LAGARDÈRE STUDIOS ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF THE PRODUCTION COMPANY “VERANDA” BASED IN BARCELONA, SPAIN
Lagardère Studios, a major player in content production in Europe, continues its expansion with a new acquisition in Catalonia.
Lagardère Studios, already a shareholder of the company, has acquired the shares held until now by Grupo Godo.
Created in 2010, Veranda is a production company based in Barcelona, headed by Aitor Montánchez and Ignasi Comillas.Drawing on many years of experience, Verandaproduces fiction, entertainment and documentary programs for television and digital platforms.
Its productions include: Persona Infiltrada (light entertainment), Merlí (fiction), Oh Happy Day (light entertainment), Catalunya Directe (light entertainment) Gran Nord (fiction), Tots som 1, 15 anys de radio, (documentary), Fet a Catalunya (documentary), Les flors del mal (documentary), and many more.
It recently produced the successful Merli series, two adaptations of which are currently being developed for France and Italy, and a spin-off “Merli: Sapere Aude” produced for Movistar+ in Spain.
This acquisition in Catalonia allows Lagardère Studios to strengthen its presence in Spain, with a brand that perfectly complements the Boomerang TV group.
Christophe Thoral, CEO of Lagardère Studios, declared: “We are delighted to consolidate our European presence with this new acquisition, which opens up additional opportunities for Boomerang TV that will complement the productions already underway in Spain”.