Mediawan


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 […]