Keystone Law has advised Wise Music Group on its acquisition of a controlling interest in Edition Peters Group, a globally renowned and respected music publishing house.

Edition Peters is associated with the classical greats including Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Grieg. Its catalogue of contemporary composers includes Mark Andre, Sally Beamish, Daníel Bjarnason, Gloria Coates, James Dillon, Jonathan Dove, and Sebastian Fagerlund.

Wise Music Group acquired Edition Peters Group from the Hinrichsen Foundation and will own the publishing house in partnership with Christian Hinrichsen.

The Keystone team was led by corporate partner Paul Toolan and included employment partner Sarah Garth and commercial property partner Susan Haggard, with assistance from Hengeler Mueller as German counsel and Arent Fox Schiff LLP as US counsel.

Wise’s global head of legal and business affairs, Nigel Gilroy, said:

“This latest acquisition emphasises Wise Music Group’s commitment to the classical genre and reinforces the Group’s long record of investment worldwide. Keystone’s team made the process seamless with its expert advice and accessibility.”

Paul Toolan added:

“We were thrilled to advise Wise Music Group on its acquisition of such a respected music publisher. We wish the Group and Peters’ composers every success for the future.”

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