Digital Colony CEO and future Colony Capital Marc Ganzi received the TMT (Telecom, Media & Technology) Leadership Award for 2019. The ceremony, sponsored by TMT Finance, was held in London. A panel of Ganzi’s global leadership peers selected him to receive the award.
“I am humbled to have been selected by my peers for this recognition,” Ganzi said in a statement. “The award is testimony to my partners and team at Digital Colony who continue to execute our commitment and vision to serving our customers globally with mission critical digital infrastructure.”
Ganzi’s achievement-filled 2019
Ganzi has a long career as a pioneer and leading entrepreneur in digital real estate and infrastructure, and he achieved a lot in 2019. Ganzi led the closing of the first and largest discretionary investment fund dedicated to digital infrastructure – Digital Colony Partners, the partnership between Colony Capital and Digital Bridge – at more than $4 billion of committed capital. A major acquisition was announced in May 2019 and Ganzi led the Digital Colony and EQT (pending) $14 billion acquisition of Zayo Group Holdings.
Colony Capital sets sights on 5G infrastructure, real estate and digital assets
In 2019, Colony CEO and Founder Thomas J. Barrack, Jr. and Ganzi announced they’d merge their companies to form a dynamic partnership. Ganzi is slated to succeed Barrack as Colony’s CEO. Ganzi’s digital infrastructure investments have consistently leveraged the real estate component that’s key to infrastructure investing—which also lines up with Colony’s global scale, operating platform and capital market success. Ganzi and the newly formed company plan to aggressively pursue and invest in themes like the intersection of real estate and digital trends as well as the anticipated 5G network infrastructure with the expanded financial resources that will be available as a result of the merger.