Carlyle Group

Dan Mintz firm linked to $2bn Paramount stake

Dan Mintz’s DMG Entertainment has been named a potential buyer of a 40% stake in Viacom’s film division, Paramount Pictures. According to Deadline, DMG is prepared to pay US$2 billion for the stake, which would make the LA- and Beijing-based company a significant shareholder in Paramount. Viacom put a chunk of Paramount up for sale […]

US filmmaker pays $600m for top Taiwan network

American filmmaker Dan Mintz is to acquire Taiwan’s leading broadcaster, Eastern Broadcasting Corp. for US$600 million. His DMG Entertainment will acquire a controlling 61% stake in the network from private equity firm Carlyle Group, subject to approval from Taiwanese regulators. EBC is a market-leading Mandarin-language broadcaster, operating 20 channels across a variety of genres. It […]