The Wicks Group Invests in Screen Engine / ASI
New York, September 10, 2017 - Screen Engine / ASI ("Screen Engine") announced that The Wicks Group ("Wicks"), a private investment firm, has completed a majority recapitalization of the company in partnership with CEO Kevin Goetz. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Based in Los Angeles, Screen Engine is a research and analytics firm focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media industries. Working with clients to better assess and manage opportunity and risk, the company focuses its approach across all distribution platforms, including domestic and international film, television, digital and mobile.
Commenting on the transaction, Screen Engine CEO Kevin Goetz said, "We are very pleased to have Wicks as a partner as we work together to build and grow Screen Engine in the years ahead. We remain committed to providing our clients with research-based products and services to help them maximize their market potential. Wicks will help us accelerate our growth as we continue to develop innovative solutions and approaches to meet the changing entertainment and media landscape."
"Since creating the company seven years ago, Kevin and his team have built an outstanding reputation for quality, integrity and innovation" said Max von Zuben, Managing Partner of Wicks. "Their unparalleled level of experience and commitment to clients will remain the core of the business, and Wicks will seek to provide additional resources to advance and broaden their capabilities."
Screen Engine's exclusive financial advisors were Isaac Palmer and Arnaud Levy of Qualia Legacy Advisors, LLC. Screen Engine's legal advisors were Brent Bradley and Carlo D'Itri of Cypress LLP. Nathan Assor, Richard Kaplan and Eric Tausner of Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP served as legal counsel to Wicks.
Kevin Goetz, Chief Executive Officer, Screen Engine / ASI at (310) 474-0300
Max von Zuben, Managing Partner, The Wicks Group at (212) 838-2100
ABOUT THE WICKS GROUP
The Wicks Group is a private investment firm based in New York City that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries principally in the United States and Canada. Since its founding in 1989, Wicks has invested over $1 billion of capital in more than 30 platform companies and approximately 100 add-on acquisitions. The firm has applied a consistent investment strategy since its founding, partnering with high-quality, experienced management teams to build businesses organically and through acquisitions.