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James Bond, Star Wars Studio Pinewood Put Up for Sale

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  • Buckinghamshire studios home to almost all James Bond Films
  • Rothschild hired to conduct a strategic review of company
Roger Moore stars as James Bond in 'A View To A Kill'. This scene was filmed on a set in Pinewood Studios,.

Roger Moore stars as James Bond in 'A View To A Kill'. This scene was filmed on a set in Pinewood Studios,.

Photographer: Keith Hamshere/Getty Images

Pinewood Group Plc, the owner of the studios where “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and almost all James Bond movies were filmed, hired Rothschild to conduct a strategic review of the company that could lead to its sale. The stock soared.

The company raised 30 million pounds last year ($43 million) to fund an expansion of its eponymous main studios and diversify its shareholder base. But insufficient liquidity in the stock has prevented Pinewood from moving from AIM, London’s market for smaller growing companies, to a main market listing, the company said Wednesday.