December 2018

Shareholders of Eccho Rights sold majority stake to CJ ENM

Eccho Rights, the Swedish distributor, has sold a majority stake in its business to South Korean media conglomerate CJ ENM

Distributor of Scandinavian and international TV series with a global office footprint

Eccho Rights, the Swedish distributor of TV series, has offices in Stockholm, Istanbul, Madrid, Seoul and Manila.

Run by MD Fredrik af Malmborg and Managing Partner Nicola Söderlund, Eccho Rights internationally sells dramas such as Scandinavian arms dealer drama Conspiracy of Silence and Turkish revenge thriller Stiletto Vendetta as well as formats such as Canadian competition format Battle of the Blades.

In the past year, Eccho Rights has licensed more than 15,000 hours of TV series to more than 100 countries.

Acquisition of majority stake by South Korean CJ ENM will bolster its global presence

This transaction will accelerate the South Korean media conglomerate’s global expansion strategy into Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, by bringing synergies and strengthening CJ ENM’s format business, content sales and distribution, as well as developing the extensive catalogue of IPs represented by Eccho Rights.

Eccho Rights will continue to work with all parties in South Korea despite its partnership with CJ ENM, as the company continues to focus on remaining an independent distributor to producers worldwide.

Stella EOC acted as financial advisor to the shareholders of Eccho Rights.

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Fredrik af Malmborg

Co-Founder & MD, Eccho Rights

“Stella EOC advised us in the process of getting a new majority shareholder to enable our company to grow further. We are very happy with Stella EOC’s work, their commitment and endurance in the process as well as the professionalism of the team.”

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