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Hindery Forms Media-Investment Firm

3/01/2005 5:36 AM Eastern

Leo J. Hindery Jr. is back in the media industry, this time with his own company.

Hindery said Tuesday that he is forming InterMedia Advisors, a private-investment firm that will specialize in the media industry.

Long-time media-industry advisor Peter Kern will be Hindery's partner in the new firm, which said in a prepared statement that it will make midsized to large media investments primarily in the United States in a variety of sectors in the media and communications industries.

“We believe that our fundamental industry experience, as investors and especially as operators, will give us a different kind of exposure to exciting media-industry opportunities,” InterMedia said in a prepared statement.

“We see the widening gulf between what strategic buyers are doing and what private equity is doing, and that presents a very appealing set of opportunities for a firm like ours,” the company added. “The partners and the advisory board have a collective depth of industry knowledge and expertise that will allow us to pursue unique and high-value opportunities."

Hindery has served as CEO of Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, AT&T Broadband and Tele-Communications Inc.

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