News Wiggin advises Bad Wolf on its sale to Sony Pictures Television

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We’re delighted to have advised award-winning TV production company, Bad Wolf, on its sale to Sony Pictures Television.

Bad Wolf was founded in 2015 by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner with a vision to create ambitious, imaginative and relevant drama for the global TV marketplace. From its headquarters in South Wales the company has built an international reputation as one of the foremost independent production companies in the UK, producing over 50 hours of high-end drama for broadcasters and networks including His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), A Discovery Of Witches (Sky), Industry (HBO/BBC), The Night Of  (HBO) and I Hate Suzie (Sky).

Michael Brader led a cross-departmental team and was principally assisted by Ben Headicar, Mat Kostuch, Michael Maccabe and Bethany Hill. The broader team included Seth Roe, Charis Shakespeare, James Hope, Grainne McKenna, Daniel Whybrew and David Naylor.

Wiggin’s corporate practice is widely recognised as the leading UK legal advisor in the independent TV M&A and investment market. Brader has advised on over 100 deals in the sector, most recently advising Drama Republic on its sale to Mediawan, Red Planet on its sale to Asacha, Anton on its investment in SunnyMarch, Boffola Pictures on its investment from Lookout Point, Silverback Films on its sale to All3Media, Eleven Film and Whisper Films on their sales to Sony, Sister Pictures on its sale to Freelands, Naked Entertainment on its sale to Fremantle, True to Nature on its sale to Sky, The Lighthouse Film & Television and Longboat Pictures on their investments by Sky Studios, 110% Content on its investment by Freelands, South Shore Productions on its investment by ITV and Raindog Film & Television and Maven Pictures on their investments by Calculus.

Brader has previously advised on the sales of a wide range of production companies including Left BankMammothBig TalkNeal StreetLoveSid GentleTwo BrothersThe GardenEleventh HourRawBlast!True NorthWindfallOptomenCPLTwo Four and Firecracker and on investments in companies such as Moonage, Lightbox, Stolen Picture, Firebird, Ray and Monumental.