Paul HeydonGeneral Partner at London Venture Partners
Paul 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. 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.
London Venture Partners
Investor in Supercell, Grey Area Labs, PlayRaven, Brainbow, Boomlagoon & PlayJam
I concentrate my efforts across the broad digital media sector in which my relationships and experience enables me to provide exceptional services. My skills and experience are concentrated in the following sub-sectors: Video Games (Online games, MMO & MMORPG, Social Games, Mobile Games); Online Content & Services; Mobile Content & Services; Publishing; and Media Technology & Middleware.
2010-03 – Present
Richard Ivey School of Business
1998-09 – 1999-04