Gravitas Ventures

Red Arrow
acquires a majority stake
in Gravitas Ventures

November 2017

Gravitas Ventures: One of the largest all-rights film distributors in the world

"International distribution has been essential to our success from day one. In the future, scale in this space will become increasingly important. Nolan, Michael, Brendan and their team at Gravitas are whip-smart, and have created a great business – one we would be hard-pressed to replicate on our own. Partnering together, we will have tremendous capabilities to package and sell films and TV to the growing list of buyers worldwide."

Jan Frouman, Chairman & CEO of Red Arrow Entertainment Group

Founded

2006

New films per year

400+

English-speaking titles

2400

Headquarters

Los Angeles and Cleveland, USA

An independent film distributor bringing movies and documentaries to On Demand platforms, theatres and retailers

Based in the US, Gravitas is one of the largest all-rights film distributors in the world, with a particular focus on independently produced films and documentaries for global digital, SVOD and OTT platforms. Gravitas also distributes to theatres-and-brick and mortar retailers.

Gravitas releases over 400 new films annually and has a library of more than 2,400 English-speaking titles.

Since its launch in 2006, it has been one of the first companies to develop a global network of digital media partners and now has over 200 relationships with many of the key providers of transactional video on demand, subscription video on demand, electronic sell through, television broadcasting, and physical home media.

Red Arrow and Gravitas to make significant investments into global film and TV projects

Red Arrow Entertainment Group (a ProSiebenSat.1 Group company) has acquired a majority stake in global distribution company Gravitas Ventures.

The acquisition represents a significant strategic investment for Red Arrow, and will dramatically expand its distribution scale, co-production and co-financing capacity, catalogue breadth, and overall presence in the US creative market.

Both Gravitas and Red Arrow’s television distribution arm, Red Arrow International, led by Henrik Pabst, will continue to operate as independent Red Arrow businesses, but will be closely aligned to achieve significant operational and strategic synergies.

Going forward, Red Arrow International and Gravitas intend to make significant investments into global film and TV projects via acquisitions, co-productions and co-financings.


Stella EOC acted as sole advisor to Red Arrow.