Robert Kindler
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United States

Morgan Stanley


Vice Chairman / Global Head, Mergers & Acquisitions

In the wake of the pandemic-imposed shutdown, global dealmaking in the industry fell to its lowest levels since the financial crises of 2007-08, but mergers and acquisitions specialist Kindler has expressed confidence that it’s only a “near-term” problem. If anyone should know, it’s Kindler. A regular commentator on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” he’s been in the trenches on numerous transformative media transactions over the years, including the creation of DreamWorks, the DreamWorks Animation IPO, the sale of ABC to Disney, the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Bros., Time Warner’s acquisition by AT&T, IMG’s sale to William Morris Endeavor, Time Inc.’s sale to Meredith Corp. and Time Warner Cable’s sale to Charter Communications. He also served as an advisor on the Viacom-CBS merger, which completed in December 2019.


  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Morgan Stanley
  • J.P.Morgan


  • Colgate University (NY, USA)
  • New York University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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