01 October 2015
We acted for 9 Story Media Group (9 Story) in the acquisition of Irish animation studio Brown Bag Films. 9 Story is a leading content creator, marketer and distributor of kids & family focused intellectual property such as Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood, Arthur and Peg + Cat.
With headquarters in Dublin, a studio in Manchester and an office in Los Angeles, Brown Bag Films employs 170 creative and production staff and is known for producing hit animated children’s series including Octonauts, Doc McStuffins, Bing Bunny and Henry Hugglemonster. Brown Bag Films will retain its brand, with their founders and senior management team continuing to lead the company.
Our team which acted as Irish counsel to 9 Story included Martin Kelleher, Partner, Corporate; Maura Dineen, Tax Partner; Jenny Ahern, Partner, Financial Services; Angela Cleary, Associate, Corporate; and Andrew Glynn, Associate, Financial Services. Goodmans LLP advised 9 Story on Canadian aspects of the transaction.