Germany’s Night Train Media acquires UK factual indie Curve Media

Ambulance: Code Red

Munich-based content financing and distribution group Night Train Media has acquired a majority stake in UK prodco Curve Media.

As part of the deal, the minority equity stake held by BBC Studios, Curve’s original strategic investor, has been fully acquired by Serafin-backed Night Train. UK corporate finance firm GothamStreet advised Curve on the deal.

The day-to-day management control of Curve will remain with founders and joint-CEOs, Rob Carey and Camilla Lewis, the former Cineflix execs, who will retain “significant” equity stakes in Curve and will continue to lead the business across all creative operations.

Night Train CEO Herbert L Kloiber will meanwhile join as chairman of the board, with Curve joining a growing group following the recent acquisitions of UK-based BossaNova and Eccho Rights in the Nordics.

Curve is behind unscripted titles including Our Dementia Choir With Vicky McClure for BBC One, Salvage Hunters for Discovery & Quest, 999: On The Front Line for More 4 and Ambulance: Code Red for Channel 5.

The deal will allow Curve to “supercharge its expansion plans, broaden its genre focus and invest deeper into its already sizeable platform and talent pool,” according to Night Train.

“We are enthralled by the exponential growth of Curve Media’s slate but also by their global trajectory. Camilla and Rob’s outstanding experience and vision will further advocate for the rise of Curve,” said Kloiber.

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