With a primary focus on the media and technology industries
With a primary focus on the media and technology industries
Bryor Media Partners is a boutique strategic advisory firm with a primary focus on the media and technology industries. Through the combination of industry experience and a deep network of relationships at the highest levels, BMP provides its clients with specialized strategic advice and services in connection with mergers, acquisitions, financing and related matters. Our expertise comes from over 30 years of experience working in some of the largest media and technology companies, evaluating and closing many high profile transactions. BMP looks at both sell-side and buy-side engagements from a buyer's perspective. Having spent many years on the buy side in large, international media companies, BMP knows what buyers are looking for and what it takes to get a deal closed. This experience gives BMP a unique perspective on businesses, and on the key elements, which drive transactions.
BMP takes a long-term view in representing our clients. The key in any transaction, in addition to maximizing value, is finding the right partner to establish a strong, long-term relationship. BMP brings to its clients its vast experience managing acquired companies in large, international organizations to help guide clients to the right buyer, and prepare clients for what to expect following the completion of a transaction.
BMP works across all areas of media and technology, including film, television, advertising and digital media. The company is based in Los Angeles, operates throughout the United States, and has long-term strategic relationships with companies across the U.S. and Europe.
We are so pleased with our choice of Bryor Media Partners as our advisors. Bryan and Ron immediately appreciated what makes our business unique, and were able to identify ways to improve our operations and help us take our company to the next level. They brought a broad strategic view, both with regard to when and how to take our company to market, and in how we could grow our business to make it as profitable as possible. Throughout the deal process Bryan and Ron demonstrated excellent instincts and an unparalleled understanding of the TV business. They were great partners during the transaction, and always made us feel like our interests were in good hands.
We could not be happier with our selection of Bryor Media Partners as our advisors. Bryan and Ron were wonderful advocates of our business and we were very happy with the way they presented us and our company to the market. They provided unparalleled advice throughout the sale process with regard to ways we could improve our business operations, when to bring put company to market in order to ensure that we received the most value, and which potential buyers were the best fit. Their knowledge of the marketplace and relationships at the highest levels are beyond compare. Working with Ron and Bryon throughout this process made us always feel like things were under control and we were very well represented.
From our first meeting, Ron and Bryan immediately understood that our number one priority was a good "cultural" fit. Their deep relationships at the highest levels of the buying community allowed for an incredibly streamlined process and a very focused plan for us to achieve our goals. Once we found our partner, they managed an organized transaction process, while always keeping us informed and involved.
I am incredibly happy with the expertise and focus that Bryan and Ron brought to my company and the sale process. Along with invaluable insight and negotiating skills, they have an unparalleled understanding of the North American television market and possess strong relationships at the highest levels of the major players. This not only meant that we dealt directly with the ultimate decision-makers, but also ensured that my company made the right deal with the right strategic partner. Ron and Bryan were excellent partners and managed every step of the sale process, from accounting and finance through completion of legal documents, in a professional and detailed manner.
Ron Milkes is a Founding Principal of Bryor Media Partners. Prior to establishing BMP with Bryan Bowles, Ron was Executive Vice President, Operations, Strategy & Corporate Development at Endemol USA, the North American division of the largest independent production company in the world. In that role, Ron was responsible for management of Endemol’s business operations, helping to guide the company’s strategy in North America, and managing the company’s mergers and acquisitions and joint venture activities in North America. While Ron was at Endemol, the company acquired Original Media, 51 Minds and Authentic Entertainment, and entered into many strategic partnerships and joint ventures.
Prior to joining Endemol, Ron was Executive Vice President of Operations and General Counsel for Control Room / Live Earth, where he ran the company’s operations, evaluated new ventures and managed all areas of business affairs. Prior to his time at Control Room, Ron was General Counsel for The Firm, where he also served on the Board of Directors. While at the Firm, Ron was responsible for all M&A and joint venture activity, including the acquisition of AMG from Michael Ovitz, among many other acquisitions, divestures and other transactions.
Before joining The Firm, Ron was a corporate and M&A attorney with Alschuler, Grossman, Stein & Kahan, with a practice focused on media companies.
Bryan Bowles is a Founding Principal of Bryor Media Partners with over 15 years of experience providing strategy and M&A services in the media sector.
Prior to establishing BMP with Ron, Bryan was Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for ITV Studios America, the largest independent television production company in the United States. In that position, Bryan supervised all M&A and joint venture activity in North America, while providing strategy support for the full ITV portfolio of companies. During his tenure at ITV, he was the principal lead on the acquisitions of Gurney Productions, High Noon Entertainment, and Thinkfactory Media.
Prior to joining ITV, Bryan spent 12 years at Sony in a variety of M&A/strategy and operational roles at both Sony Corporation of America and Sony Pictures Entertainment. While at Sony, Bryan played leading roles in the 2.2BN acquisition of MGM Studios.
Before joining Sony, Bryan worked at Credit Suisse in its media and entertainment group based in Los Angeles.