Chris Donini

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Managing Director

Chris is a Managing Director at Raine.

While at Raine, Chris has executed numerous investments and advisory assignments, helping clients and portfolio partners develop and execute on their growth strategies through a variety of engagements across Raine’s technology, media and telecom verticals. Chris is involved in Raine’s growth equity investments and portfolio companies, including helping to lead Raine’s activities in Televisa-Univision, Vice Media,, GenXComm (where he serves as a board observer) and PubNub (where he serves on the board of directors).  Notable advisory assignments include the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile and SoftBank’s subsequent $20 billion stake sale; the proposed $40 billion sale of ARM to NVIDIA; the development and execution of Endeavor’s corporate strategy, including capital raises at both its parent level and its China subsidiary level, 15+ M&A transactions (including its acquisition of On Location, its proposed acquisition of OpenBet, and its divestiture of Endeavor Content) and Endeavor’s initial public offering; advising SoftBank on the restructuring of WeWork; advising the MSG Entertainment Special Committee on its proposed merger with MSG Networks; helping formulate Fandango’s international expansion strategy and resulting acquisitions of Ingresso and Cinepapaya in Latin America; and advising Starz’s Special Committee on its sale to Lionsgate.

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.