Iris Knobloch

Knobloch’s 12PO raises €275m, will eye streaming opportunities

I2PO, the new European Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) led by former Warnermedia exec Iris Knobloch, has raised €275 million via a private placement of units, exceeding the €250 million initially announced. Described by its backers as a SPAC that will address the entertainment and leisure industry in Europe, the UK and Israel, 12PO will […]

Ex-Warnermedia exec Knobloch to lead new European entertainment-focused SPAC

France’s Groupe Artémis, the investment vehicle of the Pinault family, owners of the Kering luxury group, banker and businessman Matthieu Pigasse and former Warnermedia exec Iris Knobloch have teamed up to launch a new special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) targeted at the entertainment business. The new outfit, 12PO, will be headed by Knobloch, who was […]

CME appointments chairman, new board members

Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has appointed John K. Billock as chairman, at the same time as adding three additional directors to the board. Billock becomes non-executive chairman of the board, following the resignation last month of predecessor Ronald Lauder – who had been at the company for two decades. Billock also serves as a […]