Greenberg Traurig Represents AMBI Group in its Acquisition of Exclusive Media Group’s Film Library

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International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP successfully closed a deal last week regarding the structuring and negotiation of a complex cross-border acquisition of Exclusive Media Group (EMG).

International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP successfully closed a deal last week regarding the structuring and negotiation of a complex cross-border acquisition of Exclusive Media Group (EMG). EMG is a group of U.S. and U.K. companies owning a large library of motion pictures, and has been engaged in the domestic and international motion picture distribution and sales business.

Greenberg Traurig’s client, AMBI Group, in partnership with Raven Capital Management, acquired the EMG film library and the rights to a number of titles still in development and production. AMBI will now have ownership of approximately 400 titles, including coveted films such as Cruel Intentions, Donnie Darko, and Ides of March. In addition to acquiring the library titles, AMBI will now have the sequel and remake rights to any films previously owned by EMG.

The Greenberg Traurig team was led by Los Angeles entertainment shareholders Tom K. Ara and Robert J. Sherman.

Ara focuses on transactions in the entertainment and media industries, leading multiple large financing and M&A transactions involving prominent film and television companies in matters valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Ara’s reach extends outside of the U.S. borders, advising clients based in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Sherman focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border financings and strategic transactions for his clients in the entertainment and media industries. His clients range from major film and television production and distribution companies, to record companies and music publishers, to banks and private equity funds.

Additional team members include Los Angeles Shareholder Jack McBride, London shareholders Graham Iverson, Emma L. Menzies and Henrietta Walker, New York Of Counsel James S.H. Null, Los Angeles associates Geoffrey A. Cohn, Benjamin J. Einbinder, John J. Loncto, and Rosalind H. Read, and London associates Ifé O. Dorgu and Aonghus Heatley.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & Media Practice

With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, Greenberg Traurig has established a highly experienced, international multidisciplinary entertainment and media practice. The Greenberg Traurig Entertainment & Media Practice focuses on the music, motion picture, television, sports, Internet, digital media, publishing and theater industries. The team has access to key players in the entertainment industry and provides clients with the business-oriented and dedicated counsel needed to thrive in today’s multidiscipline, multimedia entertainment marketplace. The entertainment and media attorneys have consistently been ranked by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide, Super Lawyers, Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” and “Legal Impact Report,” and The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers.”

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships. More information at:

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