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Walt Disney Co in talks to buy Maker Studios for $500m

12 Mar 2014

server_lrgWalt Disney Co is reportedly in talks to acquire venture capital-backed Youtube network Maker Studios for $500m.

A deal isn’t guaranteed, according to tech blog re-code, which cited people familiar with the negotiations.

Maker Studios is backed by venture capital firms Time Warner Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Upfront Ventures, Northgate Capital, Lakestar, Singtel and Canl+.

Last September Maker Studios raised $26m in a Series C funding round.

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