MGM Is Exploring a Sale of Its Studio

MGM Holdings Inc.

is exploring a sale, according to a source close to the situation.The studio believes its library of content — which includes co-ownership of the James Bond franchise — would be desirable to companies looking to expand their streaming sectors.MGM has recruited Morgan Stanley and LionTree LLC to advise on the process of a formal sale, according to the Wall Street Journal.

LionTree has worked with MGM in the past.

Based on privately traded shares, the company has a market value of $5.5 billion, including debt.MGM’s current top shareholder is the hedge fund Anchorage Capital, which is led by former Goldman Sachs executive Kevin Ulrich.

Ulrich is also at the head of MGM’s board of directors.MGM has a film library of over 4,000 titles and 17,000 hours of television programming, including film franchises like “Rocky” and “The Hobbit,” as well as television shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Vikings.

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