Zeknick Media Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Zeknick Media Capital has acquired 3 companies. It has also invested in 2 others.

Zeknick Media Capital’s most common sectors for investment are media (47%) and communications (14%). The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (27%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (20%). In total, Zeknick Media Capital has invested in 9 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 Activity18
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • 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 ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (1.2/yr) # 9 1 1 1 1 2 15
vol $530M $530M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 3 - - - - - 3
  18

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
The Second City 2021-02-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.secondcity.com
The Second City, Inc. 2021-02-18 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Chicago, Illinois · www.secondcity.com
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
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 2
Burlington, Wisconsin · www.drtv.com New York, New York · www.mph.tv
Cannella Response Television LLC 2009-06-16 Media Properties Holdings 2016-01-28 1
Burlington, Wisconsin · www.drtv.com Temecula, California · www.revshare.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 7 (58%) - 7 (47%) -
Communications 1 (8%) - 2 (13%) 530M (100%)
Information Technology 2 (17%) - 2 (13%) -
Software 1 (8%) - 2 (13%) -
Business Services - - 1 (7%) -
Digital Media 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 12 - 15 $530M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 11 (92%) - 14 (93%) 530M (100%)
  New York 3 (25%) - 3 (20%) -
  California 1 (8%) - 3 (20%) -
  Illinois 2 (17%) - 2 (13%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Tennessee 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  New Jersey 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Florida 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Alabama 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (7%) 530M (100%)
Canada 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
  Ontario 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 12 - 15 $530M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (33%) - 4 (27%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (25%) - 3 (20%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (17%) - 3 (20%) -
Going Private 1 (8%) - 2 (13%) 530M (100%)
Divestiture - - 1 (7%) -
PIPE 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (8%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 12 - 15 $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
4
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
Investor(s)
20%
3 (20%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
1 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
2 (67%)

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