Senior Advisory Team Biographies

Eric Lawson-Smith, Partner, London, Global Corporate Finance Advisors, Arma Partners

Eric Lawson-Smith

Partner, London

Joined Arma Partners in 2009. Prior to Arma, he was Managing Director and Head of European Digital Media at Jefferies. Previously one of the founding partners and a Managing Director of LongAcre Partners for 7 years where he was responsible for a number of high-profile digital media transactions including the sales of Friends Reunited, uSwitch and Datamonitor and the acquisitions of Emap by Guardian Media Group / Apax and VNU Business Media Europe by 3i. Eric has also led financings for a large number of Europe’s most successful digital media companies, including Seatwave, Moneybookers, DailyMotion and The Mill. Prior to LongAcre, Eric was a Principal at Broadview and Vice President at JP Morgan. Eric began his career with Prudential Investment Corporation in New York, completing investments for that group in a number of media properties.

Eric holds an MA Hons in Economics and Fitzpatrick Scholarship from Queens’ College, Cambridge University.