This case focuses on the review by the private equity firm ABRY Partners a chance in a film financing vehicle, Legendary Pictures invest. Private equity companies had avoided co-investment with movie studios in film production because of their perception of the industry as very risky and biased against financial investors before 2004. The team undertook extensive ABRY due diligence to determine the risk-return profile of the investment in film slate. The case highlights issues around because … Read more »

This case focuses on the review by the private equity firm ABRY Partners a chance in a film financing vehicle, Legendary Pictures invest. Private equity companies had avoided co-investment with movie studios in film production because of their perception of the industry as very risky and biased against financial investors before 2004. The team undertook extensive ABRY due diligence to determine the risk-return profile of the investment in film slate. The case highlights questions about due diligence, risk assessment, market bias and deal structuring in private equity.
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Nabil N. El-Hage,
Anne Kofol
Source: Harvard Business School
19 pages.
Publication Date: Jun 30, 2010. Prod #: 210094-PDF-ENG
Legendary Pictures & Partners ABRY HBR case solution