Transactions

Our professionals have executed over $10 billion in transaction volume in over 150 deals as advisors and investors.

VCA specializes in advising companies operating at the intersection of media and technology.  In a rapidly evolving and increasingly integrated landscape, we create a bridge for exceptional, middle market companies to partner with category defining, world-class investors and buyers.

Scalable Technology Platforms

We are experts at identifying and valuing technology-driven businesses that can scale to meet the needs of the world’s largest media companies and consumer brands.  21st century media models are driven by non-linear content consumption, and consumers’ demand for “an experience”.  The experience is driven by companies who provide elegant software and platform design to support valuable content.  We identify companies who fit this profile, and who will benefit from access to multi-national brands and content producers.  Large strategic and financial buyers value our ability to identify and package high-growth companies for M&A and capital formation transactions.

21st Century Media Models

The VCA team are experts at understanding how middle-market companies create value in a technology-driven media landscape.  The traditional models of simple content + distribution have evolved to include intellectual property sourced from multiple contributors, and distributed on multiple platforms, in countless formats.   We identify what is unique about our clients’ products and services, and help them create the most value-added strategy for accessing the capital markets.  We then leverage our network of media and technology investors and buyers to complete a transaction that accomplishes our clients’ objectives.

Mobile Enterprise

Double Encore acquired by Possible

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

Private

Testflight acquired by Apple

Advisor to Founder

Private

Push.io acquired by Responsys

Advisor to Founders

Private

Push.io Series A Financing

Advised on Capital Raise

Private

Bell Canada share buyback from SBC

Exclusive Buy-Side Advisor

$5,000,000,000

Fox Mobile Television Strategic Partnership with Qualcomm

Mobile Network Launch

$25,000,000

Digital Media / Media

Ebyline acquired by IZEA

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

$9,000,000

Alliance Atlantis

Exclusive Underwriter for Secondary Public Offering

$90,000,000

Lending Tree acquired by USA Interactive

Exclusive Buy-Side Advisor

$734,000,000

MediaDefender acquired by ArtisitDirect

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

$45,000,000

Movielink acquired by Blockbuster

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

Private

Arktan acquired by Janrain

Strategic Consultant

Private

Sports

NBAtv Arranged Financing from Goldman Sachs

Exclusive Advisor to NBAtv

Private

San Diego Padres Acquisition

Exclusive Buy-Side Advisor to Jeff Moorad Group

$500,000,000

Chicago Rush Acquisition

Sell-Side Advisor

Private

Entertainment Services

Miracle Media Group acquired by Lloyds Development Capital

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

Private

Global Branded Solutions

Arranged Debt Private Placement

Private

Quantum Loyalty Solutions acquired by Comcast/Fandango

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

Private

Cinema Scene

Strategic Consultant

Private

Vision Media Management

Strategic Consultant

Private

Publishing

21st Century Newspaper acquired by Journal Register

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

$450,000,000

McGraw-Hill’s S&P acquired Capital IQ

Exclusive Buy-Side Advisor

Private

R.H. Donnelley acquired SBC Chicago Directories

Exclusive Buy-Side Advisor

$1,420,000,000

Pilot Group acquired by North American Membership Group

Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor

Private