Harry E. Sloan is a successful international media investor, entrepreneur and studio executive. Sloan’s entrepreneurial spirit has been a guiding force throughout his career, leading him to identify key investment opportunities with significant returns for his partners. In the past three years, Sloan has raised more than $500 million in the public markets to invest into the entertainment industry to create new businesses.
In addition, he was responsible for the creation or sponsorship of four successful public companies: New World Entertainment, SBS Broadcasting, Lionsgate Films and Global Eagle Entertainment.
Today, he is a partner with Jeff Sagansky, former President of CBS Entertainment and co-president of Sony Pictures Television. Sloan and Sagansky co-founded Global Eagle Acquisition, which completed its business combination with Row 44 and AIA in January 2013. He and Sagansky also co-founded Silver Eagle, which invested approximately $273.3 million in Videocon d2h in exchange for equity shares of Videocon d2h represented by ADSs in March 2015. Videocon d2h is a leading direct-to-home pay-TV service provider in India.
In September 2015, Sloan became a major founding investor of Double Eagle Acquisition Corp., a new investment vehicle to be headed by Sagansky.
The former Chairman and CEO of MGM Studios, Sloan founded SBS Broadcasting in 1990. Over the next decade, he built SBS into the second largest broadcaster in Europe and sold the company for $2.6 billion in October 2005 to Permira and KKR. Prior to SBS, Sloan served as Chairman of New World Entertainment Ltd. He led New World through a substantial growth period and sold the business in 1989 to Ronald Perelman. From 1976 to 1983, Sloan was a practicing entertainment lawyer with Sloan, Kuppin and Ament, a law firm which he founded in LA. Sloan received his B.A. degree from UCLA in 1973 and J.D. Degree from Loyola Law School in 1976.