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Endemol Shine to Be Acquired by Banijay Group

Paul, Weiss is representing Endemol Shine Group and funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. in the acquisition of Endemol Shine, which is co-owned by The Walt Disney Company and the Apollo funds, by France-based Banijay Group. The acquisition will encompass Endemol Shine’s 120 production labels with an estimated 66,000 hours of scripted and non-scripted programming together with more than 4,300 registered formats.

The Paul, Weiss team includes corporate partners John Scott, Ellen Ching, Gregory Ezring, Robert Zochowski, Brian Janson, David Carmona, David Lakhdhir, Manuel Frey and Brian Finnegan and counsel Austin Witt and David Levine; tax partners Brad Okun and Brian Grieve; employee benefits partner Lawrence Witdorchic; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; litigation partners Elizabeth Sacksteder, Rick Rule, Lewis Clayton and Aidan Synnott and counsel Peter Jaffe and Rachel Fiorill; and entertainment counsel Carolyn Casselman.

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