OUR MISSION

POV Partners is an investment and operating company focused on acquiring and operating B2B businesses powering the data and entertainment/media creation, distribution, and marketing ecosystem.  We look for undervalued, cash-flow positive businesses where we can leverage our data, technology and operating experience to grow revenue, streamline operations, and unlock equity value.

THE POV TEAM

Our partners have over 30 years in combined experience building, acquiring, growing and selling mid-market businesses.  We have been partners for over 15 years having built one of the leading entertainment metadata companies, Baseline, through a series of acquisitions.  We have strong digital/technology roots, operating experience and point of view on the technology trends propelling the entertainment, media and data industries.

We have deep experience across all capital stages from seed funding and Series A venture funding to private equity raises, recaps, strategic funding and exits to both public and private companies.  We have consummated transactions with some of the largest media companies both domestically and internationally including Tribune Media Company, Hearst Entertainment, The New York Times, Hollywood Media Corp, and Enigmo and have sold product solutions to every major company the produces Film, TV and digital content.  

Alex Amin, Managing Partner
Alex Amin, Managing Partner
Alex is a reformed entertainment industry executive who started his career at 20th Century Fox, and MGM Television. He focuses on the product, technology, sales, marketing and CS units of our portfolio businesses.
Rafi Gordon, Managing Partner
Rafi Gordon, Managing Partner
Rafi is a reformed investment banker who began his career as an associate with CSFB working on both M&A transactions and corporate financings. He focuses on the business development, M&A, investor relations, legal, and financial units of our portfolio businesses.

APPROACH

POV selectively acquires or partners with companies along the media/content life-cycle.  We focus on situations where we can strengthen underlying operations and technology and centralize sales activities to gain benefits of scale.

INVESTMENT FOCUS

We look for opportunities to leverage our technology and operational experience in this vertical to modernize operations and unlock value.  We view ourselves as partners to existing investors and management teams and are highly flexible in our investment approach, taking both minority and majority positions.

We typically look for opportunities with many of the following characteristics:

  • Industry: B2B Media and Entertainment
  • SaaS, Data/Information Businesses
  • Technology transformation opportunity
  • Recurring Revenue
  • Cash flow positive
  • Multi-year operating history
  • Proven market demand
  • Up to $50MM revenue

SECTOR FOCUS

We target data and B2B companies that provide software & services to film, television, online video, interactive entertainment (games), music and electronic publishing, including:

  • Data and Information Services
  • Market Research
  • Media Monitoring
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Creative Services
  • Casting Applications
  • Workflow Management
  • CRM Platforms
  • IT System Solutions
  • Digital Marketing
  • Conferences and Events
  • Ad Tech

PORTFOLIO

PAST TRANSACTIONS

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Sale of Baseline to Tribune Media Company

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Formation of Signal joint venture with WME-IMG

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Avenue K Series A funding from Enigmo/Buyma

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Baseline Recapitalization with ABRY Partners

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Acquisition of Kaboodle, Inc. from from The Hearst Corporation

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Acquisition of Baseline from The New York Times Company

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Avenue K Seed funding from Idealab Partners

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Sale of Baseline to The New York Times Company

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Acquisition of Screenline in Germany

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Acquisition of StudioSystem from UBM

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CASE STUDY 1: SCREENLINE

Our Baseline business needed to expand its film and TV metadata offering into new languages.  As our customers including Microsoft, Yahoo, and Hulu were developing new customer platforms in other languages outside the US, they needed localized program titles and descriptions.
We traveled to London and met with 20+ companies that provided different types of film and TV metadata in europe and asia.  We discovered a highly fragmented data market, with no single-source provider of the data we needed.
Our last meeting was with a tiny German company Screenline, a provider of film box office information that had been tracking weekly box office results in over 40 countries for the prior 10 years.  We realized they had been tracking box office results using the local language program title and description in every one of the countries.
The following month we paid Screenline a diligence visit in northern Germany and hammered out a deal to buy the company and integrate its database into our Baseline database.  Within 3 months of first meeting, we consummated the acquisition, ingested their data and had upsold our existing clients to the new foreign language data sets.

CASE STUDY 2: SCREENLINE

Our Baseline business needed to expand its film and TV metadata offering into new languages.  As our customers including Microsoft, Yahoo, and Hulu were developing new customer platforms in other languages outside the US, they needed localized program titles and descriptions.
We traveled to London and met with 20+ companies that provided different types of film and TV metadata in europe and asia.  We discovered a highly fragmented data market, with no single-source provider of the data we needed.
Our last meeting was with a tiny German company Screenline, a provider of film box office information that had been tracking weekly box office results in over 40 countries for the prior 10 years.  We realized they had been tracking box office results using the local language program title and description in every one of the countries.
The following month we paid Screenline a diligence visit in northern Germany and hammered out a deal to buy the company and integrate its database into our Baseline database.  Within 3 months of first meeting, we consummated the acquisition, ingested their data and had upsold our existing clients to the new foreign language data sets.

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