McDermott Cross-Border Team Advises Great Mountain Partners and its Subsidiary, Vuelta Group, on Five Transactions in Germany, Italy, France and Denmark
International law firm McDermott Will & Emery represented Great Mountain Partners and its subsidiary, Vuelta Group, on five global transactions led by relationship partner David M. Grimes. The Vuelta Group is a pan-European company that distributes and produces cinema and TV projects for an international audience. Great Mountain Partners, based in New Haven, CT, is a $10 billion private markets investor providing its partners long-term capital solutions throughout the capital structure.
McDermott Advises Vuelta Productions Limited in its Acquisition of SquareOne Entertainment to Build Vuelta Group
McDermott advised Vuelta Group on the acquisition of German SquareOne Entertainment GmbH for the newly formed Vuelta Group. SquareOne Entertainment GmbH is a film and TV production and distribution company based in Unterfoehring near Munich, Germany.
McDermott Represents Vuelta Productions Limited in its Acquisition of Indiana Production S.p.A.
McDermott advised the Vuelta Group on its acquisition of the entire share capital of Indiana Production S.p.A., a company active in production for film, TV and advertising.
The McDermott team was led by David Grimes and Fabrizio Faina and included Paola Perin,Carlo Lemmi, Francesco Carrà and Matteo Landini. The notarial aspects of the transaction were handled by the notary’s office Milano Notai in the person of the notary Giovanella Condò.
McDermott Represents Vuelta Productions Limited in Minority Investment in Pan
McDermott represented VueltaGroup, in Vuelta’s 33.6% minority equity investment into Pan SAS, a French company producing and distributing cinematographic films. The shareholders’ agreement entered into by Vuelta with the current shareholders of Pan contemplates the acquisition by Vuelta of the remaining share capital of Pan in two transactions in 2026 and 2028.
McDermott Represents Vuelta Productions Limited in its Acquisition of Playtime
McDermott also represented Vuelta Group in the acquisition of Playtime SAS, a French company producing and distributing cinematographic films around the world. Due to French rules governing public subsidies to French cinema companies, one of the sellers kept one share in Playtime giving it 51% of the voting rights of the company.
McDermott Represents Vuelta Productions Limited in its Acquisition of Scanbox Entertainment Group ApS
McDermott advised the Vuelta Group on its acquisition of the entire share capital of Scanbox Entertainment Group ApS, and its affiliates, a leading Nordic producer and distributor of films and television. Scanbox is based in Copenhagen and has offices in Reykjavik, Oslo and Stockholm.
McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. Our team works seamlessly across practices and industries to deliver highly effective solutions that propel success. More than 1,400 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.