Group Companies

New Sparta Asset Management (NSAM) is a specialist emerging markets investment manager. They offer a wide range of direct investment opportunities including renewable and conventional energy projects in Africa.

CBC UK Limited

CBC is a privately owned, independent Lloyd’s Broker, offering specialist insurance advice and solutions for commercial, professional and private risks, with access to Lloyd’s and the London Insurance Market.

Icon Film Distribution

IFD is a leading UK independent film distributor, generating in excess of £150m at the box office. Its library of over 200 titles ranges from mainstream hits like Paranormal Activity to break-out titles including Man On Wire.

New Call Telecom Ltd

Fast-growing telecoms company New Call operates a number of value-focused residential phone, broadband and telecoms brands including Primus Saver, Planet Talk, Just Dial and Rate Buster, from a UK base.

New Sparta Films

New Sparta Films is an independent, UK based, film finance and film production company, working to source, develop, finance and produce high quality and commercially successful films that audiences will want to see.

Walpole Publishing Limited

Walpole Media Group is an independent growing company, which publishes Moving On magazine in print eight times per academic year and is distributed via UCAS (also available online and on social media).

IO Entertainment

IO Entertainment is a company with visual story development at its core, collaborating with film makers and other visual storytellers on a range of projects - including games cinematics, pitch development, storyboarding, concept art, director's previs and postvis.


BNE/IntelliNews is a leading English-language source of economic, financial and political news and comment from the 34 countries of Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS, South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia. BNE's network of 30 correspondents are among the best in the business, producing a stream of content for BNE's website and monthly magazine.


Nimbuzz is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging aggregator for smartphones, tablets and personal computers developed by Nimbuzz B.V. Nimbuzz has 150 million users in 200 countries.


Quickfire is a film finance company acquiring international sales rights to fund films. It has so far helped fund 24 films, including Oscar nominees I Am Love and The Cove, as well as studio blockbusters Pitch Perfect and its sequel.

ExaroNews Limited

Exaro is an online investigative journalism service committed to digging out the truth on important issues and holding power to account. In the final quarter of 2013 Exaro will launch its first data service.