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ACF Investment Bank appoints SEC Newgate to manage its global communications

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ACF Investment Bank (‘ACF’), the global media and entertainment investment bank, has appointed SEC Newgate to manage its global strategic communications. The appointment follows a competitive pitch.

The global mandate is focused on positioning ACF as the leading global media and entertainment investment bank.  Its fully integrated programme will include strategic corporate communications, thought leadership and digital amplification. 

ACF offers a comprehensive range of advisory services from selling, buying, financing and pre-and-post deal services to the media and entertainment industry covering intellectual property and assets across film, TV, video & board games, merchandising, theme parks and experiences, stage productions, gaming, and foreign content

The ACF team has completed over 100 deals worth in excess of $6 billion, such as, acting as Investment Bank to Bear Grylls Ventures on its sale to Banijay, on the sale of Top Gear to BBC Worldwide TV Production, to Paddington and Company on its sale to StudioCanal, overseeing the sale of Leftfield Entertainment to ITV PLC, and advising Pilgrim Studios as it joined Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation.

Operating out of headquarters in Los Angeles and London, ACF is led by its founder and CEO, Thomas Dey.

Thomas Dey, Founder and CEO of ACF Investment Bank, said:

“ACF is at the heart of business in the media and entertainment sectors.  We selected SEC Newgate as our partners because their global footprint, in-depth sector knowledge, passion, reputation and culture mirror ours.  We are excited about working with them to tell our story on the global stage.”

Emma Kane, Chief Executive at SEC Newgate UK, commented:

“Since inception, ACF has been the centre of some of the most important and exciting deals in the global media and entertainment sectors. We are excited about working with the ACF team to showcase their landmark transactions and sharing their insights.”