The trusted advisor and partner to the leaders in sports, media and entertainment

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A partnership forged in innovation and heritage, uniting the global reach of the world’s premier sports and entertainment agency, with Wall Street’s preeminent advisor.

Rooted in an informed legacy with a proven track record of success, CAA Evolution brings together the collaborative force of two industry leaders, establishing an integrated and holistic advisory and investment platform across sports, media, and entertainment.

Evolution Media Capital (EMC), CAA’s merchant bank, has been at the vanguard of financial advisory in the sports, media, and entertainment industries since 2008.

Building upon EMC’s legacy, the partnership between CAA and M. Klein & Company brings to the forefront an unparalleled combination of industry foresight and financial acumen, enabling us to guide our clients through an ever-evolving, dynamic landscape with dexterity and vision.

Investment Banking

In the ever-evolving landscape of sports, media, and entertainment, CAA Evolution stands as a trusted advisor and capital markets partner, offering a comprehensive suite of advisory solutions to our clients.

Our deep understanding of industry backdrops, M&A, corporate strategy, and capital markets empowers us to deliver focused and impartial advice across the strategy spectrum, including: sell-side and buy-side advisory and execution, capital raising, activism defense, capital structure analyses, IPO / SPAC advisory, corporate restructuring, capital allocation strategies, strategic advisory, and more.

Media Rights

CAA Evolution is a leading sports media rights advisory practice, focusing primarily on the strategic analysis, valuation, and negotiation of media deals around the globe.

Our team advises, structures, and negotiates national, international, and local media deals for premier content owners, including leagues, federations, conferences, and teams. The team also advises its clients on the changing media ecosystem, including DTC and digital strategies.

CAA Evolution has negotiated more than $100 billion in media rights transactions. Select clients have included the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Southeastern Conference, College Football Playoff, University of Notre Dame, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, Top Rank Boxing, ONE Championship, Riot Games, and TGL, as well as more than 40 teams across the NBA, MLB, NHL, Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, and others.

Principal Investing

The ethos of long-term partnership and visionary entrepreneurship is foundational to our approach as we commit our talent and capital to catalyze growth and create enduring value.

We believe the provision of independent advice, differentiated capital, and a steadfast partner are paramount for the long-term success of a company.

Our purpose-built merchant banking platform enables us to deliver prudent counsel and bespoke strategies that transcend traditional capital solutions.