Shamrock Capital Advisors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 6 others.

Shamrock Capital Advisors’ most common sectors for investment are media (25%) and marketing (23%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (42%) and stake purchase (17%). In total, Shamrock Capital Advisors has invested in 14 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2000 when it acquired Triad Broadcasting Company for $80M.

In the last 3 years, Shamrock Capital Advisors has exited 8 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (37%). Shamrock Capital Advisors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2014 when it sold Screenvision Cinema Network for $375M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity58
    • M&A Buy Activity36
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 18
  • M&A Advisors 7

Shamrock Capital Advisors

1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 1250,
Los Angeles, California 90024
United States
(310) 974-6600
www.shamrockcap.com
contact@shamrockcap.com

Shamrock Capital Advisors is a private investment focused exclusively on the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. The Firm will consider both control and minority positions and looks to commit $15 to $100 million per transaction. Target transactions include growth equity, leveraged/management buyouts, and recapitalizations. Shamrock was originally formed in 1978 as the investment vehicle for Roy Disney. The Firm is based in Los Angeles, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Communications, Digital Media, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Media, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 15 100
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 24 4 2 2 2 2 36
vol $157M $157M
Sell (1.6/yr) # 14 - 5 3 - - 22
vol $660M $112M $772M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Learn On Demand Systems 2021-03-23 - Growth Capital
New Port Richey, Florida · www.learnondemandsystems.com
Bayard Advertising Agency, Inc. 2021-01-27 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
New York, New York · www.bayardad.com
Excel Sports Management LLC 2020-12-15 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.excelsm.com
Adweek LLC 2020-06-02 - Secondary Buyout
New York, New York · www.adweek.com
Ad Results Media LLC 2019-12-11 - Growth Capital
Houston, Texas · www.adresultsmedia.com
Silvergate Media 2019-12-10 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.silvergatemedia.com
BTI Studios 2019-09-12 - Merger
Stockholm, Sweden · www.btistudios.com
DeCurtis Corp. 2019-05-20 - Growth Capital
Orlando, Florida · www.decurtis.com
Ingrooves Music Group 2019-02-12 - Add-on Acquisition
Encino, California · www.ingrooves.com
Questex Media Group LLC 2018-09-12 - Secondary Buyout
Newton, Massachusetts · www.questex.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 1 (8%) - 9 (25%) 115M (73%)
Marketing 4 (31%) - 8 (22%) -
Communications 2 (15%) - 3 (8%) -
Digital Media 3 (23%) - 3 (8%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 3 (8%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (6%) 42M (27%)
Information Technology 2 (15%) - 2 (6%) -
Publishing - - 2 (6%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 36 $157M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 12 (92%) - 34 (94%) 157M (100%)
  California 4 (31%) - 12 (33%) 157M (100%)
  New York 3 (23%) - 7 (19%) -
  Florida 2 (15%) - 2 (6%) -
  Arizona 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (6%) -
  Texas 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (3%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (3%) -
Israel 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Sweden - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 12 (92%) - 34 (94%) 157M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 13 - 36 $157M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 10 (77%) - 15 (42%) -
Stake Purchase - - 6 (17%) 80M (51%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (15%) - 5 (14%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (8%) - 5 (14%) -
Venture - - 3 (8%) 77M (49%)
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 13 - 36 $157M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (32%) -
Trade Sale 5 (23%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (18%) 772M (100%)
IPO 3 (14%) -
Unknown 2 (9%) -
Merger 1 (5%) -
Total 22 $772M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Waller Capital Partners LLC
2
Lazard Ltd.
1
Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures (BHV)
1
Legal Deals
Cooley LLP
3
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Latham & Watkins
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $157M
TOTAL $157M
Largest Triad Broadcasting Company LLC
$80M (2000-03-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $660M
< $100M 2 $112M
TOTAL $772M
Largest Screenvision Cinema Network LLC
$375M (2014-05-06)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
5 (14%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
32%
7 (32%)
Strategic(s)
41%
9 (41%)

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