M&A Deal Summary

The Wicks Group Acquires Manifest

On August 7, 2015, private equity firm The Wicks Group acquired media company Manifest

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is The Wicks Group’s 6th transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is The Wicks Group’s 25th transaction in the United States.
  • This is The Wicks Group’s 7th transaction in New York.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2015-08-07
Target Manifest
Sector Media
Buyer(s) The Wicks Group
Deal Type Consolidation

Target

Manifest

New York, New York, United States
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Manifest LLC is an agency that connects experience design, emerging technology, and content to create innovative and compelling customer experiences for brands. Manifest is based in New York City.

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Buyer

The Wicks Group

New York, New York, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1989
PE ASSETS 1.2B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

The Wicks Group is a private equity firm focused on selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. Wicks targets privately held or non-core divisions of large corporations with high-margins, limited competitive environment, and strong cash flow potential. Specific areas of interest include special interest publishing (trade magazines, workplace training, reference publishing, consumer magazines), business information services, (market information, specialized databases, consumer research), television broadcasting, radio broadcasting, newspapers, cable television, and outdoor advertising. The Wicks Group was formed in 1989 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 26 of 33
Sector (Media) 6 of 8
Type (Consolidation) 3 of 4
State (New York) 7 of 8
Country (United States) 25 of 32
Year (2015) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-06-29 Verse Music Group

Albany, New York, United States

Verse Music Group LLC is an entertainment company, focus on music-related intellectual property rights and related assets. Verse owns over 50,000 copyrights through its acquisition of iconic brands and music catalogs including Salsoul Records, West End Records, Bethlehem Records and Golden Records.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2015-12-23 Little Sprouts Holdings

Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States

Little Sprouts Holdings LLC is a provider of early child care and education services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Headquartered in Lawrence, MA, Little Sprouts serves more than 1,700 children in 22 schools. The Company has been a trusted innovator in early education and a network of award-winning child care facilities for over 30 years. Little Sprouts offers a proprietary curriculum called “Budding Scholars” and an individualized learning approach to pre-K children, which inspires a lifelong love of learning and develops a strong foundation for early reading proficiency.

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