Jack MacDonald named UK Head of Music and Entertainment at 23 Capital

Sports, Music and Entertainment capital solutions provider 23 Capital has appointed Jack MacDonald as Head of Music and Entertainment Origination for the UK.

MacDonald (pictured) joins 23 Capital from Credit Suisse where he was a Director running the Sports, Media and Entertainment desk for the UK private bank.

Since inception in 2014, 23 Capital has deployed and advised on over $2.55bn of transactions, including debt financing the acquisition of music catalogues, funding an online digital rights platform, brand license exploitation and the financing for a VIP ticketing platform.

The firm’s global team of music and entertainment specialists work closely with artists and their managers, songwriters, music publishers and record labels to deliver finance solutions.

“Jack brings essential insight and a deep understanding of the music and entertainment industries.”

Stephen Duval, 23 Capital

Stephen Duval co-founder of 23 Capital said: “The digital revolution is transforming the music and entertainment industries and our clients require specialist knowledge of how this impacts their business needs. It’s a pleasure to welcome Jack MacDonald to the 23 Capital team.

“Jack brings essential insight and a deep understanding of the music and entertainment industries, helping 23 Capital to maximize the opportunities presented by the growth in the music, content and licensing sectors.”

Jack MacDonald added: “Historically, music, entertainment and intellectual property finance solutions have taken a ‘square peg round hole’ approach, whilst 23 Capital works with clients to deliver solutions which meet the unique needs of business and individuals in this space.

“It’s refreshing to join a growing company that combines deep individual expertise and experience with a firm team spirit and I’m tremendously excited to be on board.”Music Business Worldwide

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