Below is a selection of past projects that we are proud to have been involved with.

Boardmasters festival

IMPRESARIO FESTIVALS PLC

After working with the Rewind and Field Day festival brands for 4 and 7 years respectively, the team established Impresario in 2013 with the goal of becoming one of the leading independent music festival operators in the world. This goal was achieved - the business now has controlling interests in Rewind, Field Day, SW4 and Boardmasters. On 5th October 2016, Impresario announced that it had sold its assets to media and entertainment group, Global in a multi-million pound deal – a process managed by Edition.

The team have been with me from the first Rewind festival in 2009 to the Impresario Festivals of today. I wouldn’t work with anyone else.
— David Heartfield, CEO, Impresario Festivals

19 entertainment

19 ENTERTAINMENT

Having delivered earlier success with the Spice Girls, 19 was re-positioned from an artist manager to a rights owning company. It had massive success with the ‘Pop Idol’ format which became the biggest format-based TV show in North America.

Our Chairman was the Finance Director for 4 years - taking the business from investment to a sale to CKX for £100 million in 2005.


CREAM GROUP

The Cream business was reinvented in the mid 2000’s after dance music had experienced a significant downturn. The team helped to re-energise the Creamfields brand, taking it from a one-day event to a three-day camping festival with 60,000 attendees per day and the title of the UK's biggest dance festival. The team also helped to cement the brand in dance music history by licensing the brand to more than a dozen international territories and producing countless compilation records.

Cream was sold to Live Nation in 2011 for a significant undisclosed sum.

The team were instrumental in making Cream the foremost dance brand of its time.
— James Barton, President of Electronic Music, Live Nation

Creamfields

SPZ GROUP

With hugely successful artists such as Seal, Gabrielle, The Pogues and Mark Morrison, SPZ was one of the most successful independent music groups of the 1990’s. With interests in record labels (the iconic ZTT Records), music publishing, recording studios, music production and producer management, the business covered the spectrum of music related activities.

Our Chairman was the Finance Director for ten years and played a key role in multi-million dollar deals such as the sale of the interest in Seal.