Thomas Dey
Courtesy of ACF Investment Bank
United Kingdom
2021

ACF Investment Bank

Thomas
Dey

CEO

When the pandemic hit in 2020, Dey had to break from 8 of the 10 deals that he had underway. But since lockdown has eased, things have been significantly more active for the Los Angeles-based investment banker in the ensuing months, which have seen him advising on “Black Mirror” creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones’ deal to sell their company Broke & Bones to Netflix, worth as much as $100 million; the sale of branded content studio M ss ng P eces to Tribeca Enterprises and James Murdoch-led Lupa Systems; and the divestment of 12 of NENT Studios’ Nordic production labels to Fremantle. Over the course of his career, Dey has closed some 100 deals collectively worth upwards of $5 billion, including Lloyds Banking Group’s $100 million purchase of unscripted prodco Plimsoll Productions in 2019.

Career

  • Plimsoll Productions
  • ACF Investment Bank
  • Grant Thornton

Variety Honors

  • Dealmaker's Impact
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How Hollywood Dealmaker Thomas Dey Views the Streaming Wars

How Hollywood Dealmaker Thomas Dey Views the Streaming Wars

The media and entertainment industry's rapid shift to streaming video will certainly lead to winners and losers. And Thomas Dey, president and CEO of ACF Investment Bank, predicts that networks and services that are stuck between those with massive scale and those with niche audiences will get "washed away."On the latest episode of Variety's "Strictly Business," Dey says the players in the middle will be ripe for acquisition or will die off, as Netflix, Amazon and Disney at this point...

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