Industry Media joins James Grant Group
Wednesday 11th Jul
Industry Media, the premier specialist business affairs consultancy for the television industry, has been acquired by James Grant Group (JGG), one of the UK’s leading media organisations.
The acquisition represents a significant investment and is the latest in a growth strategy led by the JGG management team and Gresham, its private equity partner, since the creation of the Group in August 2009. The specialist television business affairs consultancy complements JGG’s growing proposition which includes brand consultancy, PR, media and sports finance, digital, music publishing, IP development and exploitation, live events, literary representation, talent management, accountancy and voiceover services.
Founded in 2004 by Simon Vyvyan, Industry Media offers a proactive business affairs service to help owners, managers, rights holders and investors grow successful production companies. Its expertise covers all genres and every aspect of development, financing, production, distribution and exploitation of television programmes and their associated rights. The company will sit alongside the Media Services division of JGG, retaining its current name and branding.
David McKnight Non-Executive Chairman of the Media Division said “Industry Media will make a strong addition to the portfolio of the James Grant Group. Industry Media is the market leader in the provision of strategic business advice to the television production sector and so represents an ideal partner for us.
“We look forward to working with Simon and his team to enhance the services they offer their range of client companies, which include some of the biggest names in production.”
Simon Vyvyan, Managing Director at Industry Media, says: “The reputation of James Grant Group within the media industry is second-to-none, and we are very excited to be a part of their ambitious plans.
“It was clear from the first moment we met the James Grant team that they perfectly complement the culture and ethos of our own business, as well as match our strategic vision.
“We look forward to the opportunities that this deal will bring both us and our clients, consolidating the strength of our business as we build on our reputation for world-class client service.”