MarVista Ent. Secures Investment To Accelerate Expansion
MarVista Entertainment (www.marvista.net), a leading Los Angeles-based independent producer-distributor of feature films and television programming, globally licenses television series, movies, documentaries and direct-to-DVD programming to multiple platforms throughout the world. Founded in September 2003, MarVista’s library now features more than 2,000 hours of programming. The company has become a pre-eminent supplier of television movies to major cable networks in the U.S., including telefilms for The Disney Channel, Lifetime, Hallmark Channel, NBC Universal and ABC Family that generate extensive global terrestrial and pay television sales. Last year, MarVista formed a production and distribution alliance with SNAP TV in Argentina. And, most recently, the Company was appointed by Saban Brands as the international distributor for the new season of Power Rangers Samurai, and the classic library, which includes over 700 episodes.
About Brian N. Sheth:
Brian N. Sheth is the President and co-founder of Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm with over $3 billion in committed equity capital. Sheth is Vice-Chairman of the firm's investment committee and is directly involved in the execution of all of the investment activities for the portfolio. He is also focused on the development of Vista's personnel and executive leadership of the portfolio companies. Sheth sits on the boards of the majority of Vista's portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Vista, Sheth worked at Bain Capital, where he focused on leveraged buyouts of technology companies. He also previously worked in the mergers and acquisitions divisions at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, where he advised clients in a variety of industries, including software, hardware, semiconductors and online media. In addition to Sheth’s responsibilities at Vista, he is also a Director of Waterfall Mobile and Global Wildlife Conservation. Sheth received a B.S. in Economics from The University of Pennsylvania.