New York Private Bank & Trust and Aperture Media Partners, LLC have formed a specialty finance company providing comprehensive financing solutions to the filmed entertainment industry. The new company will operate under the name Aperture Media Partners and is structured to create a one-stop shop for producers and distributors seeking financing for film and television projects.
Aperture offers a full spectrum of standard and customized senior and mezzanine credit products including: bridge loans, finishing funds, gap loans, library advances, print and advertising (P&A) loans, production loans, sales agent advances, tax credit monetization, and ultimates financing. The company structures, lends, and syndicates loans through a network of banks, hedge funds, private equity and family offices.
Aperture is managed by Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Jared Underwood, and Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, Andrew Robinson, two leading bankers in film and television finance. The two have over 30 years of combined lending experience and have financed over $10 billion in transactions to nearly every leading independent film company and producer in the industry.
John Hart, Vice Chairman of New York Private Bank & Trust and Head of its Private Banking division, welcomed the Aperture team, stating: "Aperture fits well within NYPB&T given its combination of thorough underwriting and high level of product customization."
"Jared Underwood and Andrew Robinson already have an industry leading reputation for creative and client-centric thinking," Mr. Hart continued. "NYPB&T will provide them with exciting new tools to fulfill their vision and further grow their thriving business."
"We are delighted to have New York Private Bank & Trust's support and look forward to becoming an industry leader through our affiliation with the bank," Mr. Underwood said. "With the backing of NYPB&T, Aperture Media Partners becomes a one-stop shop, efficiently providing senior and mezzanine capital to the film and television industry. We will be well positioned to leverage our talents and industry insights to capitalize on a number of existing and future opportunities."