RedBird Capital Partners

RedBird Capital Partners LLC is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in buyouts, growth capital, equity, build-ups, and structured equity investments. The firm seeks to invest in media and entertainment, sports, communication-infrastructure, consumer-goods companies, lifestyle, hospitality, and gaming investments. It prefers to invest in family owned, founder-led entrepreneurial businesses and seeks to provide transformational capital. The firm typically invests between $30 million and $80 million in companies with earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) between $25 million and $50 million. It seeks to make shared-control investments in private companies. RedBird Capital Partners LLC was founded in 2013 and is based in New York, New York with additional office in Dallas, Texas.
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Tyler Alexander

Principal

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Lyle Ayes

Operating Partner

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Alex Balleza

Associate

AB

Alexander Blankfein

Principal

GJ

Gerald J. Cardinale

CEO, Co-Founder, CIO and Managing Partner

Gerry Cardinale

Founder and Managing Partner

Hunter Carpenter

Partner

JC

Jake Cohen

Associate

Kyle Coots

VP

Robert Covington

Partner

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Dana Covo

Senior Associate

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David Dingman

VP

MD

Mark Dowley

Chief Operating Partner

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Madyn Field

Associate

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Alex Goheen

Senior Associate

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Andy Gordon

Partner

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Max Green

Associate

David Grochow

CFO

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Isaac Halyard

Senior Associate

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Will Heyburn

Senior Associate

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Bradley Hicks

Associate

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Michael Kaplan

Associate

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Katherine Kapnick

Senior Associate

Robert Klein

Partner

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Kevin Laforce

MD

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Andrew Lauck

Partner

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Kyle Law

Associate

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Toby Lee

Associate

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Steven Loh

VP

Nicole T. Musicco

Partner

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William Norcross

Associate

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Mary Nosa

Associate

DP

Dean Pacinelli

Associate

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Alec Scheiner

Partner

Niraj Shah

Principal

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Gavin Springer

Associate

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Brent Stehlik

Operating Partner

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Sam Stein

Senior Associate

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Dan Swift

Partner

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Dillon West

Senior Associate

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Mike Zabik

Partner

29 past transactions

EquipmentShare

Series D in 2021
EquipmentShare creates proprietary technology and end-user applications that empowers contractors and optimizes for productivity across the commercial construction sector. Fleet managers, general contractors, service techs, heavy equipment mechanics, drivers, operators, safety managers are all experiencing new ways to work along with the benefits of a connected jobsite with EquipmentShare's tech-enabled product suite.

Constellation Affiliated Partners

Pre Seed Round in 2020
Constellation is an insurance distribution platform operating seven managing general agents (MGAs) and program managers.
Aquarian Holdings Investment Management LLC is a principal investment firm. The firm seeks to invest in high-potential companies across a range of industries, with a focus on insurance and financial services. Aquarian Holdings LLC is based in New York, New York.

Mythical Games

Series C in 2021
Mythical Games Inc., a game technology studio, develops games for personal computers, mobiles, and consoles. It offers Blankos, a casual multiplayer game that allows players to buy, trade, and sell their designs with other players. The company also provides tools for content creators and brands to customize and provide ownership of game assets. Mythical Games Inc. was founded in 2018 and is based in Sherman Oaks, California with an additional office in Seattle, Washington.

SpringHill Entertainment

Venture Round in 2021
SpringHill Entertainment creates compelling stories for television, features, and digital. SpringHill pride ourselves on incubating, developing, and producing work that speaks to a cross-cultural audience.

Nifty Games Inc.

Series A in 2020
Nifty Games brings free to play multiplayer sports gaming to mobile devices. Nifty Games are focused on delivering classic sports gaming style competition to the industry's highest growth segment, with relatively short game sessions that take mere minutes to complete.

Aquarian Holdings Investment Management LLC

Private Equity Round in 2020
Aquarian Holdings Investment Management LLC is a principal investment firm. The firm seeks to invest in high-potential companies across a range of industries, with a focus on insurance and financial services. Aquarian Holdings LLC is based in New York, New York.

Fenway Sports Group

Private Equity Round in 2021
Fenway Sports Group (FSG) is a global sports, marketing, media, entertainment, and real estate platform anchored by two iconic clubs, the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club (LFC).

TierPoint

Private Equity Round in 2014
TierPoint, LLC, is a leading national provider of information technology and data center services, including colocation, cloud computing and managed IT services, with corporate headquarters in St. Louis, MO. TierPoint was formed in 2010 through the strategic combination of some of the country's most respected and innovative data centers and IT solution providers whose origins date back as early as 1995.

TierPoint

Private Equity Round in 2016
TierPoint, LLC, is a leading national provider of information technology and data center services, including colocation, cloud computing and managed IT services, with corporate headquarters in St. Louis, MO. TierPoint was formed in 2010 through the strategic combination of some of the country's most respected and innovative data centers and IT solution providers whose origins date back as early as 1995.

YES Network

Private Equity Round in 2019
The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country the past 10 years, features the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Nets. YES, which has earned 300 Emmy Award nominations and 67 Emmy Awards since launch, also televises original biography, interview and magazine programs, inaddition to college sports. All programming produced by YES is in HD.

XFL Football League

Venture Round in 2020
XFL Football League offers fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. The league will launch with eight teams, 40-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. Each contest will be a high profile event with tens of thousands of fans, featuring innovative elements that bring them closer to the players and the game they love. The XFL will also establish a health, wellness and safety program that meets the needs of today’s athletes.

BETA Technologies

Series A in 2021
Beta Technologies specializes in the design and development of electric aircraft including advanced flight control and electric propulsion systems, with a focus on clean aviation technology.

On Location Experiences

Venture Round in 2015
On Location Experiences is a leader in premium experiential hospitality business, establishing a new industry standard to serve iconic rightsholders with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment. On Location is a partner to over 150 rightsholders including the NFL, NCAA, the PGA of America and the United States Tennis Association, and provides unrivaled official access for both corporate clients and fans looking for immersive experiences at marquee events including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, NCAA Final Four, PGA of America events, numerous College Football Bowl Games and the Tennis Majors. On Location through CID Entertainment also partners with numerous artists and music festivals across genres, including Imagine Dragons, Metallica, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa and Electric Daisy Carnival. On Location's operations include: Anthony Travel, the nation's largest provider of collegiate sports travel management services; CID Entertainment and Future Beat, hospitality leaders in the live music and festival industry; Kreate Inc, a full service live creative concept and production firm with a focus on the customer experience; PrimeSport, a leader in providing direct access to some of the biggest events in sports and entertainment; Steve Furgal's International Tennis Tours, a leader in developing world-class tennis experiences for more than 40 years.

Lifeline Capital Management

Venture Round in 2015
The Lifeline Program® is a life settlement provider in Tucker, Georgia. Founded in 1989, our company assists seniors and their families by purchasing unwanted or underperforming life insurance policies for a cash settlement. The Lifeline Program® actively partners with insurance agencies and broker dealers to establish life settlement business lines.

Vida Capital

Private Equity Round in 2019
Vida Capital ("Vida") is a vertically integrated asset management company providing longevity contingent investment solutions to investors. Vida was formed and funded in 2009 by Jeff Serra and Austin Ventures, a venture capital firm with approximately $4 billion of assets under management. Vida specializes in the structuring, servicing, financing and management of life settlement funds, asset-backed securities, and customized portfolios. Vida's value proposition includes vertical integration, an established institutional banking network, and a management team with over 60 years of capital markets and insurance industry experience. Our structure allows us to align our interests with those of our partners while maintaining transparency, risk management and process control.

One Team Partners

Private Equity Round in 2019
One Team Partners is a company to help athletes maximize the value of their name, image and likeness rights.

Four Corners Petroleum

Venture Round in 2016
Four Corners Petroleum is an independent Colorado-based oil and gas company that acquires, operates, and develops crude oil and natural gas producing acreage primarily in the Permian Basin. The Four Corners team is made up of experienced industry professionals with a proven track record of identifying, acquiring and efficiently developing high-impact projects.

Tally Energy

Venture Round in 2017
Tally Energy Services is a de-novo oil field services technology company focused on delivering fit-for-purpose solutions for North America shale producers. The partnership represents a buy-and-build strategy to build an integrated portfolio of technical oilfield products and services with opportunities for growth, consolidation, and differentiation.

Skydance Media

Funding Round in 2020
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create elevated, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across platforms, including feature film, television, gaming and digital. Among Skydance Media’s commercially and critically successful feature films.

N3

Venture Round in 2015
N3 is an outsourced, integrated sales, and marketing execution firm. N3 leverages a scalable, technology-enabled sales framework supported by integrating Digital Marketing, Inside Sales, and Custom Analytics. At N3, they accelerate adoption by converting digital interest into long-term consumption through a customer-centric, solution-based selling approach. N3 is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in Bogota; Dublin; Fargo; Fort Lauderdale; London; San Jose, Costa Rica; Sao Paulo; Seattle; and Singapore.

Aethon Energy Management

Venture Round in 2015
Aethon Energy is a private investment firm with a focus on direct investments in North American onshore oil & gas assets. Since its inception in 1990, Aethon has maintained a focus on acquiring under appreciated assets, where opportunities exist to add value through lower risk development, operational enhancements, and Aethon’s proprietary technical knowledge. Aethon’s 25-year track record spans multiple energy cycles and has consistently provided compelling returns through disciplined buying and value creation. Aethon is one of the four horses of ancient Greek mythology that pulls the chariot of Helios, the Sun, across the sky.

Zenith Shipping

Venture Round in 2015
Zenith Shipping is a shipping platform investing on a ship-by-ship basis in product tankers and dry bulk vessels in partnership with a shipping industry veteran with whom RedBird has maintained a 30+ year relationship at multiple levels.

Toulouse Football Club

Acquisition in 2020
Toulouse Football Club is a professional football club.

TierPoint

Private Equity Round in 2020
TierPoint, LLC, is a leading national provider of information technology and data center services, including colocation, cloud computing and managed IT services, with corporate headquarters in St. Louis, MO. TierPoint was formed in 2010 through the strategic combination of some of the country's most respected and innovative data centers and IT solution providers whose origins date back as early as 1995.

Compass Datacenters

Private Equity Round in 2017
Compass Datacenters builds and operates Truly Modular Data Centers providing dedicated customer solutions where they need them. Compass Datacenters’ patent pending Truly Modular™ solution uses four standard modules to cost effectively deliver dedicated, hardened, Tier III certified*, LEED Gold data centers to businesses in the 98% of the country not covered by the data center industry. Through their innovative use of technology, and by leveraging their extensive customer and data center experience, they have designed a solution that removes the unnecessary complexities associated with data center design, construction and operations to provide you with an alternative that is easy to plan, implement, operate and grow.

Majority Strategies

Venture Round in 2015
Majority Strategies LLC operates as a political consulting firm specializing in direct mail and mobile advertising services. The company creates, designs, prints, mailshops, and ships all mail projects for its customers. It serves presidential, senatorial, congressional, legislative, GOP organizations, corporate, and states. Majority Strategies LLC was founded in 1995 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.