Fertitta Capital launched its first fund on Monday, worth $500 million, which it plans to invest in technology, media, and entertainment companies.
The West Hollywood firm’s $500 million pot came from brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who sold Ultimate Fighting Championship to WME-IMG, Silver Lake Partners, and KKR last year for $4 billion. The brothers are estimated to have each earned $2 billion from the sale, according to Forbes.
Fertitta Capital plans to focus initially on making investments between $20 and $75 million.
Nakisa Bidarian has been named the investment company’s chief executive and will be responsible for the deployment of capital. Bidarian previously served as chief financial officer at UFC.
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