PJ SOLOMON is advising Banijay Group on its acquisition of Endemol Shine Group from joint owners Apollo and Disney / Fox. The acquisition will create the world leader in independent production and distribution of content with ~200 companies in 23 territories with the combined rights to ~100,000 hours of content.

Banijay Group, headquartered in Paris, is the fourth largest independent producer and distributor of scripted and non-scripted content worldwide, including shows Keeping Up with The Kardashians, The Real World and Versailles, among others. Endemol Shine’s catalogue contains some of the world’s most well-known shows and formats, including Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders and Big Brother.

With Natixis acting as Global Coordinator for the financing, as well as Ratings and currency hedging advisor, the transaction demonstrates the synergistic relationship between PJ SOLOMON’s  advisory services and Natixis’ relationships and financing capabilities. The PJ SOLOMON team was led by Rich Brail, Head of Media & Entertainment and included Adam Jaffe and Brendan Kirk.