Toronto, Canada – 9 Story Limited announced on July 13 that ZM Capital and former DHX Media principal and Decode Entertainment co-founder, Neil Court, have made an equity investment in the company, with Court becoming its Executive Chairman. The investment is being made out of ZM Capital II, the latest private equity fund of ZelnickMedia, a New York based investment firm focused on the media and communications sectors. Terms of the transaction, which closed on July 11, were not disclosed.

Vince Commisso, Neil Court and Strauss Zelnick

Vince Commisso continues as President and CEO, and will report to a newly formed board of directors. 9 Story’s existing management team will continue to lead the company, while Court will carry out his Executive Chairman duties from his base in the UK.

Founded in 2002, 9 Story Limited is a creator, producer and distributor of award-winning animated and live-action content for young audiences around the world. The company has over 220 creative and production staff in its Toronto-based studio, and has produced over 900 half hours of quality children’s and family programming. 9 Story distributes over 1600 half hours of content internationally, with popular programmes like Daniel Tiger’s NeighbourhoodAlmost Naked Animals and Camp Lakebottom.