Patient. Flexible. Creative.
A Corporate-Friendly Partner and
Private Investment Solutions
Growth Capital Provider
G.A. Walker’s mission is to provide capital for both acquisitions and growth opportunities by focusing on achieving high quality risk-adjusted returns for our investors.
We provide solutions through our flexibility, creativity, patience, and tenacity.
We approach each investment opportunity with open and creative minds, seeking win-win outcomes that deliver solutions to business challenges. We are patient and flexible in our investing approach, investing in equity and debt, early stage and mature companies, control positions and minority investments, as well as embracing exits that can range from near term to as much as ten years or more from the initial investment. We take pride in being good partners, whether we are 1) controlling investors — ensuring that minority partners benefit from our leadership, management skill, and relationships — or 2) minority investors helping lead investors and management achieve their goals.
Equity and/or Debt
G.A. Walker was founded in 2016 by Gregg Walker. We seek out credit opportunities and equity investments in media and technology sectors, consumer products sectors, and financial products while remaining aggressive about finding solutions for other sectors we encounter.
Gregg Walker has been the Managing Member of G.A. Walker, LLC since July 2016 when he left his position as the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development at Sony Corporation of America (Sony), a position he had held since March 2009. G.A. Walker, LLC is focused on investing patient and flexible capital in the most attractive business opportunities to create highly impressive cash-on-cash returns on a risk-adjusted basis.
At Sony, Gregg had helped lead many major transactions and strategic efforts, including the acquisition of EMI Music Publishing and the acquisition of Ericsson’s stake in smartphone manufacturer Sony Ericsson (now Sony Mobile) as well as Sony’s purchase of the 50% of Sony/ATV Music Publishing previously owned by the Michael Jackson Estate. Gregg served on the Board of Directors of movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) as well as on the Boards of EMI Music Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
In 2010, he was chosen by Crain’s New York Business as one of New York City’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars (http://www.crainsnewyork.com/40under40/2010/Walker). Prior to joining Sony, Gregg was the Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at Viacom for three years. Before, Viacom, Gregg was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in the investment banking division where he worked for nearly a decade.
Gregg earned an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a law degree from Yale Law School.
Gregg is the former President of the Levitt Foundation, the former Chairman of the Harlem YMCA, and a member of the Board of Harlem RBI.
We provide solutions through our flexibility, creativity, patience, and tenacity. We approach each investment opportunity with open and creative minds, seeking win-win outcomes that deliver solutions to business challenges.