Gerry Cardinale
Courtesy of Redbird Capital Partners
United States
2021

Redbird Capital Partners

Gerry
Cardinale

Founder / Managing Partner

As leader of the private investment firm RedBird, Cardinale is a major behind-the-scenes player in the sports and entertainment worlds. In 2020, the firm teamed with CJ Entertainment to make a $275 million investment in Skydance Media (“Top Gun: Maverick”). In 2021, the company acquired 30%-40% of Wasserman, a sports, music and marketing agency that reps top brands and athletes; paid $37.5 million for 15% interest in the Indian cricket team the Rajasthan Royals; and secured a $750 million stake in Fenway Sports Group, which has holdings that include the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park and the Liverpool Football Club. A competitive rower during his college years at Harvard and Oxford universities, Cardinale spent 20 years at Goldman Sachs before founding RedBird in 2014.

Career

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Redbird Capital Partners

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • Oxford University (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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LeBron James' consumer and entertainment shop The SpringHill Company has closed a minority stake sale to a consortium of investors, bringing its valuation to $725 million.As Variety reported last month, the investors include RedBird Capital Partners, Fenway Sports Group and Nike. Also included in a Thursday announcement was Epic Games, which will usher the NBA legend's company and its CEO Maverick Carter into the world of gaming. UC Investments, an early participant in the company, has also expanded its position.While...

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