Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corporation

Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corporation

Oct 19, 2020 by Roman Developer

PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION: Target Logistics & RL Signor Holdings


*SPACInsider estimate a/o 2-13-19


Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp. proposes to acquire Target Logistics Management, LLC (“Target Lodging”), and RL Signor Holdings, LLC (“Signor Lodging”) to create the largest provider of specialty rental accommodations with premium catering and value-add hospitality services in the U.S.

Target Lodging, headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, is the largest provider of turnkey accommodations in the U.S., featuring a vertically-integrated model that provides premium catering and value-add hospitality solutions. On September 10, 2018, Target Lodging entered into an agreement to operate and manage Signor Lodging, a leading provider of specialty rental accommodations to oil and gas customers in Texas. This strategic transaction expanded Target Lodging’s footprint and broadened its offerings in the fundamentally strong Permian and Anadarko Basins, creating more flexibility to service current and future customers. Target Lodging and Signor Lodging collectively own and/or operate 22 communities in the United States with approximately 13,000 total beds, supporting oil and gas, as well as government agencies and contractors.


  • Combined company to be called Target Hospitality and expected to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market
  • Transaction reflects an initial enterprise valuation for the combined entity of approximately $1.4 billion, or approximately 8.4x estimated 2019 pro forma Adjusted EBITDA(1), fully diluted and including transaction expenses
  • Merger to create the U.S.’s largest provider of specialty rental accommodation space combining most attractive elements of premium catering and hospitality value-add services
  • Combined company to be well-positioned to capitalize on the strong demand drivers for flexible accommodation and culinary solutions
  • Current Target Lodging management team to lead combined company

(1) Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EAGL transaction overview 11-14-18


  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as capital markets advisors and private placement agents to Platinum Eagle.
  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. is acting as exclusive financial advisor on the transaction.
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has been a general financial advisor to Platinum Eagle.
  • Winston & Strawn LLP is acting as legal advisor to Platinum Eagle.
  • Allen & Overy LLP is acting as legal advisor to Target Lodging and Signor Lodging.



Executive Officers

Jeff Sagansky, 65
CEO and Chairman

Mr. Sagansky has been a director of WillScot Corporation since Double Eagle was formed in June 26, 2015 and served as Double Eagle’s President and Chief Executive Officer from August 6, 2015 until the consummation of its business combination in November 2017. Mr. Sagansky currently serves as co-founder and chairman of Hemisphere Capital Management LLC, a private motion picture and television finance company, deploying more than $300 million in debt and, equity across four investment funds. Mr. Sagansky co-founded, together with Harry E. Sloan, Global Eagle Acquisition, which completed its business combination with Row 44 and AIA in January 2013. GEE currently is a Nasdaq-listed worldwide provider of media content, connectivity systems and operational data solutions to the travel industry. Mr. Sagansky served as Global Eagle Acquisition’s president from February 2011 through January 2013. He also co-founded, together with Mr. Sloan, Silver Eagle, which invested approximately $273.3 million in Videocon d2h in exchange for equity shares of Videocon d2h represented by ADSs in March 2015. Videocon d2h is a Nasdaq-listed leading direct-to-home pay-TV service provider in India. Mr. Sagansky served as Silver Eagle’s president from April 2013 through March 2015.
Mr. Sagansky was formerly chief executive officer and then vice chairman of Paxson Communications Corporation from 1998 to 2003, where he launched the PAX TV program network in 1998. Under his leadership, PAX TV became a highly rated family-friendly television network with distribution growing from 60% of U.S. television households to almost 90% in only four years. In addition, Mr. Sagansky drove substantial improvement in the network’s financial performance with compounded annual revenue growth of 24% and compounded annual gross income growth of 30% from 1998 to 2002. Prior to joining Pax, Mr. Sagansky was co-president of Sony Pictures Entertainment, or SPE, from 1996 to 1998 where he was responsible for SPE’s strategic planning and worldwide television operations. While at SPE, he spearheaded SPE’s acquisition, in partnership with Liberty Media Corporation and other investors, of Telemundo Network Group, LLC, or Telemundo. The transaction generated significant returns for SPE as Telemundo was sold to the National Broadcasting Company, Inc., for over six times its original investment less than three years later. Previously, as executive vice president of Sony Corporation of America, or SCA, Mr. Sagansky oversaw the 1997 merger of SCA’ s Loews Theaters unit with the Cineplex Odeon Corporation to create one of the world’s largest movie theater companies, and the highly successful U.S. launch of the Sony Playstation video game console. Prior to joining SCA, Mr. Sagansky was president of CBS Entertainment from 1990 to 1994, where he engineered CBS’s ratings rise from third to first place in eighteen months. Mr. Sagansky previously served as president of production and then president of TriStar Pictures, where he developed and oversaw production of a wide variety of successful films.
Mr. Sagansky graduated with a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He serves on the boards of Scripps Networks Interactive, GEE and GoEuro and is a director of Videocon d2h.

Eli Baker, 43
President, CFO and Secretary

 Mr. Baker served as Double Eagle’s vice president, general counsel and secretary from June 2015 through its business combination in November 2017. Mr. Baker was also a director of Silver Eagle from July 2014 through Silver’ Eagle’s business combination in March 2015. Mr. Baker is a co-founder and partner of Manifest Investment Partners, LLC, a growth equity/venture fund that focuses in early stage technology-enabled business where he has served since June 2016. Mr. Baker continues to be co-managing director and a partner in Hemisphere Capital Management LLC, a private motion picture and television finance company where he has been since May 2009. Previously, Mr. Baker served as a principal at Grosvenor Park Investors from 2007 to 2009, a joint venture with Fortress Investment Group where he shared oversight over the special opportunity credit/debt funds in the media space. Mr. Baker is a former lawyer, and has served in a legal affairs capacity at various companies in and out of the media business. Mr. Baker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from the University of California at Hastings Law School and is a member of the California State Bar.

Board of Directors

James A. Graf, 53

Mr. Graf served as the vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Double Eagle from June 2015 through its business combination in November 2017. He served as Silver Eagle’s vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary from April 11, 2013 through Silver Eagle’s business combination, and he served as vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary of Global Eagle Acquisition from February 2011 to January 2013. He was vice chairman of Global Entertainment AG, the German entity holding GEE’s equity in AIA from 2013?–?2014 and special advisor to GEE in 2013. He served as a special advisor to Videocon d2h Limited, the successor to Silver Eagle, in 2015?–?2016. From 2008 to 2011 Mr. Graf served as a managing director of TC Capital Ltd., an investment bank, in Singapore. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Graf was engaged as a consultant to provide financial advisory services to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. In 2001, Mr. Graf founded and became chief executive officer of Praedea Solutions, Inc., an enterprise software company with operations in the United States, Malaysia and Ukraine. The assets of Praedea Solutions, Inc. were sold in 2006 to a Mergent Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinhua Finance Ltd., and renamed Mergent Data Technology, Inc., where Mr. Graf served as Chief Executive Officer from 2006 – 2007. Praedea Solutions Inc. was renamed PSI Capital Inc., and currently serves as an investment holding company for Mr. Graf’s private investments in media and technology. Mr. Graf continues to be chief executive of PSI Capital Inc. Prior to founding Praedea, Mr. Graf was a managing director at Merrill Lynch, an investment bank, in Singapore from 1998 to 2000 and a consultant to Merrill Lynch in 2001. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Graf served as a director and then managing director and president of Deutsche Bank’s investment banking entity in Hong Kong, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell (Hong Kong) Ltd. From 1993 to 1996, he was a vice president at Smith Barney in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Graf was an analyst and then associate at Morgan Stanley in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Singapore. Mr. Graf received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1987.

Fredric Rosen, 74

Mr. Rosen has been a director of WillScot Corporation since the closing of Double Eagle’s initial business combination in September 2015. Mr. Rosen was the Co-CEO of Outbox Enterprises, LLC, an entity comprised of Outbox Technology, Cirque du Soleil and Anschutz Entertainment Group from September 2010 until February 2012. Mr. Rosen remained a principal in the enterprise until he sold his interests in October 2014. Since February 2012, Mr. Rosen has been a self-employed consultant. Mr. Rosen was the President and CEO of Ticketmaster Group, Inc. from 1982 to 1998. Mr. Rosen served as Chairman and CEO of Stone Canyon Entertainment, an operator of traveling amusement parks, from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Rosen has served as a director of Exari Group, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software for contract management, since May 2011. He served as a director of Prime Focus World, NV, a filmmaking partner to studios and film production companies, from August 2012 to June 2015. Mr. Rosen served as a trustee of Crossroads School for 16 years and was a board member of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission for 15 years and now serves on their advisory board. He was a founding board member of the Wallis Annenberg Cultural Center in Beverly Hills and is currently a member of the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Mr. Rosen is also currently a board member of the Pacific Council and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mr. Rosen received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University in June 1965 and his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in June 1969. He was admitted and became a member of the New York State Bar in November 1969 and practiced law in New York City from 1972 to 1982.

Joshua Kazam, 40

Mr. Kazam is a co-founder and has been a Partner of Two River Consulting, LLC (“Two River”) since June 2009. Prior to founding Two River, he served as Managing Director of a life science focused venture capital firm from 1999 to 2004, where he was responsible for ongoing operations of venture investments. Mr. Kazam co-founded and served on the Board of Directors of Kite Pharma, Inc. from its inception in 2009 until it was acquired by Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) in October 2017. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Capricor Therapeutics Inc. (CAPR) since its inception in 2007 and as a Senior Managing Director of Riverbank Capital Securities, Inc., a FINRA member broker dealer (“Riverbank”) since October 2005. Mr. Kazam also serves as a director of several privately held companies, including Hubble Contacts. Mr. Kazam is a Member of the Wharton School’s Undergraduate Executive Board and serves on the Board of Directors of the Desert Flower Foundation. Mr. Kazam received his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.