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Licensing, Formats, Remakes and Financing
Morris Street Advisors has a robust and successful Media & Entertainment business. Our services include – Format acquisition, licensing, distribution, production and representing large studios and independents in the region.
MSA was the exclusive partner of Lionsgate Entertainment Corp [NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B] in India and SAARC for licensing, distribution and remakes among other strategic ventures. This partnership lasted 8 years and ended with Lionsgate opening its own office in the country. MSA has carried forward this success with multiple licensing and format deals with large studios across the globe.
MSA has been instrumental in bringing various formats into India, including-Hollywood Squares (CBS), The Farm (DRG), Wheel Of Fortune(CBS). We have also engineered the remake of Warrior (Brothers) got Lionsgate [NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B]. We are currently working on a variety of shows, movies and remakes of big Hollywood Studios to bring into India.
SENIOR ADVISOR AND MENTOR
Mr. Robert Knox is the Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder of Cornerstone Equity Investors, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm. The investment principals of Cornerstone have funded more than 100 companies through middle market buyouts and expansion financing since 1984.
Cornerstone and its predecessor firm have provided financing to a large number of successful companies including Dell Computer, Health Management Associates, Linear Technology, Micron Technology, International Manufacturing Services, Inc., Team Health Corporation and True Temper, Inc. Prior to the formation of Cornerstone Equity Investors, Mr. Knox was Chairman of Prudential Equity Investors Inc., the private equity arm of Prudential Insurance Company of America.
Mr. Knox conceived, designed and executed private equity partnership investment strategy for Prudential Insurance in 1981. This program, with over $600 million of committed capital, was one of the largest institutional private equity funds of its kind. Mr. Knox has also served on the boards of more than 25 public and private companies and not-for profit institutions.
He is the Lead Director of Health Management Associates (NYSE). He is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Boston University from where he did his MBA & B.A
CEO and Managing Director
Mr. Rohit Tiwari has been in the investment, capital markets and finance industry for over 25
Mr. Nitin Bhatia is responsible for all investment banking activities, including origination and execution. He also overlooks the Media & Entertainment licensing business. Mr. Bhatia is a veteran of the Infrastructure sector with an experience of more than 20 years and working relations with the biggest infrastructure companies.
Mr. Danish Mir brings more than 20 years of metals & minerals trading experience to the company. He is the COO of Metallica Commodities Corp (MCC). Metallica is a global metals and minerals trader headquartered in New York. The company also undertakes asset development projects and recycles a variety of hazardous wastes.
Prior to his role at MCC, Mr. Mir worked for large mining and smelting companies in various capacities including production planning, project management and raw materials purchasing, giving him a well-rounded background in the business. Mr. Mir holds a BS in Economics and International Business from New York University.
Siddharth works on format acquisitions in the Media & Entertainment business and on the execution of investment banking transactions. He is also responsible for generating research reports on various industries. Siddharth has done his BA(H) Economics from Venkateswara College, Delhi University and is a CFA level 1 candidate.Read More