News Wiggin advises Windfall films on its acquisition by Argonon

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Wiggin, the niche media law firm, has advised Windfall Films on its acquisition by Argonon. The deal, which was completed on 6 March 2014, is Argonon’s largest acquisition to date. Windfall is a multi-award winning independent TV production company based in London and is renowned for its innovative multi-platform programming across key markets in the UK, USA and Canada.

The company has grown over the last 25 years to become one of the UK’s leading specialist factual production companies. Windfall has won a BAFTA, 3 Emmys, 3 Griersons, 2 Banff Rockies and 7 Royal Television Society Awards, in addition to numerous other trophies and nominations.

Its award-winning programmes include: The Murder Trial (Channel 4); Inside Nature’s Giants (Channel 4); Big, Bigger, Biggest (National Geographic); Strip the City (Discovery Channel); Monster Moves (Channel 5); Animal Superpowers (National Geographic); and Dambusters: Building the Bouncing Bomb (Channel 4).

The Wiggin team was led by Michael Brader, partner and co-head of the Corporate Group.

Michael runs a market-leading practice in independent TV mergers and acquisitions. His recent work in the independent TV space includes advising: Raw TV on its sale to Discovery Communications; The Garden Productions on its acquisition by ITV; Left Bank Pictures on its sale to Sony Pictures; Firecracker Films on its sale to Tinopolis; Endemol on its acquisition of Tiger Aspect, Darlow Smithson and Tigress; Betty TV on its sale to Discovery; Optomen Television on its sale to All3Media; Remedy Productions on its sale to Argonon; Shine on its acquisition of Kudos Film & Television; Base Productions on its sale to Tinopolis; CPL Productions on its sale to Red Arrow; September Films on its sale to DCD Media; Transparent TV on its sale to Argonon; Passion Distribution on its sale to Tinopolis; Magical Elves on its sale to Tinopolis; Big Talk on its sale to ITV and TwoFour on its sale to Boom Pictures.