Village Roadshow Entertainment Group - Onex Falcon

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group

Complex investment structure requiring deep industry knowledge

Business Description:

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (“Village”) is a leading producer, financier and distributor of internationally recognized feature films and music. Village’s library of 65 films is one of the top independently held libraries of studio films in the world and includes such titles as The Matrix, the Ocean’s trilogy, I Am Legend and Happy Feet. Through its Concord Music subsidiary, the Company owns one of the largest independently-held music recording and publishing companies.

Falcon Solution:

Falcon approached this complex structured finance opportunity with a deep knowledge of the media and film finance spaces and longstanding experience in making non-traditional structured finance investments. Village’s organizational and capital structure is complex and Falcon invested in junior capital to support the Company’s film and music businesses.

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Investment Date:

AUG 2010

Transaction Type:

Structured Finance


Media and entertainment




Senior notes with common equity interests

Exit Date:

June 2012