ZeniMax Media made big headlines when it raises $300 million from Providence Equity Partners last fall. So a mere $9.9 million in additional funding might go unnoticed. The company is an entertainment company whose divisions include Bethesda Softworks, the game developer behind the “Elder Scrolls” series.
Yet the list of investors includes a who’s who of entertainment. Providence Equity Partners is back as an investor in the new “strategic option grant.” But so are the following people: Robert A. Altman, who is chairman and CEO of ZeniMax, CBS chief Leslie Moonves, ex-baseball star Cal Ripken, MGM CEO Harry E. Sloan, and film producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Other investors include Ernest Del, J. Griffin Lesler, James Cedar, Cincy C. Tallent, Robert Trump, Michael J. Domingues, Christopher Weaver, SBS Broadcasting Europe, Ardsley Partners Fund, ZM Investment, The Gordon and Donva Crawford Trust, and the Schon Family Trust.