Merger creates Constantin Medien

EM.Sport, Highlight rebrand media giant

COLOGNE, Germany -- Rights group EM.Sport Media completed its merger with Switzerland's Highlight Communications and its subsidiary Constantin Film on Wednesday, officially rebranding the new European media giant Constantin Medien.

After approving the name change, Constantin shareholders greenlighted a share issue expected to bring in about 14.5 million euros ($19 million). They also approved the appointment of Dieter Hahn to the company's supervisory board.

Hahn, is managing director of KF 15, Constantin's largest shareholder. Bavarian mogul Leo Kirch is behind both KF 15 and the EM-Highlight merger.
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