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Endemol Shine Group's Acquisition by Banijay Group

On October 26, 2019, Endemol Shine Group (“Endemol”) and Banijay Group (“Banijay”) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Banijay to acquire 100% of the equity of Endemol, which is co-owned by The Walt Disney Company and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. The combined catalogue encompasses close to 100,000 hours of TV shows and series. Cravath is representing The Walt Disney Company in connection with the transaction.

The Cravath team is led by partners George F. Schoen and Allison M. Wein and includes associates Matthew M. Kelly and Daniel J. Etcovitch on M&A matters; partner Nicholas A. Dorsey and associate Saagar Kaul on financing matters; partner Lauren Angelilli, senior attorney Andrew Carlon and associate Cecily Xi on tax matters; partner Jonathan J. Katz, senior attorney Nicole F. Foster and associate Sarah W. Colangelo on executive compensation and benefits matters; and senior attorney Jesse M. Weiss on antitrust matters. Brendon J. Rivard also worked on executive compensation and benefits matters.