DAVID A. DAVIS is Senior Vice President of Finance at Content Partners, LLC, a first-of-its kind entity that provides liquidity to owners of royalties and other passive profit participations in film, television, music, and other entertainment industry projects. Both an investment fund and asset management company, Content Partners has created a unique market that offers maximum, immediate financial security to clients—including individuals, partnerships, estates, and corporations—while Content Partners assumes the future risks and rewards of their cash flows in an uncertain economic environment.
Mr. Davis was the Founder and Managing Partner of Arpeggio Partners, LLC, a boutique investment bank and litigation consulting firm from 2004 to 2013. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous legal disputes and is often cited as an industry expert in publications and electronic media around the world. Mr. Davis advised such companies as The Tornante Company, New Line and Sony Pictures in their acquisition of MGM.
From 1995 to 2004, Mr. Davis was a Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, where he managed the financial advisory practice for entertainment clients, specializing in strategic and financial advice regarding economic and financial issues. During this time, the group was the market leader in providing financial opinions to entertainment companies. Mr. Davis managed client projects for business valuations, strategic and financial planning, and litigation support. He has advised companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America including Disney, Time Warner, and NBC Universal as well as dozens of smaller companies.
From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Davis was a film and television programming analyst for Paul Kagan Associates, Inc., where he wrote the TV Program Stats and Movie Stats publications. Prior to that, Mr. Davis worked with Warner Bros./Lorimar Domestic Television Research.
Mr. Davis is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a member of the Alumni Advisory Board to the Entertainment Management Program at The Anderson School at UCLA. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and graduate school courses.
Mr. Davis received an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA in 1989, an A.B. at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, in 1981 and graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in 1977.