Media

A TRUSTED ADVISOR AND RECOGNIZED AUTHORITY IN GLOBAL MEDIA, MARKETING & MEDIA TECH

Solomon Partners’ Media Group provides M&A, capital markets, restructuring and financing advisory services to private and publicly-traded companies ranging from multi-billion dollar global media companies to growth-oriented private companies and financial sponsors, including investment funds.

The group advises clients in the following areas across the globe:

  • Advertising and Marketing Services-Based Businesses
  • Out of Home Media
  • Retail Tech
  • On-Premise and Connected Media Solutions
  • Professional Audiovisual
  • Content Creation / Distribution
  • Exhibition and Site-Based / Experiential Entertainment

See full sector coverage here.

The practice is led by industry veteran Mark Boidman, who has been recognized by digital media industry executives and professional publications as a leading investment banker in the media and technology sectors.

RECENT TRANSACTION EXPERIENCE

The team’s extensive track record includes working with clients such as:

  • Swingers on its capital raise led by Cain International
  • New Tradition Media on its majority investment from Blackstone
  • UBG on its sale of a multi-decade lease of Times Square signage to Providence in partnership with OUTFRONT Media
  • AMI Entertainment on its sale to Coral Tree Partners
  • Interstate Chicago, a JV between Interstate and Foster Interstate, on its sale of a majority stake in Interstate JCDecaux to JCDecaux
  • HIG Capital on its acquisition of Watchfire Signs
  • AMI Entertainment on a financing from Fifth Third Bank
  • Hollywood Bowl Group on its acquisition of Splitsville Entertainment
  • Pacific Outdoor Advertising on the sale of its Portland portfolio and other assets to OUTFRONT Media
  • Bow Tie Cinemas in its sale of theatres to AMC Theatres
  • Adams Outdoor on its strategic investment by Searchlight and BCI
  • CityBridge, the operator of LinkNYC, in a financing commitment by ZenFi Networks
  • Foris Outdoor on its sale to Alight Media
  • Puttshack on a growth capital raise led by Promethean Investments
  • AMI Entertainment on a financing from Marathon Asset Management
  • Mood Media on its sale to Vector Capital
  • Mood Media on its pre-packaged Chapter 11 restructuring
  • Ares on the $400M preferred investment by Ares and Providence in OUTFRONT Media
  • Star Cinema Grill on its sale to CMX Cinemas
  • Vivendi on the sale of its 10% stake in Universal Music Group to a consortium led by Tencent
  • Netflix on its acquisition of certain out of home media assets
  • Banijay Group on its acquisition of Endemol Shine Group from joint owners Apollo and Disney / Fox
  • MJR Digital Cinemas in its sale to Kinepolis Group
  • Barnes & Noble Founder, Chairman and 19% equity holder, Len Riggio on the sale of the Company to Elliott Management, owner of Waterstones
  • Total Outdoor on its sale of select assets to each of American Tower, New Tradition, OUTFRONT Media and Pacific Outdoor
  • Broadsign on its acquisition of Ayuda Media Systems
  • Movie Tavern on its sale to Marcus Theatres
  • Exterion Media on its sale to Global
  • Consortium of iSubscribed, WndrCo and General Catalyst on the acquisition of Intersections
  • AMI Entertainment on its sale to The Gores Group
  • PatientPoint on its capital raise to build out digital media across its doctor office and hospital network
  • Gas Station TV (GSTV), Rockbridge Growth Equity and Verifone on the joint venture between GSTV and Verifone’s PetroMedia businesses
  • Cieslok Media on its sale to Bell Media
  • Vector Media on its sale of equity to Spire Capital
  • RevZilla on its sale of equity to J.W. Childs (Prospect Hill Growth Partners)
  • Searchlight Capital Partners on its acquisition of TouchTunes Interactive Networks
  • OUTFRONT Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) on its acquisition of the major market outdoor advertising portfolio of Van Wagner

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July 2023

Served as financial advisor to Swingers on its growth investment from Cain International

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July 2023

Served as financial advisor to VSS-Southern Theatres (The Grand Theatres and Amstar Cinemas) on its sale to Santikos Theaters

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June 2023

Served as financial advisor to New Tradition Media on its majority investment from Blackstone

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May 2023

Served as financial advisor to Scene75 on its sale to Five Star Parks & Attractions

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January 2023

Served as financial advisor to Universal Branding Group on its sale of a multi-decade lease of Times Square signage to Providence Equity Partners

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December 2022

Served as financial advisor to AMI Entertainment Network on its sale to Coral Tree Partners

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Sector Coverage:

We advise clients in Media, Entertainment & Media Tech, including:

Advertising / Marketing Services

  • Ad Tech
  • Classic Out of Home (OOH) Media and Advertising
  • Digital Out of Home
  • Marketing Services
  • Marketing Technology
  • Point of Care Media
  • Radio
  • Smart Cities / Urban Infrastructure
  • Sports / Stadium Marketing
  • Streaming Media
  • Transit Media

Global Retail Tech / On-Premise Media

  • Background Music
  • CMS Solutions
  • Digital Signage and Interactive Displays
  • E-Commerce Tech
  • In-Venue Media and Tech
  • Kiosk Solutions
  • Payments
  • Retail Analytics
  • Software Signage Technology

Professional Audiovisual

  • AV Integration
  • Audio / Audio Equipment
  • Content Distribution and Media
  • Conferencing / Collaboration
  • Digital Signage
  • Event Production
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Learning
  • Security / Surveillance
  • Simulation and Visualization

Entertainment

  • Content Creation / Distribution
  • Site-Based Entertainment
  • Motion Picture Exhibition
  • TV / Filmed Entertainment
  • Radio / Digital Music Services
  • Music Publishing / Recorded Music
  • Satellite / Broadband

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