Entertainment One

Entertainment One in its US$4 billion announced acquisition by Hasbro

Client

Entertainment One

Value

US$4 billion

Service

Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

Lead Office

Toronto


 

On August 22, 2019, Hasbro and Entertainment One announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Hasbro will acquire eOne in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately £3.3 billion or US$4 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, eOne shareholders will receive £5.60 in cash for each common share of eOne, which represents a 31% premium to eOne’s 30-day volume weighted average price (VWAP) as of August 22.

Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP advised Entertainment One with a team led by Emmanuel Pressman and Alex Gorka and consisting of Brett Anderson, Rosalind Hunter, Claire Dunn (Corporate), Peter Glossop, Kaeleigh Kuzma (Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment), Firoz Ahmed and Drew Morier (Taxation), Richard Borins (Financial Services) and Kelly Moffatt (Intellectual Property).


Team
Emmanuel  Pressman

Emmanuel Pressman

Partner, Chair, Corporate

Alex Gorka

Alex Gorka

Partner, Corporate

Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson

Associate, Corporate

Rosalind  Hunter

Rosalind Hunter

Partner, Corporate

Claire Dunn

Claire Dunn

Associate, Corporate

Peter Glossop - Foreign Investment Lawyer

Peter Glossop

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Kaeleigh Kuzma

Kaeleigh Kuzma

Partner, Competition/Antitrust & Foreign Investment

Firoz Ahmed | Tax Lawyer in Toronto

Firoz Ahmed

Partner, Taxation

Drew Morier | International Tax Lawyer

Drew Morier

Partner, Taxation

Richard M. Borins

Richard M. Borins

Partner, Financial Services

Kelly  Moffatt

Kelly Moffatt

Partner, Commercial