Sword Rowe is a merchant bank with a long history of serving clients in the media and technology industries.

Our firm is highly focused and aligns itself with the interests of its clients. We have a rich heritage of client and investor relationships and remains true to its history of intense client fidelity. Within a landscape that is increasingly driven by higher transaction volume and larger deal sizes, we continue to hold a long-term perspective. We are advisers that think and act as principals and often serve as both.

Sword Rowe has a long history of serving clients within the media and technology industries and our principals have deep domain expertise in a multitude of sub-sectors, expertise that has been informed by extensive operational and entrepreneurial experience. We believe that sector expertise is imperative within a media landscape that is rapidly changing and growing increasingly complex. We are specifically focused on the following:

Music & Entertainment Content

Music Publishing | Music Rights | Music Marketing | Streaming & Digital Distribution | Recorded Music | Film & Television Production & Distribution | Original & Interactive Content

Media & Consumer

Media Services | Original & Interactive Content | Information Companies & Business Media | Interactive & Social Media | Data Analytics | eCommerce



Sword Rowe makes targeted, opportunistic investments through a pool of committed capital and on behalf of the firm and our partners. Acting in a principal capacity aligns the firm’s interests with those of our clients and promotes the long term collaboration with our clients and capital providers. Additionally, we raise LP and co-investment capital for private equity and venture capital funds and source deals within the media, entertainment, consumer, and technology sectors.


At Sword Rowe, we pride ourselves on providing high-integrity advice to our clients by maintaining a long-term perspective and a singular focus on value creation. Specializing in media and entertainment with a core focus on music and video content as well as related technology and consumer sectors, we bring an operational and entrepreneurial perspective to the strategic and corporate finance issues that challenge growing businesses. Our Senior Partners are involved on a day-to-day basis in assisting our clients and are not afraid of complicated or nuanced situations consistent with the sectors we cover and stage of companies we work with.