Kurt Simon
United States
2018

Goldman Sachs

Kurt
Simon

Partner

As an adviser on Disney’s much-publicized acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets, Simon
has a key role in a deal that could significantly re-align the media landscape. And it’s not the first time he has been in such a pivotal position. Among his other landmark ventures, the 29-year veteran of the investment-banking business was involved in Yahoo’s $4.8 billion sale to Verizon, Sprint’s $59 billion sale to T-Mobile, WebMD’s $2.8 billion sale to KKR & Co. and AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, which brought Warner Bros., HBO, CNN and other venerable assets under the umbrella of the telecom behemoth. In August 2018, after years at JPMorgan, the merger master was lured away by rival investment-banking kingpin Goldman Sachs.

Career

  • J.P.Morgan
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Merrill Lynch

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'Sons of Anarchy' at 10: Kurt Sutter Reflects on Biker Drama Worldbuilding and Legacy

'Sons of Anarchy' at 10: Kurt Sutter Reflects on Biker Drama Worldbuilding and Legacy

Ten years ago, "Sons of Anarchy," Kurt Sutter's crime drama about a gun-running motorcycle gang in the fictional town of Charming, Calif., premiered on FX. Over the course of the seven-season run that followed, the show became the top-rated show on the cable network and developed a dedicated audience on social media before concluding in 2014.Starring Ron Perlman as MC president Clay Morrow, and Charlie Hunnam as vice president and Clay's stepson, the show offered up themes of brotherhood, redemption,...

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