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RTL Group taking full ownership of Super RTL

Media group RTL’s largest business unit, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, is to acquire the outstanding 50 per cent shareholding in digital entertainment company Super RTL, having signed a binding agreement with its current joint venture partner, BVI Television Investments, Inc., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. This will take RTL Group’s shareholding in Super RTL […]

March 3, 2021By Colin Mann

Mediawan’s acquisition of Lagardère green lit

Mediawan’s move to acquire distribution and production group Lagardère Studios has been given a green light from the French Competition Authority. The company’s founding trio – Pierre-Antoine Capton, Mathieu Pigasse and Xavier Niel – have also been authorised to get a full and joint control on Mediawan, having previously owned a 20 per cent stakes. […]

September 22, 2020From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Bank analyses Mediawan

On June 22nd, Mediawan announced it was acquiring Lagardere Studios. The news prompted a spectacular 41 per cent rise in Mediawan’s shares. Investment bank Berenberg has looked closely at Mediawan and reports on its founders (Pierre-Antoine Capton, Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse) who used the occasion to announce the creation of the Mediawan Alliance, which […]

June 24, 2020By Chris Forrester

Mediawan to acquire Lagardere Studios for €100m

French media group Mediawan has announced a raft of deals, including the acquisition of Lagardere Studios, as part of a broader expansion laid out by its founders, who will also establish a new holding company for the business. Mediawan said its planned takeover valued Lagardere Studios at around €100 million, as parent company Lagardere restructures […]

June 22, 2020