Edge Investments

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 joins Sky & C4 in backing TRX

Edge Investments has taken a minority stake in Dial Square 86, the holding company for digital distribution platform The RightsXchange (TRX). TRX is an online deal-making platform for TV rights licensing, already backed by Sky Ventures and the Channel 4 Growth Fund. Both are minority shareholders of the platform. The platform enables programme buyers to […]

Edge invests in UK indie Antidote

UK-based indie Antidote Productions has scored investment from specialist investment house Edge Investments. The deal is understood to see Professor Green: Suicide and Me producer Antidote receiving around £1 million (US$1.3 million) from the Edge Creative Enterprise Fund. Edge Investment manager Jo Smith (below left) joins Antidote co-founders Leila Monks and Laura Jones (pictured right, […]

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 […]