Over the past couple of weeks TV deals have played a starring role in the M&A market.
All3Media, the indie production company behind Chester-based soap Hollyoaks and Midsomer Murders, became the latest European acquisition by Liberty Global alongside Discovery Communications. US giant Viacom pocketed Channel 5, while ITV made its latest move in the American market by acquiring Real Housewives of New Jersey creator Leftfield Entertainment.
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- Shearman & Sterling has muscled in on Linklaters’ and Clifford Chance’s relationship with private equity house Bridgepoint
- Bevan Brittan, DAC Beachcroft and Mills & Reeve have won key contracts as part of a new slimmed down NHS Property Services panel