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 3 others.

Shamrock Capital Advisors’ most common sectors for investment are marketing (19%) and media (19%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (31%) and stake purchase (22%). In total, Shamrock Capital Advisors has invested in 11 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 7 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is secondary buyout (35%). 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 Activity53
    • M&A Buy Activity33
    • M&A Sell Activity20
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 16
  • 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 $5 to $50 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: Business Services, Communications, Digital Media, Internet Software and Services, Marketing, Media, Publishing, Software

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

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 50
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 25 3 2 - 2 1 33
vol $157M $157M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 13 - 5 2 - - 20
vol $660M $112M $772M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
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
Questex Media Group LLC 2018-09-12 - Secondary Buyout
Newton, Massachusetts · www.questex.com
Pixellot 2018-09-10 - Growth Capital
Petach Tikva, Israel · www.pixellot.tv
T3Media, Inc. (Wazee Digital) 2018-08-13 15M USD Add-on Acquisition
Denver, Colorado · www.t3media.com
Giant Creative Strategy LLC 2018-07-17 97M USD Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.giantagency.com
RBmedia 2018-07-16 - Secondary Buyout
Landover, Maryland · www.rbmediaglobal.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media - - 6 (18%) 115M (73%)
Marketing 2 (17%) - 6 (18%) -
Digital Media 4 (33%) - 4 (12%) -
Publishing 2 (17%) - 4 (12%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 3 (9%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (6%) 42M (27%)
Communications 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 33 $157M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (92%) - 31 (94%) 157M (100%)
  California 5 (42%) - 12 (36%) 157M (100%)
  New York 3 (25%) - 7 (21%) -
  Arizona 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
  Maryland 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (6%) -
  Tennessee 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
Israel 1 (8%) - 1 (3%) -
Sweden - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 11 (92%) - 31 (94%) 157M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (8%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 12 - 33 $157M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 6 (50%) - 10 (30%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 7 (21%) 80M (51%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (17%) - 6 (18%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (25%) - 5 (15%) -
Venture - - 3 (9%) 77M (49%)
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 12 - 33 $157M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 7 (35%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (20%) 772M (100%)
IPO 3 (15%) -
Trade Sale 3 (15%) -
Unknown 2 (10%) -
Merger 1 (5%) -
Total 20 $772M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Waller Capital Partners LLC
2
Lazard Ltd.
1
Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures (BHV)
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
2
Cooley 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)
15%
5 (15%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
35%
7 (35%)
Strategic(s)
35%
7 (35%)

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