Sherrese Clarke Soares, HarbourView Equity Partners

CEO & Founder

Headquartered in Newark, NJ, HarbourView Equity Partners was founded by Sherrese Clarke Soares, an entertainment investing veteran, to buy music rights with $1 billion in backing from Apollo Global Management. As long-term investors in content with an industrial platform built to protect, optimize, and enhance the legacy of premium intellectual property, HarbourView believes that creators deserve a seat at the table creatively and economically, owning their narrative and maximizing value for all. The team has over 50 years of collective experience in media, entertainment, investment banking, corporate finance, and private equity. The team at HarbourView would love to discuss more about what they have been doing and building and explore opportunities for potential partnership.

Our first strategy is a Royalty Strategy, targeting high teen – twenties, net levered returns with 2.0x MOIC. We are currently raising $500m for our Royalty strategy and are nearing our second close outside of Apollo. The Royalty Fund is dedicated to investing in music assets, including royalties, intellectual property, or other contractual rights to receive proceeds derived from the sale, distribution, licensing, or exploitation of entertainment assets.

Since launch, we have acquired over 35 catalogs generating over $35MM in royalty income annually. As a result of our data driven approach to investing, we continue to find high value opportunities to buy premium content and purchase these below market valuations.

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