SMB advises DARE Pictures in shareholder acquisition by Asylum Entertainment Group

9th April 2024

SMB has advised client Derren Lawford and his company DARE Pictures in an exciting new deal which saw non-scripted production giant, Asylum Entertainment Group, acquire a shareholding in DARE – replacing DARE’s original investor, Rosegown.

The SMB team was led by Joint Head of the Media Team, Simon Goldberg, who was assisted by Senior Associate Lucy Newman, and corporate juniors Yasma Qirreh and Molly Nathan. The team was supported by employment associate, Chichi Afunugo.

DARE (which stands for diversity, allyship, representation and empowerment) was launched in 2021 by Derren Lawford and has fast built a great reputation and has attracted both award-winning and emerging talent from across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and North America. The partnership with AEG is a hugely exciting moment for DARE, offering an excellent opportunity to grow and evolve the business.