A+E Networks

A+E Networks acquisition of a 35% stake in Reel One Entertainment


A+E Networks




Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

June 2021


Media and Entertainment

Lead Office



On June 24, 2021, Newen announced that A+E Networks had acquired a 35% stake in Newen’s subsidiary, Reel One. This investment will position Reel One to accelerate its growth in production and distribution in North America and expand opportunities to produce further TV content.

A+E Networks is a global media and entertainment brand portfolio that markets entertainment content to worldwide audiences.

Headquartered in Montréal, Reel One is one of the most dynamic companies in audiovisual production and licensing in the North American and international markets.

Newen is a global distributer of audiovisual content sold worldwide to public and private TV networks and digital platforms.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised A+E Networks with a team led by Hugo-Pierre Gagnon and comprised of Véronique Fortin-Latreille, Asma Berrak (Corporate), Manon Thivierge (Tax) and Shuli Rodal (Regulatory).