June 24, 2015
Talpa Media, the media group founded by Dutch entrepreneur John de Mol, acquires the remaining 50.1 % shares in Talpa Germany from Axel Springer SE, thereby taking over the TV producer completely. In December 2014, Talpa had already acquired 49.9 % of Talpa Germany (previously Schwartzkopff TV). Mutual options for a total sale were granted in the course of this transaction. With the takeover of Talpa Media by ITV earlier this year, these options became effective and were mutually exercised.