Mediawan


Is this Europe’s next super-indie trio?

Mediawan has ambition and the cash, but what is the strategy? France’s newest production-distribution group has closed six takeover deals in the past year, and is now looking beyond its Gallic foundations. Pascale Paoli-Lebailly talks with co-founder Pierre-Antoine Capton about the plans to grow. By acquiring a 77% share of drama-orientated TV production group Makever […]

French consolidator Mediawan posts 2017 financials

Paris-listed production-distribution group Mediawan has reported its 2017 full year numbers. Both actual and pro forma results were included in results for the company, which launched at the end of 2015 as a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Actual results (including a nine-month consolidation of financials from Groupe AB, which it bought last year) show […]

Mediawan to acquire French firms including Eurocorp TV

Mediawan, an independent European audiovisual content firm, is set to acquire Storia Television, the company created to sell EuropaCorp’s TV business, and majority stakes in Makever and Mon Voisin Productions. Mediawan is looking to become ‘the leading French producer of TV fiction’ by purchasing EuropaCorp Television (minus its US business), after Europacorp sold the division to […]

Mediawan moves to buy Apocalypse prodco

Emerging French content group Mediawan has entered into exclusive acquisition talks with the prodco behind the Apocalypse documentaries. Having closed a deal for French channels operator and producer Groupe AB in March, Mediawan has now moved for Clarke Costelle & Co (CC&C). Mediawan has ambitious plans to become “the leading premium content platform in Europe” […]

New French indie group ‘circles Cattleya’

New France-based TV consolidator Mediawan is reportedly in the market to buy Gomorrah producer Cattleya. Following a €270 million (US$285 million) deal to acquire the AB Groupe and proclamations of further deals to come, Mediawan has turned its attention to Italy-based Cattleya, according to several French-language sites. Another French conglom, Vivendi, is also said to […]

Mediawan plans ‘leading content platform in Europe’

Mediawan plans to use its acquisition of AB Groupe to build “the leading premium content platform in Europe”, combining production and channel distribution, according to Lazard France CEO Matthieu Pigasse, one of the three principals behind the creation of the publicly-listed investment outfit. Speaking on a conference call after the AB deal was announced yesterday, […]

Mediawan buying France’s AB Groupe

Mediawan, the media investment consortium set up by producer Pierre-Antoine Capton, Iliad Telecom founder Xavier Niel and Lazard France chief Matthieu Pigasse, is buying French production, channels and distribution player AB Groupe for €270 million (US$288 million). The investment group, which said that the acquisition would be a “first step towards building a leading independent […]