Creative Growth Finance, the specialist lender for the creative industries, is delighted to announce a £500,000 investment in Fourth Wall, a Merseyside-based multimedia company specialising in children’s entertainment. They are the latest company to receive investment from the Creative Growth Finance Debt Fund, which was established last year by creative industry experts Creative England and ethical bank Triodos Bank UK. The Fund provides vital scale-up finance to the UK’s most promising creative businesses.
Fourth Wall is an award-winning multimedia creative business, producing content for children and families. Its portfolio spans independent production of animated Film and TV, publishing fun and imaginative fiction books for all ages, and creating cross-platform games and apps. The company’s journey of growth reaches an important milestone this spring as their first TV show airs, bringing their IP to the screen for the first time. With global launches planned for later this year, Fourth Wall has big ambitions to continue this growth, which the investment from Creative Growth Finance will support.
Matt Browning, Investment Manager, Creative Growth Finance, said: “We are excited to be part of this next chapter in Fourth Wall’s growth story. We were impressed by their ambition, but most importantly the quality of their talent and IP. Beyond finance, we believe our expertise and network can help to support a regional talent base to thrive and distribute exceptional content to a global audience. I look forward to seeing their new animated TV show launch this spring.”
Tim Evans, Head of Investment, Creative Growth Finance, said: “The growth opportunity for companies like Fourth Wall is extremely exciting and Joe and the team are on an upwards trajectory. The Creative Growth Finance fund was established to support growth minded businesses such as Fourth Wall and I hope this investment serves as a spring board for more investments into ambitious animation companies.”
Joe Moroney, CEO, Fourth Wall, said: “We are delighted to work with the experienced team at Creative Growth Finance to help deliver our exciting growth plans. Their investment will enable us to support our animated Milo TV series with additional digital content, as well as develop new wholly-owned characters, brands and properties via our children’s book publishing imprint. We look forward to an exciting journey ahead, and a long and fruitful partnership.”
More information about the Creative Growth Finance Debt Fund can be found at: www.creativeengland.co.uk/creativegrowthfinance