News Wiggin advises Element Pictures on its sale to Fremantle

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We’re delighted to have advised award-winning TV production company, Element Pictures on its sale to Fremantle

Element Pictures is managed by co-founders Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin, London, and Belfast. It is one of the most prolific and respected European production companies with successes including 2020’s Normal People which was released to critical acclaim. Its upcoming production Conversations with Friends (another adaptation from Normal People author Sally Rooney) is set to be amongst the hottest TV releases of 2022. Element was also behind the critically acclaimed movie The Favourite, starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

You can find out more about the deal here.

Michael Brader led the multi-disciplinary team advising Element Pictures and was assisted by Benedict Headicar, Stephanie Burns, Michael Maccabe and Clemency Barrett (corporate), Sue Crawford (tax), Medwyn Jones and Bethany Hill (TV), Seth Roe (employment) and James Hope, Charlotte Palmer and Ella Brazil (Real Estate).

Wiggin’s corporate practice is widely recognised as the leading UK legal advisor in the independent TV M&A and investment market. Brader has advised on over 100 deals in the sector, most recently advising Bad Wolf on its sale to Sony Pictures Television,  House Productions on its sale to BBC Studios, Drama Republic on its sale to Mediawan, Red Planet on its sale to Asacha, Anton on its investment in SunnyMarch, Boffola Pictures on its investment from Lookout Point, Silverback Films on its sale to All3Media, Eleven Film and Whisper Films on their sales to Sony, Sister Pictures on its sale to Freelands, Naked Entertainment on its sale to Fremantle, True to Nature on its sale to Sky, The Lighthouse Film & Television and Longboat Pictures on their investments by Sky Studios, 110% Content on its investment by Freelands, South Shore Productions on its investment by ITV and Raindog Film & Television and Maven Pictures on their investments by Calculus.

Brader has previously advised on the sales of a wide range of production companies including Left BankMammothBig TalkNeal StreetLoveSid GentleTwo BrothersThe GardenEleventh HourRawBlast!True NorthWindfallOptomenCPLTwo Four and Firecracker and on investments in companies such as Moonage, Lightbox, Stolen Picture, Firebird, Ray and Monumental.