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Global Merces launches Media Ventures Fund to target new media growth opportunities across global markets


SYDNEY, 8 MARCH 2018 – Financial services innovator and investment manager Global Merces has launched a dynamic investment opportunity for retail and wholesale investors. The GM Media Ventures Fund will provide a unique opportunity for exposure to investments aimed at developing, distributing and commercialising media assets across the globe.

The Fund invests in the creation of content from concept to completion and commercial realisation. The Fund also invests in technology that supports the creation, distribution or monetisation of content and audiences. It capitalises on the digital transformation of the global media landscape and the escalating demand for quality content which will potentially generate long-tail returns to investors.

The GM Media Ventures Fund is the second offering in the Global Merces media portfolio. It will invest in a diversified media portfolio of up to nine major investments, focusing on early and growth stages of media assets around the world. The launch follows the success of the inaugural Global Merces Media Collection I Fund launched in 2016. To date it has invested in children’s animation assets.

Adam Schoff, GM Media Ventures Fund Asset Manager said:

“The launch of the GM Media Ventures Fund is a pivotal point for our team and the next iteration of our growing business. We have assembled a great team with the ability to support deal flow, investment decisions and take a strategic role in the direction of each investment. Our aim is to deliver double digit targeted returns over a five-year horizon to our investors.”

Holly Grofski, Managing Director of Global Merces re-affirmed the depth of the fund’s team and experience. She said:

“We have assembled an exceptionally capable and experienced advisory group that deeply understand media as an alternate asset class, which makes this Fund a truly unparalleled offering. This is an outstanding team which brings industry leaders to the table – from an Emmy award winning producer to global media company managers with the world’s most innovative media brands. In fact, we have created our own production capabilities, which will drive our ability to source new revenue streams and improve the potential investment returns,”

The advisory team is based in Australia and the United States enabling the team to identify and quickly capitalise global opportunities. The team includes Sander Schwartz (Former President Warner Bros and Sony Pictures Entertainment Family Group) Jon Penn (CEO BBC Worldwide ANZ) and Ben Grubbs (Former Head of Global Talent YouTube).

Early stage investment opportunities include an animated children’s series, commissioned in Australia and scheduled for global distribution; a fully integrated gaming company; a developer of virtual reality content and a social media influencer marketplace platform.

Wholesale investors can invest directly into the Fund, and retail investors can invest through the Global Merces Access Fund.


Visit here for further information and to register for the Information Memorandum (wholesale).

Visit here for the Global Merces Access Fund Product Disclosure Statement (retail investors).


About Global Merces

Global Merces is one of Australia’s innovative asset management firms and a premier provider of funds management, investment management, and fund advisory services to industry peers, family offices and retail clients across the Asia-Pacific region.


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