Zeknick Media Capital Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

Zeknick Media Capital’s most common sectors for investment aremedia (44%) and communications (13%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include growth capital (32%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (19%). In total, Zeknick Media Capital has invested in 10 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2009 when it acquired Airvana for $530M.

In the last 3 years, Zeknick Media Capital has exited 3 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity6
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10
  • 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 ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 11 1 1 1 2 - 16
vol $530M $530M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 3 - - - 2 1 6
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Education Networks of America, Inc. 2022-03-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Nashville, Tennessee · www.ena.com
ITRenew, Inc. 2021-12-10 - Stake Purchase
Newark, California · www.itrenew.com
CommentSold 2021-08-18 - Secondary Buyout
Huntsville, Alabama · www.commentsold.com
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
Resonate, Inc. 2017-11-14 - Growth Capital
Reston, Virginia · www.resonate.com
ITRenew, Inc. 2017-11-01 - Stake Purchase
Newark, California · www.itrenew.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Cannella Media LLC 2009-06-16 Media Properties Holdings, Inc. (dba MPH) 2016-02-04 2
Burlington, Wisconsin · www.cannellamedia.com New York, New York · www.mph.tv
Cannella Media LLC 2009-06-16 Media Properties Holdings 2016-01-28 1
Burlington, Wisconsin · www.cannellamedia.com Temecula, California · www.revshare.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Media 7 (70%) - 7 (44%) -
Communications - - 2 (13%) 530M (100%)
Information Technology 1 (10%) - 2 (13%) -
Software - - 2 (13%) -
Business Services - - 1 (6%) -
Digital Media 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 - 16 $530M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 9 (90%) - 15 (94%) 530M (100%)
  New York 3 (30%) - 3 (19%) -
  California - - 3 (19%) -
  Illinois 2 (20%) - 2 (13%) -
  Wisconsin 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Virginia 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  New Jersey 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Florida 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (6%) 530M (100%)
  Tennessee - - 1 (6%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (6%) -
Canada 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
  Ontario 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 - 16 $530M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Growth Capital 4 (40%) - 5 (31%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 3 (30%) - 3 (19%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (10%) - 3 (19%) -
Going Private 1 (10%) - 2 (13%) 530M (100%)
Divestiture - - 1 (6%) -
PIPE 1 (10%) - 1 (6%) -
Stake Purchase - - 1 (6%) -
Total 10 - 16 $530M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Secondary Sale 2 (33%) -
Trade Sale 2 (33%) -
Stake Sale 1 (17%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (17%) -
Total 6 -

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)
19%
3 (19%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
33%
2 (33%)
Strategic(s)
67%
4 (67%)

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