August Debouzy advised International Media Invest a.s. (« IMI »), 100% subsidiary of Czech Media Invest (« CMI »), the group co-founded by Daniel Křetínský, for the acquisition of 100% of Editis from Vivendi

Communiqué August Debouzy | 24/04/23 | 1 min. | Julien Aucomte David Neuwirth François Richard Albane Shehabi Renaud Christol Marc-Antoine Picquier Alexandra Berg-Moussa Paul Vialard Florence Chafiol Amélie Tripet Pierre Pérot Inès Bouzayen Ariane Seyed-Movaghar Olivier Attias Alexandre Mennucci Virginie Devos Boris Léone-Robin Lucie Constant Vincent Brenot Charles Maurel Guillaume Aubatier Alix Kianpour

August Debouzy advised IMI, a subsidiary of the CMI group, in connection with the contemplated acquisition from Vivendi of 100% of Editis, one of the leading French publishing groups.

CMI is the Czech Republic’s leading media house with four dailies, numerous magazines, large digital presence and radio stations in the Czech Republic, and Romania. CMI France is the France’s second-largest magazine publisher by circulation.

The acquisition of Editis, which remains subject to the consultation of the employee representative bodies and required regulatory approvals, will reinforce CMI's development strategy in the content industry, while complying with the dimension of cultural exception specific to these activities.

August Debouzy advised IMI with a team composed of Julien Aucomte (partner), David Neuwirth (senior associate), François Richard (associate) and Albane Shehabi (associate) on corporate aspects, and Renaud Christol (partner) and Marc-Antoine Picquier (associate) on antitrust aspects.

On the due diligence, the team was also composed of: Alexandra Berg-Moussa (partner), Paul Vialard (associate) in commercial law, Florence Chafiol (partner), Amélie Tripet (counsel), Pierre Pérot (senior associate), Inès Bouzayen (associate) and Ariane Sayed-Movaghar (associate) on intellectual property and data protection aspects, Olivier Attias (partner) and Alexandre Mennucci (associate) in compliance and litigation, Virginie Devos (partner), Boris Léone-Robin (counsel) and Lucie Constant (senior associate) in labour law, Vincent Brenot (partner) and Charles Maurel (associate) on public and regulatory law aspects, and Guillaume Aubatier (partner) and Alix Kianpour (associate) in real estate.

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