The Tornante Company Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, The Tornante Company has acquired 1 company.

The Tornante Company’s most common sectors for investment are internet software and services (28%) and media (28%). The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (64%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (19%). In total, The Tornante Company has invested in 3 US states and 3 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2007 when it acquired The Topps for $385M.

In the last 3 years, The Tornante Company has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity13
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity2
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4
  • M&A Advisors 3

The Tornante Company LLC

233 S Beverly Drive,
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States
(310) 228-6800
www.tornante.com
admin@tornante.com

The Tornante Company is the private investment vehicle for Michael Eisner, former Chairman & CEO of Walt Disney. The Tornante Company focuses on investments in the media and entertainment sectors. The Tornante Company was formed in 2005 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Beverages, Business Services, Consumer Products, Digital Media, Internet Software and Services, Leisure, Media

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Going Private, Growth Capital, Venture

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

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 9 1 1 - - - 11
vol $385M $385M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 1 - 1 - - - 2
  13

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TaskRabbit, Inc. 2017-09-28 - Add-on Acquisition
San Francisco, California · www.taskrabbit.com
Portsmouth Football Club Ltd. 2017-08-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Hampshire, United Kingdom · www.portsmouthfc.co.uk
Little Star Media, Inc. (Littlstar) 2016-05-24 - Venture
New York, New York · www.littlestar.com
Omaze, Inc. 2015-07-15 - Venture
Culver City, California · www.omaze.com
Activate Drinks 2014-07-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Montreal, Quebec · www.activatedrinks.com
Clique Media Group 2013-11-01 - Venture
Los Angeles, California · www.cliquebrands.com
Airtime Media, Inc. 2012-03-23 - Growth Capital
San Francisco, California · www.airtime.com
TaskRabbit, Inc. 2011-12-13 - Venture
San Francisco, California · www.taskrabbit.com
Activate Drinks 2009-07-01 - Venture
Montreal, Quebec · www.activatedrinks.com
The Topps Co., Inc. 2007-10-12 385M USD Going Private
New York, New York · www.topps.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Internet Software and Services 1 (17%) - 3 (27%) -
Media 1 (17%) - 3 (27%) -
Business Services 2 (33%) - 2 (18%) -
Consumer Products 1 (17%) 385M (100%) 1 (9%) 385M (100%)
Beverages - - 1 (9%) -
Digital Media 1 (17%) - 1 (9%) -
Total 6 $385M 11 $385M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 5 (83%) 385M (100%) 9 (82%) 385M (100%)
  California 3 (50%) - 6 (55%) -
  New York 2 (33%) 385M (100%) 2 (18%) 385M (100%)
  Texas - - 1 (9%) -
United Kingdom 1 (17%) - 1 (9%) -
Canada - - 1 (9%) -
  Quebec - - 1 (9%) -
Domestic 5 (83%) 385M (100%) 9 (82%) 385M (100%)
Cross-border 1 (17%) - 2 (18%) -
Total 6 $385M 11 $385M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 3 (50%) - 7 (64%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 2 (33%) - 2 (18%) -
Going Private 1 (17%) 385M (100%) 1 (9%) 385M (100%)
Growth Capital - - 1 (9%) -
Total 6 $385M 11 $385M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 2 (100%) -
Total 2 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Deutsche Bank Corporate & Investment Banking
1
Legal Deals
Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
2
Macfarlanes LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $385M
TOTAL $385M
Largest The Topps Co., Inc.
$385M (2007-10-12)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%

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