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Lewis Silkin has advised FremantleMedia, the multinational television production and distribution company best known for the ‘Got Talent’ franchise, on the IP that underlies this global brand.

19 October 2022

As part of its portfolio of successful programme formats FremantleMedia co-owns the intellectual property with Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment in the Got Talent franchise. This includes the America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent formats which have been commissioned in over 70 territories worldwide.

In conjunction with Syco Entertainment raising $125m by way of a securitisation of its share of the Got Talent intellectual property, we provided intellectual property and debt finance advice to FremantleMedia in terms of preserving its interests in the co-owned assets.

Commenting on the deal Giles Crown said:

“It was an absolute pleasure to provide advice to FremantleMedia on a key asset in its programme format portfolio.  It once again demonstrates Lewis Silkin’s expertise in not only providing specialist IP advice to clients in the media and entertainment sector, but also complementing this with other parts of our offering – in this case debt finance.”

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