David Glick


Coolabi eyes acquisitions after £11m funding injection

Britain-based children’s entertainment firm Coolabi Group is on the acquisitions hunt after securing £11 million (US$14.7 million) in new funding. The firm, which counts Clangers, Bagpuss, Poppy Cat and Scream Street among its IP brands, received the cash injection from Santander Corporate & Commercial, a division of high street bank Santander. The funds will go […]

Ex-BBCWW chief to explore investments for Edge

Former BBC Worldwide CEO John Smith will explore investment opportunities for UK-based firm Edge. Smith (pictured) will work with Edge Investments chief executive David Glick and his team of managers to unearth and jointly back creative companies. Smith exited the BBC’s commercial arm in October 2012 as Tim Davie stepped up the replace him. He […]

Edge launches £10m fund for UK production

Edge Investments said today it plans to sink £10 million (US$12.5 million) into UK TV production. Private investment business Edge said it will offer UK producers an advantage over trade backers who will often seek to take international distribution rights as part of their investment. It will, it said, offer “clean equity capital” with a […]

S4C, BFI victims of government cutbacks

Welsh-language broadcaster S4C has had its budget cut in the latest round of cost cutting by the UK government. The free-to-air broadcaster currently receives £6.7 million (US$10.1 million) from the UK government, which will be reduced to £5 million. The cut was revealed as UK authorities unveiled a widespread spending review. The Department for Culture, […]

Coolabi, Chapman backer reveals £40m fund

A British financial firm that has invested kids TV properties Poppy Cat and The Clangers has launched a £40 million (US$61 million) fund the UK’s creative industries. Edge Investment has launched the Edge Creative Enterprise Fund, with support from the British government. This will look to invest in “high growth” companies in the creative industries […]