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Legal 500, 2022

Harbottle & Lewis advises Rabbit Track on its investment from Banijay’s £50M UK Growth Fund

Harbottle & Lewis has advised Rabbit Track, the TV & film production company co-founded by James Norton and Kitty Kaletsky on its investment from Banijay’s £50M UK Growth Fund.

Harbottle has advised Rabbit Track since it was founded in 2019 and since then it has developed green-lit scripted projects for the BBC and ITVX and released its first film, Rogue Agent, on Netflix in 2022. Banijay’s investment will enable the company to build its team and accelerate its growth.  The terms of the investment include a first look agreement with distributor Banijay Rights.

Commenting on the deal, Corporate Partner Charlie Leveque said “We are tremendously proud to have accompanied Rabbit Track through this important milestone and to have witnessed the Company’s growth and development which is a testament to James’ and Kitty’s talent and hard work

On working with the team at Harbottle, Kitty Kaletsky, co-founder of Rabbit Track and Head of Film & TV said “Charlie, Katerina and the entire Harbottle team were fantastic at every moment.  We love working with them because they are proactive, highly responsive, clear-minded and always looking for solutions.  We could not have felt in better hands”.

The Harbottle team which advised Rabbit Track on all aspects of the transaction was led by Corporate Partner Charlie Leveque and Senior Associate Katerina Capras with support from Corporate Associate Xander Walters, Employment Associate Julia Gargan and trainee Kerry Hanley. Film & TV Partner Sarah Lazarides, Managing Associate Harry Bresslaw and Senior Associate Zoey Forbes advised in relation to the first-look and distribution arrangements.

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