RedBird IMI, a collaborative investment platform between RedBird Capital Partners and International Media Investments, made media waves with the acquisition of the leading television production and distribution firm All3Media from Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. and Liberty Global Ltd. The deal, valued at $1.15 billion, marks RedBird IMI’s most significant transaction and the culmination of regulatory consent across major jurisdictions including the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. Jeff Zucker, CEO of RedBird IMI, now serves as chairman of the All3Media board, though the existing executive team at All3Media, helmed by CEO Jane Turton and COO Sara Geater, will maintain operational leadership. All3Media boasts a substantial portfolio, featuring 50 production labels and generating approximately 4,000 hours of content annually, with an international distribution arm and a broad digital presence. RedBird IMI itself is a relatively young investment entity with a strategic focus on global media sectors and has quickly expanded its portfolio, now including its fifth investment, where it aims to develop a diversified media firm encompassing news, entertainment, and sports. The deal saw advisors RedBird Advisors and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP back RedBird IMI while JP Morgan and DLA Piper advised the sellers. All3Media represents a strategic acquisition for RedBird IMI, allowing it to significantly bolster its standing in the global media scene, wherein All3Media’s vast content library and production capabilities offer substantial value and potential for content synergy across RedBird IMI’s growing media network.

Media & Entertainment, Financial Services, Private Equity,United States, United Kingdom, Germany