Deals news for Leisure & Media VCT

Three of Leisure & Media VCT's four investments in the first half were media ventures.

Music catalogue publisher Audio Network received £251,000. Echo Publishing, which is behind London Sport magazine, obtained £328,000 and £300,000 went to outdoor advertiser Media Steps.

The trust, which still has £969,000 to invest from its C share issue earlier this year, also backed into a developer of children’s play centres. Kidspace Adventures received £225,000, the first tranche of a £700,000 total commitment.


Audio Network – Provides production music for TV, advertising and film productions with a catalogue of 40,000+ original music tracks. Users can clear and download their selection for various platforms and also international use with a single flat fee.

Echo Publishing – The London Sport magazine is now closed (as of 2011)

Media Steps – Was sold to a private buyer in 2006 who changed the focus of the business.

Kidspace Adventures – As of 2011 it was running 2 indoor play centres and childrens party venues in Croydon and Romford.

Leslie Copeland

Leslie Copeland

Leslie was made Editor for Growth Company Investor magazine in 2000, then headed up the launch of Business XL magazine, and then became Editorial Director in 2007 for the online and print publication portfolio...

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