Emerald Media

‘Dabangg’ studio Cosmos-Maya acquired by private equity firm NewQuest

Hong Kong private equity firm NewQuest Capital Partners has acquired majority ownership of Singapore and Mumbai-based animation studio Cosmos-Maya. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1996 by Indian filmmakers Deepa Sahi and Ketan Mehta, Cosmos-Maya is well-known as a producer of 2D and 3D children’s animated series, including popular IP such as Motu […]

KKR-backed Emerald buys Cosmos-Maya

A media firm with backing from private equity investor KKR has acquired a majority stake in prolific Indian animation producer Cosmos-Maya. Emerald Media is behind the deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed. Emerald was launched as a pan-Asian media, entertainment and consumer tech investor, and counts experienced TV industry execs Rajesh Kamat (pictured) […]

Chernin and KKR back Asian OTT service

Emerald Media, a pan-Asian media investment vehicle backed by private-equity outfit KKR and Peter Chernin, is taking a minority stake in South Asian content-focused OTT TV service YuppTV for US$50 million. YuppTV, based in Atlanta in the US, provides live TV, catch-up TV and movies on-demand in 14 languages across the globe with a mix […]