Shamrock Capital Advisors Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

In the last 3 years, Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 10 others.

Shamrock Capital Advisors’ most common sectors for investment aremedia (26%) and marketing (22%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (52%) and stake purchase (15%). In total, Shamrock Capital Advisors has invested in 13 US states and 4 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 4 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (41%). Shamrock Capital Advisors’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2021 when it sold Appetize Technologies for $415M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity74
    • M&A Buy Activity47
    • M&A Sell Activity27
  • Total Sectors Invested 13
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 26
  • M&A Advisors 11

Shamrock Capital Advisors

Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC

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, marketing, and communications sectors. The Firm will consider both control and minority positions and looks to commit $30 to $300 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 30 300
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 33 3 4 6 1 - 47
vol $157M $157M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 23 - 2 - 2 - 27
vol $772M $415M $1.2B
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DeCurtis Corp. 2023-08-18 - Bankruptcy
Orlando, Florida · www.decurtis.com
Bayard Advertising Agency, Inc. 2023-07-10 - Trade Sale
New York, New York · www.bayardad.com
Boardwalk Pictures Inc. 2023-02-15 - Growth Capital
Santa Monica, California · www.boardwalkpics.com
AnswerLab LLC 2022-09-21 - Growth Capital
Larkspur, California · www.answerlab.com
Highwire Public Relations, Inc. 2022-09-15 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.highwirepr.com
VidMob, Inc. 2022-08-17 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.vidmob.com
Religion of Sports 2022-06-06 - Growth Capital
Santa Monica, California · www.religionofsports.com
SaveLive 2022-05-04 - Growth Capital
Los Angeles, California · www.savelive.com
EDO, Inc. 2022-04-06 - Growth Capital
New York, New York · www.edo.com
SpotOn Transact LLC 2021-09-18 - Stake Purchase
San Francisco, California · www.spoton.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 4 (21%) - 12 (26%) 115M (73%)
Marketing 4 (21%) - 10 (21%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (11%) - 5 (11%) -
Communications 2 (11%) - 4 (9%) -
Information Services 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
Publishing 1 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (4%) 42M (27%)
Digital Media 2 (11%) - 2 (4%) -
Software - - 2 (4%) -
Business Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology - - 1 (2%) -
Leisure - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 - 47 $157M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 17 (89%) - 44 (94%) 157M (100%)
  California 8 (42%) - 18 (38%) 157M (100%)
  New York 4 (21%) - 11 (23%) -
  Florida 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Arizona 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Texas 1 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Illinois - - 2 (4%) -
  Louisiana 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
  District of Columbia - - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado - - 1 (2%) -
  Tennessee - - 1 (2%) -
  Ohio - - 1 (2%) -
  Maryland - - 1 (2%) -
United Kingdom 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Israel 1 (5%) - 1 (2%) -
Sweden - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 17 (89%) - 44 (94%) 157M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (11%) - 3 (6%) -
Total 19 - 47 $157M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 16 (84%) - 24 (51%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (5%) - 7 (15%) 80M (51%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (5%) - 6 (13%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (5%) - 5 (11%) -
Venture - - 3 (6%) 77M (49%)
Divestiture - - 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization - - 1 (2%) -
Total 19 - 47 $157M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 8 (30%) 415M (35%)
Secondary Sale 8 (30%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 4 (15%) 772M (65%)
IPO 3 (11%) -
Unknown 2 (7%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (4%) -
Merger 1 (4%) -
Total 27 $1.2B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Waller Capital Partners LLC
2
Lazard Ltd.
1
Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures (BHV)
1
Legal Deals
Willkie Farr & Gallagher
6
Cooley LLP
4
Latham & Watkins
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $157M
TOTAL $157M
Largest Triad Broadcasting Company LLC
$80M (2000-03-21)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $1.1B
< $100M 2 $112M
TOTAL $1.2B
Largest Appetize Technologies, Inc.
$415M (2021-09-13)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
11%
5 (11%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
30%
8 (30%)
Strategic(s)
44%
12 (44%)

FAQ

When was Shamrock Capital Advisors founded?

Shamrock Capital Advisors was founded in 1978.

What type of investor is Shamrock Capital Advisors?

Shamrock Capital Advisors is a private equity firm.

Where is Shamrock Capital Advisors headquartered?

Shamrock Capital Advisors is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

How much capital does Shamrock Capital Advisors have under management?

Shamrock Capital Advisors has 3.5B USD under management.

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