15th May 2020
A year after the worldwide sales success of the Channel 5 film ‘Agatha and the Truth of Murder’, the North Yorkshire-based husband and wife team behind it – Emily and Tom Dalton – have received backing from the UK’s leading media focussed investment group, Great Point Media, to start a regional production company. Great Point Ventures’ EIS investment in Factual Fiction is its second to be announced this year and eighth overall, consolidating a successful first 18 months for the fund.
13th May 2020
The UK Creative Content EIS Fund has invested in Maze Theory, a digital entertainment studio focusing on the creation and development of immersive entertainment experiences across multiple platforms, including Virtual Reality (VR), PC, Console and Mobile.
Maze Theory established its reputation with the launch of its first VR game - Doctor Who ‘The Edge of Time’, which launched in November 2019 for PlayStation (PSVR) and Oculus Rift headsets, before also launching on Oculus Quest headsets in January 2020. VR gaming has become more accessible given the advances in technology, alongside the availability of low, medium and high-end devices. The market is scaling rapidly, with significant growth experienced in both hardware and software.
16th April 2020
Great Point, the UK’s leading independent media investment firm, has invested in Camden Productions, an independent TV and film production company whose team has a track record of producing multi-award-winning, creatively acclaimed and commercially successful scripted comedy and comedy-drama.
4th March 2020
Octopus Ventures, part of Octopus Group and one of the largest VCs in Europe, has exited its investment in FilmTech start-up We Got POP. FilmTech startup We Got POP has been acquired by Entertainment Partners, the end-to-end provider of production and workforce management solutions to the entertainment industry. Entertainment Partners is headquartered in LA and operates across the US and Canada. It is owned by TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG.
14th January 2020
Great Point Media, the London-based media and investment group, has appointed Jamie Lowe as Head of Institutional Distribution. Lowe will oversee the structuring and launch of Great Point’s global institutional project finance fund which will look to invest in large-scale media projects and finance film and television programming globally. Lowe joined Great Point from The Ingenious Group where he was a board director and Head of Institutional distribution.
11th November 2019
Swiss startup Optune has successfully closed the first close of its seed rounds with Bexio founder Stefan Brunner and a UK family office, as well as with existing investors. Optune's B2B booking platform is already being used by more than 600 active artists in Switzerland. Now, the Swiss tech startup wants to establish itself Europe-wide.
9th October 2019
On the first birthday of the Great Point Ventures (EIS) Fund, we spoke to Dan Perkins, Managing Director at Great Point about the fund, its investments and where the exciting investment opportunities lie in the media sector in the next 12 months.
12th June 2019
Funds advised by YFM Equity Partners, the specialist private equity fund manager, has backed a £3.6m investment into Wooshii Limited, a disruptive video agency. YFM’s investment comes from its two advised VCTs, British Smaller Companies VCT plc and British Smaller Companies VCT2 plc.
6th June 2019
Dan Perkins, a Director at Great Point, the UK’s leading independent media and investment firm talks about the opportunities in film and media investment and why the sector's future looks brighter than ever.
22nd May 2019
Great Point, the UK’s leading independent media and investment firm, has invested in Seven Seas Films, an independent TV production company whose team has a track record of producing high-quality scripted drama and comedy that has led to a number of hit TV shows.
Great Point’s backing will combine financial investment with its unrivalled media industry expertise and contacts to help Seven Seas take advantage of the buoyant market for high-end scripted series and build a valuable slate of IP and a production hub for returning series and new formats.