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Media & Entertainment

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

We leverage our deep understanding of audience tastes to identify the right content for different geographies and demographics and activate our network of content houses and creative professionals to procure the content which meets these requirements. We also assist in executing your media strategy through our partnerships with studios, producers, directors, project financiers, and other creative professionals.

Our expertise includes
  • Content strategy
  • Financing
  • Format acquisition
  • Production partnerships
  • Licensing
  • Capital Raising
  • Distribution
  • Representing studios and independents

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Strategic Business Consultancy

Strategic Business Consultancy

We help organizations across the private, public, and social sectors create the change that matters most to them. From the C-suite down, we partner with our clients to make them future ready by transforming their organizations, guiding them through their digital transition, and build enduring capabilities.

With exceptional people in multiple countries, we combine global expertise and local insight to help you turn your ambitious goals into reality.

Morris Street Advisors USA provides advisory services for Private equity, M&A, Merchant Banking, Corporate Finance, Strategic Finance, and Business Strategy across the following business sectors.
  • Energy
  • Metals, Minerals & Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Infrastructure
  • Private equity and Venture Capital
  • Environmental Social and Corporate Governance

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WHO ARE WE?

Morris Street Advisors USA (MSA USA) is a unique Investment and Strategic Advisory firm providing tailored solutions to sophisticated global private market clients across a spectrum of business sectors. We provide strategic advice to many globally based medium and large companies on their business expansion strategy across various industries and geographies. We also take a strategic partnership stake in ventures. MSA USA has four main pillars of business
  • Strategic Business Advisory
  • Strategic ESG Ventures and Advisory
  • Strategic Organisational Consultancy
  • Media and Entertainment
Our global management group is experienced in running multi billion dollar businesses, and closing deals across the globe, in the Americas, EMEA, India region, and Asia. The team has considerable experience in financial management, trading, infrastructure financing, managing distressed assets/funds, media licensing & financing, and organisational consulting.

The Team’s Enviable Network And Its In Depth Understanding Of International Business Sets The Company Ahead Of Its Competitors

Our Team

Robert Knox

Senior Advisor and Mentor

Robert Knox

Senior Advisor and Mentor

Robert Knox is Senior Managing Director of Cornerstone Equity Investors, L.L.C., a private equity firm which he founded. The investment principals of Cornerstone have funded over 120 companies through middle market buyouts and expansion financings since 1984. Cornerstone has particular expertise in health care services and products, business services, technology-related manufacturing and consumer products. 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, Centurion, Team Health Corporation, Comdata and Sunglass Hut.

Prior to the formation of Cornerstone Equity Investors, Mr. Knox was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Equity Investors, Inc., the private equity subsidiary of Prudential Financial. Mr. Knox designed and executed the initial Alternative Asset investment strategy at Prudential and subsequently co-founded Prudential Equity Investors, the predecessor to Cornerstone. During this time, Prudential became one of the largest institutional investors in both private equity funds and direct private equity investments.

Mr. Knox has a long history and expertise in the healthcare sector as well as broad experience in technology and consumer product companies. During his investment career, Mr. Knox has served on the Boards of more than 25 private and public companies. He was the lead independent director of Health Management Associates (NYSE) prior to its acquisition by Community Health Systems. Mr. Knox serves as Advisory Partner to Pine Island Capital Partners, a private equity firm.

Mr. Knox graduated from Boston University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and earned an MBA from Boston University in 1975. He received an Honorary Degree from Boston University in 2017 and delivered the commencement address at the Questrom School of Business. He has been a trustee of Boston University for 20 years and served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2008 -2016.

Through the Robert and Jeanne Knox Foundation, Mr. Knox and his wife support various philanthropic organizations with a focus on medical research. The Foundation endowed the professorship chair held by Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean of the Boston University School of Public Health.

Dorothy Crompton

Consultant - Media & Entertainment

Dorothy Crompton

Consultant - Media & Entertainment

For over 25 years, Dorothy Crompton has been a noteworthy media executive in the global television program and format distribution business. She is currently an Independent Media Consultant and former 20th Century Fox Television Executive where she was the studio’s lead principal for worldwide format licensing and adaptions. More recently Ms. Crompton has also been working in a sales and business development capacity on the investment banking side with the global production community and other IP related entities including talent and production service companies.

Ms. Crompton has a demonstrated experience in media distribution, format licensing, production consulting, distribution, rights clearances, business development, compliance, copyright/trademark, sales consulting, intellectual property management, and negotiations. She has a proven aptitude for overseeing global programming distribution, format licensing, format production, building key relationships, and leading contract negotiations. Ms. Crompton has long standing relationships with studios, media executives, and broadcasters from around the globe.

During her tenure at 20th Century Fox as the Vice President of Format Licensing, she was responsible for global format distribution and managed relationships with production companies and broadcast networks. One of Ms. Crompton’s recent accomplishments was the first format adaptations of the number one U.S. scripted drama series, “This Is Us” for major broadcasters in France, Italy, The Netherlands and Turkey. Dorothy Crompton is based in Los Angeles, California.

Dhruv Chopra

Senior Advisor - Tax & Structuring

Dhruv Chopra

Senior Advisor - Tax & Structuring

Mr. Chopra is Joint Managing Partner at Dewan P. N. Chopra & Co., and Managing Director at D P N C Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (the management consultancy arm of Dewan P.N. Chopra & Co.)

Mr. Chopra has rich experience spanning more than 18 years across Transaction Advisory, Risk Advisory, Income Tax, Statutory Audit, Regulatory matters for leading domestic and international clients.

Dewan P.N. Chopra & Co. is consistently ranked as a top 15 Accounting Firm in India and is currently advising over 25 of the top 200 companies in the country. D P N C Advisors has been ranked as a top 5 VC / PE Transaction Advisor in India in 2020 by Venture Intelligence.

Areas of Specialization:-
  • Transaction Advisory and Support Services for leading Indian conglomerates, VC funds, Financial Institutions, Family Offices in and outside India.
  • Risk Consulting and advisory for large listed and unlisted companies in India. Mr. Chopra leads the Risk Advisory vertical for the firm which is recognized as a leading service provider with expertise in Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Real Estate, Hospitality, Auto Ancillary, and E Commerce.
  • Regulatory advisory for investments into India. He also advises conglomerates and family offices on their proposed and existing investments outside the country.
  • Advise on Private Client Matters for Ultra High Net Individuals and Family Offices for their operations, investments and holdings in and outside India. This includes Restructuring Businesses, Succession Planning, Family Settlements etc.
  • Spearheading Family Office Services for leading Indian promoter groups. Mr. Chopra has been working closely on their objectives of wealth preservation and creation, risk assessment and mitigation, strategic initiatives, ESG, among others.

David Thomas

Senior Advisor - Data Startegy

David Thomas

Senior Advisor - Data Startegy

Mr. Thomas has over 18 years of experience in data roles and has worked as a Chief Data Officer for Tier 1 Investment Banks. Mr. Thomas is an expert at designing and executing enterprise level Data Strategy across diverse product groups and industries.

Expertise
  • Experience leading large Data teams (>600) and designing operating models. Recognised as a leading advocate of the benefits of a Data Culture within companies and across the industry.

  • Regulatory expert - GDPR, MiFID, BCBS239, Basel III and FRTB regulatory initiatives.

  • Analytics execution – delivering AI and ML solutions to meet both regulatory reporting and cost reduction initiatives.

  • Proven record of building strong internal partnerships with critical Data producers and consumers – including Compliance, Data Privacy, Risk & Finance and Regulatory Reporting teams.

Rakesh Mahajan

Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals

Rakesh Mahajan

Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals

Mr. Rakesh Mahajan has more than 30 years of experience in the Pharmaceuticals, APIs, Chemicals, Agriculture, and Textile industries. He is an expert in corporate finance, regulatory and compliance, operations, and risk management.

Mr. Mahajan is an independent advisor to IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, a listed API producer based out of India.

James Bright

CEO and Managing Director

James Bright

CEO and Managing Director

Over the last 25 years, Mr. James Bright has worked globally across Natural Resources in Energy, Agriculture, Metals & Mining, Investment Banking, Organisational Consultancy, and Executive Search

Past Experience
  • Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry Responsible for initiating, leading and developing the Global Commodity Practice. Mr. Bright services his clients with his extensive experience and deep global network stretching across Governments, Global Commodities Houses, Investment Banking, Infrastructure, Industrial, Food and Agriculture, Private Equity and Asset Management at Board, C-Suite and Executive level

  • Partner in a mid-sized global Executive Search Firm Sourcing clients in Investment Banking, Physical and Paper Commodities, and Legal/Compliance

  • Consultant at a boutique Executive Search firm spanning Europe, Asia, and US with a focus on Equity Derivatives and Prime Services Investment Banking.

  • Prior to his career in organisational consultancy and executive search, Mr. Bright spent five years in fixed income derivatives in London where he held various positions of increasing responsibility. Previously, Mr.Bright worked in international commodities trading and shipping in Geneva, having spent a year in Paris at an international investment bank.

  • Mr. Bright graduated with a Joint BA Honours in Languages from Royal Holloway College, London University. He is fluent in French and Italian.

Rohit Tiwari

Chairman

Rohit Tiwari

Chairman

Mr. Rohit Tiwari has been in the investment, capital markets, finance and media industry for over 25 years. He also sits on the board of multiple technology companies and venture funds.

Past Experience
  • Co-Owner, Managing Director and CEO of AUM Capital Market Pvt. Ltd. AUM Capital is a mid-sized investment bank and broker dealer with a pan India presence. Mr. Tiwari took over the firm at its infancy and grew it to being a premier financial organization in India.

  • Managing Director and Global Head at ING Bank's Linear Equity Derivatives Department (London) - He was responsible for corporate finance and alternative/structured finance solutions for clients, trading and sales. He managed a global team with a multi-billion dollar balance sheet.

  • Global Head of Daiwa Securities Groups' Structured Transactions Group (New York)- Rohit founded the department at Daiwa and managed a global multi-billion, multi- strategy trading, financing, and investments structure. His focus was on leverage finance opportunities for Institutions, Corporate’s, Private Equity Funds, Hedge Funds and Proprietary Trading.

  • Nomura Securities (New York) - Worked in various capacities for 11 Years but was predominantly involved in Trading and investing in Emerging markets, and Structured Finance Trading

Nitin Bhatia

President

Nitin Bhatia

President

Mr. Nitin Bhatia oversees origination and execution for capital market activities. Mr. Bhatia is a veteran of the infrastructure, industrial, and resources sectors with experience of more than 20 years and working relations with the biggest infrastructure companies and conglomerates.

Past Experience
  • Head of the Infrastructure, industrial, and resources sector for the Investment Banking team at Tata Capital

  • Babcock and Brown’s Infrastructure Fund in India - Responsible for origination and investment

  • ABN AMRO Bank - Responsible for origination and execution of transactions with specific focus on Power & Utilities and Private Equity relating to Power companies. He worked closely with an Indian major for raising a global fund for clean energy.

  • SBI Capital Markets - Sub-group head in the M&A group responsible for execution of assignments, reporting to the Group Head. Responsibilities also included origination of mandates.

  • BSES Ltd - Deputy Manager, responsible for achieving financial closure for BSES’ various power projects and identifying new power opportunities for BSES (for both investment and acquisition).

Wendy Reeds

Board Member – Media & Entertainment

Wendy Reeds

Board Member – Media & Entertainment

Ms. Reeds is the Executive Vice President, International Sales & China/Asia Productions and Strategy at Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation.

A 30 year veteran of international film distribution, Ms. Reeds oversees international licensing of Lionsgate’s films and expanding global operations. Previously, she ran the studio's Asian sales and operations out of Hong Kong.

Ms. Reeds was instrumental in building Lionsgate’s operations in China, where 17 films have been released and box-office receipts for Lionsgate films have grown 63% since 2016. Currently based in London, Ms. Reeds shepherds Lionsgate's international growth initiatives. The studio's feature film slate has generated nearly $2 billion at the global box office, led by the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, Academy Award-winning La La Land, the Now You See Me series and the hit action franchise John Wick.

Patricia Isaac

Partner - Organizational Consultancy

Patricia Isaac

Partner - Organizational Consultancy

Ms. Isaac has been helping people thrive, one-on-one, since 2007.

A professional communication, motivational and strategy consultant, Ms. Isaac walks her own talk, and takes action on her passions. A true multi-hyphenate, outside of her consulting work, Ms. Isaac has built a successful career as a writer and actress, having performed in over 20 productions, written multiple projects in partnership with some of the largest studios and production houses around the globe, and is the cofounder of the acclaimed Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival, which celebrated it's 10 year anniversary in 2020. Ms. Isaac is also an outspoken advocate for female empowerment through her many initiatives, including Licensetorise.com

Prior to her passion-driven career, Ms. Isaac was an Account Executive in the technology sector, where she was recognized for her outstanding sales achievements and business development. Today, as a personal and executive coach of over a decade, Patricia draws from her years of training while in the corporate world. She is also a Fellow Member of The Institute of Coaching and is committed to constant learning in order to consistently bring her clients the latest in methodology and practices.

Highlights
  • Member of the Institute of Coaching
  • Certified Executive Coach – International Association of Professionals
  • Coaching individuals from varying walks of life: students to budding entrepreneurs to artists to executives since 2007
  • Certified Member of International Guild of NLP Practitioners
  • Having worked in the Corporate world as an award-winning account executive
  • Experience in Entertainment, Fashion and Technology

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M. Murali

Real Estate & Infrastructure

M. Murali

Real Estate & Infrastructure

Mr. M Murali is the Chairman and Managing Director of Shriram Properties, the property development arm of the USD 10 billion conglomerate Shriram Group.

Mr. Murali is a first-generation entrepreneur. He founded the business in 1997 with a capital base of USD 0.5 million and has grown the business-size to USD 3.5 billion today. Shriram Properties is recognized for its high level of governance and transparency in the industry which is exemplified by the impressive roster of institutional investors like TATA Capital, TPG, Starwood capital, Walton St, and Mitsubishi.

Mr. Murali has institutionalised practices in his business and this has made Shriram Properties as the most trusted, honest, and progressive corporate in Indian real estate industry and outshine as a role model.

Mr. Murali has to his credit several accolades and awards for demonstrating excellence in Real Estate and leadership, including “The Economic Times Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia 2018” Award. Mr. Murali is considered as a thought leader in the Indian real estate industry

Danish Mir

Commodities & Recycling Tech

Danish Mir

Commodities & Recycling Tech

Mr. Danish Mir brings than 25 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 B.S. in Economics and International Business from New York University.

Siddharth Khandelwal

Vice President

Siddharth Khandelwal

Vice President

Siddharth works on format acquisitions in the Media & Entertainment business and on financial modelling, valuations, and information memorandums in the strategic advisory team.

Siddharth has done his BA(H) Economics from Delhi University and is a CFA level 3 candidate

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Organizational Consultancy

Organizational Consultancy & Workforce Planning

Globalization. Convergence. Disruption. The demands on leadership have never been greater.

This is why companies today need more than a consultant: they want to co-create customized leadership solutions in true partnership with long-term, trusted advisors. At MSA, we operate as one unified team, with expertise across industries, sectors and geographies.

We specialize in strategic business consulting of which the most important component is people. A successful organizational strategy requires a deep dive into the abilities of its personnel and equipping them with the tools and skills necessary to succeed. We focus on your specific needs to ensure the success of your company, whether facing disruption, mergers and acquisitions, global expansion, family business generational shifts or the challenge of driving growth. We provide the leadership solutions that will ensure your organization’s success—for today and the future.

Our global organizational consultancy business, with a unique reach and deep network, has worked with small, medium, and large companies across various sectors. We have partnered with Fortune 500 companies and assisted CEOs and Boards globally for over 20 years. Whether we are identifying, assessing, or developing your organization’s leadership, we have proprietary tools to support your goals.

Organizational Strategy

  • Dynamic Growth Strategies
  • Business Transition and Outplacement
  • Culture Transformation
  • Organization Effectiveness
  • Employee Engagement
  • HR Effectiveness
  • Performance Management
  • Strategic Workforce Planning

Assessment & Succession

  • Executive Success Profiles
  • Leadership Assessment
  • Succession Management

Talent Acquisition

  • Board Acquisition
  • Executive Search
  • RPO
  • Project Recruiting

Leadership Development

  • Top Leadership Development
  • Leadership Accelerators
  • Customized Development

Reward & Benefit

  • Reward & Benefit
  • Employee Rewards
  • Work Measurement

ESG Ventures and Advisory

ESG Ventures and Advisory

Sustainability presents a range of opportunities and risks for investors. As investors proactively and publicly take a keen interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, building ESG into your portfolio strategy has become more than a tick-the-box exercise—it’s a paradigm shift.

As a leading consultant to the private equity industry and its key stakeholders, we provide the expertise and portfolio of assets that you require to achieve consistent returns from your sustainability strategy. We design, implement, and measure the ideal sustainability solution for your needs and communicate it in the right manner to your stakeholders.

Our clients include corporates, investors, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, investment funds, and family offices.

Our Services

Develop cutting-edge sustainability leadership frameworks
  • Sustainability is a complex concept that is often misunderstood. We identify gaps in your leadership approach and help embed all dimensions of sustainability across strategy, operations and culture.
  • Set audacious sustainability goals to delivering tangible value for all stakeholders.
Identify and invest in the right portfolio assets to achieve your ESG goals
  • We identify the right mix of assets from our portfolio of companies and through our network to meet your sustainability goals. We guide you through the entire investment process
Develop your next generation of sustainable leaders
  • We identify, recruit and mentor world-class executives who deliver tangible sustainability results.
  • Our leadership development and team effectiveness programs ensure all C-suite executives work in lockstep toward your sustainability vision. We also coach executives on how to apply a sustainability lens to their functions.
  • Enhance your Chief Sustainability Officer function. We source next-generation sustainability executives to lead your enterprise-wide sustainability strategy—and accurately predict their ability to deliver tangible results on the ground.
Deliver the ESG measuring and reporting standards your investors demand
  • We show you how to meet the full suite of investor expectations with practical advice on strengthening oversight of ESG risks and opportunities.
Recruit sustainability-minded board members
  • Find board leaders with demonstrable sustainability experience—from identifying ESG-related risks and opportunities to embedding sustainability across organizational strategy.

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