Firm Overview

Raine is a global merchant bank exclusively focused on Technology, Media and Telecommunications. The firm was founded in 2009 by industry veterans Joe Ravitch and Jeff Sine in strategic partnership with WME | IMG, a leading global talent agency. Raine pursues an integrated business model of advisory services and investments centered around the media, entertainment and sports sectors. Raine has over 100 professionals across its New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Shanghai and Mumbai offices and is looking to further build its team to deepen its coverage within its core sectors. 

Advisory

To date, the firm has advised on transactions across 5 continents, including SoftBank’s acquisition of Sprint, the sale of the UFC to WME, Steve Ballmer’s acquisition of the LA Clippers, WME’s acquisition of IMG, SoftBank’s acquisition of ARM Holdings, the sale of STATS, the spin-off of IMAX’s Chinese entity, Fandango and Comcast’s acquisition of Cinepapaya, Univision’s acquisition of Gawker and Universal’s film financing deal with Perfect World. 

Investing

Raine manages more than $2.5bn across its growth equity, venture and hedge funds. Raine’s growth equity funds have completed 18 principal investments to date across its target sectors, including Vice, the millennial-focused multiplatform media company; Important Studios, which Raine formed with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker to house all of their media assets; Zumba, a leading dance- fitness company / media platform; C3, producer of iconic music festivals Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits; and DraftKings, a leading online daily fantasy sports service. Raine has also launched a venture platform for early stage investing in its sectors of focus, which has to date completed investments in several leading digital media companies including Tastemade, Dubsmash and Whipclip. 

2018 Summer Associate Program

Raine is seeking candidates for its 10 week Summer Associate program in New York. Following a rigorous training program, Summer Associates will immediately begin learning on the job as fully integrated members of deal teams, executing advisory and principal investing opportunities both domestically and internationally. Primary responsibilities will include business, financial, accounting and industry diligence, financial modeling / valuation, transaction structuring and project management. We aim to hire full- time Associates from our summer program. Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications: 

  • Desire to work within an integrated advisory and investing platform 
  • Professional enthusiasm for the media, entertainment and sports sectors 
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic 
  • Ability to think critically about business issues 
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Global mindset 
  • Multi-lingual proficiency a plus 

For details on how to apply, email: RECRUITING@RAINE.COM

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