EFA Partners Serves as Exclusive Sell-Side Advisor to West World Media in Sale of Company to Webedia

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EFA
Partners
, a boutique financial advisory firm focused on
arranging capital and providing investment banking services for
entertainment, media and technology companies, announced today that it
continued the rapid expansion of its M&A business as it was the
exclusive sell-side advisor for West
World Media
in its recently completed
sale to Webedia.

Covering 80 countries in 24 languages, West World Media is a leading
provider of global movie show times, information services and digital
marketing solutions for the media and entertainment industries. Webedia
is a growing French digital publishing company that has been acquiring
or investing in digital entertainment and media companies. Most
recently, it acquired BoxOffice
Media
in April 2015 and it invested in MoviePilot.com
in June 2014.

“It was a pleasure to work with Dave Harrington and the team at EFA
Partners who served as our advisor on the sale of West World Media,”
stated Brett West, founder and President of West World Media LLC.
“Through Dave’s deep industry knowledge, relationships and marketplace
expertise, we were able to achieve a successful outcome.”

EFA Partners’ principals are former leaders of GE Capital’s media and
entertainment finance business and over their careers have closed and
managed in excess of $14.5 billion of financings in the entertainment,
media and technology sectors. Since its formation in 2009, EFA has been
retained by over 100 clients, arranged almost $1.0 billion of capital
and advised on an additional $1.2 billion of transactions. The West
World Media transaction marks the ongoing expansion of EFA’s M&A
advisory services business.

“We are proud Brett chose EFA to be West World Media’s exclusive
financial advisor for the sale of the company,” stated David Harrington,
Managing Director at EFA Partners. “Serving in this capacity allowed us
to utilize our industry expertise and transaction experience to secure a
well-capitalized buyer who represents an ideal strategic fit and to
successfully negotiate a purchase price representing the full value of
West World’s business.”

About EFA Partners

EFA Partners is a boutique financial advisory firm that provides
investment banking services focused on M&A and arranging capital for
entertainment, media and technology companies. For more information,
please visit: www.efapartners.com

Contacts

EFA Partners
David Harrington, 770-217-5680
or
JCIR
Jennifer
Neuman, 212-835-8500
EFA@jcir.com