ACME Group’s INR 300 crore Connect Fund for AVGC sector receives first-round funding

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AFPL, a subsidiary of ACME Group, has launched the “Connect” Fund, an exclusive INR 300 Crore project dedicated to India’s Animation, VFX, Gaming, and Comics (AVGC) sector. This pioneering initiative has successfully raised initial funding from investors, marking a significant milestone for the industry.
Charting new territories
The Connect Fund represents a new chapter for ACME Group, expanding beyond its established wealth management, investment banking, and mutual fund offerings.This fund is dedicated to the fast-growing AVGC sector, which includes animation, visual effects, gaming, and comics. By channeling growth capital and providing specialized expertise, AFPL aims to catalyze the industry’s exponential growth.
Led by industry stalwarts Ramon Talwar and Abhinav Shukla, AFPL is strategically positioning itself to tap into the high-growth AVGC sector. Projections estimate the global AVGC market to reach $12 billion by 2030, making this an opportune time for investment.
Strategic vision powers growth trajectory
Over the past decade, AFPL has aggressively expanded its footprint across various asset classes. “The stupendous response from investors to the Connect Fund validates our focus on client needs and our growth strategy,” said Ramon Talwwar, MD & CEO of ACME Group. Abhinav Shukla, Co-Founder of the Connect Fund, emphasized the fund’s role in addressing the AVGC industry’s need for growth capital and specialized expertise.
ACME Group’s investor-first approach has been instrumental in its success. The company offers customized wealth management solutions, estate planning, investment advisory, and legal and tax guidance. This client-centric approach has earned ACME Group the trust and loyalty of its clients, making it a preferred partner for investors in its maiden investment fund.
Setting up for the next wave of evolution
For AFPL, the launch of the Connect Fund marks the beginning of a pivotal growth phase within the alternative investment space. The company has already established a strong presence in wealth management, investment banking, and mutual fund asset classes. The trust and confidence of its growing investor base will prove invaluable as AFPL charts ambitious growth plans.
ACME Group’s CAT II AIF, set up as “AFPL CAT II AIF Trust” and registered with SEBI (Registration No.: IN/AIF2/23/24/1309), stands as the first fund in India dedicated exclusively to the AVGC industry. This registration highlights the fund’s commitment to transparency and regulatory compliance, further solidifying investor confidence.
As AFPL continues to navigate the evolving investment landscape, it remains dedicated to empowering clients with sharp advisory services. Upholding integrity, transparency, and visionary leadership will continue to anchor its operations, cementing its reputation as a leading financial services provider in India. With the Connect Fund, ACME Group is poised to lead the AVGC sector into a new era of innovation and growth.
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