Corporate Finance Division
Movie & Film Industry Venture Capital
The Film Industry, or the Motion Picture Industry, includes the technical and commercial part of film making – cinematography, film production, Screen writing, pre-production, post-production, film festival and distribution. The industry also comprises actors, actresses, directors, producers and crew members. Though the expense involved in the production of film is huge, its benefits are many. It directly employs a lot of people through the distribution and promotion business. Promotions are a new phenomenon in the industry, where professionals are being hired to create a brand around stars and films. India has the distinction of producing highest number of films annually, however, the quality leaves a lot be desired. United States on the other hand has the largest number of screens and highest gross revenues for the Movie and Film Industry.
Synergy Capital Markets' Movie & Film Finance Division is a specialty finance division and investment manager focused exclusively on the global entertainment and media industries. Synergy Capital Markets provides tailored financing and consulting solutions to leading creative and corporate partners spanning filmed entertainment, digital media, live attractions, sports, and music.
Fostering Growth without Diluting Equity:
For Movie & Film companies at critical stages of development, debt can serve as a key financing option to foster growth, with minimal dilution of equity ownership. At Synergy Capital Markets, not only do we understand the industries of our portfolio Movie & Film companies, but we also understand the growth process - and occasionally the growing pains - they undergo.
When venture debt is used appropriately, we believe entrepreneurs gain the following benefits:
Able to raise capital in a way that benefits the team and the business as a result of the greater flexibility offered by venture debt than traditional forms of debt financing
Have more time between equity rounds to build the business and achieve critical milestones, which creates potential for greater valuation
Retain a larger ownership stake in the company prior to an IPO or other liquidity event
Achieving milestones quickly in many cases also means reaching the IPO stage more rapidly