Excellion Capital acts for a shareholder of Artnews S.A.

September 2015

Excellion Capital acted for a shareholder of Artnews S.A., the public company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE: ATN).

Artnews recently announced the completion of a transformational reverse merger pursuant to which BMP Media Holdings LLC, part of US-based media firm Brant Publications Inc., injected several businesses into Artnews S.A. This has transformed Artnews into what it is today – the world’s leading publishing business for Art-related news, critical reviews and information for the global Art market. Brant Publications Inc., now controlling shareholder of Artnews, was founded in 1984 by Peter M. Brant; it is one of the leading magazine and digital publishers in the US.

In preparation for the reverse merger, Excellion Capital assisted a strategic shareholder of Artnews on the entry into a series of investment transactions that facilitated the merger and Excellion arranged the entry of a new minority investor into the company.

About Artnews S.A.
ARTNEWS S.A. is the world’s leading print and the fastest growing online art media business. Its media properties include print magazines “Art in America”, “ARTnews”, “The Magazine Antiques”, “Modern and Art & Business”, digital properties www.artnews.com and www.artbiznes.pl and Skate’s Art Market Research business intelligence unit.

ARTNEWS S.A. is publicly listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE: ATN). Its controlling shareholder is now BMP Media Holdings LLC, owned by Peter M. Brant. The company’s primary operations are located in New York.