CPLG to join forces with Pullman Licensing to expand in Russia, CIS and Baltics
CPLG is further extending its international footprint by agreeing to acquire a 49% share in Pullman Licensing, a leading Russian licensing agency owned by Igor Kuleshov, President and owner of Gulliver Holdings, one of Russia's premier toy and clothing manufacturers and distributors. CPLG and Pullman are expected to collaborate on the overall management and operations, utilizing CPLG's international industry knowledge and expertise and Pullman's local strength in the market. Pullman will maintain the existing staff in their Moscow office and look to expand the existing portfolio of rights. Pullman's current portfolio includes Nickelodeon, Paramount, ROI Visual and Emoji across Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and the Baltics. The venture, to be named CPLG Pullman, will also represent certain of CPLG's portfolio, including Line Friends, one of the fastest growing global character brands, and Archie Comics, with further representation to be announced shortly. CPLG is owned by DHX Media.