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Matheson advises Fremantle on its Majority Stake Acquisition of Element Pictures

A Matheson team led by Entertainment Law partner, Ruth Hunter, Corporate M&A partner, Sandra Lord, Corporate M&A senior associate, Alan McMullan and solicitors Ciara Doris and Nicole Mitchel, is delighted to have recently advised Fremantle, a British multinational television production and distribution company alongside international law firm CMS, on its acquisition of the majority shareholding in the Element Pictures group.

Element Pictures, an Irish film and television drama production company which has produced / co-produced over thirty films, including Academy Award winners, The Favourite and Room, as well as a number of well-known television programmes including Normal People and Conversations with Friends.

Ruth Hunter, Partner and Head of the Entertainment Law Group commented:

“We are delighted to have acted for Fremantle on this important and strategic acquisition of Element Pictures.  The acquisition acknowledges the strength and depth of the Irish film and television industry with first-rate producers such as Element Pictures. We wish Fremantle and Element Pictures continued success and look forward to seeing their next exciting project."

With a wealth of experience across our six partner led offices worldwide and a dedicated 100 person Corporate Department, Matheson has some of the most experienced corporate lawyers in Ireland.  Excellence matters and Matheson’s Corporate Department, led by 21 partners, has unparalleled experience in complex and innovative domestic and international corporate transactions across all industry sectors