Media & Entertainment


Solomon Partners’ Media & Entertainment Advisory Group provides M&A, capital markets, restructuring and financing advisory services to private and publicly traded clients ranging from multi-billion dollar global media companies to growth-oriented private companies and investment funds across the media, entertainment, communications and technology subsectors.

Solomon Partners’ expertise encompasses all aspects of the Media & Entertainment value chain, including: content creation and distribution across film, music/other audio, books, art, IP; revenue models supported by advertising, subscription/membership, royalties, tickets and leasing; experiential/location-based entertainment; DTC and B2B; and digital/technology-based businesses. The Media & Entertainment practice has an additional special focus on the Experience Economy resulting in extensive relationships, transaction experience and industry-specific insights into experiential entertainment and the related immersive, social-competitive and location-based entertainment concepts offering high-quality food and beverage in unique settings to promote authentic connections in the physical world. We remain active in M&A as well as capital raising and restructurings offering creative solutions and identifying unexpected partners or sources of capital for both growth and recapitalizations.

Solomon Partners’ Media & Entertainment bankers work closely with the firm’s other industry groups to advise clients on technology’s pervasive impact.


Solomon Partners’ recent M&A transactions include:

  • Movie Tavern on its sale to Marcus Theatres
  • Consortium of iSubscribed, WndrCo and General Catalyst on the acquisition of Intersections
  • Exterion Media on its sale to Global
  • NETFLIX on its acquisition of certain out of home media assets from Regency
  • Cobb Theatres on its sale to CMX Cinemas
  • MBS Textbook Exchange on its sale to Barnes & Noble Education
  • PatientPoint on its capital raise to build out digital media across its doctor office and hospital network
  • Marcus Theatres on its acquisition of Wehrenberg Theatres
  • Gas Station TV and Verifone on the joint venture between GSTV and Verifone’s PetroMedia businesses
  • AMI Entertainment on its sale to The Gores Group
  • Cieslok Media on its sale to Bell Media
  • Searchlight Capital Partners on its acquisition of TouchTunes Interactive Networks
  • Starplex Cinemas on its sale to AMC Theatres
  • Christie’s International on its acquisition of Collectrium
  • The London Stock Exchange Group on its $2.7 billion acquisition of Russell Investments
  • OUTFRONT Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) on its $690 million acquisition of the major market outdoor advertising portfolio of Van Wagner
  • Under Armour on its acquisition of MapMyFitness
  • Newsy on its sale to E.W. Scripps
  • Sony on its $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing
  • Zagat on its sale to Google
  • eBay on its $2.4 billion acquisition of GSI Commerce.



Solomon Partners’s expertise encompasses all aspects of the value chain, including content creation and distribution, advertising and subscription supported models, ticketing and site-based entertainment, B2C and B2B, as well as digital and technology-based businesses.

Solomon Partners’s Media & Entertainment bankers work closely with the firm’s other industry groups to advise clients on technology’s pervasive impact.



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