Top Investor Tuesday — Private Equity In Movies, Music & Entertainment
December 01, 2015
With all the hype around movie blockbusters this season, like the highly anticipated release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," we decided to check in on PE investor activity in the global movies, music and entertainment space. According to the PitchBook Platform, investment in the sector has spiked in recent years, reaching 46 deals in 2013—the highest of any year since 2005—and 38 so far in 2015. Within the industry, as with many others, add-ons have come to dominate activity: the deal type has accounted for nearly half of all completed PE transactions this year. Of the 262 firms active in the entertainment sector since 2005, 92 have at least $2 billion in assets under management.
Here are the top PE investors in global movies, music and entertainment companies since 2005 and their deal counts (incl. add-ons):