Kyle Charters is a Partner at Bluestone Equity Partners. Charters joins Bluestone with fifteen years of investment banking, private equity, and advisory experience, having originated and structured majority and minority transactions across Sports, Media & Entertainment. He most recently established and ran the technology and services practice at Inner Circle Sports (ICS), a leading investment bank focused on the global Sports, Media & Entertainment industry. At ICS, Charters led M&A transactions for companies across software, data, content, gaming, and marketing services, including: InStat’s sale to Hudl, FlyQuest’s sale to Viola Sports Ventures, Teall Capital’s sale of Riddle & Bloom to Wasserman, Synergy Sports' sale to Eldridge Industries and Elysian Park Ventures; KORE Software's sale to Serent Capital; and Golf Genius Software’s acquisitions of Operation 36 Golf and Twilight Golf Association. In addition, Charters arranged multiple growth capital raises, including: Teamworks' Series A, B and C funding rounds led by Seaport Capital, General Catalyst and Delta-v Capital, respectively; PlayOn Sports' growth financing led by a group including BIP Capital, Vinik Sports Group and Teall Capital; and MSL Solutions’ investment from Taubman Capital. Charters also advised on institutional financings for various professional teams across the top North American and European sports leagues. In 2021, Charters was recognized by Sports Business Journal as a recipient of its “Forty Under 40 Award.” He has been a featured speaker at multiple industry events, including Sportico’s “Invest in Sports,” Soccerex’s “Financial Influence of the U.S. on World Soccer,” Euro Finance Week Frankfurt’s “Football and Finance Forum,” Sports Business Journal’s “Dealmakers in Sports,” Tech Up Sports & Gaming’s “Esports M&A: Endemic Organizations & Franchise Leagues,” and Unofficial Partner: The Sports Business Podcast Company’s “Money Talks,” among others. Previously, Charters was a private equity investor at Hamilton Lane, and started his career as a consultant in Ernst & Young’s business advisory group. Charters received an M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he was a walk-on with the Fighting Irish football team.