Content Partners Taps Banking Vet David

Content Partners, a financial firm that buys future profit participations, has tapped veteran banker David A. Davis as senior VP of finance.

Davis has a long history in the advisory and banking space, most recently as a managing partner of Arpeggio Partners, a boutique investment bank and litigation consulting company he founded in 2004. During his tenure at Arpeggio, Davis advised companies including Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, New Line Cinema and Sony Pictures during its acquisition of MGM.

Prior to forming Arpeggio, Davis served as a senior VP at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, where he managed the financial advisory practice for entertainment clients including Disney, Time Warner and NBC Universal.

From 1989 to 1995, Davis worked as an film and television analyst for Paul Kagan Associates, Inc., where he wrote the “TV Program Stats” and “Movie Stats” publications.

“(Davis) comes to us with many years of high level experience in investment banking, valuations, and media research,” said Content Partners president and CEO Steve Kram. “He is a wonderful addition to our staff and we are excited to have him join us.”

A member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Davis received an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

Content Partners made its largest deal to date earlier this month, when the firm bought Goldman Sachs’ 50% stake in the lucrative “CSI” franchise. The company operates both as an investment fund and asset manager, and buys discounted future cashflows from television and film participants.

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