ADVISER TO DENMEAD MARKETING
Grand Avenue Capital assisted the shareholder of a major public relations company in Southern California in selling the assets of this business.
Denmead Marketing was the preeminent provider of public relations services to the independent film and television producers, directors, talent, worldwide sales, and distribution companies as well as domestic film distributors and broadcasters overseas. An example of their work was the international PR for the film Aviator.
Rogers & Cowan, the ultimate acquirer of Denmead, was a major PR firm involved in publicity for independent and studio film releases, film festivals, cable, and network television programming, album launches, concert tours, fashion designers and collections, and awards show campaigns and high-profile entertainment events. In addition, Tom Tardio who led Rogers & Cowan, and was our principal contract in this assignment, expanded the company into digital and streaming entertainment, enhanced television, and consumer electronic devices. Since 2004, Rogers & Cowan had acquired talent and resources from the fields of international film (Denmead Marketing, 2004), fashion (Film Fashion, 2005), arts and culture (Hinckley & Co., 2006), television and lifestyle marketing (Spotlight Communications, 2008), and faith and family marketing (L.A.B. Media, 2008).
Grand Avenue partners managed this transaction, providing valuation and other financial advisory services to the Denmead shareholder and negotiated the ultimate transaction between the parties, as well as coordinating tax, financial and legal support and analyses.
About Grand Avenue Capital Investment Bankers
Grand Avenue Capital is an investment banking firm focusing on middle-market merger / acquisitions (both buy-side and sell-side engagements), private placements of capital for growth opportunities, valuations and strategic investment advisory services in various industry sectors. Grand Avenue Capital's culture embraces teamwork, tenacity, perseverance and creativity to provide our domestic and international clients exceptional value, delivering skillful positioning and relentless execution. Grand Avenue Capital becomes a trusted adviser to its clients.
Based in Pasadena, California and Chicago, Illinois, Grand Avenue Capital augments its international capabilities through its active participation in One to One Corporate Finance, an exclusive global alliance of M&A advisory firms.