Evolution Media 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 $47 billion in transactions for its clients.

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

Evolution Media'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:

  • Motion Pictures
  • Scripted & Unscripted Television
  • Professional Sports Franchises
  • Sports Media Rights
  • Content Rights
  • Digital Distribution
  • Intellectual Property
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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.
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Since its inception, Evolution Media has advised on more than $47 billion in media, sports, and entertainment transactions.

Media

Makeready
Financial Advisor
$Undisclosed
Exclusive Financial Advisor to Makeready Productions
Vine Alternative Investments
Sell Side Advisor
$Undisclosed
Exclusive Advisor to Manchester Library in the sale to Vine Alternative Investments
Blumhouse
Sell Side Advisor
$Undisclosed
Exclusive Advisor to Blumhouse in the capitalization of independent TV studio
Amblin Partners
Advisor
$800,000,000
Exclusive Advisor to Jeff Skoll in the capitalization of Amblin Partners
The Mark Gordon Company
Sell Side Advisor
$260,000,000
Exclusive Financial Advisor to The Mark Gordon Company
Revolution Studios
Sell Side Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor to Revolution Studios on investment from Fortress Investment Group LLC
Participant Media
Buy Side Advisor
$350,000,000
Advised Participant on numerous transactions including production and distribution facilities and their acquisition of Pivot TV network
Tribeca Film Festival
Financial Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor to Tribeca on the sale of 50% of the Company to the Madison Square Garden Company
Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Capital Raise
$360,000,000
$300mm Revolving Funding Facility and $60mm 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
Sony ATV
Capital Raise
$300,000,000
$300mm refinancing of the Michael Jackson Estate’s partnership with Sony ATV in the ownership of the Beatle’s music library
Rhythm & Hues
Buy Side Advisor
$30,000,000
Advised Prana Studios on their acquisition of Rhythm & Hues from bankruptcy auction
51 Minds
Sell Side Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor for unscripted television production studio 51 Minds in the sale to Endemol USA
Gaumont
Capital Raise
$100,000,000
Advised and structured for Gaumont a television content financing vehicle to develop and produce programming with global distribution
Filmnation
Strategic Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor on capital raise to launch operations of an international film sales and film finance entity
CKX
Buy Side Advisor
$560,000,000
Advised on Apollo’s acquisition of a television production studio and the owner of American Idol
Dalian Wanda Group
Buy 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
Reshet
Financial Advisor
$Undisclosed
Advisor to Reshet on the sale of 33% of the Company to the Endemol Holdings
Authentic Entertainment
Sell Side Advisor
$60,000,000
Advisor for unscripted television production studio Authentic Entertainment in the sale to Endemol USA
National Geographic
Capital Raise
$100,000,000
Raised $100mm Content Production and Distribution Facility

Sports

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