Thomas Dey is Chief Executive Officer, President and Principal Founder of ACF Investment Bank, a leading international Investment Bank with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London, specialized in advising companies and individuals in the TV Production and Distribution sector on sales, acquisitions, and fund raisings.
ACF has advised on more than 80 transactions in the unscripted, scripted and digital TV Production and Distribution sector with a combined transaction value of over $4 billion.
Thomas has over 20 years of experience in Mergers and Acquisitions closing over 200 deals during his career and has led the closure of some of the markets most iconic deals including:
1. Sale of Pilgrim Studios (producer of Ultimate Fighter) to Lionsgate (producer of Hunger Games) 2. Sale of Leftfield Entertainment (Pawn Stars and Real Housewives of New Jersey) to ITV Plc (The UK’s largest commercial network) 3. Sale of Top Gear (the world’s most popular show with 350 million weekly viewers) on behalf of Jeremy Clarkson to BBC Worldwide 4. Sale of Paddington Bear IP (4th most valuable global character brand) to Studiocanal
Thomas is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has been honoured multiple times by Variety in its prestigious Dealmakers Impact Report.