Patrick Russo Joins Shamrock Capital Advisors
Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC, a leading private equity firm focused on middle market media, entertainment and communications, announced today that Patrick Russo has joined the firm as a Partner. Mr. Russo will focus on media and entertainment sectors with a particular emphasis on opportunities related to content.
Mr. Russo joins Shamrock from FTI Consulting where he co-managed the firm’s Valuation and Financial Advisory Services Group with a focus on entertainment and media. He was also a co-founder of The Salter Group (acquired by FTI in 2012), a leading global independent financial and strategic advisory firm that specialized in the entertainment and media industry. Prior to the formation of The Salter Group, Mr. Russo served as Vice President of the media and entertainment groups at both Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin as well as at SG Cowen. In total, Mr. Russo has over 20 years of experience within the media and entertainment sectors. Mr. Russo graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University and earned his MBA from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business and is a member of Fordham’s GBA Board of Overseers.
“Patrick’s breadth and depth of experience serving the media and entertainment sectors is a perfect fit with our firm’s sector focused approach to private equity,” said Steve Royer Partner of Shamrock. “His specific focus on content complements a number of interesting opportunities and trends that we are seeing in our markets. We have known and worked with Patrick for almost 20 years and are excited to have him joining our partnership.”
“Shamrock is a terrific opportunity for me to leverage my experience in the media and entertainment sectors and work with one of the most respected firms in the industry,” said Mr. Russo. “I look forward to working with the Shamrock team to find creative and interesting investment opportunities in the media and entertainment sectors.”
About Shamrock Capital Advisors
Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. Investing exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors, Shamrock partners with strong management teams and takes an active, collaborative approach to creating value in each investment. Shamrock is currently investing out of Shamrock Capital Growth Fund III, a $400 million fund raised in 2011. Shamrock’s current investments include FanDuel, Giant Creative/Strategy, Isolation Network, Mobilitie, PGOA Media, Questex, Screenvision and T3 Media. For more information, visit www.shamrockcap.com.