Keshet International Acquires German Outfit Tresor TV


Keshet International is expanding its European footprint with the acquisition of the Munich-based production company Tresor TV Produktions from Holger Roost-Macias.

The venture is known for its reality, factual entertainment and variety output, having produced adaptations of formats such as Top Model, Popstars, Supernanny and Survivor. Keshet International will assist in accelerating Tresor’s expansion, including creating a new scripted division with the company. Tresor will continue to adapt third-party formats and develop original non-scripted IP.

Axel Kühn, managing director of Tresor, will continue in his role, reporting to Sammy Nourmand, Keshet International’s managing director for the U.K. and Western Europe. Working with Nelly Feld, Keshet’s head of sales and business development, Kühn will assist in expanding the business in Germany. Roost-Macias is exiting the production business.

“The acquisition of Tresor marks a new frontier for KI as we enter our next phase of global growth,” commented CEO Alon Shtruzman. “We want to thank Holger Roost-Macias for his leadership and legacy, which made Tresor such an attractive prospect for us.”

Nourmand, who brokered the deal, added, “We take great care in choosing our partnerships and pride ourselves on working with the best local talent. Tresor is a testament to this. Germany is a significant market with great potential, and we look forward to working with Axel and the team to support the company’s expansion within the group.”

Roost-Macias said, “For a long time I have been looking to find the right groom for my ‘baby’ and I am very pleased to hand over my company to one of the most creative and dynamic groups in the television world.”

Kühn noted, “I am truly excited to be working alongside the highly creative and fast-growing group at Keshet International. With the help of their creative network, we believe we will be well prepared for the future in a changing TV market. The team at Tresor can’t wait to work closely with KI to expand our in-house development and grow into new fields of business and new genres.”