Spirit Music Group Owner Lyric Capital Launches $500 MM Catalog Fund

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Expenditure firm Northleaf Cash Companions has formally unveiled a $500 million “strategic alliance” with Spirit New music Group proprietor Lyric Funds, which will deal with “certain songs royalty catalogs” as portion of the deal.

Northleaf Capital Associates, which oversees much more than $18 billion in property, formally announced its half-billion-dollar catalog partnership with Lyric Money this afternoon. Northleaf itself led the $500 million investment decision, even though the Quebec Deposit and Investment Fund, Canada’s 2nd-largest pension fund, “was a important co-investor.”

Under the freshly finalized union, “funds managed by Northleaf keep an desire in certain tunes royalty catalogs managed by Lyric Funds Group,” the included parties indicated. Longtime Spirit Tunes increased-up Jon Singer will stay on as chairman, the entities also specified, “while Lyric Money Group will proceed to oversee all factors of the Spirit Audio Group catalog.”

Needless to say, the $500 million deal will let “the 25-calendar year-previous Spirit Songs Group to go on to create upon its already spectacular legacy of evergreen copyrights and current day hit tunes.” And on this entrance, the indie publisher’s “portfolio is mostly built up of experienced songs royalty assets managed by Lyric Capital,” like passions in more than 100,000 music – tracks from The Beach Boys, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Crosby, Stills & Nash among the them.

Addressing the strategic alliance in a statement, Northleaf managing director Matthew Sparks stated: “We glimpse ahead to supporting the growth of this mature and numerous song catalog of evergreen copyrights. Northleaf will proceed to increase our audio royalty portfolio by adding desirable belongings with potent opportunity, creating on our strategic strategy and skill to supply versatile capital to assistance ongoing advancement.”

Notwithstanding the billions of bucks that have been injected into the new music-IP room considering the fact that 2020’s begin – seemingly elevating the price of catalogs – Martin Laguerre, EVP and head of personal fairness and cash answers for the Quebec Deposit and Investment decision Fund, pointed to “the sector’s good very long-time period trends” in a assertion of his personal.

“We are happy to spend alongside Northleaf in a diversified audio royalties portfolio composed of firmly recognized assets below the sound administration of Lyric,” stated Laguerre. “This initially investment in new music royalties beneath our Money Solutions strategy will leverage the sector’s constructive extensive-time period trends and supply steady dollars flows and attractive funds security for our purchasers.”

Two times back again, Blackstone manufactured a billion-greenback investment in tunes legal rights – and secured an possession stake in Hipgnosis Music Administration. The latter serves as expense advisor for Hipgnosis Tunes Fund, or the publicly traded entity (LON: Music) that has dropped billions of bucks on new music IP considering that debuting in 2018.

And to kick off Oct, the Round Hill Songs Royalty Fund unveiled that it experienced invested $342 million in catalogs between early August of 2020 and June of 2021’s summary.

Kenneth Proto

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