions LLC 2019-11-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Santa Monica, California · www.skydance.com
Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network LLC 2019-08-29 3.5B USD Divestiture
New York, New York · www.yesnetwork.com
Vida Capital, Inc. 2019-07-15 - Secondary Buyout
Austin, Texas · www.vidacapitalinc.com
FireBird Energy LLC 2019-05-13 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fort Worth, Texas · www.firebirdenergy.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Vida Capital, Inc. 2019-07-15 Avmont LLC 2020-07-01 1
Austin, Texas · www.vidacapitalinc.com New York, New York · www.avmont.com
Skydance Productions LLC 2019-11-05 Ilionstudios S.A. - Animation Unit 2020-04-06 1
Santa Monica, California · www.skydance.com Madrid, Spain
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Cosentry, Inc. 2016-01-20 5
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Omaha, Nebraska · www.cosentry.com
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Altered Scale 2015-12-17 4
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Chicago, Illinois · www.alteredscale.net
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Windstream Holdings, Inc. - Windstream Data Center Business 2015-10-19 3
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Little Rock, Arkansas
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 CxP Data Centers 2015-07-27 2
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Jacksonville, Florida · www.cxpdatacenter.com
TierPoint LLC 2014-06-10 Xand Corp. 2014-12-03 1
St. Louis, Missouri · www.tierpoint.com Hawthorne, New York · www.xand.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Oil/Gas Exploration 5 (28%) - 5 (23%) -
Media 3 (17%) 3.5B (100%) 4 (18%) 3.5B (100%)
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (11%) - 3 (14%) -
Information Technology 2 (11%) - 3 (14%) -
Leisure 2 (11%) - 2 (9%) -
Financial Services 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Insurance - - 1 (5%) -
Marketing 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Real Estate 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Transportation 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 $3.5B 22 $3.5B

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 16 (89%) 3.5B (100%) 20 (91%) 3.5B (100%)
  Texas 8 (44%) - 8 (36%) -
  New York 1 (6%) 3.5B (100%) 3 (14%) 3.5B (100%)
  Wyoming 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Missouri 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Florida 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  District of Columbia 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Colorado 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  California 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
  Georgia - - 1 (5%) -
France 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Nigeria 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 $3.5B 22 $3.5B

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 7 (39%) - 8 (36%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (33%) - 7 (32%) -
Divestiture 3 (17%) 3.5B (100%) 5 (23%) 3.5B (100%)
Secondary Buyout 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (6%) - 1 (5%) -
Total 18 $3.5B 22 $3.5B

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (67%) 650M (100%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) -
Total 3 $650M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Evercore Group LLC
2
Legal Deals
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
4
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
2
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $3.5B
TOTAL $3.5B
Largest Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network LLC
$3.5B (2019-08-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $650M
TOTAL $650M
Largest On Location Experiences
$650M (2020-01-02)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
22%
2 22%
Strategic(s)
78%
7 78%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
3 100%

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