Electra Quoted Management has provided newco Factory Media with an initial investment of £3.85m to enable it to acquire three leading specialist extreme sports publishers in the 16-24 youth market; Action Sports Media, Permanent Publishing and 4130 Publishing. Electra will provide additional funds to the management team in future, with the management team aiming to concentrate on multi-platform digital products in order to grow the company.
Charcoal and natural additives company saw final bids from two banks and one direct lender
VCs including the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, BtoV and Ringier Digital Ventures also participated
Around 40 existing and new LPs, including British Patient Capital and the EIF, participated
Fund will invest in buyouts, recapitalisations and carve-outs of both profitable and underperforming businesses