Chris Donini

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Managing Director

Chris is a Managing Director at Raine.

While at Raine, Chris has helped numerous clients and portfolio partners develop and execute on their growth strategies through a variety of assignments across Raine’s verticals. Notable assignments include the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile; development and execution of Endeavor’s corporate strategy, including its parent and China carve-out capital raises and 10+ acquisitions, including its acquisition of On Location Entertainment and resulting partnership with the NFL; advising SoftBank on the $10 billion restructuring of WeWork; advising on Fandango’s international expansion and resulting acquisitions of Ingresso and Cinepapaya in Latin America; and advising Starz’s Special Committee on its $4 billion sale to Lionsgate. Chris is involved in Raine’s investments and portfolio companies including Tastemade and Vice, the latter of which he serves as a board observer.

Prior to joining Raine, Chris worked in the Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Investment Banking Group at Citigroup, where he worked on key media and telecom M&A and financing transactions, including Sprint’s sale to SoftBank, Sprint’s acquisition of Clearwire and Providence’s acquisition of HSE24.

Chris has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.