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 4 others.

Shamrock Capital Advisors’ most common sectors for investment are media (20%) and digital media (13%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (30%) and stake purchase (23%). 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 Activity51
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • 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 ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (1.6/yr) # 23 2 3 2 - 1 31
vol $157M $157M
Sell (1.4/yr) # 13 - - 5 2 - 20
vol $660M $112M $772M
  51

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
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
Consilio 2018-03-21 - Secondary Buyout
Washington, District of Columbia · www.consilio.com
Wpromote, Inc. 2018-03-13 - Growth Capital
El Segundo, California · www.wpromote.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Adweek LLC 2020-06-02 NAPCO Media LLC 2020-09-03 1
New York, New York · www.adweek.com Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.napco.com
Mobilitie LLC 2013-02-20 Condor Detroit 2018-07-17 1
Newport Beach, California · www.mobilitie.com Detroit, Michigan · condordetroit.com
Recorded Books LLC 2015-08-03 eChristian, Inc. (dba ChristianAudio) 2016-05-05 1
Prince Frederick, Maryland · www.recordedbooks.com Escondido, California · www.christianaudio.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media - - 6 (19%) 115M (73%)
Digital Media 4 (40%) - 4 (13%) -
Marketing - - 4 (13%) -
Publishing 2 (20%) - 4 (13%) -
Internet Software and Services - - 3 (10%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (6%) 42M (27%)
Communications 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Software 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Information Services - - 1 (3%) -
Information Technology 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Leisure - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 31 $157M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (90%) - 29 (94%) 157M (100%)
  California 5 (50%) - 12 (39%) 157M (100%)
  New York 1 (10%) - 5 (16%) -
  Maryland 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
  Arizona 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (6%) -
  Tennessee 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (3%) -
  Missouri - - 1 (3%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (3%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (3%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (3%) -
Israel 1 (10%) - 1 (3%) -
Sweden - - 1 (3%) -
Domestic 9 (90%) - 29 (94%) 157M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Total 10 - 31 $157M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 5 (50%) - 9 (29%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (10%) - 7 (23%) 80M (51%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (10%) - 5 (16%) -
Secondary Buyout 3 (30%) - 5 (16%) -
Venture - - 3 (10%) 77M (49%)
Divestiture - - 1 (3%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (3%) -
Total 10 - 31 $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
Latham & Watkins
1
Proskauer Rose LLP
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
PE Firm(s)
100%
5 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
56%
9 56%
Strategic(s)
44%
7 44%

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