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Investments

46

Portfolio Exits

11

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

1

About Sky

Sky (LSE: SKY) is a pan-European entertainment and communications business. Sky specializes in retailing pay television services both in the home and on the move. The company also offers customers broadband and telephony products, including internet via DSL, fiber and WiFi, and has recently established a mobile offering.

Sky Headquarter Location

Grant Way, Isleworth

London, England, TW7 5QD,

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 333 100 0333

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Noel Tovey named MD at Sky Studios Elstree

May 19, 2022

May 19, 2022 11.42 Europe/London Noel Tovey has been appointed as managing director at Sky Studios Elstree, Sky’s brand-new state of the art film and TV studio. Tovey will take on responsibility for the facility that will be home to a range of productions from Sky and NBCUniversal when it opens later this year. Over the next five years, Sky Studios Elstree is anticipating £3 billion of production investment. Earlier this week it was confirmed that Universal Pictures’ Wicked, starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, will be the first production to take up residence at Sky Studios Elstree. Prior to joining Sky, Tovey held senior leadership roles at three of the UK’s world-leading studio facilities; Pinewood, Warner Bros Leavesden and Shepperton Studios. Most recently VP Sales at Leavesden, Tovey has over 30 years’ experience in the industry helping to develop Pinewood’s international expansion as well as overseeing operations and client services at Shepperton. Caroline Cooper, COO Sky Studios, said, “Noel has a vast range of experience within the industry and a deep knowledge of what productions want and need. I am delighted he’s joined Sky to lead our brilliant and growing team as we prepare to launch Sky Studios Elstree, the UK’s newest studio, later this year.” Noel Tovey, MD Sky Studios Elstree, says, “Sky have been making waves in the industry since first announcing Sky Studios Elstree back in 2019. The fresh perspective and ambition meant I could not pass up this opportunity. I look forward to working with the talented team already in place and officially open the doors soon.” The broader senior leadership roles at Sky Studios Elstree also include the recently appointed Tom Avison as Director of Operations and Roger Ferrin as Director of Client Services.

Sky Investments

46 Investments

Sky has made 46 investments. Their latest investment was in Papercup as part of their Series A on December 12, 2020.

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Sky Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/10/2020

Series A

Papercup

$10.62M

Yes

10

5/7/2020

Corporate Minority

Longboat Pictures

Yes

1

11/11/2019

Series A

Flavourworks

$3.87M

Yes

8

8/7/2019

Corporate Minority

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10

5/9/2019

Series C - II

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10

Date

12/10/2020

5/7/2020

11/11/2019

8/7/2019

5/9/2019

Round

Series A

Corporate Minority

Series A

Corporate Minority

Series C - II

Company

Papercup

Longboat Pictures

Flavourworks

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Amount

$10.62M

$3.87M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

10

1

8

10

10

Sky Portfolio Exits

11 Portfolio Exits

Sky has 11 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Circle Media on December 09, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/9/2021

Acquired

1

11/9/2021

Acquired

$99M

7

2/9/2021

Merger

5

12/21/2020

Acquired

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10

3/23/2020

Reverse Merger

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10

Date

12/9/2021

11/9/2021

2/9/2021

12/21/2020

3/23/2020

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Merger

Acquired

Reverse Merger

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

7

5

10

10

Sky Acquisitions

12 Acquisitions

Sky acquired 12 companies. Their latest acquisition was Watch4 on January 31, 2020.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

1/31/2020

$99M

Acquired

1

11/7/2018

$99M

Acquired Unit

1

9/14/2017

$99M

Acquired

1

3/31/2017

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$99M

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10

1/23/2017

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$99M

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10

Date

1/31/2020

11/7/2018

9/14/2017

3/31/2017

1/23/2017

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acquired

Acquired Unit

Acquired

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Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Sky Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Sky has 10 strategic partners and customers. Sky recently partnered with SES on May 5, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

5/3/2022

Partner

United States

Sky UK renews capacity deal with SES

Patrick Behar , chief business officer at Sky , said : `` We have a strong , long-term partnership with SES and are pleased to extend that further with this agreement .

1

3/4/2022

Partner

United Kingdom

Sky to enter Irish mobile market

Anne O'Leary , CEO , Vodafone , added : `` Vodafone is delighted to have entered a long-term wholesale partnership with Sky to enable the company to provide mobile services in the Irish market using the Vodafone network .

1

2/24/2022

Partner

United States

09:00 ET PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP WITH SKY NEW ZEALAND FOR 2022 SEASON

`` As we look ahead to an event-packed 2022 season for the Professional Fighters League , we are elated to announce our broadcast partnership with Sky in New Zealand , '' said Professional Fighters League CEO Peter Murray .

1

2/24/2022

Partner

United Kingdom

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10

12/14/2021

Licensor

United States

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10

Date

5/3/2022

3/4/2022

2/24/2022

2/24/2022

12/14/2021

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Licensor

Business Partner

Country

United States

United Kingdom

United States

United Kingdom

United States

News Snippet

Sky UK renews capacity deal with SES

Patrick Behar , chief business officer at Sky , said : `` We have a strong , long-term partnership with SES and are pleased to extend that further with this agreement .

Sky to enter Irish mobile market

Anne O'Leary , CEO , Vodafone , added : `` Vodafone is delighted to have entered a long-term wholesale partnership with Sky to enable the company to provide mobile services in the Irish market using the Vodafone network .

09:00 ET PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP WITH SKY NEW ZEALAND FOR 2022 SEASON

`` As we look ahead to an event-packed 2022 season for the Professional Fighters League , we are elated to announce our broadcast partnership with Sky in New Zealand , '' said Professional Fighters League CEO Peter Murray .

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Sources

1

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10

10

Sky Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Sky has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acquired

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Acquired

Provider Type

Investment Bank

Service Type

Financial Advisor

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Sky Team

15 Team Members

Sky has 15 team members, including current Managing Director, Liz Wynn.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Liz Wynn

EE, and Orange

Managing Director

Current

Keyur Patel

MixerCast, Fabrik, Maxtor, Inktomi Corporation, Brience, KPMG, and PwC

Investment Partner

Current

Vince Russell

Founder

Former

Jeremy Darroch

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Mike Darcey

Chief Operating Officer

Former

Name

Liz Wynn

Keyur Patel

Vince Russell

Jeremy Darroch

Mike Darcey

Work History

EE, and Orange

MixerCast, Fabrik, Maxtor, Inktomi Corporation, Brience, KPMG, and PwC

Title

Managing Director

Investment Partner

Founder

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Status

Current

Current

Former

Former

Former

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