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Disney to acquire Maker Studios? IPO watch & LAUNCH of the Week

March 15th, 2014

Episode 38 of 529 episodes

Disney is in talks to acquire Maker Studios for $500m, according to Recode’s Peter Kafka. The entertainment giant’s recent acquisitions focused on IP: Marvel, Lucasfilm. Maker represents YouTube stars like PewDiePie and iJustine, which could dovetail nicely with Disney’s youth-focused TV programming. For Maker and its investors, the time is ripe for sale, with so […] The post Disney to acquire Maker Studios? IPO watch & LAUNCH of the Week appeared first on This Week In Startups.

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