Hengeler Mueller advises Wild Bunch on merger with Senator AG

05. August 2014

On 24 July 2014, Wild Bunch S.A. and the listed Senator AG announced their intention to merge into a European independent film distribution company. Wild Bunch is an important player in the field of international film sales and electronic distribution with a Europe-wide network in France, Italy, Germany and Spain. Senator AG is a German film productions and distribution company producing and distributing German and international movies since the 1970s.

The merger requires a successful recapitalisation of Senator AG. Wild Bunch is to be incorporated into Senator AG by way of a non-cash contribution of Wild Bunch. The relevant General Meeting decisions are to be made in September.

Hengeler Mueller advised Wild Bunch S.A. on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team was led by partners Albrecht Conrad and Stefan Richter (both M&A/Corporate) and included counsel Fabian Seip (TMT) as well as associate Anna Schulz (M&A) (all Berlin). Hengeler Mueller advised Wild Bunch S.A. in an integrated team together with “Best Friends” law firm Bredin Prat (France).