Paul Heydon of Avista Partners at GDC 2015!!!
Paul Heydon covers the game and digital media sectors at Avista Partners. Paul is also a Partner at London Venture Partners which invests in the game sector and a Co Founder of Playhubs, a co working space for the game sector. Previously, he served as Managing Director at Unity Capital, a firm he founded in London in December 2004 advising on the Digital Media sector. Prior, Paul was the Head of Interactive Entertainment at Commerzbank Securities for about 4 years where he had global responsibility for the interactive entertainment sector. Prior to Commerzbank, Paul was on the media team at ING Barings for 2 years.
Paul has helped media companies globally on transactions with a total value of over $1 billion. Paul has worked on a variety of transactions including cross-border M&A, IPO’s, convertible bonds, private placements and strategic advisory with many digital media companies including: PlayJam, Unity Technologies, Channel Four, Infogrames (Atari), Ubisoft, Canon Europe, Criterion Software, Endemol, Teliasonera International Carrier, and Lionhead. Mr. Heydon earned both a MBA and a HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.