US fondle builder Hasbro will acquire Peppa Pig owners Entertainment One for around £3.3bn ($4bn), a firms pronounced in a statement.
Hasbro pronounced a understanding would enhance a party and “family-oriented storytelling” portfolio.
UK-listed Entertainment One owns other preschool titles including PJ Masks.
The understanding is a latest in a fibre of unfamiliar acquisitions of UK-listed firms including a £4.6bn buyout of pub sequence Greene King.
Under a all-cash transaction, Entertainment One shareholders will accept £5.60 for any common share.
“Hasbro will precedence Entertainment One immersive party capabilities to move a portfolio of brands that have interest to gamers, fans and families to all screens globally,” a firms pronounced in a statement.
The American fondle hulk is behind a different operation of titles including a My Little Pony and Transformers franchises, as good as a Monopoly house diversion and Play-Doh.
Entertainment One creates a array of film and radio titles including a Peppa Pig cartoon.
The organisation pronounced a tip behaving preschool programme has been translated into some-more than 40 languages and promote in over 180 territories.
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It is quite renouned in China, where it was initial exported in a early 2000s. The animation has captivated some 34 billion views on domestic online video platforms.