Paul

Paul Bedford

Paul has spent the last 40 years working in a broad range of roles across the leisure and entertainment sectors

Paul started his career by qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, before spending time working in Deloitte’s TMT team. Following a move into private practice, Paul spent over 20 years as CFO of various large leisure and entertainment businesses including ZTT Records, 19 Entertainment, Cream Group and Impresario Festivals.

Whilst at these companies, Paul was responsible for the overall day-to-day and strategic financial management of the companies and was instrumental in the sale of 19 Entertainment (to CKX for $100m), Cream Group (to Live Nation for a 9.1x return) and Impresario (to Global for £30m). Paul also spent ten years managing a portfolio of media and entertainment focused VCTs with a total AUM in excess of £120m. In 2015, Paul set up Edition Capital with the three other Partners.

At Edition, Paul is responsible for the Advisory and Consultancy division, working with a broad range of clients from Charitable Trusts, PE Funds and SMEs within the leisure and entertainment sectors. He chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and sits on the board of various investee companies including Little Lion Entertainment, The Wine Show and Project Power.

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