Transaction Details

February 1, 2017
London Sloane St

Sector

Digital Media and Media

Deal Type

M&A

Deal Value

N/D

Deal Team

Jonathan Norman

Expectation Entertainment investment by BBC Worldwide

Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks forge production partnership

Expectation is a newly created independent production company.

Its founders, Peter Fincham and Tim Hincks, bring extremely strong creative reputations and credentials to the venture – Fincham, who spent the first 20 years of his career in independent production, was most recently Director of Television at ITV, while Hincks last held the position of President of Endemol Shine Group.

A multi-genre company, Expectation will operate six departments across scripted and non-scripted programming including drama, comedy drama, factual entertainment, entertainment, reality and factual.

BBC Worldwide has taken a minority stake in Expectation following a competitive process

The BBC Worldwide investment will allow Expectation Entertainment to attract TV’s top talent as well as reaching new platforms and creating opportunities on a global level.

Post-transaction, Expectation Entertainment will operate as an independent company, having the freedom to take on creative opportunities both in the UK and around the world.

As part of the transaction, BBC Worldwide will have a board seat in the company.

GCA Altium acted as sole advisor to Expectation Entertainment.

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