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8

Funds

2

Partners & Customers

2

Service Providers

2

About Saban Capital Group

Saban Capital Group (SCG) is a private investment firm based in Los Angeles specializing in the media, entertainment and communications industries. Established in 2001 by Haim Saban, the firm makes both controlling and minority investments in public and private companies and takes an active role in its portfolio companies. SCG's current private equity investments include Univision (a Spanish-language media company in the US) and Tiger Gate Entertainment (a joint venture with Lionsgate to operate branded pay television channels across Asia). The firm formed Saban Brands LLC in 2010, a subsidiary, to acquire, manage and license entertainment properties and consumer brands across media and consumer platforms globally.

Saban Capital Group Headquarter Location

10100 Santa Monica Blvd # 2600

Los Angeles, California, 90067-4000,

United States

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Saban Films Takes North America on Archstone Entertainment’s ‘The Hyperions,’ Starring Cary Elwes (EXCLUSIVE)

Jun 21, 2021

Credit: Brian Zager Continuing its resilient acquisition of higher-profile commercial titles for distribution in the U.S. and Canada, Saban Films has picked up North American rights to “The Hyperions,” an indie superhero movie headed by Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride”). Saban Films has set a theatrical release for Feb. 2022. Archstone Entertainment is representing the worldwide rights to the film. The North American deal marks one of the first to be announced at this week’s Pre-Cannes Screenings, a virtual market that kicked off Monday. Also starring Penelope Mitchell (“Hellboy”), Tanner Buchanan (“Cobra Kai”), Elaine Tan (“Tully”), and Alphonso McAuley (“Walk of Shame”), “The Hyperions” was written and directed by Jon McDonald (“Muddy Corman”). It is produced by McDonald out of his label American Millimetre, as well as Justin Bell Productions’ Justin Bell Jon Michael Kondrath at ReKon Productions. In “The Hyperions,” Elwes plays Professor Ruckus Mandelabaum who by 1960 has come up with a device, the Titan Badge, which gives human beings one particular superpower. Taking in three down-on-their-luck youths, Mandelbaum forges an unusual family of superheroes which attains fame and prestige. But over time the family fractures, Mandelbaum replacing it with a new cadre of teen heroes. By 1979, however, two of the original superheroes plan to do what it takes to get their Badges back. ReKon Productions’ Lisha Yakub, and Archstone’s Jack Sheehan, Scott Martin, and Michael Slifkin serve as executive producers. The Saban Films acquisition was negotiated by Steve Break on behalf of Saban Films and Archstone’s Sheehan on behalf of the filmmakers. Archstone and Saban Films previously collaborated on Darren Lynn Bousman’s 2020 horror film “Death of Me,” starring Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth, Saban acquiring North America while Archstone represented worldwide distribution rights. An affiliate of Saban Capital Group founded in 2014 by Haim Saban, SCG chairman and CEO, Saban Films has expanded its film industry presence by entering production and recently moving into the U.K. market, partnering with Altitude Media Group. The company’s hits have run the gamut of theatrical movies such as “The Homesman,” starring Hilary Swank; August’s digital hit “The Silencing,” a thriller with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; and Fathom Events’ such as “3 From Hell,” from Rob Zombie, and Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.” Recent theatrical hits take in horror reboot “Wrong Turn,” produced by Constantin and starring Charlotte Vega and Matthew Modine, which opened in U.S. theaters in Jan. 26, grossing $1.25 million despite COVID-19. Saban Films has continued to release films theatrically during the pandemic, bigger bows including Ian Nelms and Eshom Nelms’ “Fatman” with Mel Gibson in October 2020, and Brad Furman’s “ City of Lies ,” starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker, which opened in March 2021.

Saban Capital Group Investments

18 Investments

Saban Capital Group has made 18 investments. Their latest investment was in Zeitgold as part of their Series B on January 1, 2019.

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Saban Capital Group Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/22/2019

Series B

Zeitgold

$10.88M

Yes

3

1/30/2018

Series D

Origami Logic

$15.2M

Yes

4

9/27/2017

Series C - II

PlayBuzz

$35M

No

15

7/25/2017

Series F

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$99M

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10

3/28/2017

Series C - II

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$99M

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10

Date

1/22/2019

1/30/2018

9/27/2017

7/25/2017

3/28/2017

Round

Series B

Series D

Series C - II

Series F

Series C - II

Company

Zeitgold

Origami Logic

PlayBuzz

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Amount

$10.88M

$15.2M

$35M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

4

15

10

10

Saban Capital Group Portfolio Exits

8 Portfolio Exits

Saban Capital Group has 8 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Zeitgold on August 04, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

8/4/2021

Acquired

3

5/12/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

2/25/2020

Acq - Fin

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10

5/28/2019

Acquired

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10

3/6/2018

Acq - Fin

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10

Date

8/4/2021

5/12/2021

2/25/2020

5/28/2019

3/6/2018

Exit

Acquired

IPO

Acq - Fin

Acquired

Acq - Fin

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

10

10

10

10

Saban Capital Group Acquisitions

5 Acquisitions

Saban Capital Group acquired 5 companies. Their latest acquisition was Piping Hot Surfwear on March 24, 2015.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

3/24/2015

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

1/30/2013

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$99M

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10

4/13/2012

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$99M

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0

3/16/2007

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$99M

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10

9/19/2003

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$99M

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10

Date

3/24/2015

1/30/2013

4/13/2012

3/16/2007

9/19/2003

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acq - Fin

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Sources

1

10

0

10

10

Saban Capital Group Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Saban Capital Group has 2 funds, including Saban Ventures.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/21/2016

Saban Ventures

$100M

1

The Saban Ventures Fund

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Closing Date

2/21/2016

Fund

Saban Ventures

The Saban Ventures Fund

Fund Type

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Status

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Amount

$100M

Sources

1

10

Saban Capital Group Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

Saban Capital Group has 2 strategic partners and customers. Saban Capital Group recently partnered with Roku on May 5, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

5/27/2021

Licensee

United States

Roku Inks First Ever Pay-One Window Rights Deal With Saban Films

SAN JOSE , Calif. -- -- Roku , Inc. and Saban Films today announced a landmark agreement granting Roku , Inc. ® the pay-one window streaming rights to movies released by Saban Films .

1

1/1/2019

Partner

United States

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Date

5/27/2021

1/1/2019

Type

Licensee

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

News Snippet

Roku Inks First Ever Pay-One Window Rights Deal With Saban Films

SAN JOSE , Calif. -- -- Roku , Inc. and Saban Films today announced a landmark agreement granting Roku , Inc. ® the pay-one window streaming rights to movies released by Saban Films .

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Saban Capital Group Service Providers

2 Service Providers

Saban Capital Group has 2 service provider relationships

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

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Saban Capital Group Team

13 Team Members

Saban Capital Group has 13 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Haim Saban.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Haim Saban

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Adam Chesnoff

President, Chief Operating Officer

Current

Elie Dekel

President

Current

Chip Morgan

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Niveen Tadros

Executive Vice President

Current

Name

Haim Saban

Adam Chesnoff

Elie Dekel

Chip Morgan

Niveen Tadros

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

President, Chief Operating Officer

President

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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