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26 October 2018 | Firm News | Article by Aled Walters

Hugh James advised Avanti Media on recent stake increase

Hugh James has advised Cardiff based production company, Avanti media, on its recent deal which saw Sky Vision increase its stake in the company.

Aled Walters, partner in the corporate and head of the commercial department said:

“It’s great to see a dynamic and well established independent production company such as Avanti being backed by a well-established international media heavyweight for inclusion within its production portfolio. I look forward to seeing Avanti develop its long-term creative and commercial ambitions within the new relationship.”

Sky plc has increased their shareholding in Avanti Media to 51% percent.

Emyr Afan, Co-founder of Avanti Media said:

“We applaud Sky’s vote of confidence in our potential, as well as its investment and commitment to Wales ensuring that talent in every part of the UK is seen and heard.

This deal provides Avanti with the platform to fulfil our long term creative and commercial ambitions, both nationally and internationally. It’s a game changer for us”

More details are available on BBC Wales and you can read the full article on Business Insider.

Author bio

Aled Walters is a corporate, M&A and commercial partner who heads the commercial team. Aled advises on corporate and commercial matters, often advising on complex and high-value commercial agreements. He has significant experience advising on complex contracts and deals with a multi-jurisdictional dimension.

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