Zeknick Media Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Zeknick Media Capital has acquired 1 company. It has also invested in 3 others.

Zeknick Media Capital’s most common sectors for investment are media (39%) and communications (16%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (31%) and secondary buyout (24%). In total, Zeknick Media Capital has invested in 8 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Airvana for $530M.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity16
    • M&A Buy Activity13
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 3

Zeknick Media Capital (ZMC)

110 East 59th Street 24th Floor,
New York, New York 10022
United States
(212) 223-1383
www.zmclp.com

Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC) is a private equity firm focused on the media and communications sectors. ZMC looks to partner with management teams when pursuing transactions and will consider a variety of transaction situations, including growth-oriented investments and companies in need of operational improvement. Zelnick Media Capital was formed in 2001 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Communications, Digital Media, Internet Software and Services, Media

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Recapitalization, PIPE, 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 (1.0/yr) # 8 1 1 1 1 1 13
vol $530M $530M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
  16

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Simeio Solutions 2020-02-03 - Secondary Buyout
Hoboken, New Jersey · www.simeiosolutions.com
CommentSold 2019-11-11 - Growth Capital
Huntsville, Alabama · www.commentsold.com
Dynasty Sports and Entertainment LLC 2018-03-15 - Growth Capital
Boca Raton, Florida · www.dynastyse.com
ITRenew, Inc. 2017-11-01 - Stake Purchase
Newark, California · www.itrenew.com
Education Networks of America, Inc. 2016-04-01 - Secondary Buyout
Nashville, Tennessee · www.ena.com
Airvana LP 2015-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Chelmsford, Massachusetts · www.airvana.com
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC 2015-06-29 - Secondary Buyout
Burbank, California · www.castandcrew.com
9 Story Media Group, Inc. 2014-07-14 - Growth Capital
Toronto, Ontario · www.9story.com
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services LLC 2013-02-05 - Secondary Buyout
Burbank, California · www.castandcrew.com
Alloy, Inc. 2010-06-24 - Going Private
New York, New York
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cannella Response Television LLC 2009-06-16 Media Properties Holdings, Inc. (dba MPH) 2016-02-04 1
Burlington, Wisconsin · www.drtv.com New York, New York · www.mph.tv

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 5 (50%) - 5 (38%) -
Communications 1 (10%) - 2 (15%) 530M (100%)
Information Technology 2 (20%) - 2 (15%) -
Software 1 (10%) - 2 (15%) -
Business Services - - 1 (8%) -
Digital Media 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 13 $530M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (90%) - 12 (92%) 530M (100%)
  New York 3 (30%) - 3 (23%) -
  California 1 (10%) - 3 (23%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  Tennessee 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  New Jersey 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  Florida 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  Alabama 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (8%) 530M (100%)
Canada 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
  Ontario 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 13 $530M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (40%) - 4 (31%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (20%) - 3 (23%) -
Going Private 1 (10%) - 2 (15%) 530M (100%)
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Divestiture - - 1 (8%) -
PIPE 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (10%) - 1 (8%) -
Total 10 - 13 $530M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale 1 (33%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Legal Deals
Sidley Austin LLP
2
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1
Lowenstein Sandler LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $530M
TOTAL $530M
Largest Airvana LP
$530M (2009-12-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
100%
3 100%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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