Kurt Simon
United States
2019

Goldman Sachs

Kurt
Simon

Partner

Simon was an adviser on Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets, completed in March 2019, which added a new wing to the Mouse House’s already massive content vault and forever altered the Hollywood ecosystem. But pivotal positions are nothing new for him. A 30-year vet of the investment banking business, Simon joined Goldman Sachs in August 2018, leaving JPMorgan, where, as global chairman of mergers and acquisitions, he was involved similar game-changing deals: 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 entertainment assets to the telecom.

Career

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

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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