Miramax Owner Colony Eyes Deal With Summit Entertainment

Summit Entertainment

The private equity firm could buy a stake in the studio or combine Miramax and Summit.

NEW YORK - Colony Capital, the private equity owner of the Miramax library, is in preliminary talks to acquire a stake in Summit Entertainment, the studio behind the Twilight series, Bloomberg News reported, citing people with knowledge of the situation.

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Colony, led by Tom Barrack, could buy a Summit stake currently owned by hedge fund Rizvi Traverse Management and others, it said.

The companies, however, are also discussing a possible combination of Summit and Miramax that could leave Summit management in charge, according to Bloomberg.

Lionsgate has also held talks about acquiring Summit.

A spokeswoman for Colony told Bloomberg that the company doesn’t comment on speculation or rumor. A spokeswoman for Summit declined to comment.

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