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Eyeworks eyeing sale

Dutch production group Eyeworks is for sale, and Sony Pictures Television, Italy's De Agostini Group and Elisabeth Murdoch's Shine Group are among the potential suitors, according to reports.
February 10, 2011

Dutch production group Eyeworks is for sale, and Sony Pictures Television, Italy’s De Agostini Group and Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine Group are among the potential suitors, according to a report from Dutch financial daily Financieele Dagblad.

Founder Reinout Oerlemans has retained Goldman Sachs as its advisor. The report says that another option being explored includes a capital injection in return for new shares. In a statement, Oerlemans said, “Whatever the outcome of this will be, at this stage [it's] still wide open.” The report says that Oerlemans expects something to be firmed up by summer.

Eyeworks operates in 17 countries and employs roughly 1,000, with a turnover of more than €200 million. Among its titles are the formats Test the Nation (pictured) and Who Wants to Marry My Son?, and Eyeworks USA’s recent hit for Discovery, Flying Wild Alaska.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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