Harbottle & Lewis has advised All3Media, the leading independent television, film and digital production and distribution company, on its acquisition of award-winning sports producer Aurora Media Worldwide.
The All3Media group comprises 29 production and distribution companies across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and USA.
The group now includes Aurora, who have built up a world class reputation for producing high quality live sports programming, including events such as Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival, ATP/WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, BWF Badminton, International Six Day Track Cycling and Formula E, complementing the group’s existing sports content work.
Colin Howes said: “We are delighted to have advised All3Media on Aurora joining its group, which required expertise both from our corporate lawyers and from specialists in our TV and Sport teams.”
Steven Brown of All3Media said: “We appreciated dealing with corporate lawyers who understand the TV industry – and having commercial lawyers who work on TV and sport-related contracts day-to-day helping us with legal due diligence.”
The Harbottle & Lewis team was led by partners Colin Howes and Sarah Lazarides and associate Emily Miles (Corporate) with support from associates Ben McMeechan (TV), Mike Jones (Sport) and trainee Katerina Capras (Corporate).