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IVA Ventures Teams Up With Lepe Partners

New Association Focused On Media And Digital Sector Opportunities

New York, NY (December 3, 2015) – IVA Ventures and Lepe Partners today announced a new strategic association focused on identifying potential shared opportunities in the rapidly expanding media and digital sectors.


“We think our focus on identifying strategic investments for the world’s media companies, particularly in the digital space, is a very strong fit with Lepe Partners’ experience as a leading, independent merchant bank focused on the media, consumer and internet sectors,” said John Paton, Chairman of IVA Ventures. “While Lepe has a superb track record in deal-making they and its Founder, Jonathan Goodwin, also have a keen eye for smart entrepreneurs and digital start-ups that succeed. We look forward to working with the Lepe team.”


“We are delighted to be working with John and the team at IVA. John has been CEO of media companies in four countries with revenues up to $1.2 billion and from 100 to 10,000 employees. He also has a proven track record in media transactions and financings involving both private and public companies. I think IVA and Lepe will achieve great things together” said Jonathan Goodwin, Founder of Lepe Partners.


About IVA Ventures: IVA Ventures focuses on strategic investments in seed, early and growth stage digital media companies. The company is based in New York and San Francisco.

About Lepe Partners: Lepe Partners is a leading merchant bank focused on the media, internet and consumer sectors. The company is based in London.


For more information contact:

John Paton IVA Ventures

Jonathan Goodwin Lepe Partners