Mattel, Inc.

21 February 2012

Bedell Cristin Jersey Partnership working with Latham & Watkins LLP, provided Jersey law advice to Mattel, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of HIT Entertainment, a leading owner of intellectual property targeted at the preschool marketplace, for US$680 million in cash from a consortium led by Apax Partners, LLP. HIT Entertainment owns a global portfolio of popular preschool brands, including Thomas & Friends, Barney, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Angelina Ballerina – many of which have established television broadcast and licensing relationships around the world - adding to a Mattel portfolio that already includes Barbie and Fisher Price.   

Bedell Cristin's head of corporate finance, Peter Byrne, led on the deal, assisted by senior lawyers Malcolm Ellis and Antony Clerehugh.

Location: Jersey

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