Channel 4 has taken a minority stake in Barcroft Holdings, marking its first Growth Fund investment in a British multi-media content company specialising in content creation and digital distribution. Founded by Sam Barcroft (pictured) the company creates, licenses, distributes and publishes news and factual content featuring ‘the amazing side of life’ across its core businesses: Barcroft Media, Barcroft Productions, Barcroft TV and branded content arm Barcroft Plus. Barcroft Productions creates original linear and digital TV programming for U.K. and international networks including The Outsiders (MTV), multiple series of Body Bizarre (TLC), Inside The KKK (Channel 4) and Bear Grylls: Man vs. Everest (Discovery).