Maureen Kerr

Partner

Head of the Media & Entertainment Practice, UK

Maureen has over 20 years of experience advising senior executives and investors in the media & entertainment industry, recommending strategic change, and supporting key investment decisions.

Maureen Kerr

Education

University of Wales CBS (UK)
Master of Business Administration
University of Essex (UK)
Bachelor of Arts Economics (with Hons)
Chartered Institute of Marketing (London)
Marketing Diploma

Past Experience

FTI Consulting
Managing Director
RTL/Fremantle
M&A Director
UBM plc
M&A/Strategy Director

Maureen Kerr

Maureen is a Partner based in our London office. She is a member of the TIME Partner Group and actively leads the Media & Entertainment Practice. She is a core member of the Private Equity and Strategy & Organization Practices. 

In EMEA, she focuses on the following sectors: media and entertainment, marketing services and digital (AdTech and MarTech/advertising agencies), broadcast and TV production, film/TV/commercial lenses equipment, theaters and cinemas, and publishing.

Maureen is a topic expert in:

  • Corporate strategy and strategic planning/implementation
  • Commercial due diligence and market assessments
  • Media rights and film/TV economics

Maureen specializes in advising companies in the media & entertainment sector (the film/TV content production and broadcast, digital, and marketing services industries). Her work covers new business-entry strategy and implementation, M&A advisory, valuations, business plan reviews, and due diligence.
 
Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Maureen worked for FTI Consulting in its London office from 2016 to 2021, and headed up the media practice in EMEA, supporting corporates and PE clients across Europe and the UK. Maureen also worked for Apollo Global, NewsCorp, Fremantle/RTL Group, and UBM plc, with remits across EMEA and the US. She co-founded MLJ Partners LLP in 2006, a business strategy and corporate finance advisory firm.  

She began her career at KPMG Management Consultants as a consultant in the strategy, economics, and marketing group.

In her free time, Maureen coaches Netball and Basketball in the London leagues. She is also an avid photographer. 

Recent Publications

How blockchain platforms enhance telecom & media
How blockchain platforms enhance telecom & media
Blockchain is still a nascent technology — but it offers multiple advantages to businesses by introducing new business models and developing or revamping existing business models, all while reducing costs, enhancing security, and strengthening trust in ecosystems. Selecting the correct blockchain is critical. This Viewpoint helps you choose the right platform based on your business requirements.
The big experiment
The big experiment
The pandemic challenged many industries to rethink — and experiment with — their business models. This prompted the entertainment industry to explore new strategies, catalyzed by the need to recover film and program production costs. At times, major studios launched films directly to streaming services, sidestepping shuttered theaters. But studios and streaming platforms are still figuring out the best revenue models; in fact, some are swinging the pendulum back to traditional film release methods and models. What changes are still to come?
The metaverse: What’s in it for telcos?
The metaverse: What’s in it for telcos?
The Metaverse is a megatrend, presenting both a challenge and an opportunity for the telco industry. While some have dismissed it as a passing fad, we believe the Metaverse: (1) necessitates structural changes to the telecom industry on an infrastructure level and (2) offers valuable economic and strategic benefits for those telcos that actively participate in it.

Maureen Kerr

Maureen is a Partner based in our London office. She is a member of the TIME Partner Group and actively leads the Media & Entertainment Practice. She is a core member of the Private Equity and Strategy & Organization Practices. 

In EMEA, she focuses on the following sectors: media and entertainment, marketing services and digital (AdTech and MarTech/advertising agencies), broadcast and TV production, film/TV/commercial lenses equipment, theaters and cinemas, and publishing.

Maureen is a topic expert in:

  • Corporate strategy and strategic planning/implementation
  • Commercial due diligence and market assessments
  • Media rights and film/TV economics

Maureen specializes in advising companies in the media & entertainment sector (the film/TV content production and broadcast, digital, and marketing services industries). Her work covers new business-entry strategy and implementation, M&A advisory, valuations, business plan reviews, and due diligence.
 
Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Maureen worked for FTI Consulting in its London office from 2016 to 2021, and headed up the media practice in EMEA, supporting corporates and PE clients across Europe and the UK. Maureen also worked for Apollo Global, NewsCorp, Fremantle/RTL Group, and UBM plc, with remits across EMEA and the US. She co-founded MLJ Partners LLP in 2006, a business strategy and corporate finance advisory firm.  

She began her career at KPMG Management Consultants as a consultant in the strategy, economics, and marketing group.

In her free time, Maureen coaches Netball and Basketball in the London leagues. She is also an avid photographer. 

Recent Publications

How blockchain platforms enhance telecom & media
How blockchain platforms enhance telecom & media
Blockchain is still a nascent technology — but it offers multiple advantages to businesses by introducing new business models and developing or revamping existing business models, all while reducing costs, enhancing security, and strengthening trust in ecosystems. Selecting the correct blockchain is critical. This Viewpoint helps you choose the right platform based on your business requirements.
The big experiment
The big experiment
The pandemic challenged many industries to rethink — and experiment with — their business models. This prompted the entertainment industry to explore new strategies, catalyzed by the need to recover film and program production costs. At times, major studios launched films directly to streaming services, sidestepping shuttered theaters. But studios and streaming platforms are still figuring out the best revenue models; in fact, some are swinging the pendulum back to traditional film release methods and models. What changes are still to come?
The metaverse: What’s in it for telcos?
The metaverse: What’s in it for telcos?
The Metaverse is a megatrend, presenting both a challenge and an opportunity for the telco industry. While some have dismissed it as a passing fad, we believe the Metaverse: (1) necessitates structural changes to the telecom industry on an infrastructure level and (2) offers valuable economic and strategic benefits for those telcos that actively participate in it.

More About Maureen
  • University of Wales CBS (UK)
    Master of Business Administration
  • University of Essex (UK)
    Bachelor of Arts Economics (with Hons)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (London)
    Marketing Diploma
  • FTI Consulting
    Managing Director
  • RTL/Fremantle
    M&A Director
  • UBM plc
    M&A/Strategy Director