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Banijay denies sale preparations

Banijay has issued a statement denying that its founder, Stéphane Courbit, is preparing to sell the company to French media group Lagardère.
February 25, 2013

Banijay has issued a statement denying that its founder, Stéphane Courbit, is preparing to sell the company to French media group Lagardère.

The statement comes following a report from French business newsletter La lettre de l’expansion within its “Decision Makers” section, claiming that Courbit “again seeks to sell Banijay Group.”

The statement reads: “Stéphane Courbit and Arnault groups and Agnelli, shareholders of Banijay, categorically deny the reports in the press today that he was preparing to sell Banijay and that discussions are underway with Lagardère.”

Banijay Group-owned production companies currently include Banijay Productions France, Germany’s Brainpool and U.S.-based Bunim-Murray Productions, among others. The group also owns the distribution arm Banijay International.

About The Author
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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