Hipgnosis Songs Fund appoints Vania Schlogel to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London – Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (LON: SONG) today announced the appointment of Vania Schlogel, Founder and Managing Partner of Atwater Capital, to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, with immediate effect.

“I am delighted that Vania has agreed to join the Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund. Vania has a terrific wealth of both Private and Public Market experience and intimate knowledge of the Music Business at the highest levels. That’s an almost unique combination.” said Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited.

He added: “The work of our Board led by Chair Andrew Sutch, and including Paul Burger, Sylvia Coleman, Simon Holden and Andrew Wilkinson has been an important part of our success. I am certain that Vania will complement this work perfectly and make very valuable contributions. We are all very pleased to welcome Vania to the Hipgnosis family.” 

About Vania Schlogel

Vania Schlogel  founded the global private equity firm Atwater Capital in 2017, with a vision of uniting the valuable creative aspects of evaluating investments and growing companies with deep operational and financial expertise. The firm invests across the media and entertainment sector with a focus on companies that foster cultural diversity, working with management teams committed to embracing strong ESG practices.

Prior to launching Atwater, Vania served as an executive at a number of leading companies, including as Chief Investment Officer of Roc Nation, the entertainment business founded by the artist Jay-Z. She was previously a member of KKR’s Private Equity team, where she specialised in the Media sector and launched the Growth Equity division. Vania began her career in the Leveraged Finance and Capital Markets groups at Goldman Sachs in London and LA.

Her other Board appointments include serving as the Chairwoman of the Board for Epidemic Sound, the platform for restriction-free music that recently raised $450m at a $1.4bn valuation from investment funds managed by Blackstone Growth and EQT Growth. Vania is also Chairwoman of the Board for LEONINE Studios, Germany’s leading content production and distribution company.

Vania Schlogel said: “Hipgnosis has done an incredible job in creating such an innovative and attractive proposition to investors while at the same time supporting some of music’s most important figures. I could not be happier to be joining the Board at this exciting stage in the company’s development.”

About Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited

Hipgnosis, which was founded by Merck Mercuriadis, is a Guernsey registered investment company established to offer investors a pure-play exposure to songs and associated musical intellectual property rights. The Company has raised a total of over £1.1 billion (gross equity capital) through its Initial Public Offering on 11 July 2018, and subsequent issues in April 2019, August 2019, October 2019, July 2020, September 2020 and February 2021. In September 2019, Hipgnosis transferred its entire issued share capital to the Premium listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to the London Stock Exchange’s Premium segment of the Main Market, and in March 2020 became a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Since April 2021, the Company has been resident in the UK for tax purposes and is recognised as an investment trust under applicable HMRC regulations.

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