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Harbottle & Lewis advises Studio Crook on investment from Channel 4 Indie Growth Fund

Harbottle & Lewis has advised Studio Crook, the Brighton-based independent production company run by Matt Crook and Sian Johns, on an investment from Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund.

Studio Crook was founded on 2021 by Matt Crook and covers a wide range of genres, including unscripted, entertainment, drama and comedy. It also took part in Indielab’s TV accelerator last year, of which Harbottle & Lewis is a key sponsor and partner.

Commenting on the deal, Ed Lane said “It was a real pleasure advising Matt and Sian on this investment, and wonderful to see such a milestone reached at such an early stage for Studio Crook.”

On working with the team at Harbottle & Lewis, Studio Crook’s Managing Director Matt Crook said “We genuinely loved working with Harbottle – relaxed, efficient and brilliant – always felt in safe hands.”

On working with Indielab, Matt added “Indielab was a great process that actively helped us move toward our investment ambitions.”

The Harbottle & Lewis team was led by Corporate Partner Colin Howes and Managing Associate Ed Lane with support from trainee solicitor Kerry Hanley.

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