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Great Point Investments Limited
The Great Point Media group combines a unique blend of Great Point Media’s experience in entertainment media, along with Great Point Investment’s experience in alternative investments, which has made the Great Point Group one of today’s leading suppliers of original media content.
Great Point Investments aims to provide the clients of financial intermediaries with access to investments in the creative industries sector that benefit from Government supported tax reliefs through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Business Relief (BR).
Great Point Ventures EIS is an alternative investment fund providing access to high growth companies operating in the UK creative industries that have experienced, entrepreneurial management teams with proven track records in their fields of expertise and which qualify for tax relief under the EIS.
Great Point Estate Planning is a discretionary managed portfolio focused solely on providing Investors with interests in businesses which provide asset backed loans to media and entertainmetcompanies and which we expect to qualify for BPR. The Companies that GPI selects provide loans to companies that require production cashflow and project finance against commissioned orders and contracted future income streams.
Key team members
Jim is an Emmy award winning producer with over 25 years’ experience in the development, production, financing and distribution of television programmes and films, with credits including Foyle’s War and Jack Higgins’ On Dangerous Ground.
Jim has worked extensively in media EIS and SEIS businesses and over the past decade has managed over £300m worth of EIS investment in television content.
Kok-yee specialises in sourcing and evaluating suitable EIS opportunities within the television sector, and has overseen the production of over 100 television programmes.
Kok-yee qualified as a chartered accountant at Grant Thornton, focussing on the audit of companies in the media and financial services sectors. She has also worked at the global alternative hedge fund manager, Man Investments, within the structured products valuation team.
Dan is a qualified chartered accountant with significant experience in the management and capital raising for alternative investment opportunities, including Corporate Venturing, EIS and BR investments.
Prior to joining GPM, Dan was an Investment Director with a leading media investment boutique responsible for investment and distribution strategy. Previously, Dan spent four years at a Big Four accountancy firm providing corporation tax advisory and compliance services to companies across a broad range of sectors.
Example portfolio companies
Founded by Shivani Lamba, has developed technology that weaves together imaginative IP, an innovative gameplay experience, and a novel neurodevelopmental assessment for children. Brightlobe’s platform is designed to intelligently support a child’s growth and development.
Seven Seas Films Limited
Talent-led independent TV production company founded by industry leaders Dan Sefton and Simon Lupton. Dan is one of the UK’s most in-demand writers, with shows including Good Karma Hospital (BBC) and Trust Me (ITV). Simon has been a commissioner for BBC Comedy, UKTV and Comedy Central.
Online screening portal that showcases television content from around the world, providing sellers and buyers with a single destination where they can list and search for a wide variety of content. Buyers can find information on 1000s of titles, view screeners and search for programming. Sellers are able to use the cost effective tool to showcase entire catalogues to a broad range of buyers, from all markets and platforms.