Eldridge Industries LLC is a private investment firm headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, with offices in New York, London and Beverly Hills. The firm invests across diversified industries with a focus on asset management and leasing; food, convenience, and consumer experiences; real estate lending and development; retirement income, insurance, and insurance technology; sports and media.
Eldridge has invested in businesses including Security Benefit Life Insurance, London-based real estate firm Cain International, media entity Valence Media, CBAM, an SEC-registered investment advisor; Stonebriar Commercial Finance, and NPC International, operator of Wendy’s and Pizza Hut units in the U.S.
In March 2017, Eldridge led a round of funding estimated at over $100 million for DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports contest provider. The firm also provided financing to Prescient, a building technology platform, for $50 million in July 2018.
In 2015, Eldridge put some of its media properties up for sale, including Adweek and the Clio Awards. Adweek was sold a year later to Beringer Capital, a private equity firm that invests in digital media and marketing services. The Clio Awards, a 58-year-old ad industry event, was sold to investment company Evolution Media in 2017.
In February 2018, Eldridge announced it would be consolidating three of its entertainment properties into a new company, Valence Media. The properties included Media Rights Capital (MRC), an independent movie and TV production company; Dick Clark Productions, producer of the Golden Globe Awards and American Music Awards; and the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, which includes The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard industry trade publications.
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