You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Atlantis seeks to go public

Atlantis Communications is the latest Canadian production company to announce that it will go public. Toronto-based Atlantis, one of Canada’s leading television production and distribution companies, has filed a preliminary prospectus related to offering public shares and it hopes to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange by mid-December.

Three of Canada’s top film and TV players — Alliance Communications, Paragon Entertainment and Cinar Films — have gone public in the past few months.

The public stake will be roughly 30% and the four Atlantis principals — president Michael MacMillan and executive VPs Seaton McLean, Ted Riley and Peter Sussman — will continue to operate and control the company after the share issue.

Atlantis sold a minority interest earlier this year to the Interpublic Group of Companies and Paul Talbot of Fremantle Corp., and both will retain their stake in Atlantis. The Interpublic Group has a 19.99% stake and Talbot has 5%.

More Biz

  • Oprah Responds to Trump Tweet Claiming

    Oprah Responds to Trump's Tweet Claiming Bias in '60 Minutes' Segment

    Atlantis Communications is the latest Canadian production company to announce that it will go public. Toronto-based Atlantis, one of Canada’s leading television production and distribution companies, has filed a preliminary prospectus related to offering public shares and it hopes to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange by mid-December. Three of Canada’s top film and […]

  • Music Theatre International

    Drew Cohen Named Global CEO of Music Theatre International

    Atlantis Communications is the latest Canadian production company to announce that it will go public. Toronto-based Atlantis, one of Canada’s leading television production and distribution companies, has filed a preliminary prospectus related to offering public shares and it hopes to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange by mid-December. Three of Canada’s top film and […]

  • 'Daily Show's' Michelle Wolf to Host

    'Daily Show' Contributor Michelle Wolf to Host White House Correspondents' Dinner

    Atlantis Communications is the latest Canadian production company to announce that it will go public. Toronto-based Atlantis, one of Canada’s leading television production and distribution companies, has filed a preliminary prospectus related to offering public shares and it hopes to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange by mid-December. Three of Canada’s top film and […]

  • Harvey Weinstein ousted

    Weinstein Co. Sued by Lindt Chocolatier Over Canceled Golden Globes Party

    Atlantis Communications is the latest Canadian production company to announce that it will go public. Toronto-based Atlantis, one of Canada’s leading television production and distribution companies, has filed a preliminary prospectus related to offering public shares and it hopes to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange by mid-December. Three of Canada’s top film and […]

  • Pandora Shares Surge as Fourth-Quarter Subscription

    Pandora Shares Surge as Fourth-Quarter Subscription Revenue Climbs 63%

    Atlantis Communications is the latest Canadian production company to announce that it will go public. Toronto-based Atlantis, one of Canada’s leading television production and distribution companies, has filed a preliminary prospectus related to offering public shares and it hopes to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange by mid-December. Three of Canada’s top film and […]

  • Eric Schneiderman

    Weinstein Co. Deal Moving Ahead After Three-Hour Meeting With Attorney General

    Atlantis Communications is the latest Canadian production company to announce that it will go public. Toronto-based Atlantis, one of Canada’s leading television production and distribution companies, has filed a preliminary prospectus related to offering public shares and it hopes to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange by mid-December. Three of Canada’s top film and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content