Lord of the Rings Deal
Lord of the Rings Deal


"One Deal to rule them all"
Thomas Dey




"ACF's certainly got talent"
Ian Rosenblatt OBE





Bear Grylls
“You only get one chance
at life and you have to
grab it boldly”
Bear Grylls





“Success doesn't come
to you, you go to it.”
Marva Collins





Shamrock Capital - Boardwalk Pictures credit
“Stay true to yourself, never let
what somebody says distract
you from your goals.”
Michelle Obama







“Success comes to
those who act!”
Henry David Thoreau




“The key to success is to
focus on goals not obstacles”





Plimsoll Productions


“Success is not final,
failure is not fatal:
it is the courage to
continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill




Love Productions


“ When something
is important enough,
you do it even if the odds
are not in your favour”
Elon Musk




Top Gear
“Success comes to
those who act”
Henry David Thoreau





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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Latest update: June 2018


1.  General

About Corporate Finance Limited (“ACF”), a data controller, is committed to protecting your personal data and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully; it will help you to understand how we use your personal data.

Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this privacy policy, including our use of cookies. We may change our privacy policy at any time without giving you notice, so please check it each time you visit our website.

2.  What is Personal Data?

Personal data means any information about you from which you can be identified. Examples of personal data include your name, home address, national insurance number, date of birth, telephone number and e-mail address but also electronic location data and other online identifiers.

3. What information do we collect?

When you visit our website, use our services, make an enquiry, meet us at events or under the terms of a contract, you may be asked to provide personal data. You are under no obligation to provide such information.

When you visit our website, we may also collect other information including the pages you view, the links you click, the files you download, the search criteria used, and other actions taken on the website. Additionally, we may collect certain information that your browser or mobile device sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, operating system, geographic location, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.

Once you are on our database, we may also record details of any ACF marketing lists to which you have subscribed or unsubscribed, mailings we have sent to you, hyperlinks you have followed in our email marketing messages and/or event invitations sent to you and your response.

If you provide data to us about someone else (such as one of your associates, directors or employees, or someone with whom you have business dealings) you must ensure that you are entitled to disclose that information to us and that the person understands that we, without taking any further steps, may process that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

4.  How is the information used?

We only obtain and process personal data for a specific purpose. We are only able to use your personal data if we have a proper legal reason or basis for doing so. Most commonly we will use your information in the following ways:

  • We have a contract with you.
  • We have a legal obligation.
  • We, or a third party, have a legitimate interest in processing the data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • We have received your consent.

The table below sets out the ways we plan to use your personal data and the legal bases we rely on to do so.

PurposeLawful basis
To respond to new enquiries from potential clients or their agents.Legitimate interests – to develop and grow our business.
register you as a new To client To fulfil our contract with you.
To provide ongoing services.To fulfil our contract with you.
To meet our regulatory and legal obligations.To comply with Money laundering Regulations, Know your Customer checks, legal duties to prevent financial crime and other regulatory obligations.
Legitimate interests – to keep our records updated, manage complaints or conflicts.
To send communications, e.g. to

  • assist in and administer the provision of services to you;

  • inform you of news and updates we consider relevant to you; or

  • invite you to events.

Legitimate interests – to develop our services and grow our business
Consent - obtained for all personal rather than corporate email addresses.
To use data analytics to improve our website and our servicesLegitimate interests – to keep our website relevant and updated, to develop our business and inform our marketing strategy
To recruit new employeesLegitimate interests – to recruit new staff and grow our business.
To fulfil general HR and finance administration including payroll and benefits for current employees.To fulfil employee contracts.
Legitimate interests – to manage our business and keep our records updated.
To comply with HMRC requirements.

We may also process your personal data on the basis that is necessary for our legitimate interest in the effective management and running of our firm which may include (but is not limited to):

  • To engage suppliers and contractors;
  • To facilitate, make and receive payments.
  • To ensure the secure management and storage of your personal data within our IT environment and hard copy filing systems;
  • To ensure our premises are secure and running efficiently;
  • For insurance purposes;
  • To help measure performance and improve our services;
  • To carry out internal reviews, investigations and audits;
  • For any other regulatory, legislative, compliance, auditing and reporting requirements.

From time to time we may also ask you to review your contact details and mailing list preferences to ensure that we only send you information which is relevant to you. To ensure we adhere to your instructions and take accurate record of such instructions, we may monitor and record any communication between you and us.

5. To whom might we disclose your personal data?

We may pass your personal data to third parties but only when it is necessary to do so. For instance:

  • to fulfil your requirement(s) for our services;
  • to process a payment;
  • to accountants, auditors, lawyers or similar advisors when we ask them to provide us with professional advice;
  • to comply with any legal obligation or regulatory body;
  • to investors or other relevant parties in the event of a corporate transaction related to ACF.

Some of our third party service providers we use may be based outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). We ensure that third parties that we share your data with are GDPR compliant.

We may also disclose your personal data in the course of business to staff in our US office. We take suitable steps to ensure that appropriate data security systems are in place across the whole of the ACF Group.

6. How is the information stored?

We employ appropriate security measures to help protect your Personal Data and guard against access by unauthorised persons. All information you provide us is stored on our secure on-site servers, and off-site hosted servers in certified data centres. We undergo periodic reviews of our security policies and procedures to ensure that our systems are secure and protected. However, as the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our website.

We require any third-party organisations we use to have appropriate security arrangements in place and ensure compliance with GDPR requirements. For instance, our client relationship management system is currently hosted by Rackspace who follow US-Swiss Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield, and ISO27001 certifications and policies, as well as additional security measures. Rackspace’s certifications can be found on their Compliance and Validation page.

7. How long will your Personal Data be retained?

We will only retain your personal data for the length of time required for the specific purpose or purposes that it was collected. However, we may be obliged to keep your personal data for a longer period due to, for example, legal and regulatory obligations, (potential) disputes or guidelines issued by relevant data protection authorities.

Whilst we continue to process your Personal Data, we will ensure that it is treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We will ensure that all records are safely destroyed if we no longer need to retain them.

8. Cookie Policy

By using our website, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with this cookie policy.

A “cookie” is a small piece of data or message that is sent from an organisation's web server to your web browser and is then stored on your hard drive. Cookies can't read data off your hard drive or cookie files created by other sites, and do not damage your system.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics works using cookies and utilises the data collected to track and examine the use of our website and to prepare reports on its activities. Google may use the data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. Find Google’s privacy policy here.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and the purposes set out above.
To find out more about cookies, including what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org.

9. Your rights

You are provided with a number of different rights under GDPR in relation to your personal data. These allow you:

  • To access your information;
  • To request we correct your information;
  • To request that we erase your information;
  • To object to the processing of your information;
  • To request a restriction in the processing of your information;
  • To request a transfer of your information; and
  • To withdraw your consent.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights please email notifications@acfib.com.

Please note that you will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information or to exercise any of the other rights. We may, however, charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to deal with your request in these circumstances.

We may also need to seek further information from you to confirm your identity before we release any personal information.

10. Contact Us

If you want to request any information about your personal information, please contact us.

Email address: notifications@acfib.com

ACF Investment Bank
Lynton House
7-12 Tavistock Square
+44 20 7467 9600

ACF Investment Bank
1925 Century Park East
Suite 1360
Los Angeles, CA 90067
+1 424 332 0450

11. How to make a complaint

If you are unhappy with the way in which we have responded to your query, of if you have a further complaint, you can contact The Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can be contacted at www.ico.org.uk or on +44 30 3123 1113.

12. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection. Any changes will be immediately posted on our website and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of our website following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.


What People Are Saying

“Since this was our first time working with an investment bank and raising capital for any of our businesses, I wasn’t sure what to expect. ACF has a great reputation and came highly recommended from several people that I hold in high regard. Overall, the experience working with Richard, Milos and Thomas was pure joy. They were the perfect partner for us, as they educated us as we were working through the process, they challenged us to think bigger about the scope and scale of our business, and they aggressively represented our business in the marketplace bringing multiple opportunities to us in a very challenging economic time. The partnership and guidance they provided was essential and they were extremely easy to work with. I only hope this is the first of many deals that we are able to execute together.”

Shawn Gee
Two One Five Entertainment

"ACF’s certainly got talent. Their team, led by the ever-tenacious Thomas Dey, delivered on their promises and introduced the perfect partners to achieve our goals."

Ian Rosenblatt OBE, Director
Syco Entertainment

"Given the complexities and importance of the rights at stake in our transaction, we interviewed several investment bank candidates at length before retaining ACF to guide our process.  We could not have chosen better!  ACF personnel were dedicated, creative, practical, responsive and deeply knowledgeable about the intricacies of the sales process. Over the months involved, Thomas, Richard, Tatiana and the rest of the ACF staff met with and worked skillfully and credibly with scores of potential buyers and with our own employees leading ultimately to a high value and very fair outcome benefitting both our company and the buyer. They have our deep respect and gratitude for a job so well accomplished"

Marty Glick, COO
The Saul Zaentz Company

“At this stage of 72’s development, there are great advantages and opportunities of joining forces with Fremantle. Their extensive international infrastructure and expertise will provide 72 Films with the platform to have our work seen across the world. We know and like their excellent team. And they offer us not only fantastic support but complete creative freedom so we can continue to work in the same way.

It’s been a real pleasure working with Thomas Dey and the whole team at ACF. They are brilliant at what they do. And alongside Matisse it’s been an incredible team behind this deal.”

Mark Raphael, David Glover, Founders and Chief Executive Officers
72 Films

“This exciting new deal between Broke and Bones and Netflix marks an exciting period of content creation, demonstrating the strong relationship between market leading creatives and the streaming platforms. ACF brokered the deal using our strong track record, experience and access in the UK and USA scripted markets. Premium content continues to lead the market with strong deals that ACF have closed including advising Mammoth Screen on sale to ITV, Neal Street to All3Media, Left Bank Pictures to Sony, Thinkfactory to ITV, Paddington Bear to Studio Canal, New Pictures to All3Media, and Carnival Pictures to NBC Universal.”

Thomas Dey, CEO
ACF Investment Bank

"It has been an incredible journey for Delbert and I to get to the stage where we can build out our adventure shows under our own Studio. We stand on the shoulders of many giants, the ACF team have been incredible guides through the process - at its heart this is about building the ultimate home of adventure programming worldwide."

Bear Grylls & Delbert Shoopman
The Natural Studios

"Critical Content has been a leading player in the unscripted space for the last decade, led by a first class team. Media continues to dominate the deal landscape, with content leading the pack. What a great start to 2022! Congratulations to the whole team."

Thomas Dey, CEO
ACF Investment Bank

"Boardwalk Pictures are one of the preeminent producers of premium content and this partnership with Shamrock secures Boardwalks positioning as a leading player in this market. Shamrock’s deep understanding and experience in the content space makes them great partners for Andrew and the team at Boardwalk. I look forward to seeing the growth and future success of this partnership."

RIchard Gray, Managing Director
ACF Investment Bank