Speaker Profile MIPCOM

Thomas Dey

Job TitleCEO & President

Company NameACF Investment Bank


Thomas Dey is Chief Executive Officer, President and Founder of ACF. Thomas has over 20 years of experience in Mergers and Acquisitions and was previously a Partner heading Grant Thornton’s Media Investment Banking division. He is regularly honoured by Variety in its annual Dealmaker Impact Report which is described as the ‘big Hollywood players’ who are ‘transforming the town’s business’ and the ‘power players who shape showbiz’.
Thomas’ high profile deals include the sale of Pilgrim Studios (producer of Ultimate Fighter) to Lionsgate (producer of Hunger Games); the sale of Leftfield Entertainment (Pawn Stars and Real Housewives of New Jersey) to ITV Plc (The UK’s largest commercial network); the sale of Love Productions (creator of The Great British Bake off) to Sky and the sale of Top Gear (the world’s most popular show with 350 million weekly viewers) on behalf of Jeremy Clarkson to BBC.

Thomas is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is FINRA registered.


About the company:

ACF, a leading international Investment Bank, specialized in selling, buying, fundraising and post deal services for businesses in intellectual property, content creation and international distribution.
With offices in the UK and USA, ACF have advised on more than 90 transactions in the media and entertainment sector with a combined transaction value of over $5 billion.
ACF’s team of market leading industry experts provide a variety of services including assisting business owners in developing and implementing strategies for growth or sale, to helping large corporations or financial players to deliver their business objectives.
A selection of ACF’s deals include:

Unscripted Deals

Fundraising for Plimsoll from Lloyds Development Capital
Sale of Leftfield Entertainment to ITV Plc
Sale of Pilgrim Studios to Lionsgate
Sale of Litton Entertainment to Hearst
Sale of Love Productions to Sky
Sale of Top Gear to BBC Worldwide
Sale of Magical Elves to the Tinopolis Group
Sale of Jupiter Entertainment to Sky
Sale of A. Smith & Co to the Tinopolis Group
Sale of Orion Entertainment to Red Arrow Entertainment Group
Sale of Renegade to Eone

Scripted Deals

Sale of Left Bank Pictures to Sony Pictures
Sale of New Pictures to All3Media
Sale of Neal Street to All3Media
Sale of Think Factory Media to ITV Plc
Sale of Mammoth Screen Productions to ITV Plc
Sale of Morgan Creek International to Revolution Studios

Intellectual Property

Sale of Paddington Bear Intellectual Property Rights to Studiocanal

Digital Deals

Sale of Barcroft Media’s minority investment from Channel 4
Sale of Slim Film & Television to Seven West Media.

Conference Sessions


    14-10-2019, 09:15 - 10:15, Esterel, Palais 5

    Along with having a great script, talent, or even just a concept for the next hit show, having financial support is essential to springboard your idea into real...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Mon, Oct 14
      2. Event Theme MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        Production Funding Forum
      3. Event Type MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        Panel Discussion

    14-10-2019, 10:20 - 11:15, Verrière Californie, Palais 5

    By invitation Independent producers from around the world, with proven track record, pitch high-end projects to financiers behind closed-doors. 

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Mon, Oct 14
      2. Event Theme MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        Production Funding Forum
      3. Event Type MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        By Invitation Only