Our investing policy is to primarily focus on the interactive media, leisure, entertainment, financial services and renewable energy sectors, mainly in Italy but also other European countries. Specifically within the entertainment sector the Company will also focus on investment opportunities in theme parks on a worldwide basis.
The Company may be either an active or passive investor and the Directors intend that the Company’s proposed investments may range from a minority position with strategic influence up to a large controlling position. The Board intends that the Company will make investments in target businesses at all development stages. It is the intention of the Company that the majority of investments will be made in unlisted companies; however pre-IPO and listed companies may, from time to time, be considered on a selective basis.
The Company intends on identifying and investing in investment opportunities which it believes show excellent growth potential on a stand-alone basis and which would add value to the Company’s portfolio of investments through the expertise of the Board or through the provision of ongoing funding.
The Company believes that the broad collective experience of the Board together with its extensive network of contacts will assist them in the identification, evaluation and funding of investment targets. When necessary other external professionals will be engaged to assist in the due diligence of prospective targets. The Board will also consider, as it sees fit, appointing additional directors and/or key employees with relevant experience as part of any specific investment.
The Company may offer Shares as well as cash by way of consideration for prospective investments, thereby helping to preserve the Company’s cash for working capital. The Company may, in appropriate circumstances, issue debt securities or borrow money to complete an investment.