Asacha Media Group Acquires Kabo Family


Asacha Media Group (AMG) is building out its footprint in Europe with the acquisition of the French scripted production group Kabo Family.

The founders of Kabo Family—Christian Baumard, Alain Kappauf, Stéphane Moatti and Sophie d’Abancourt—will retain a minority stake while becoming shareholders in AMG alongside the company’s founding partners, Oaktree and producer partners across the international group.

Kabo Family comprises ten production companies and labels: Noon, Thalie Images (led by Moatti and Judith Erlich), Kelija Productions (led by Katia Rais), En Voiture Simone (led by Caroline Solanillas and Laurent Cecaldi), Rosalita Productions (led by Yan Goazampis), Yada Prod (led by Arnaud Figaret), Vacarme (led by Barbara Maubert), Kapitch (led by Khaled Amara) and MKS (a partnership with Marvelous led by Romain Legrand and Vivien Aslanian).

Kabo and its companies have produced such series as Scènes de Ménages and En Famille for M6, which are starting their 13th and 10th seasons, respectively, as well as Le Mensonge for France 2, Mixte for Amazon Prime Video and Girl Squad for France Télévision Numerique.

Gaspard de Chavagnac and Marina Williams, co-founders and co-CEOs of Asacha Media Group, said: “We are excited to join forces with Kabo Family and accelerate the growth of Asacha Media Group’s business in France. Christian Baumard and Alain Kappauf have built a formidable team of talent at Kabo, who have created some of the top scripted series on leading French networks and streaming platforms. Bringing them into our group underpins AMG’s position as a major player in France and across Europe.”

Vincent Catherine and Hugo d’Avout d’Auerstaedt, managing directors at Oaktree, commented: “Partnering with Kabo Family is a key step in Asacha’s development. Kabo Family’s quality talent and content, as well as its broadcaster relationships, are perfectly in line with the entrepreneurial spirit of Asacha and will allow us to accelerate the development of the group in France and in Europe.”

Baumard and Kappauf, co-founders of Kabo Family, added: “We are proud to join Asacha Media’s fast-growing group. This partnership provides Kabo Family’s producers with valuable resources for expansion in the international marketplace and underscores the considerable achievements of our creative talent. We cannot wait to begin working with AMG’s world-class producers across Europe and build on the strength of our existing business.”