The Belgian corporation Studio 100 N.V acquires a 68 % majority in the German brand management and media company m4e AG. Quarton International acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor to the majority shareholders of m4e AG in this sales process.
“We are very happy about the agreement with Studio 100 and we are fully convinced that this is the right move for the future strategic orientation of m4e. The international markets are in a huge upheaval and consolidation phase on every level, considering the ongoing digitalization amongst others. Personally, I find the new constellation extremely motivating and exciting and I am looking very much forward to working with Studio 100”, said Hans Ulrich Stoef, who will continue to act as CEO of m4e AG, keeping the company on its international growth track.
“Together we are planning a strategic cooperation in the area of kids and family entertainment.“ Hans Bourlon, CEO of Studio 100, comments: “We are very excited about taking the next step to our internationalization. The synergies that are created by this acquisition will pay off in the years ahead.”
The m4e Group (www.m4e.de), founded in 2003, is an international brand management and media company with focus on family entertainment. Its library contains more than 2,300 episodes, furthermore the shows are available in 150 countries. Since July 2007, m4e AG is listed on the Entry Standard at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Studio 100 (www.studio100.tv) is based in Schelle (Belgium). It was found in 1996 as a small TV production company for the entertainment and education of kids and their parents. Today the company is an international content supplier with a broad media product portfolio of TV series, live shows, theme parks, online games and brands like Maya The Bee, Vic The Viking and Heidi.