ACF is a leading international Investment Bank, specialised in selling, buying, fundraising, and pre and post deal services for businesses in intellectual property, content creation and international distribution.   

With offices in London and Los Angeles, the team has advised on close to 100 transactions in the media and entertainment sector with a combined transaction value of over $5 billion. 

The company has advised a wide range of scripted and unscripted clients including; ‘TV Celebrity’ Bear Grylls on his sale to Banijay,  ‘five-time emmy winners’ Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones on the sale of their company Broke and Bones to Netflix, ‘The Crown’ Producer Left Bank Pictures’ sale to Sony Pictures, ‘Pawn Stars’ Producer Leftfield Entertainment sale to ITV plc, a deal valued at $360 Million, ‘The Great British Bake Off’ Producer Love Productions sale to Sky, ‘Spanish content producers’ The Immigrant on their deal with Fremantle and BRON Ventures, and Plimsoll Productions in creating a super indie with Private Equity Firm, Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), in a deal valuing Plimsoll at over $100 Million.   

ACF has also been honored many times over the past 7 years in Variety’s prestigious Dealmakers Impact Report. This annual report recognizes the entertainment industry’s most influential deal makers and their contribution to the industry. 

A selection of ACF deals 

 Scripted Deals 

  • Sale of Broke and Bones to Netflix 

  • 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 

Unscripted Deals 

  • Sale of Bear Grylls Ventures to Banijay 

  • 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 Jupiter Entertainment to Sky 

  • Sale of Orion Entertainment to Red Arrow Entertainment Group 

  • Sale of Renegade to Eone 


  • Plimsoll from Lloyds Development Capital 

  • Leftfield Entertainment 

  • Jerry Bruckheimer 

  • Tarsus 

  • Slim Film & Television 

Intellectual Property 

  • Sale of Paddington Bear Intellectual Property Rights to Studiocanal 

Spanish Language Content Producers 

  • The Immigrant deal with Fremantle and BRON Ventures 


For further information contact: 

Paula Murrell 

Director of Marketing 

44 (0) 207 467 9600