Evolution Media Capital (EMC) provides traditional investment banking and strategic advisory services to maximize growth and expansion for its clients. The company, leveraging its unique relationship with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), has advised on more than $44 billion in transactions for its clients.

As an independent firm serving only its clients' interests, EMC is committed to providing unsurpassed, full-service M&A advisory services. EMC's senior leadership guides custom-built teams of bankers and advisors through all major decisions and each transaction.

EMC's services include M&A and media rights advisory, equity and debt capital raising, and debt restructuring. Its expertise within the entertainment, media, and sports industries includes:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Motion Pictures
  • Scripted & Unscripted Television
  • Professional Sports Franchises
  • Digital Distribution
  • Sports Media Rights
  • Content Rights
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Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) represents many of the most successful and innovative professionals working in film, television, music, video games, theatre, and digital content, and provides a range of strategic marketing and consulting services to corporate clients. CAA is also a leader in sports, representing more than 1,000 of the world's top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis, and golf, and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, licensing, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities.

SELECTED TRANSACTIONS

Since its inception, EMC has advised on and closed more than $44 billion in media, sports, and entertainment transactions.

Media

Revolution Studios
Sell Side Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor to Revolution Studios on investment from Fortress Investment Group LLC
The Mark Gordon Company
Sell Side Advisor
$260,000,000
Advisor to The Mark Gordon Company on 51% acquisition by Entertainment One Ltd.
Participant Media
Capital Raise
$350,000,000
Advised on production and distribution facilities and acquisition of Pivot TV network
Gaumont
Capital Raise
$100,000,000
Advised and structured a financing vehicle to develop and produce programming with global distribution
Apollo Global Management
Sell Side Advisor
$2,600,000,000
Sell side advisor to Apollo Global Management on the sale of AMC Entertainment Holdings to the Dalian Wanda Group
CKX
Buy Side Advisor
$560,000,000
Advised on Apollo's acquisition of a television production studio and the owner of American Idol
Sony ATV
Capital Raise
$300,000,000
Refinancing of the Michael Jackson Estate's partnership in the ownership of the Beatles' music library
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Capital Raise
$360,000,000
$300 million Revolving Funding Facility and $60 million in Development Funding for Jerry Bruckheimer
Illumination Entertainment
Capital Raise
$250,000,000
Advised and structured Chris Meledandri's animation studio in partnership with NBC/Universal
National Geographic
Capital Raise
$100,000,000
Raised $100 million Content Production and Distribution Facility
Keemotion
Buy Side Advisor
Owner and strategic advisor
51 Minds
Sell Side Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor for unscripted television production studio 51 Minds in the sale to Endemol USA
Filmnation
Strategic Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor on capital raise to launch operations of an international film sales and film finance entity
Authentic Entertainment
Sell Side Advisor
$60,000,000
Advisor for unscripted television production studio Authentic Entertainment in the sale to Endemol USA
Exclusive Media Group
Sell Side Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advised on Exclusive Media Groups' acquisition of a minority stake in Millennium Entertainment
Sharp Entertainment
Sell Side Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor to Sharp Entertainment in their sale to Core Media/Apollo
Rhythm & Hues
Buy-Side Advisor
$30,000,000
Advised Prana Studios on their acquisition of Rhythm & Hues from bankruptcy auction
Tribeca
Financial Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor to Tribeca on the sale of 50% of the Company to the Madison Square Garden Company
iReshet
Financial Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor to Reshet on the sale of 33% of the Company to the Endemol Holdings
Area/Code
Sell Side Advisor
$Undisclosed
Strategic advisor for social and mobile game developer Area/Code in the sale to Zynga
Exploding Barrel Games
Sell Side Advisor
$Undisclosed
Strategic advisor for mobile game developer Exploding Barrel in the sale to Kabam

Sports

Texas Rangers
Buy Side Advisor
$590,000,000
Advisor to buyers group in acquisition of Texas Rangers baseball team
Sacramento Kings
Buy Side Advisor
$535,000,000
Advisor to buyers group in acquisition of the Sacramento Kings basketball team
Memphis Grizzlies
Buy Side Advisor
$350,000,000
Advisor to buyers group in acquisition of the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team
Philadelphia 76ers
Buy Side Advisor
$300,000,000
Advisor to buyers group in acquisition of Philadelphia 76ers basketball team
Los Angeles Dodgers
Media Advisor
Advisor to Los Angeles Dodgers in negotiation of team's local media rights deal
Texas Rangers
Media Advisor
Advisor to Texas Rangers in negotiation of team's media rights deal
Chicago Cubs
Media Advisor
Advisor to Chicago Cubs in negotiation of team's local media rights deal
Arizona Diamondbacks
Media Advisor
Advisor to Arizona Diamondbacks in negotiation of team's regional media rights deal
Brooklyn Nets
Media Advisor
Strategic media advisor to Brooklyn Nets
Boston Celtics
Media Advisor
Advisor to Boston Celtics in negotiation of renewal of media rights deal
Atlanta Hawks
Media Advisor
Advisor to Atlanta Hawks in negotiation of renewal of media rights deal
NHL
Media Advisor
Global media advisor for the NHL across all distribution platforms both in the U.S. and international
Dallas Stars
Media Advisor
Advisor to Dallas Stars in negotiation of media rights deal
Los Angeles Kings
Media Advisor
Advisor to Los Angeles Kings in negotiation of renewal of media rights deal
San Jose Sharks Sports & Entertainment
Capital Markets
Advisor to San Jose Sharks Sports & Entertainment on the refinancing of its debt facilities
Los Angeles Galaxy
Media Advisor
Advisor to Los Angeles Galaxy in negotiation of new media rights deal
MLS
Media Advisor
Global media advisor for the MLS across all distribution platforms in the U.S. and international
PAC-12
Media Advisor
Advisor to Pac-12 Conference in media, conference expansion and sponsorship sales
Olympics
Media Advisor
U.S. media rights audit and valuation for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics
PGA of America
Media Advisor
Strategic media advisor to PGA of America
Learfield Sports
Buy Side Advisor
$100,000,000
Advisor to buyers group in acquisition of college sports multimedia rights holder Learfield Sports
Paris Saint-Germain
Sell Side Advisor
$100,000,000
Advisor to French League 1 team Paris Saint-Germain in sale to Qatar Investment Authority
Strikeforce
Sell Side Advisor
$40,000,000
Advisor to mixed martial arts company Strikeforce in sale to UFC
Formula One Teams Association
Advisor
Global business advisor to Formula One Teams Association
WTA
Media Advisor
Global media advisor for the WTA's international media rights agreement
Vulcan Sports
Advisor
Global media advisor to Vulcan Sports