Entertainment One Ltd.

Entertainment One in its acquisition of the remaining 49% minority interest in The Mark Gordon Company for US$209 million and related financings for the acquisition

Client

Entertainment One Ltd.

Value

US$209 million

Service

Mergers and Acquisitions

Date Closed

January 2018

Lead Office

Toronto


 

On January 29, 2018, Entertainment One (“eOne”) agreed to purchase the remaining 49% of The Mark Gordon Company (“Mark Gordon Co.”) that it did not already own for $209 million. eOne will finance the acquisition through a US$75 million private placement of common shares and a US$100 million bond offering.

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

The Mark Gordon Company is an LA-based independent studio that develops and produces premium television and film content for the major US networks and international distribution, including the production of feature films.

Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP assisted eOne in all matters with a team consisting of Mark Trachuk, Rosalind Hunter, Alex Gorka, and Michael Sherman (Corporate), Richard M. Borins and Jeremy Burgess (Financial Services).


Team
Rosalind  Hunter

Rosalind Hunter

Partner, Corporate

Alex Gorka

Alex Gorka

Partner, Corporate

Richard M. Borins

Richard M. Borins

Partner, Financial Services