Imperial Capital Hires Michael Chan as Head of Media, Sports and Entertainment Investment Banking

Imperial Capital bolsters its investment banking practice and expands the firm’s expertise in advising media, sports and entertainment companies along with industry-driven investors in an area where thoughtful strategic advice and M&A expertise continues to be in high demand.


LOS ANGELESOct. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Imperial Capital, LLC (“Imperial Capital”) announced today that Michael Chan has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of Media, Sports and Entertainment Investment Banking. Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Mr. Chan will foster the firm’s media, sports and entertainment relationships while providing them with the full spectrum of corporate finance solutions including M&A advisory, debt financings and equity capital raises. “Michael joins Imperial Capital as part of the group’s recruiting mandate to source high quality, culture-driven talent to strategically grow investment banking coverage in sectors important to the firm,” said Jonathan Lee, COO of Investment Banking.


“Michael has had an impressive run in the media, sports and entertainment sectors and we are thrilled to welcome him back to Imperial,” said Chris Shepard, Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of Capital Markets. “We see this as a great opportunity to expand our coverage in these sectors and recognize that Michael is the type of leader who can take things to the next level.”


“We are searching for investment banking talent that will help take our business in corporate finance to the next level,” said Randy Wooster, Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Capital. “Michael’s significant experience in the media, sports and entertainment industries is a valuable asset to our firm as we continue to evolve our capabilities to meet the needs of companies in this space. We expect Michael will lead our efforts in the industry and will also be a culture carrier for our firm.”


Mr. Chan previously spent ten years at Moelis & Company where he developed a sophisticated media, sports and entertainment practice, advising companies such as Legends Hospitality, AMC Entertainment, Oak View Group, SXSW, Learfield and sports teams such as Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, and Seattle Sounders, among others. Prior to Moelis, Mr. Chan started his career in investment banking at Imperial Capital. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Financial Analysis and Valuation Concentration from the University of Southern CaliforniaMarshall School of Business.


“I am excited to return to Imperial, a team and platform that I trust and know is committed to providing the best advice possible to clients,” said Mr. Chan. “We are aligned in our goals to establish a best-in-class advisory practice in the media, sports and entertainment industries.”


About Imperial Capital, LLC

Imperial Capital, LLC is a full-service investment bank offering a uniquely integrated platform of comprehensive services to institutional investors and middle market companies. We offer sophisticated sales and trading services to institutional investors and a wide range of investment banking advisory, capital markets and restructuring services to middle market corporate clients. Paired with our proprietary research and sales & trading desk analysis, we provide investment analysis across an issuer’s capital structure, including bank loans, debt securities, the hybrid/bank capital marketplace, post-reorganization equities, special situations claims and listed and unlisted equities. Our comprehensive and integrated service platform, expertise across the global capital structure, and deep industry sector knowledge enable us to provide clients with research driven ideas, superior advisory services, and trade execution. We are quick to identify opportunities under any market conditions and we have a proven track record of offering creative, proprietary solutions to our clients. Imperial Capital, LLC has three principal businesses: Investment Banking, Institutional Sales & Trading and Institutional Research. More information about Imperial Capital, LLC can be found at

For more information regarding Imperial Capital, please contact:
Mark Martis
+1 310 246 3674

About Imperial Capital (International), LLP

Imperial Capital International, founded in 2011, is an affiliate of Imperial Capital, LLC with an office in central London. Complementing Imperial Capital’s existing corporate credit sales and trading franchise, Imperial Capital International expanded the Imperial Capital franchise into the EEA. Our UK based professionals focus on the entire credit spectrum and have expertise across sales, trading, credit analysis, and support functions. We provide comprehensive trading in multiple currencies.

For more information regarding Imperial Capital (International), LLP, please contact:
Brian Robertson
+ 44 (0) 207 650 5401

About Imperial Capital SIM S.p.A.

Imperial Capital SIM S.p.A situated in Milan, Italy is an authorized subsidiary of Imperial Capital. Imperial Capital SIM S.p.A operates in the Italian market, and enables us to passport into other EU jurisdictions post Brexit. We are dedicated to maintaining a European presence and developing our international franchise.

Imperial Capital SIM S.p.A is regulated by Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (“CONSOB”) and the Bank of Italy.

For more information regarding Imperial SIM S.p.A., please contact:
Julien Sida
+ 44 (0) 207 650 5431


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