WildKat announces global expansion

Creative agency for music and culture, WildKat PR, has announced a near seven-figure euro investment by Edition Capital, an investment and advisory group.

The new investment allows WildKat to add to their existing London and Berlin offices with new offices in Paris, New York and LA in 2019 followed by an office in Hong Kong in 2020. Edition Capital specialises in companies in the entertainment and leisure market and aims to support independent businesses.

Founder of WildKat, Kathleen Alder, commented: “WildKat has always been a fully independent entity in a tough market and I have never considered the prospect of investment. Since being approached by Lisa Boden Sha and Edition I have learnt so much about commercial investment and how to structure our vision and plans.”

Founded in 2008, WildKat started as a classical music agency but later grew to work across music, culture and the performing arts with clients such as the City of Nice, the Cultural Institute of Korean Embassy, Bamberg Symphony, VOCES8, Music for Youth and Gstaad Menuhin Festival and Academy. The expansion will be overseen by an all-female management team.

Lisa Boden Shah, partner at Edition, said: “It is always a pleasure to come across a female founder with the enthusiasm and drive to match a great business plan. We felt Edition’s help could really transform and rapidly grow the business.”