Lionsgate has closed its acquisition of Yellow Jackets and Peppa Pig company, eOne from Hasbro.

Lionsgate acquired eOne for a purchase price of $375 million in cash, subject to certain purchase price adjustments, plus the assumption of production financing loans.

The acquisition adds 6,500 film and television titles to Lionsgate’s library.  eOne produces the hit ABC franchise The Rookie, the Showtime series Yellowjackets and the long-running Discovery unscripted series Naked & Afraid.  The transaction also includes film development rights to Hasbro’s beloved Monopoly brand.

“The eOne acquisition concludes a busy year in which we continued to execute our strategy of strengthening our studio business as we prepare for the separation of Lionsgate and STARZ into pure play standalone companies,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.  “As we’ve conducted our integration planning, our analysis has reaffirmed our conviction that eOne will be a valuable and highly accretive addition to our business.  We are pleased to welcome eOne’s talented group of employees to our Lionsgate family.”

Jefferies & Co., Sheppard Mullin and Denton’s Canada LLP advised Lionsgate on the transaction.


Jon Creamer

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