Springhill, an entertainment company co-founded by NBA star LeBron James, has sold a minority stake to a group of prominent investors in a deal valuing the business at $ 725 million, the two companies said. Said on Thursday.
The size of the stake has not been disclosed. Investor groups include Fenway Sports Group, the parent company of sports teams such as Nike, Epic Games, the creator of the popular battle royale game Fortnite, Red Bird Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and the Boston Red Sox.
Transaction news Leaked this summer In the midst of enthusiastic deal negotiations in the media space, driven by the insatiable demand for programming with the expansion of streaming services.Reese Witherspoon for the last few months Sold majority stake For $ 900 Million at Her Production Company Hello Sunshine Will Smith’s production company WestBrook We negotiated a transaction.
Spring Hill, known for TV shows and movies like “Space Jam: New Legacy” “The Shop” and “Shut Up and Dribble” said they would use cash injection to launch new shows, license the shows to expand their shows in new countries and invest in emerging creators.
according to The Wall Street Journal, Spring Hill Chairman Carter and James continue to be the largest shareholders and hold the majority of voting rights. The publication added that Spring Hill is expected to generate more than $ 100 million in annual revenue. Spring Hill is reported to have reached breakeven and is expected to generate $ 150- $ 200 million in revenue in 2022.
For James, this deal will further strengthen his relationship with Nike. Signed a “lifetime” contract Spring Hill is now creating programming with Nike featuring athletes trading with sneaker and sportswear companies.
Maverick Carter, James’ business partner and CEO of Spring Hill, said: “This new group of investors, the best in their respective industries, will enable the community and all creators to do the most exciting work and realize their most ambitious dreams.”
Spring Hill, co-founded by James and Carter in 2008, said it will also produce programs for Epic Games and Fenway Sports Group as part of the deal.
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