Colony Capital is the global private equity arm of Colony NorthStar (NYSE: CLNS), an international investment firm with $56 billion in assets under management founded by Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.
Since its founding in 1991, Colony has invested over $100 billion in capital. Notably, Colony has extensive experience investing in, and owning and operating similar film and television businesses to those of TWC through its successful acquisition of Miramax from The Walt Disney Company in 2010. In addition, Colony has worked extensively with TWC through the joint venture established between TWC and Miramax in 2013 to develop and produce content from within the Miramax library.
The successful repositioning and revitalizing of Miramax was completed with a pioneering focus on digital distribution platforms, including Netflix, Amazon, Apple, and Hulu. Colony's successful stewardship of Miramax, along with strategically targeted investment in new film and TV production allowed Miramax to create substantial value for its global distribution, production, and talent partners.