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Paul Heydon  Avista Managing Director

 

Paul Heydon
Managing Director
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Paul covers the digital media sector with a strong specialization in the game sector across all connected platforms focusing mainly on the fast growing digital game area including mobile (tablet & smartphone), online (client & browser), smart televisions, digital distribution, cloud games, and social plus the ecosystem that works with the game sector on a B2B basis including: development/ middleware platforms, payment platforms, analytics, offer & advertising platforms. Paul is also a Partner at London Venture Partners which is a seed fund investing in the digital game sector with investments like Supercell and Brainbow. Previously, he served as Managing Director at Unity Capital, a firm he founded in London in December 2004 advising on the Digital Media sector. Prior, Paul was the Head of Interactive Entertainment at Commerzbank Securities for about 4 years where he had global responsibility for the interactive entertainment sector. Prior to Commerzbank, Paul was on the media team at ING Barings for 2 years. Paul has helped media companies globally on transactions with a total value of over $1 billion. Paul has worked on a variety of transactions including cross-border M&A, IPO's, convertible bonds, private placements and strategic advisory with many digital media companies including: PlayJam, Unity Technologies, Channel Four, Infogrames, Ubisoft, Canon Europe, Criterion Software, Endemol, Teliasonera International Carrier, and Lionhead. Mr. Heydon earned both a MBA and a HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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