Alliance Warburg Capital Bids on EMI

Alliance Warburg Capital Management and James Caparro—an ex-Universal Music executive and now chief executive of Yamani Global Equities—have made an offer to buy EMI Group’s music and publishing units. The news came via a press release Thursday, though specific details were not disclosed. Yamani Global Equities is a private equity firm focused on sports and entertainment.

PRESS RELEASE
James Caparro, the Chief Executive Officer of Yamani Global Equities, Inc. in partnership with Alliance Warburg Capital Management® today announced that the company has made an offer to acquire EMI Group, Inc.’s music and publishing Units.

Mr. Caparro commented: “This is the first step in the execution of our turnaround plan to guide EMI’s assets through the integration of our five prong revenue model that will lead the company into providing consumers and customers with music and entertainment services utilizing twenty first century technologies.”

Jim Caparro’s background consists of over 25 years of executive management, evaluating business situations along with developing effective solutions. He founded The Entertainment Distribution Company, The Island Def Jam Music Group which became one of the largest and most profitable record labels in the industry and created PolyGram Group Distribution. His prior experience includes serving as Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Elektric – Atlantic Records (WEA).

About Yamani Global Equities, Inc.:
Yamani Global Equities, Inc. is a private equity firm focused primarily on companies involved in the sports and entertainment sector. The expertise of the firm’s investment team, strategic partners and Advisory Boards is unparalleled in depth and breadth. In addition, YGE is a leader in strategic sports and entertainment partnering, an invaluable practice to build value in portfolio companies and to accelerate their growth and development.