January 13, 2016
EFA Partners, a boutique financial advisory firm focused on arranging capital and providing investment banking services for entertainment, media and technology companies, announced today that it continued the rapid expansion of its M&A business as it was the exclusive sell-side advisor for West World Media in its recently completed sale to Webedia.
Covering 80 countries in 24 languages, West World Media is a leading provider of global movie show times, information services and digital marketing solutions for the media and entertainment industries. Webedia is a growing French digital publishing company that has been acquiring or investing in digital entertainment and media companies. Most recently, it acquired BoxOffice Media in April 2015 and it invested in MoviePilot.com in June 2014.
“It was a pleasure to work with Dave Harrington and the team at EFA Partners who served as our advisor on the sale of West World Media,” stated Brett West, founder and President of West World Media LLC. “Through Dave’s deep industry knowledge, relationships and marketplace expertise, we were able to achieve a successful outcome.”
EFA Partners’ principals are former leaders of GE Capital’s media and entertainment finance business and over their careers have closed and managed in excess of $14.5 billion of financings in the entertainment, media and technology sectors. Since its formation in 2009, EFA has been retained by over 100 clients, arranged almost $1.0 billion of capital and advised on an additional $1.2 billion of transactions. The West World Media transaction marks the ongoing expansion of EFA’s M&A advisory services business.
“We are proud Brett chose EFA to be West World Media’s exclusive financial advisor for the sale of the company,” stated David Harrington, Managing Director at EFA Partners. “Serving in this capacity allowed us to utilize our industry expertise and transaction experience to secure a well-capitalized buyer who represents an ideal strategic fit and to successfully negotiate a purchase price representing the full value of West World’s business.”
About EFA Partners
EFA Partners is a boutique financial advisory firm that provides investment banking services focused on M&A and arranging capital for entertainment, media and technology companies. For more information, please visit: www.efapartners.com