Article sourced from the Santa Clarita Valley Signal
The blockbuster movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” may be playing at multiple screens in theaters around the country, but its marketing materials are expertly handled behind the scenes by Vision Media Management.
And, the Valencia-based firm just had a blockbuster event of its own. Private equity firm, CenterGate Capital, has just bet big on Vision, making a sizeable investment in the firm.
“Today I’m so happy for our people, our employees, our Vision family, and thrilled for our clients,” said Founder Michael Alvarez. “This re-capitalization from a phenomenal partner, CenterGate Capital, has given us such great opportunities on so many levels.”
A provider of fulfillment services and technology solutions to entertainment and consumer product clients, Vision Media Management has worked with every major movie studio and TV network, describing itself as having “one foot in the p...
CenterGate Capital (“CenterGate”), an Austin-based private equity investment firm, announced today that its affiliate has made an investment in Vision Media Management (“Vision”), a leader in worldwide physical and digital asset management, fulfillment and distribution services. Featuring comprehensive logistics solutions and state-of-the-art digital technologies, Vision has over 30 years of expertise and powerful business relationships within the entertainment and consumer products industries.
Headquartered in Valencia, California, Vision Media Management’s multiple worldwide facilities specialize in executing complex logistics programs and customized fulfillment services. Vision was founded in 1985 by Michael A. Alvarez, Jr. who successfully grew the pioneering company into a global physical and digital services provider to blue-chip entertainment clients including major television networks and film studios, theatrical exhibitors and high profile consumer products clientele.
Austin, TX (June 2, 2015) – CenterGate Capital, L.P., the lower middle market private equity investor, announced that Lewis Schoenwetter has joined the team as a Managing Director in the firm’s Austin Headquarters.
Mr. Schoenwetter brings with him substantial lower middle market investing experience. Prior to joining CenterGate, Mr. Schoenwetter was a Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital® where he spent twelve years investing in lower middle companies and was involved in all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, transaction structuring, financing, and execution of post-closing strategies. While at H.I.G. Capital® he served on the board of numerous portfolio companies and as a member or Chairman of various investment committees of the firm. Prior to H.I.G. he was a Director with Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Mr. Schoenwetter received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from Marquette University.
CenterGate Capital, L.P., the lower middle market private equity investor, announced the appointment of another senior member to its investment team. Tim Liu will immediately take up the role of Principal, balancing business development, execution of new investments, and portfolio company management.
Liu brings with him substantial experience from Platinum Equity where he was a Vice President involved in numerous investments across the healthcare, defense services, and business services markets. Prior to his five years with Platinum, Liu spent time with Brentwood Associates, H.I.G. Capital and Morgan Stanley. Liu first worked together with CenterGate Managing Directors Tiffany Kosch and Stenning Schueppert when they were all at H.I.G. Capital. He earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tiffany Kosch, Managing Director commented “We are delighted to welcome Tim to CenterGate. His skillset, experience and integr...