Hengeler Mueller advises KKR and LEONINE on acquisition of Wiedemann & Berg TV

18. November 2019

The KKR backed independent media company LEONINE is acquiring Wiedemann & Berg TV (W&B TV) from the producers Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg and from Endemol Shine Germany. Part of the W&B TV business (the Berlin based business) will be carved out and remain with Endemol Shine Germany. W&B TV covers a broad production repertoire for major German TV channels as well as series for the pay-TV and video-on-demand market. Among the numerous projects are high profile productions such as "4 Blocks", "Dark" and "Der Pass". The acquisition is subject to clearance by the competent authorities. LEONINE group was created by a combination of Tele-München Gruppe with Universum Film, i&u TV and Wiedemann & Berg Film in 2019.

Hengeler Mueller advises KKR and LEONINE on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team includes partners Sebastian Schneider (M&A/Corporate, Frankfurt), Jan D. Bonhage (Public Law, Berlin) and Thorsten Mäger (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), counsel Gunther Wagner (Tax, Munich) as well as associates Hermann Dahlitz, Jonas Brost, Maike Hölty, Alexander Bekier and Marie Theres Niedermaier (all M&A) and Charlotte Riemann (Public Law) (all Berlin).