McDermott advises Vuelta Group on the acquisition of Telepool

Photo: Dr. Phil­ipp Gren­ze­bach, Part­ner at McDer­mott Will & Emery (Photo © McDermott)
13. May 2024

Düsseldorf/Munich — McDer­mott Will & Emery has advi­sed the Euro­pean produc­tion and distri­bu­tion studio Vuelta Group on the acqui­si­tion of the Munich-based distri­bu­tion and produc­tion company Tele­pool. Vuelta is acqui­ring Westbrook’s shares on behalf of its German subsi­diary SquareOne.

The inte­gra­ted company will operate under the name SquareOne in future. The acqui­si­tion compri­ses a rights cata­log of over 1,200 titles, inclu­ding box office hits such as Drive, Pretty Best Friends, The Imita­tion Game, King Richard and Trans­por­ter 3. Tele­pool has been wholly owned by West­brook Inc. since 2018. by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

The Vuelta Group is repre­sen­ted outside Germany in Scan­di­na­via by the produc­tion company Scan­box, in France by Play­time and Pan and in Italy by Indiana Productions.

McDer­mott alre­ady advi­sed on the acqui­si­tion of SquareOne Enter­tain­ment GmbH for the then newly foun­ded Vuelta Group in 2023 and has advi­sed on all of the Group’s Euro­pean acqui­si­ti­ons to date.

Advi­sor Vuelta Group: McDer­mott Will & Emery, Düsseldorf/Munich

Dr. Phil­ipp Gren­ze­bach (Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf/Frankfurt), Dr. Wolf­gang von Frentz (Media/IT, Munich; both lead), David Grimes (Corporate/M&A, New York), Dr. Florian Schie­fer (Tax, Frank­furt), Dr. Gudrun Germa­kow­ski (Employ­ment Law, Düssel­dorf), Dr. Claus Färber (Coun­sel, Media/IT, Munich); Asso­cia­tes: Kai Grand­pierre (Corporate/M&A, Colo­gne), Simon Apelojg (Media/IT, Munich), Markus Hunken­schrö­der (Finan­cing), Lisa Schei­pers (Employ­ment Law; both Düsseldorf)

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