Grant Thornton advises Acorn Media Group Inc

February 2012
Acorn Media Group Inc
Adviser to Acorn Media Group Inc on their acquisition of a stake in Agatha Christie Limited
£undisclosed
Grant Thornton team
Media
Buy side
Corporate finance
UK
USA

We are delighted to have advised Acorn Media Group Inc on their acquisition of a 64% stake in Agatha Christie Limited from Chorion.

This acquisition gives Acorn Media majority ownership of Agatha Christie’s extensive works including more than 80 novels and short story collections, 19 plays, a film library of nearly 40 TV films, and iconic characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, among many others.

Acorn Media Group is a leading independent US media company providing distinctive home video products and other merchandise to the North American, UK, and Australian markets with a special focus on the best of British television programming.

We supported Acorn Media with a multi-disciplinary team providing lead advisory, financial & tax due diligence and operational deal services advice.

Testimonial

We have been very pleased with the support and advice the Grant Thornton team has given us during the acquisition of our majority stake in Agatha Christie Ltd. From day one, Grant Thornton supplied us with all the relevant market information and very effectively guided us in the preparation of our bid and on our negotiations with the seller. They were instrumental in the success of our efforts on this project, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

Miguel Penella CEO, Acorn Media Group
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