News Wiggin advises Yes Yes Media on its investment from Sister

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We’re delighted to have advised new UK production company, Yes Yes Media, on its investment from media group Sister.

Founded by broadcaster and format developer Richard Bacon, the TV and tech entertainment company will be creating new unscripted formats as well as developing technology to enable viewers to interact with the formats across multiple devices. The partnership will allow Yes Yes to work with Sister’s global network of creative companies in order to achieve its vision of combining technology and storytelling. The production company has also announced a format development partnership with Satisfaction, the largest producer of unscripted television in France.

Yes Yes, which will be based in London and LA, has also received backing from several celebrities, including Friends star Courteney Cox and musician Johnny McDaid. You can find out more about the deal here.

Michael Brader led the cross-departmental team that advised Yes Yes, assisted by Benedict Headicar, Stephanie Burns, Garth McDonald, Medwyn Jones, Rob White, Aumair Qayum, Sue Crawford and Seth Roe.

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 Wildstar Films on its sale to Fremantle, Lingo Pictures on its sale to ITV StudiosElement Pictures on its sale to Fremantle, Bad Wolf on its sale to Sony Pictures Television,  House Productions on its sale to BBC Studios, 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.