Natixis advised Banijay on the M&A deal enabling it to acquire Endemol Shine Group and create the world's foremost independent content production and distribution company.
The particular feature of this deal was that Banijay Group was acquiring a business twice its own size. Working in partnership with Deutsche Bank and Société Générale, Natixis fully refinanced the financial debt on the transaction, i.e. €2.4 billion.
This deal demonstrates Natixis’ ability to handle major acquisitions beyond their mere financial aspects. By helping to build relationships between the different stakeholders and drawing on the bank's wealth of expertise, it provided smooth and efficient support to the Banijay Group every step of the way. One key factor in the success of this deal was the trusted relationship existing between Banijay and Natixis, which has supported the development of the media production company from the very outset.