Chief Financial Officer, IM GLOBAL
Miguel Palos joined Stuart Ford's IM Global as Chief Financial Officer soon after its inception almost a decade ago and has been highly instrumental in the explosive growth of the independent studio across film, television and music. Palos plays a pivotal role in the company's film financing activity and has assembled financing on more than thirty IM Global-produced feature films deploying more than $500M in production capital.
Palos was a central figure during the investment in IM Global by Indian conglomerate Reliance ADA in 2010 and the closing of a senior corporate credit facility for the indie studio with hedge fund White Oak Partners in 2014. Palos also took the lead on various key financial aspects of the acquisition of a majority interest in the company earlier this year by Los Angeles and Shanghai based fund Tang Media Partners and the simultaneous launch of joint venture IM Global Television between IM Global, TMP and Chinese internet giant Tencent.
A fluent Spanish speaker, Palos has been central to expanding the company’s Latin American presence with the formation in 2012 of the Latino film sales subsidiary Mundial, of which Palos is a board member. In addition to his role in financing for the company’s film production slate, Palos continues to play a prominent role in the company's structural growth and capital markets activity as IM Global expands its operations in both Los Angeles and across satellite offices in New York, London, Mexico City, Munich, Mumbai, Beijing and Shanghai.