Managing Director and Group Head, Entertainment Industries Group, J.P. Morgan
David Shaheen joined J.P. Morgan in 1993 and is currently Managing Director and Group Head of the firm’s Entertainment Industries Group, based in Los Angeles. Mr. Shaheen has been with J.P. Morgan’s Entertainment team since 1995 and specializes in highly structured financings and advisory assignments for intellectual property / content production and distribution companies, globally.
During his tenure with J.P. Morgan’s Entertainment team, Mr. Shaheen has been engaged in the structuring, negotiation and arranging of capital for leading entertainment companies in film, television, music and exhibition. Key financial services provided to clients include loan syndications, public and private debt placements, public equity, asset-backed securitizations, derivatives, foreign exchange and other risk management products. Mr. Shaheen has been involved in many of the industry’s most important financing and advisory assignments, including Lions Gate’s recent acquisition of Summit Entertainment.
Prior to joining the Entertainment team in Los Angeles, Mr. Shaheen was part of the firm’s Investment Banking team in New York responsible for coverage of Diversified Industries and leveraged buyout portfolio.
Mr. Shaheen holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Anderson School at UCLA and a BA in Economics from Boston College, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for nonprofit organizations: City Year, The Bogart Foundation and America SCORES LA.
Mr. Shaheen lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacie and two children.