• Capital and Funding for Growth Companies

    AMV works with growth companies to develop funding and financing alternatives. Often these companies are raising ‘A’ and ‘B’ rounds and require assistance compiling an Executive Summary, Business Plan and related supporting documents. Private equity and venture capital funds are frequently part of the process, either as current owners or as prospective investors. AMV has been a participant in the private equity and venture capital investment community for over two decades.

  • Business Development

    Business development includes sales, market expansion and strategic partnerships. This will often incorporate introducing clients to its best prospective customers on the basis of mutual benefit and a balanced relationship. Strategic plan, marketing launches and budgets are frequent elements of this service.

  • Operations

    We offer operational support for companies that are reaching for greater success or are in a turnaround mode. These companies are often private equity or venture capital portfolio investments that need assistance to reach the next level of success.

  • Board of Directors

    Board of Directors contributions are based on Grafman’s board experience comprising 12 boards, public and private, domestic and international, and serving as Chairman of a public company, and also Chairman of an Audit Committee. As an independent board director he is able to often assist parties in finding the best way forward in addressing issues that are critical to growth and success.

  • International Expansion

    International expansion is often a priority but a lack of resources and expertise make this a challenge. With several decades in the international media markets AMV frequently takes the lead in introducing clients to opportunities that have been beyond the reach of the current team.

  • Exit Strategy

    Exit strategy preparation and execution are often the culmination of years of work. An independent perspective that fully supports management and ownership can bring a fresh perspective and energy to the process.

Sectors Served and Selected Clients

  • TV content (HBO, StoryFirst, Tribune, Joan Rivers, Geraldo Rivera)
  • Family Entertainment (Hallmark, Raggs)
  • Licensing Brands (Big Tent, Archie)
  • Videogames (Majesco,Three Rings)
  • Comic Characters (Archie, IDWM, Archaia)
  • Digital & Web based businesses (Modelwire, Brideclick)
  • Technology & Software (Modelwire, Pixfusion)
  • Content Distribution (ABC/Disney, Tribune, Hallmark)

Selected Advisory and Board Clients Include:

  • EY, for a media client in the Gulf
  • Deloitte, board director speaker
  • Morgan Stanley Private Equity, a private equity fund
  • Accel Partners, a venture and private equity fund
  • Austin Ventures, a venture and private equity fund
  • Easton Capital, a venture capital fund
  • Delta Private Equity, a private equity fund
  • Mercury Capital, a private equity fund
  • Majesco, a video game company
  • IDWM, a comic book and video entertainment company
  • Archie Comics, a comic book and video entertainment company
  • Archaia, a comic book company
  • Big Tent, a licensing company