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DreamWorks puts animation on stock market

Discussion in 'DreamWorks' started by Dave Koch, Nov 4, 2013.

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    Hollywood studio DreamWorks plans to make its animation unit public in a share offering later this year, Daily Variety reported.

    Founded in 1994 by entertainment mogul Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, DreamWorks is working with investment banks J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs to launch an initial public offering in about October.

    The studio has produced such well-known animated as the Oscar-nominated Shrek and last year's Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. The plan to float the animation wing has been tentatively timed to coincide with the October 1release of DreamWorks' next feature, Shark Tale, according to Variety.

    The banks are looking at investor reaction to the plan before DreamWorks makes a final decision on whether to give it the go-ahead.

    The bankers think Wall Street will be more favorably disposed to floating only the animation wing than the entire studio and its distribution operations, Variety said.

    A "well-placed source" said there's a 60% chance that the effort will come to pass, and studio executives are committed to the plan, the newspaper said.

    To prepare the studio for Wall Street's eyes, the source said, overhead is being scrutinized with an view toward improving DreamWorks' balance sheet. While there may be a slight reduction to the workforce over the next few months through attrition, no layoffs are expected at the studio.

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