Investment Bank Seeks Experienced Managing Director for Entertainment and Media Mergers and Acquisitions

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Investment bank Seeks Managing Director for its Entertainment and Media Division is currently seeking an experienced investment banker to lead its entertainment and media investment banking practice. Joining’s team of experienced advisors across sectors, including technology and software, this new member will bring a deep knowledge of the entertainment industry and specific experience guiding entertainment enterprises through the merger and acquisition process.

Nate Nead, Director of, emphasizes, “ is a national firm with offices across the country, including Los Angeles, Los Vegas and other major production and entertainment centers, so we already work with many clients in the entertainment and media industries.” Nead continues: “By moving into entertainment investment banking, we’re responding to our clients’ needs. Today, more and more of our clients in the technology sector are looking to acquire entertainment companies and likewise, we continue to hear from traditional entertainment companies, including film studios, who are looking to enter media and tech niche markets, like gaming. We’re always listening to our clients and that’s one of the reasons we’re now looking to hire an experienced entertainment investment banker—someone with a robust knowledge of the current M&A landscape in the entertainment and media sectors, as well as the technology sector.”’s entertainment and media division is expected to grow rapidly over the coming year. Focusing on an entire spectrum of entertainment and media companies, including digital media providers, radio and television stations, film studios, live production companies, talent agencies, and music producers and distributors,’s entertainment and media division will provide expert advice at all stages of the buy and sell cycle. Among other services,’s advisors provide valuations, debt and equity financing, studio co-financing, slate financing and general capital advisory services. “At the moment, there are two major factors driving mergers and acquisitions in the entertainment and media sector,” says Nead, “First, there’s digital convergence—whether you’re a publisher or film studio or music producer, your product is now likely digital in some form. The trend of entertainment and technology companies merging is now old news, but we expect to see this trend continue over the coming years. The second factor is the global market. In the past, entertainment tended to be local or national but this is no longer the case—the market is wide open.”

Among its many services, has a reputation for providing expert buy-side and sell-side M&A assistance, raising capital and supporting succession planning. Along with growth in other key sectors, including oil and gas, aerospace and software, its media and entertainment division is currently expanding. “With the direction of an experienced deal maker in the entertainment and media sector, we anticipate seeing this part of our practice grow very quickly,” says Nead.

A subsidiary of Merit Harbor Group, LLC, is a boutique, private investment bank working across the middle market. With locations around the United States and a global reach,’s advisors provide strategic advisory on selling companies, raising capital and expansion through acquisitions, as well as a unique set of additional services ranging from business valuations to acquisition financing.’s scope reaches across sectors, including real estate, healthcare, oil and gas, consumer goods, media, software, and entertainment and media. Interested parties are invited to follow the company on their investment banking blog.

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