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Riverside Makes Marquee Investment 2018 July 11

Firm Takes Minority Stake in Cinema Advertising Specialist Screenvision

The Riverside Company has made a minority investment in Screenvision, a New York City-based cinema advertising company.

Screenvision, which is majority owned by Abry Partners, helps brands tell their stories in cinemas nationwide. Screenvision works with exhibitor partners to create compelling, creative content that engages audiences.

The company offers on-screen theater advertising, in-lobby promotions and marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers, commanding nearly 15,000 screens across all 50 states.

“Screenvision is a premier company that’s trusted by some of the world’s best-known advertisers, including many Fortune 50 brands,” said Riverside Managing Partner Hal Greenberg. “We’re excited to be part of its growth story, and look forward to helping its excellent management team capture more opportunities.”

Riverside offers deep experience with technology companies and the advertising industry.

“We welcome Riverside’s investment and look forward to working with them to help our company continue to thrive,” said Screenvision CEO John Partilla.

Partner Jeffrey Gordon and Principal Jay Reynolds worked with Greenberg on the transaction for Riverside.   

Jones Day provided legal advice for Riverside on the transaction.

The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 540 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 80 companies.

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Stephanie Fraser
Marketing Consultant
The Riverside Company
Cleveland: +1 216 344 1267
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