David is a founder and the Managing Partner of Shot Tower Capital, a leading investment banking boutique providing advisory and capital raising services in the media and consumer sectors with a specific focus on the music industry where it has completed more transactions globally than any other advisory firm. Over his career, David has advised on over 125 transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $60 billion. David’s specific sector expertise and dedication to long-term client relationships has resulted in a close rate on engaged transactions of over 95% with nearly all of his assignments resulting from referrals from prior clients.
Selected recent sale and financing transactions include: World Poker Tour sale to Element Partners; Client investment in Primary Wave Music Fund 1; Big Deal Music sale to Hipgnosis; Pulse Music recapitalization and joint venture with Concord Music; Blue Raincoat/Chrysalis Records sale to Reservoir Music; EMI Music Publishing sale to Sony; Imagem/Rogers and Hammerstein on its sale to Concord Music; Michael Jackson Estate on the sale of its 50% interest in Sony/ATV (inc. the Beatles’ song book).
David also has extensive experience advising artist estates on various matters including valuations, financings, asset sales and the negotiation of licensing agreements for intellectual property rights. Select estate clients have included James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Prince, Mac Miller, Elizabeth Taylor and Robin Williams.
David is a FINRA General Securities Registered Representative and Principal (Series 7, 24, 62, 63, 79), member of the Maryland Bar and a Certified Valuation Analyst.