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 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.
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 8 boards, public and private, domestic and international, and often representing private equity and venture capital investors. 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 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 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
Brand Licensing (Archie, Big Tent)
Family Entertainment (Hallmark, Raggs)
Comic Characters (Archie Comics, Archaia)
Videogames (Majesco, Three Rings)
Digital & Web based businesses (Modelwire, Brideclick)
Technology & Software (Modelwire, Pixfusion)
Video and TV Content (HBO, Hallmark, Tribune)
Content Distribution (ABC/Disney, Tribune, Hallmark)
TV (Joan Rivers, Geraldo Rivera, HBO)
Selected Board of Directors and Advisory Clients Include:
Deloitte, Board director panelist
Blue Socks Media, a children’s entertainment company
Morgan Stanley Private Equity, a private equity fund
EY, for a media client in the Gulf
Archaia, a comic and graphic novel content company
BrideClick, an online content and advertising aggregator
Big Tent, a licensing company
Pixfusion, an imaging technology company
Stonehenge Growth Capital, a private equity fund
Easton Capital, a venture capital fund
Accel Partners, a venture and private equity fund
Austin Ventures, a venture and private equity fund