AEI adult investment web site

From their site:

AEI is a one of a kind company that offers professional services to inexperienced investors who have always had a passion to own their own adult business but lack the experience or ability to 100% finance a project. We also help existing business owners improve or expand their businesses through our consulting or management services.

I don’t know anything about this company, just found their web site. FYI. This is not a testimonial for them.

Joanna Angel Signs Mainstream Distro Deal for Horror Porn Titles

We’ve been kicking around the idea of doing some independent horror movies for mainstream distribution. We’ve got the actors and actresses that will be perfect. We have special effects makeup artists and set designers on our team. The equipment to shoot and edit the video and music. With recent stories coming out about horror

movies getting good distribution, perhaps we will put some of our current projects on hold and shoot a few movies for the fun of it. Seems like we are not the only ones going for this genre.

Article from Xbiz

Joanna Angel Signs Mainstream Distro Deal for ‘Horror Porn’ Titles
R-rated versions of ‘XXXorchist,’ ‘Re-Penatrator’ licensed by Halo-8 Entertainment.

By Joanne Cachapero
Wednesday, Dec 5, 2007 Adjust font size:
LOS ANGELES — Burning Angel founder Joanna Angel has struck a deal with indie production/distribution company Halo-8 Entertainment for exclusive worldwide rights to distribute R-rated/mainstream versions of adult titles “The XXXorchist” and “Re-Penetrator.”

The titles will be packaged as “The Sick and Twisted Horror of Joanna Angel” and will be distributed through a partnership between Halo-8 Entertainment and Ryko Filmworks/Warner-Elektra-Atlantic. The street date for the release is Feb. 26.

“Halo-8 is known for putting out films that piss people off. It seems appropriate that ‘Re-Penatrator’ and ‘The XXXorchist’ be added to the roster,” Angel said.

“Re-Penetrator,” based on a supernatural classic by author H.P. Lovecraft, had trouble securing online distribution in the U.S. in its original adult form, despite winning an Adult Video News award for Most Outrageous Sex Scene.

Eventually, Angel was forced to host the video from the Netherlands. In DVD distribution, retailer response was limited, despite the film having acquired somewhat of a cult following. The video stars Angel and male performer Tommy Pistol.

Currently, “The XXXorchist” is nominated for two 2008 Adult Video News Awards and reunites Angel and Pistol in lead roles.

Both films were directed by Doug Sakmann, former head of production for legendary B-movie studio Troma Productions. “Punk Rock Holocaust 2,” another title directed by Sakmann, recently was acquired by Halo-8 Entertainment and also stars Angel and Pistol.

Halo-8 Entertainment specializes in producing and directing independent and alternative lifestyle videos. For more information, visit the website.

Bouncy Pictures Launching Modular Adult Investment Program

A concept we have been considering.. glad to see others thinking the same way. I have been imaging a system similar to how music has a points system for the amount of percentage from each album, and sometimes that point system varies project to project. I am looking forward to the details of how bouncy assigned ownership and royalties to the various projects. I am also interested in how stats will trickle through the various adult video on demand sites and into the Bouncy coffers and back to investors.
From AVN:

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Bouncy Pictures Launching Modular Investment Program
By: Peter Warren

CHATSWORTH, Calif. – Interactive DVD production firm Bouncy Pictures is gearing up to start an innovative new investment strategy for those looking to make money in the adult market.

Known as modular investing, the program allows a backer to put funds into individual projects that are handled as independent entities potentially able to generate an endless stream of revenue.

“It’s a way for people to put money into new developments that we’re working on without actually having to take on the entire financial burden of putting a major investment into one big company,” explained Bouncy owner Ty Endicott. “These individualized projects are substantially less cash intensive and give great returns. We’re looking at being able to get investors more than two, three times [their original investment], and then they should continue on over the years. It’s a long-term investment strategy that they can keep making money with � almost like starting a new porn company, with the advantage of having an existing entity behind it.”

In other words, it’s akin to opening up a business whose workers all come pre-packaged. “We do all of our post-production in-house, sales in-house, everything in-house, and we already have a reputation for quality,” Endicott elaborated, “so we figure as we expand our business, we can break it up into modules where each new channel is a new entity. It’s a really out-of-the-box investment strategy, and everyone I’ve talked to so far thinks it’s really opportune.”

As part of this new growth effort, Bouncy is actively seeking an ace salesperson and an expert internet marketer to fill out its staff.

“Those people are going to be key assets that we have in our team, to really maximize the return for all of these investors and also for Bouncy as a whole,” Endicott said.

Further emphasizing the all-inclusive nature of a Bouncy module, Endicott expounded, “We handle the production, the distribution, the marketing, the website building, the internet marketing, the accounting, we’ll set up the corporation, everything. It’s completely turn-key. We have all of these systems already in place, and they’re already tuned. So it’s really low-risk. And it’s lifetime. I mean, they could conceivably retire on their investment with this one business model.”

Anyone interested in applying for the sales or internet marketing position, or finding out more about Bouncy’s modular investment program, should contact Ty Endicott at (213) 365-0171 or

Fund is win win for investors and adult nightclubs

This is a seriously great idea. I know a few privately funding companies that have been doing similar things the past few years, and it works. This can be done in a way that is win win. Having been in the adult nightclub industry for more than a decade, I know there are great opportunities out there for adult nightclubs, strip clubs and swing clubs. If the right people are involved, things are run well, and preparations are made to handle legal battles, these clubs can turn good profits and have very low inventory and administration costs otherwise. There are several locales that we have been considering pitching to investors, as the right clubs in the right places can be quite successful and offer and excellent return on investment.
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AdultVest to Launch Hedge Fund, Host Conference
By: Justin Bourne
Posted: 1:30 pm PDT 6-7-2007

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – AdultVest, a firm that seeks to match adult entertainment businesses with qualified investors, is preparing to launch a hedge fund within the next 45 days.

The fund will originate real estate loans to aid adult entertainment clubs’ expansion plans in the U.S. and Canada, according to AdultVest founder Francis Koenig, who said he expects loans to range from $500,000 to $10 million.

“Many of these clubs are not able to obtain [real estate] financing through banks because banks won’t lend to adult-use properties,” said Koenig.

With more than 3,700 gentleman’s clubs in the U.S. and Canada, Koenig sees enormous profit opportunity, but banks and firms may be hesitant to put “dirt on their sleeve,” so they are “missing out on tremendous profit” he said.

Koenig shrugged off any negative impact the fund might have on his personal or professional reputation.

“We have an opportunity to capitalize on a market that’s been ignored,” he told AVN Online. “One of the reasons people have shied away is because things are done in a bootstrap manner, but if they were done at a classier level, it would change people’s perception.”

The fund will offer returns based on the amount invested. For yields comprising the London Interbank Offered Rate Index plus 5 percent, the investment minimum is $5 million; for LIBOR plus 4 percent, the investment minimum is $1 million. LIBOR plus 3 percent requires $100,000, and LIBOR plus 2 percent requires $25,000. The fund will not charge fees.

If a club owner who receives a loan defaults, AdultVest can foreclose on the property and buy the club itself. By lending 50 percent of the properties’ value, the loans represent very low risk, Koenig said.

“It makes it a highly secured asset,” he noted.

In addition to the hedge fund, AdultVest manages two private equity strategies launched last year.

Prior to forming AdultVest in September 2005, Koenig founded Koenig Venture Partners, a hedge fund incubator and seeder. He started his work with hedge funds at the tender age of 14, as a researcher at his father’s hedge fund firm, New World Partners.

Later this year, AdultVest also plans to host the first annual AdultVest Investment Conference in Los Angeles. Koenig said the conference aspires to match institutional and accredited investors with adult industry related investment opportunities. To date, the company has received interest from more than 1,000 accredited investors, and nearly 300 adult companies have pre-registered, Koenig said.

Other recent news posted via Xbiz with details about the growth of the Ricks Cabaret chain proves that getting the right clubs in the right places, running them, will make big money.

excerpt from Xbiz:

HOUSTON — Rick’s Cabaret International Inc. announced Thursday that its May nightclub sales totaled just shy of $3 million, the highest monthly revenue the company has ever recorded.

Rick’s total sales in May were $2.8 million, 42 percent higher than the $1.9 million reported in May 2006, and nearly 14 percent more than the previous record of $2,485,043 set in April of this year.

Allan Priaulx, director of investor relations for Rick’s, told XBIZ that there were two key factors behind the consecutive record sales months for Rick’s — new acquisitions and repeat customers.

If you are interested in adult nightclub, swing club, or strip club investments talk tot he folks at adult vest, and contact us – we have a staff that has done professional consulting for adult nightclubs for more than a decade. We are also working on business plans and doing location scouting for three new adult club ventures, we may submit them to adultvest to be considered for inclusion in their fund, or we may go for 100% private – still on the fence at this time.