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Legal 500, 2022

Harbottle & Lewis advises on sale of Kindle Entertainment to Banijay Kids & Family

Harbottle & Lewis has advised the shareholders of Kindle Entertainment, an award-winning, female-led production company, on the sale of the company to Banijay Kids & Family. The move will strengthen Banijay’s offering within the Family & Kids section allowing it to remain a key player in this space.

Founded in 2007 by Melanie Stokes and Anne Brogan, Kindle Entertainment produces premium young-adult and family dramas such as Little Darlings (Sky), The A List (Netflix) and the film series Ivy & Bean (Netflix), winning accolades at the International Kids Emmys and BAFTA Children’s Awards.

Corporate Partner Colin Howes and Associate Katerina Capras led the H&L team with support from Tax Partner David Scott, Film & TV Partner Sarah Lazarides, Corporate Associate Alexander Walters and trainee Lucy Rice-Mellor.

Colin Howes commented: “It was a pleasure for working with the team at Kindle Entertainment on this transaction. Our extensive experience advising Film & TV indies and industry knowledge meant we had the expertise to advise on all elements of the deal. We wish them all the best for this exciting new chapter.”

On working with Harbottle & Lewis, Anne Brogan, Co-Founder and Joint Managing Director of Kindle Entertainment said: “The support Colin and Katerina gave us throughout was exceptional.  They were thoughtful, detailed, proactive and above all reassuringly calm in what is a challenging and complex legal process.”

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