Celebrating a Progressive Heritage CEA was founded in 1973 as a boutique investment bank and broker to the US cable television industry. Over the years, the company has grown steadily, expanding into new business areas and new regions of the world.
Early 1980s—CEA diversifies into broadcast television and radio, outdoor advertising and entertainment
Mid 1980s—CEA expands into Europe and Asia
1991—CEA moves into new media and communications technology
1993—CEA adds its first private equity fund with Baring Venture Partners
Since 1993—CEA develops 10 private equity funds with over $1.15 billion in capital with funds invested exclusively in media, entertainment and communications companies around the world
2004—CEA Europe and TransConnect Consulting combine companies to form goetzpartners, a top-tier corporate advisory firm with corporate finance and management consulting expertise
2007—CEA sold its interest in goetzpartners in December 2007