Tom Manwaring is a Managing Director of About Corporate Finance, a leading International specialist Investment Bank with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York. About Corporate Finance specialises in advising companies and individuals in the Media, Entertainment and Digital sectors on sales, acquisitions and fund raisings.
The team have advised on more than 50 deals in the UK and USA, focusing on companies in the content production and distribution sector. These include: the sale of Thinkfactory, High Noon, The Garden and Gurney Productions to ITV plc, Leftfield Entertainment’s acquisition of Sirens Media, Jeremy Clarkson’s and Andy Wilman’s stake in Top Gear to BBC Worldwide, the sale of BASE Productions and A. Smith & Co Productions to the Tinopolis Group, Left Bank Pictures to Sony Pictures, Left Right to Red Arrow, 19 Entertainment to CKX (Core Media Group), Shed Media to Warner Bros., Firecracker to the Tinopolis Group and Kuperman Productions to Endemol. Tom has also more recently worked with Digital Media companies including those in the short form content production sector (e.g. Little Dot Studios) and those in the social media sector (e.g. Telegraph Hill).
Tom’s experience includes advising on a variety of trade sales, private equity transactions, AIM flotations and stock market take privates. ACF’s wider team experience also includes digital content acquisition and distribution, licensing negotiations, strategic and rights advice for traditional media including: film, TV, Pay TV/ pay per view, formats; and digital new media including: Internet, IPTV, mobile, tablets, VOD, OTT boxes, connected TV and consumer electronics platforms.