Mayer Brown advises Entertainment One on its full listing in London
7 July 2010
7 July 2010 – Leading international law firm Mayer Brown advised existing client Entertainment One on its full listing in London. This is the first listing involving the UKLA’s new “standard” listing category which became available to issuers in April 2010. Entertainment One is expected to be admitted to the full list on 15 July. The deal also involves a Cayman Island scheme of arrangement to insert an new Canadian holdco.
Entertainment One is a leading international entertainment group that specialises in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. Its titles include the “Twilight” series of films and also the children's animation character “Peppa Pig”.
The Mayer Brown team advising on the deal was led by Corporate partner Rob Hamill with assistance from corporate assistants James Trentham and Louise Barber and tax partner Andrew Stanger. Mayer Brown advised Entertainment One on its debut listing on AIM in 2007.
Rob Hamill is also leading the Mayer Brown team, including corporate assistants Beccy Bothamley and Edwina Palmer, advising Marwyn Capital with respect to its reverse takeover of the Fulcrum Group from National Grid. As part of the takeover the new group proposes to raise funds by way of a conditional placing with Cenkos Securities. Fulcrum is an independent gas transporter and a leading provider of unregulated gas connection services in the UK. Completion is expected on 8 July 2010.
Rob Hamill, a partner in Mayer Brown's Corporate group, said: "The deals are welcome evidence of a revival in market appetite for companies with appropriate investment attributes."
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