June 24, 2015
EFA Partners, a boutique financial advisory firm focused on arranging capital and providing investment banking and strategic consulting services for entertainment, media and telecom companies, recently had three members of its senior team participate as speakers in several leading industry conferences. Senior executives across leading industry and trade organizations regularly acknowledge EFA’s extensive financial and industry expertise within the entertainment, media and telecom sectors. Ongoing invitations to speak at influential and high-profile conferences reflect the valuable insights and unique perspectives that EFA Partners brings to each of these events.
Brandt Gully, EFA Partners – Creative Financing Panel at CinemaCon 2015
In April 2015, Brandt Gully, Managing Partner and founding principal of EFA Partners, participated on the Creative Financing: Alternative Funding Sources panel at CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO).
Brandt has approximately 20 years of experience in financial services and has closed and/or managed over $3 billion of transactions within the media, leisure and entertainment sectors, with a primary focus on film exhibition and related sectors.
Brandt utilized his financial expertise and deep understanding of the out-of-home entertainment and film exhibition industry to bring CinemaCon attendees valuable insights on navigating the complexities and challenges of obtaining the right financing structure for their specific strategic business objectives.
Since CinemaCon’s debut in 2011, the event has become the largest gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry, with attendees from more than 80 countries. Featuring the largest cinema trade show in the world, CinemaCon attracts all facets of the industry including exhibition, distribution, marketing, technology, concessions and others.
David Harrington, EFA Partners – Future of Television Panel at Digital Hollywood: Spring Entertainment and Technology Conference
In April 2015, David Harrington, Managing Partner of EFA Partners, participated on the Future of Television panel at the Digital Hollywood: Spring Entertainment and Technology Conference.
David has over 25 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience, and has closed over $1.5 billion in leveraged capital and equity financings within the media, communications and entertainment sectors.
David utilized his deep understanding of the evolving business dynamics within the broadcast, telecom, digital and cable television industries to bring the conference attendees valuable insights on the latest industry trends, including syndication, technology, streaming video/mobile OTT services, and the challenges to traditional bundled programming offerings and viewing habits, among other areas.
Digital Hollywood, a leading authority on the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries, has developed and produced over two hundred conferences. The Digital Hollywood: Spring Entertainment and Technology Conference focused on the advancement of digital technology and how it has impacted financing, programming, advertising, and content creation within the telecommunications industry.
Robert Raciti, Ph.D., EFA Partners – Financing Media and Technology Panel at Digital Hollywood: 2015 Media Summit New York
In March 2015, Robert Raciti, Managing Partner of EFA Partners, participated on the Valuing and Financing Media and Technology panel at the Digital Hollywood: 2015 Media Summit New York.
Robert has over 25 years of technology, operational, and financial experience. Over the course of his career, he has provided industry diligence to support transactions within the media, communications and entertainment sectors that represented more than $8 billion in funded deal volume.
Robert utilized his expertise in origination, capital raising and deal execution within the media and telecom industry, to bring summit attendees valuable insights on various financial activities, from effectively financing corporate strategic investment and M&A opportunities, to securing venture capital and private equity. He has also been a regular speaker at investment / technology conferences and has been profiled in business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, and the Commercial Lending Review.
Digital Hollywood, a leading authority on the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries, has developed and produced over two hundred conferences. The Digital Hollywood: 2015 Media Summit New York is an international conference focused on the innovation, investment and growth opportunities within the motion picture, television, advertising, and publishing industries, among others.
If you have questions about EFA Partners and are interested in having a member of the EFA team speak at your event individually or as part of a group panel discussion; or if you would like to have EFA write an article for your publication, please contact the Company’s media relations firm, JCIR, at (212) 835-8500 or email@example.com.
About EFA Partners
EFA Partners is a boutique financial advisory firm that provides investment banking services focused on arranging capital, M&A, and financial consulting services for entertainment, leisure, media, and telecommunications companies. Its senior team has closed and managed over $13 billion of financings in its targeted sectors. EFA has a wealth of relationships from which to source capital including local and regional banks, national and international banks, specialty finance groups, equipment financiers, providers of mezzanine debt and private equity groups. Since its formation in 2009, EFA has been retained by over 90 clients and placed over $800 million of capital, plus it has advised on over $1.2 billion of additional transactions.