Media Finance Slate Model
A media finance slate model is an Excel financial model that provides the probabilistic transaction outcomes of a multiple media financing agreement across randomised inputs sets. The media may be feature films, television films or games, and can sometimes exceed 300 in number.
The static slate model produces a single cash flow result set for a single input data set. Investors typically require between 500 and 1,000 result sets to get comfortable so the model has to be able to 'run' this many times at the push of a button. On each run or simulation the model needs to change the input data set and then record the result set. This is where speed of calculation and agility is of the essence.
In addition the model will contain structured financing for equity, junior debt and senior debt as well as specifically defined items such as a gross corridor.
The challenge with large slate financing Excel models is dealing with the results of the simulations and Lazuli Solutions has written bespoke software for this purpose.
We call our Excel media slate financing model SpeedMedia.
media slate financing solution
SpeedMedia is built to explore financing solutions for a slate of media and then take these to transaction.
To bring investors on board, from senior debt lenders to equity and/or mezzanine, the model can run as many simulations as required. This while defining the probabilistic nature of specific inputs.
bespoke media & financing structure
SpeedMedia is a bespoke tool designed for the media finance deal in question.
Firstly, it is structured to deal with each individual media. Secondly, even with over 300 media, they can be quickly edited. And thirdly, the cash flow waterfall is exactly designed to reproduce the financing agreement for the deal.
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SpeedMedia is a technologically-advanced yet pragmatic way to increase productivity.