Special Effects Production Company - Falcon Investment Advisors

Special Effects Production Company

Volatile earnings cycle based on feature film production and seasonality of commercial projects

Business Description:

The Company is an Academy Award-winning digital production studio specializing in visual effects for feature films and commercials. Founded in 1993, the Company is recognized for its pioneering work in special effects, including water movement enhancements and photo-real digital humans.

Falcon Solution:

Drawing on its deep media expertise, Falcon structured its investment to be protected by the inherent strategic value of the Company within its industry while taking into account the Company’s near-term earnings cyclicality. Falcon initially purchased senior secured notes with warrants and convertible preferred stock and subsequently provided additional capital in support of a strategic acquisition.

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Investment Date:

JUL 2006

Transaction Type:

Growth, Recapitalization


Media and entertainment


Management and investor group


Senior secured notes with warrants and convertible preferred stock

Exit Date:

September 2012