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Endemol, Zodiak backer launches $100m content fund

Dasym Media, which counts production giants Endemol and Zodiak among its investments, has launched a multimedia children’s and family entertainment fund worth US$100 million.

The fund will seek to source, acquire and invest in family properties with international appeal across all mediums. Kids entertainment producer Steve Waterman, former Mandalay Media and former Mattel boss Bruce Stein and Dasym Media’s managing director Charlie Coker will head up the fund.

Dasym Media is part of Netherlands-based Dasym Investment Strategies, which counts Endemol, Zodiak and production financier and distributor Exclusive Media among its investments. Coker is Daysm Media’s managing director and is associated with Cyrte Investments, which acts as the company that holds John de Mol’s shares in Endemol.

Dasym Media is partnering with JP Morgan’s Entertainment Industries Group and Exclusive Media will handle the fund’s projects on the international market.