Thomas Dey is Chief Executive Officer, President and Founder of ACF, a leading international Investment Bank, specialized in selling, buying, fundraising and post deal services for businesses in intellectual property, content creation and international distribution.
With offices in the UK and USA, ACF have advised on more than 90 transactions in the media and entertainment sector with a combined transaction value of over $5 billion.
Thomas has over 20 years of experience in Mergers and Acquisitions and was previously a Partner heading Grant Thornton’s Media Investment Banking division. He is regularly honoured by Variety in its annual Dealmaker Impact Report which is described as the ‘big Hollywood players’ who are ‘transforming the town’s business’ and the ‘power players who shape showbiz’.
ACF’s team of market leading industry experts provide a variety of services including assisting business owners in developing and implementing strategies for growth or sale, to helping large corporations or financial players to deliver their business objectives.
Thomas’ high profile deals include the sale of Pilgrim Studios (producer of Ultimate Fighter) to Lionsgate (producer of Hunger Games); the sale of Leftfield Entertainment (Pawn Stars and Real Housewives of New Jersey) to ITV Plc (The UK’s largest commercial network); the sale of Love Productions (creator of The Great British Bake off) to Sky and the sale of Top Gear (the world’s most popular show with 350 million weekly viewers) on behalf of Jeremy Clarkson to BBC.
Thomas is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is FINRA registered.