Press / 2020

Friday 26 June 2020

Banijay Germany Acquires 100% of Brainpool

Banijay Group today confirms Cologne-based TV production company Brainpool will now come completely under the umbrella of Banijay Germany. The negotiations for the takeover have successfully concluded with the signatures of Jörg Grabosch, Ralf Günther and Andreas Scheuermann, who were previously represented as minority shareholders in the company.

Ralf Günther remains Managing Director of Köln Comedy Festival GmbH, a Brainpool subsidiary. Together with Jörg Grabosch and Martin Kess, he founded Brainpool in 1994.

Marcus Wolter, CEO/Co-partner Banijay Germany and Managing Director Brainpool comments,“The founders of Brainpool were the comedy pioneers in Germany and launched great careers for artists. The fact that we have now reached an agreement is due to the cooperative willingness of all involved, whom I personally would like to express my thanks and wish all the best to. Brainpool is now a complete family member of Banijay Germany and continues to stand for the best artists, first-class comedy and special live events”.

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