Media and Entertainment Report 2017
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- Get an understanding of the Media and Entertainment investment types available and their regulatory standing
- Evaluate the risks in varying market conditions
- Discover the size and growth rates of the market
- Learn about the incentivised tax relief structures which can access investment
- Comprehend the market drivers
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The Media and Entertainment sector has experienced huge changes in the last few years; in 2015, well over half of all revenues across music, video and games were generated by retailers and services that didn’t exist 10 years ago. Technology has exploded, hi-tech solutions have made content production cheaper and the democratisation of the distribution channels has opened up the possibilities for new creators and innovators to produce content. In fact, there is serious demand for content to meet globally expanding appetites for film, tv, computer games and music. Our report looks at the investment case, the history, the current state of the market and the outlook for the future, giving readers the knowledge they need to make sense of the sector.
“We believe now is the time to invest in our booming UK film and media industry, with international buyers, audience consumption and governmental support at an all time high.”
“The Media and Entertainment space is a compelling one for investors, with the opportunity for significant returns from commercially successful businesses and their IP. The key of course comes from spotting the high-potential projects from an early stage, and nurturing them to become globally recognised brands throughout the investment lifecycle.”
“The creative industries have both cultural and economic value to the UK, so they attract significant government support”
“The UK is a global leader in M&E that supports jobs, tourism and economic spill-over effect benefits to UK Plc.”
Comments on the Media and Entertainment sector
“Unprecedented, unrelenting advances in technology and the swift emergence of new platforms and services are driving change in consumer behaviors, upending long-standing media ecosystems and blurring sector lines. Companies are aggressively seeking the innovation needed to position for future success and are looking to acquisitions, alliances and joint ventures to catalyze transformation.”
“the expansion of digital technology, manifested in more ubiquitous fixed and wireless network connectivity enabling growing numbers of connected devices and new routes to the user, is altering the industry’s structure, driving new ways to produce, distribute, and monetize content across its landscape. Creators can more readily pursue opportunities outside traditional studios and distribution channels.”
“The creative economy is not only one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy, but also a highly transformative one in terms of income generation, job creation and export earnings.”
“UK media & entertainment sector in rude health despite digital disruption.”
Goldfinch Entertainment have been advising on media investments since January 2014 – in this time, they have been involved in over 130 projects and have deployed over £65 million of finance. Goldfinch Entertainment have been advising on media investments since January 2014 – in this time, they have been involved in over 130 projects and have deployed over £65 million of finance.
Ober Private Clients is a private equity investment house specialising in single-company EIS opportunities. Ober looks to achieve a positive asymmetric risk reward relationship, where risks are mitigated and returns enhanced. The company’s products charge no annual management charges or exit charges, and Performance Fees are only applied if investor returns amount to at least double their gross investment, ignoring EIS tax reliefs whilst investor returns are uncapped.
PlayFund is a new hybrid S/EIS investment fund that has been designed to take advantage of the rapidly growing video game market. In partnership with games industry leaders, PlayFund invests equity across a portfolio of next-generation companies developing new games intellectual property on mobile, PC and digital console for worldwide distribution.
Oxford Capital has raised and invested more than £320m into EIS and BPR qualifying companies. We work in partnership with wealth managers and financial advisers, helping them to make tax-efficient investments a crucial part of their business model. We invest into the UK’s thriving creative industries through the Oxford Capital Media EIS.
Varcale Capital Management Ltd, is a boutique investment company founded in 2011 which specialises in Film & TV productions and other investment assets. In 2016, Varcale co-founded the China UK Film Fund, a historic new venture which has seed capital of £50 million rising to £1.5 billion by 2020.