SINGAPORE, 6 April 2021: XM Studios, an award-winning producer of premium pop culture collectibles, announced today 6 April 2021, an investment by Risa Partners, a 99.9% subsidiary of NEC Capital Solutions, Limited. The investment will be used to support XM Studios' continued global expansion and for investments into new business lines. Risa will help strengthen XM Studios' ongoing efforts to source more creative intellectual properties (IP) from Japan and facilitate the development of the Japanese market. XM Studios targets to launch a pop-up shop in Tokyo in the second half of 2021.

XM Studios intends to set up an advisory team to accelerate its growth internationally and plans to invite Mr Chua Taik Him, Chairman of Risa Partners Asia, to be its special advisor.

"XM Studios has rapidly grown to become one of the top global players in the high-end pop culture memorabilia market. With its global network and deep knowledge in handling intellectual assets, it is well positioned to scale multi dimensionally in creative and entertainment industry. We are excited to have an opportunity to co-innovate business model with the XM Studios team to achieve global market leadership." said Mr Chua.

"With strong networks and deep expertise in Japan, RISA is an ideal partner for our growth plans in Japan, which has some of the most sought-after pop culture brands in the world. In late 2020, we obtained global licenses to the Ultraman and Godzilla IPs. We look forward to working with RISA to bring more Japanese pop culture collectibles to our fans and collectors from all over the world," said Mr Ben Ang, CEO and co-founder of XM Studios.


About XM Studios

Founded in 2014, XM Studios is a Singapore-based global design studio specialising in the creation of hand-crafted luxury collectibles. XM Studios is recognised annually by various international industry bodies as one of the best design houses in pop culture collectibles, having scooped up numerous awards from community-led events such as the Statue Forum Awards. XM Studios was the winner of Singapore's Emerging Enterprise Award in 2018, and was previously awarded a prestigious "Mickey" award by Disney for Product of the Year. Current franchise properties include Marvel, DC Comics, Mickey Mouse, Alien & Predator, Star Wars, Godzilla, Ultraman, Transformers, Magic: The Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons. For more information, please visit www.xm-studios.com


About RISA Partners

RISA Partners, Inc. is an investment bank established in 1998 with focus on corporate and real estate investment, and asset management . RISA established RISA Partners Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore in May 2012 to access opportunities in Southeast Asia. It currently manages several funds sponsored by Japanese public and private institutions, and has a portfolio of investment and financing projects in the region.