Kew Media buys ContentMedia

By Jordan Pinot

Kew, a Toronto-based media company, is headed up by cofounder of Blue Ice Group, Steven Silver, who serves as CEO, and former Alliance Atlantis exec Peter Sussman, who serves as executive chair. The acquisition is set to bring a library of more than 6,000 hours of content under Kew’s umbrella.

In June of 2016, Kew became Canada’s sixth special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, according to the Financial Post, which reported Kew had raised $70 million (US$54 million) in the process. An SPAC is a company that raises investment through an initial public offering (IPO), usually with the intention of acquiring an existing, privately held company or companies.

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