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Private Equity for Isle of Man eSports Ventures

eSports BAR October 2019

Isle of Media has signed a cooperation agreement with Chris Chaney, representing Evolution Interactive and Lunar Storm Capital. The new cooperation will improve access to private equity and funding solutions for Isle of Man eSports ventures. Contacts had been established via eSports BAR, the leading eSports trade conference format that MIPCOM’s and MipTV’s organiser Reed Midem operates in Cannes, Miami and Seoul. Chris, who started as an investor and advisor for various non-traditional sports and media verticals like action sports and mixed martial arts, has made his name with multiple investments. He is a serial eSports entrepreneur and known as the founder of Infinite Esports & Entertainment, securing franchise spots in the Overwatch League  (Houston Outlaws ) and League of Legends  Championship Series (LCS). Infinite recently exited with Riot Games and Activision Blizzard approving the acquisition by Immortals Gaming Club.

Chris also acts as advisor to Roundhill Investments (registered investment advisory for a series of ETFs providing exposure to the eSports and digital entertainment industry), Aggero (BigData analystics for influencer discovery for eSports and gaming industries), Edge (eSports payments and regulation platform), and many other eSports ventures and associations. Forbes honored Chris, a Princeton graduate, by listing him in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30‘.

Chris Chaney said: “This is an exciting cooperation arrangement with Isle of Media Limited. eSports is a globally booming sector and a significant opportunity. I look forward to assisting to develop and scale the eSports industry in the Isle of Man from an investor’s perspective.”

Dr Richard Arning, Chairman of Isle of Media stated: “We are absolutely delighted to offer private equity and investment solutions to our clients in the eSports sector,  Chris is one of the leading figures in the global eSports industry and a true cosmopolitan, based in the US, grown up in Germany. Access to private capital and senior expertise is key to accelerate our industry’s growth.”

Private Equity for Isle of Man Media Ventures

Cannes, 15th October 2019

At MIPCOM, the world’s largest entertainment content trade show, Isle of Media signed a cooperation agreement with Alex DeGroote of DeGroote Consulting, to improve access to private equity and funding solutions for Isle of Man Media ventures. Alex is a former investment banker and Media sector analyst, who is advisor to City firms Trillium Partners and Radnor Capital for the Media industry, as well as he provides advisory and investor services in his own right to a range of TMT Plcs.

Alexander DeGroote said: “I am delighted to sign this arrangement with Isle of Media Limited. There is a significant opportunity to develop and scale the Media industry on the Isle of Man, which I look forward to assisting. With my background in Media and private investment, and a range of relevant relationships, I hope to add a fresh capability to an already-strong management team.”

Dr Richard Arning, Chairman of Isle of Media stated: “We are excited to offer private equity and investment solutions to our clients in the media sector, which range from content production, distribution, delivery to platforms and tech. With Alex we have found a true partner and senior analyst who recently spoke at on our Isle of Man conference about media cluster economics. Access to private investment is key to accelerate the industry’s growth.”

Isle of Media Reception at MIPCOM 2019

Want to join us at the exclusive reception for Media Entrepreneurs, Investors and Creative/Digital Nomads at MIPCOM?

Celebrate the Celtic Lifestyle at Cannes’ coolest, most laid back networking hangout. We are back for our sixth MIP private evening reception on the 14th of October. Come along during the evening whenever it suits you. A chance to speak to the team at Isle of Media Executives about Europe’s unique offshore media hub between Dublin, Belfast and Manchester!

We have companies and individuals attending whom have already established a business in the Isle of Man, and also those keen to understand more. We’ll be hosting indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather, with canapes, BBQ food and and drinks will flow until late, a shuttle taxi is provided to and from our location, so you can call in for 10 minutes or stay the entire evening.

This event is of particular interest to ‘Creative/Digital Nomads’ like scriptwriters, executive producers, actors and media consultants seeking an alternative lifestyle to the big media cities. Similarly join us if you are setting up a brand new content production and distribution venture. Due to venue capacity we have limited spaces, please do email info@ to request an invitation or to discuss further.

If you are not available to attend the reception, but would like to discuss further, our Director Business Development Dave Mousley and our Chairman Richard Arning will be around for the duration of the MIPCOM festival. Please feel free to contact us directly, we’re looking forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time!

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