Formed in 2015, ELMA Capital operates in a highly specialised lending space; film finance. ELMA was created to meet increasing demand from productions requiring rapid and flexible access to loan capital prior to the formal closing of their production finance. ELMA is therefore primarily active in providing structured pre-production cashflow facilities.
ELMA Capital is led by Steve Robbins, an industry-renowned specialist film financier with over 20 years’ exclusive focus on film finance. Steve has been involved in over 200 film financings, has executively produced 16 projects and, having financed 17 bridge loans with an aggregate loan value of more than US$ 35 million for films with total budgets in excess of US$ 200 million has an exemplary reputation throughout the world of film finance.
Steve Robbins and David Evans, Executive Chairman of the ESRG Group, have known each other for nearly 30 years. David cites this as a “solid foundation for the collaboration – knowing your business associates well is always prudent. With Steve, it simply reinforces what is shown by his many successes within the sector, and we are all delighted to have ELMA under the ESRG Group umbrella”. For Steve, the benefit of an association with ESRG is “…immense, and invaluable. The group brings to the table a wealth of synergies which is helping ELMA to perform to the maximum”.