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closed 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Visual Data Media Services, acquired Digital Post Services

synopsis: Visual Data Media Services, a company that specializes in multichannel media management, has acquired Digital Post Services (DPS), a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design, visual effects, title design and more.
buyer: Visual Data Media Services
Visual Data Media Services specializes in multichannel media management, helping content owners and distributors to get the right content in the right format. Their advanced infrastructure is custom-built to repurpose video content and distribute it to any platform or broadcaster in any territory. "
target: Digital Post Services
Digital Post Services (DPS) is a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design and mixing, visual effects, title design, and mastering and delivery.
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closed 5/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HQ Global Education, Inc., acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc., a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.
Big M Entertainment is a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Berkeley Sound Artists merged with IMRSV Sound,

synopsis: Representatives from audio post facilities IMRSV Sound and Berkeley Sound Artists announced that the two companies have merged.  Berkeley Sound Artists has operated in the Bay Area for over 25 years and has been a leading force in the independent film sector, with services including sound design, dialogue editing, and mixing.
buyer: IMRSV Sound
IMRSV Sound is a full-service sound house, providing ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement) services, film scoring, 5.1 surround mixing, sound design, and dialogue restoration. "
target: Berkeley Sound Artists
Berkeley Sound Artists has operated in the Bay Area for over 25 years and has been a leading force in the independent film sector, with services including sound design, dialogue editing, and mixing.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired AGM Factory

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of AGM Factory, a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: AGM Factory
AGM Factory is a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios. Founded in 2004 and based in Rennes, AGM is the first French full-service media house to operate complete studio facilities outside of Paris.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Lylo Media Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Lylo Media Group, a multinational provider of dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, and hard-of-hearing services.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Lylo Media Group
Lylo specializes in full localisation services including Dubbing, Subtitling and Audio Services for international Broadcast Television, Streaming OTT and Theatrical content. Clients include the major US studios, OTT providers and International broadcast content owners.
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announced 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

NEP Group, Inc., will acquire Telerecord

synopsis: NEP, a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events, is to acquire Telerecord Srl, a company that provides filming and post television production services. Telerecord is based in Italy.
buyer parent: Crestview Partners
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target: Telerecord
Telerecord Srl provides filming and post television production services. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Italy.
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closed 12/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Film Finances Inc., acquired Buff Dubs Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Film Finances Inc. (FFI) has acquired Buff Dubs, one of Australia's most innovative post-production services companies with technology leadership in encoding, transcoding, media duplication and mastering. Buff Dubs can process media content of any description and transform, reproduce and aggregate it in the various formats demanded by clients.
buyer: Film Finances Inc. (AIM:FFI:$80.57)
Film Finances Inc. (FFI) is the world leader in completion contracts. They help movies get to the big screen. FFI provides financiers with a service that gives them an assurance that the film will be delivered on time and that the over-budget costs would not be the financier’s responsibility. "
target: Buff Dubs Pty. Ltd.
Founded in 2005, Buff Dubs Pty. Ltd. is a motion picture and video production company in Marrickville, NSW Australia. They are a market force in encoding, transcoding, media duplication and mastering services in Australia.
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$1.24
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$3
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$1
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closed 5/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Euro Media Group, acquired EBD (European Broadcast Development Srl)

synopsis: Euro Media Group (EMG), the European leader in technical services and audiovisual services, announces the acquisition of EBD (Euro Broadcast Development) as a major player in the Italian graphic enrichment and statistics market in the sports world.
buyer parent: PAI Partners
buyer: Euro Media Group
Euro Media Group is one of the few independent providers in Europe known world-wide for its technical expertise. Focused on new media, Euro Media Group is recognized for its wealth of experience in international sports, live performances and entertainment production. "
target: EBD (European Broadcast Development Srl)
EBD (European Broadcast Development) is a holding company whose business was established in 1996 with a focus on sports graphics. Today, EBD focuses on content production, content management, content aggregation and content delivery.
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closed 6/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Karma Limited, acquired Coach House Digital Ltd.

synopsis: The Coach House Studios has been sold to the live streaming and video production company Karma. Coach House Digital is a Twickenham Studios-based TV drama post-production and Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) firm.
buyer: Karma Limited
Karma Limited is a creative London based multi platform video production company as well as a digital content provider. Agencies, brands, broadcasters and anyone going live always love working with Karma Limited. Karma Limited makes great films that keep their clients happy. "
target: Coach House Digital Ltd.
Coach House Digital is a Twickenham Studios-based TV drama post-production and Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) firm.
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closed 2/14/2013 via PR Newswire

Lylo ltd. merged with Woods TV SAS,

synopsis: Woods TV SAS and Woods Communications Ltd. President and Founder, Tom Woods is pleased to announce that Woods TV SAS and LYLO successfully completed a merger of the two entities. LYLO has all the tools, know-how and bi-lingual experts needed to provide a high quality full post-production service for all types of audio-visual projects.
buyer: Woods TV SAS
Woods TV SAS offers dubbing, subtitling, production, and programming services to broadcasters, distributors, and independent producers in France and internationally. "
target: Lylo ltd.
LYLO is a post production facility with studios in the heart of Paris, London and Brussels. LYLO has all the tools, know-how and bi-lingual experts needed to provide a high quality full post-production service for all types of audio-visual projects at excellent prices.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

synopsis: Picture Shop, a company that provides post production and visual effects service to feature and television companies, has acquired The Farm, UK's largest post production and studio services Group. The Farm has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
buyer parent: Five Crowns Capital, LLC
buyer: Picture Shop Post
Picture Shop Post is a company that provides post production service to feature and television companies. Picture Shop Post specializes in visual effects and provides a unique vision to client projects. They are equipped with the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of service. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Farm
The Farm is the UK's largest post production and studio services Group. It has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dock10, will acquire Edit19

synopsis: MediaCityUK-based dock10 has agreed a deal to acquire boutique Manchester based post production house Edit19, bringing VFX and Motion Graphics specialisms to the company.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target: Edit19
Edit 19 concentrates on working closely with clients to deliver highly creative visual effects, animation and HD/3D finishing. Edit 19's services include Offline/Online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX compositing, audio and 3D modelling and animation.
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closed 1/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Loveurope Group Limited, acquired Locomotion

synopsis: The Loveurope Group announced the completion of their acquisition of creative post-production facility Locomotion. Locomotion is a full service creative house providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
buyer: Loveurope Group Limited
Loveurope Group Limited operates as an advertising production network in Europe. It produces work for brand and agency clients in press, digital, television, and outdoor media markets. Its integrated marketing services allow clients to create, adapt, expand, and deliver brand communications. "
target: Locomotion
Established in 1994 as a boutique post production facility, Loco is an independent creative house, providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Mediatec Group, acquired Twentyfourseven

synopsis: Mediatec, a Live Events Company of NEP Group and one of the largest audio-visual technology companies in Europe, has acquired Twentyfourseven, a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia with offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Mediatec Group
Mediatec is one of Europe's largest providers of integrated technical solutions for event and television productions. Headquartered in Sweden, the company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Twentyfourseven
Twentyfourseven is a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia. Twentyfourseven serves moving media clients in the corporate, sports, TV, film and entertainment markets with expertise in the areas of TV production and corporate media.
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closed 11/9/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Ymagis Spain S.L.U., acquired Tecnison

synopsis: Ymagis, the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, announced the acquisition of Madrid-based Tecnison SA, one of Spain's leading dubbing services companies for cinema, television and multimedia.
buyer parent: Ymagis
buyer: Ymagis Spain S.L.U.
Ymagis is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. They specialize in visual effects, color services and more. "
target: Tecnison
Founded in 1974, Tecnison is a company dedicated to audio post production for film, video and TV and one of Spain's leading dubbing services companies for cinema, television and multimedia.
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closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maximal Studio

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. has acquired Maximal Studio. Maximal Studio is an audio studio based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that provides voice-over recording for the video games and learning industries.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: Maximal Studio
Maximal Studio, based in Brazil, provides voice-over recording for the games and learning industries. With over 15 years of experience in the audio production market, they provide solutions for every kind of audiovisual media.
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closed 3/11/2013 via Market Wire

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
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closed 12/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired LOLA Audio Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Localizadora Latam SC (“LOLA”). Based in Mexico City, LOLA provides Latin American Spanish dubbing, localisation and sound design services for the video game, film and television markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: LOLA Audio Localization
LOLA has over 20 years of working experience in the industry of dubbing and 15 years doing sound design, working in content adaption projects in Latin American Spanish. Their services include audio localization, translate & adaptation, sound design, and original soundtracks.
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$0.68
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closed 9/1/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired Big Eagle Productions

synopsis: Frozen Fire, a strategic messaging and video production company acquired Big Eagle productions a Dallas-based video production agency. This acquisition allows Frozen Fire to expand their video marketing services, helping small to midsize businesses effectively engage with their target audiences.
buyer: Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire is a digital business development and communication strategy firm that help businesses have the tools necessary to know exactly who their customers are and what their customers are looking for. It helps companies connect with their customers via digital marketing strategies "
target: Big Eagle Productions
Big Eagle Productions LLC provides video production services. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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closed 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

WarnerMedia, acquired The Widget Company

synopsis: WarnerMedia, through its subsidiary Turner Broadcasting System Europe, has acquired The Widget Co. (TWC), a Dutch technology provider, as it continues its shift to streaming. TWC puts users at the center of a "TV Everywhere world," developing tech solutions across connected TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, and mobile apps.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
target: The Widget Company
Amsterdam-based The Widget Company (TWC) is a digital agency in the field of next-generation TV. TWC specializes in multiscreen app strategy, concept, design and development, creating custom live & on-demand video applications for Smart TVs, game consoles, media players, and other connected devices.
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closed 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Visual Data Media Services, acquired Digital Post Services

synopsis: Visual Data Media Services, a company that specializes in multichannel media management, has acquired Digital Post Services (DPS), a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design, visual effects, title design and more.
buyer: Visual Data Media Services
Visual Data Media Services specializes in multichannel media management, helping content owners and distributors to get the right content in the right format. Their advanced infrastructure is custom-built to repurpose video content and distribute it to any platform or broadcaster in any territory. "
target: Digital Post Services
Digital Post Services (DPS) is a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design and mixing, visual effects, title design, and mastering and delivery.
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closed 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Visual Data Media Services, acquired Digital Post Services

synopsis: Visual Data Media Services, a company that specializes in multichannel media management, has acquired Digital Post Services (DPS), a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design, visual effects, title design and more.
buyer: Visual Data Media Services
Visual Data Media Services specializes in multichannel media management, helping content owners and distributors to get the right content in the right format. Their advanced infrastructure is custom-built to repurpose video content and distribute it to any platform or broadcaster in any territory. "
target: Digital Post Services
Digital Post Services (DPS) is a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design and mixing, visual effects, title design, and mastering and delivery.
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closed 12/8/2014 via Company Description

re:fine Ltd merged with Visual Data Media Services,

synopsis: re:fine, a leading independent content management company, announced a merger between re:fine and Los Angeles-based post-production and digital distribution facility Visual Data Media Services.
buyer: Visual Data Media Services
Visual Data Media Services provides a full spectrum of both traditional post production and file-based asset transformation and storage services, aimed at meeting the skyrocketing demand for digital-based media fulfillment. "
target: re:fine Ltd
re:fine is a leading independent content management company. They provide broadcasters, production companies, TV distributors and multichannel operators with technology solutions that help to implement their digital content strategies in the most effective and cost-efficient way.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Scriptis, acquired MTM LinguaSoft

synopsis: Scriptis, a Canadian ISO 17100-certified leader in business translation and localization solutions, has acquired MTM LinguaSoft, a US-based language services company known since 2003 for blending linguistic, cultural and technological expertise.
buyer: Scriptis
Scriptis has been providing language services since 2008 with precision and responsiveness. Based near Montreal, the team of more than thirty includes translators, writers, localization engineers, and project managers. "
target: MTM LinguaSoft
MTM LinguaSoft is a US-based language services company known since 2003 for blending linguistic, cultural and technological expertise. The company has developed strong expertise in localization for all print and digital multimedia.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Ai Media, acquired Alternative Communication Services

synopsis: Ai-Media, a global provider of technology-enabled live and recorded captioning, transcription, and translation services, has acquired Alternative Communications Services (ACS) to accelerate its growth in the North American market. ACS is one of the leading providers of voice-to-text captioning and sign language services in North America.
buyer: Ai Media
Australia-based Ai-Media is a global leader in the provision of high-quality live and recorded captioning, transcription, and translation services. Its unique technology platform combines artificial intelligence and human expertise to deliver market-leading speech-to-text accuracy. "
target: Alternative Communication Services
Alternative Communication Services (ACS) provides captioning, voice-to-text, post production, and interpreting services. ACS provides CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation), remote CART, captioning, and Text Interpreting for businesses and educational institutions in English and Spanish.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

TAKARA & COMPANY LTD., will acquire Simul International, Inc.

synopsis: TAKARA & COMPANY LTD. is to acquire Simul International, Inc. from Benesse Holdings, Inc. Since its founding in 1965, Simul has supported international communication for 55 years by providing high-quality interpreting services at important international conferences in the areas of politics, economics and culture of Japan.
buyer: TAKARA & COMPANY LTD. (TSE:7921:$171.46)
TAKARA & COMPANY LTD., formerly TAKARA PRINTING CO., LTD., is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the production of disclosure related documents. "
target parent: Benesse Holdings, Inc.
target: Simul International, Inc.
Since its founding in 1965, Simul has supported international communication for 55 years by providing high-quality interpreting services at important international conferences in the areas of politics, economics and culture of Japan.
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$47
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closed 2/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Straker Translations, acquired NZTC International

synopsis: Auckland-based Straker Translations Limited, a world-leading translation platform, has acquired The New Zealand Translation Centre Limited (NZTC International), a privately owned translation company operating in the international translation and interpreting market. The acquisition of NZTC extends Straker's presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: Straker Translations (ASX:STG:$15.93)
New Zealand-based Straker Translations is a cloud-enabled translation services provider. The company has built a technology platform using Artificial Intelligence that enables human translators to deliver faster and more accurate translations at a lower cost. "
target: NZTC International
NZTC International is a New Zealand based translation company operating in the international translation and interpreting market. NZTC provides services for translation, voice over, subtitling, interpreting, content translation for multilingual websites, software and game localisation, and more
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$0.59
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Transfluent, acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy

synopsis: Transfluent Oy, which develops and offers digital translation services, has acquired Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy. Navitep Oy is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and a wide range of translation services.
buyer: Transfluent
Transfluent Oy, established in 2007, develops and provides digital translation services. Transfluent specialises in a translation experience that is as automated and easy to use as possible. High-quality translations are produced by professional translators via digital services. "
target: Navitep Oy and Translatum Oy
Navitep Oy, established in 2012, is a software company whose main product is software developed for automating the translation process. Translatum Oy is an expert company specialising in international communications and combining a wide range of translation services and innovative technologies.
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announced 11/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tarjama, will acquire Captivate Arabia

synopsis: Tarjama.com has acquired Captivate Arabia, an audio-visual translation and subtitling agency that has localised over 50,000 hours in the fields of entertainment and e-learning. Originally founded in 2009, Captivate Arabia has operated from Jordan, offering subtitling & captioning; media content localisation; translation; transcription; and more.
buyer: Tarjama
Tarjama began as a translation company, but as the world of business is changing, they have expanded to offer services ranging from content creation to AI-driven services. Tarjama is a leading provider of Arabic translation and content (including translation to and from 50 languages). "
target: Captivate Arabia
Originally founded in 2009, Captivate Arabia operates from Jordan, offering a variety of services including subtitling & captioning; media content localisation; translation; transcription; voiceover & dubbing and compliance editing.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Chulengo, an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Chulengo
Chulengo is an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
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closed 11/15/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Scheune München

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Scheune München Mediaproduction GmbH, a video production and recording studio based in Munich. Scheune München provides audio and video post-production services for the media and entertainment industry.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Scheune München
Scheune München Mediaproduction GmbH is a video production and recording studio based in Munich. Scheune München provides audio and video post-production services for the media and entertainment industry.
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closed 10/18/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Lylo Media Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Lylo Media Group, a multinational provider of dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, and hard-of-hearing services.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Lylo Media Group
Lylo specializes in full localisation services including Dubbing, Subtitling and Audio Services for international Broadcast Television, Streaming OTT and Theatrical content. Clients include the major US studios, OTT providers and International broadcast content owners.
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closed 9/18/2019 via PR Newswire

BTI Studios merged with Iyuno Media Group,

synopsis: The Singapore IYUNO Media Group and London-based BTI Studios have merged to meet the rapidly growing demand for localized content by enabling worldwide dubbing and subtitling capabilities for streaming, film, and television. The two companies will become a new market leader supported by powerful financial institutions and leading-edge technology.
buyer: Iyuno Media Group
IYUNO Media Group provides its exceptional clients the highest quality in end-to-end localization, media, and creative post-production services. The company owns-and-operates state-of-the-art production facilities in 15 countries and is headquartered in Singapore. "
target parent: Altor Equity Partners
target: BTI Studios
London-based BTI Studios is one of the world's fastest growing localization companies providing dubbing, subtitling, and access services in any language. BTI offers clients an end-to-end solution for broadcasters, all major film studios, and over-the-top and streaming platforms.
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, acquired MMC Studios

synopsis: Germany’s MMC Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands. Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios.
buyer: Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Novum Capital is an independent and owner-operated investment firm with offices in London and Frankfurt. Their partners have wide-ranging experience in the Private Equity and Mezzanine industry and have founded Novum Capital to invest in European mid-sized companies and support them with capital. "
target parent: DUBAG
target: MMC Studios
MMC Studios is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
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closed 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

t’works Group, acquired text&form GmbH

synopsis: The t’works Group has acquired text&form GmbH, a leading provider of translation, localization and SAP language consultancy services based in Berlin, Germany. While text&form will become part of the t’works family it will continue to operate independently under current management and maintain its brand.
buyer: t’works Group
German t’works specializes in patent, legal, and financial translation, as well as translation services in the fields of life sciences, software and IT. t’works offers its customers comprehensive, quality-driven translation services, enabling them to speak the languages of their markets. "
target: text&form GmbH
text&form is a leading ISO 17100 certified translation service provider with offices in Berlin and Toronto. Areas of expertise include SAP translation and language consultancy, software and multimedia localization and the translation of highly complex technical documentation.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PE Hub

Riverside Partners, LLC., acquired 3Play Media

synopsis: Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, has completed a majority investment in 3Play Media Inc., a company that provides video captioning, transcription, subtitling, and audio description services to more than 2,500 customers across industries.
buyer: Riverside Partners, LLC.
Riverside Partners is a middle market private equity firm currently investing Riverside Fund V, L.P. The fund focuses on growth-oriented companies primarily in the healthcare and technology industries. Riverside Partners brings domain expertise and operating experience to its portfolio companies. "
target: 3Play Media
3Play Media provides closed captioning, transcription, and audio description to more than 2,500 customers in higher education, enterprise, entertainment, and government. 3Play Media simplifies the process of making videos accessible.
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closed 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fulwell 73, acquired Creativity Media

synopsis: Fulwell 73 an independent film and TV production company in the UK, has acquired Creativity Media, a post-production company in London. Creativity Media provides full, managed end-to-end post-production services to help filmmakers tell extraordinary stories. Creativity Media has provided post services to over 90 films and television shows.
buyer: Fulwell 73
Fulwell 73 is an independent film and TV production company in the UK. Fulwell 73 produces many top-quality films and TV programs across different genres. Their portfolio of films and TV programs include The Class of 92, I Am Bolt, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Drop The Mic, and more. "
target: Creativity Media
Creativity Media is a post-production company in London. Creativity Media provides full, managed end-to-end post-production services to help filmmakers tell extraordinary stories. Creativity Media has provided post services to over 90 films and television shows.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alexei Vitchenko, acquired Translate.com

synopsis: Ukrainian investor Alexei Vitchenko bought the service translate.com. Translate.com is a human-powered translation service based in Chicago, Illinois.
buyer: Alexei Vitchenko
Alexei Vitchenko is a Ukrainian investor. Alexei Vitchenko invests in the translation industry due to its recent growth. "
target: Translate.com
Translate.com is a human-powered translation service based in Chicago, Illinois. The company offers a web-based human translation subscription platform in combination with artificial intelligence technologies.
price ($mm)
$0.85
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closed 1/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Gengo

synopsis: Lionbridge, one of the world’s most trusted global communications platforms, announced its acquisition of Gengo, a Tokyo-based, leading edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge partners with brands to break barriers and build bridges all over the world. For more than 20 years, they have helped companies connect with global customers by delivering marketing, testing and globalization services in more than 300 languages. "
target: Gengo
Gengo is a global people-powered technology platform providing translation and AI training-data services to global businesses. Founded in 2008, Gengo has translated more than one billion words for 65,000+ customers. They are headquartered in Japan with an office in San Mateo, CA.
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

LanguageWire A/S, acquired Xplanation Language Services NV

synopsis: LanguageWire, a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform for collaborating with language experts, has acquired Xplanation, a global provider of translation solutions. Xplanation localizes software, product manuals, online help, marketing collaterals and website content, and offers multilingual publishing.
buyer parent: Catacap
buyer: LanguageWire A/S
LanguageWire is a company based in Denmark that offers a cloud-based platform that allows businesses to collaborate with experts in the language and translation industry. Their platform provides access to a global network of over 5,000 language experts, including translators, copywriters and more. "
target: Xplanation Language Services NV
Xplanation is a global provider of translation solutions. Supported by a worldwide network of translation partners, Xplanation localizes software, product manuals, online help, marketing collaterals and website content, and offers multilingual publishing.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Technicis Translation, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: The Technicis Group, the professional translation specialist, has acquired AAC Global. AAC Global helps businesses succeed by providing translation and localization services for all types of content, tailored face-to-face and digital training solutions for any learning need, and marketing content production for every channel.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis Translation is the leading translation agency in France, and counts among the three main players in Europe. Because of 350 global employees and a network of 7,000 specialized translators, Technicis meets the needs of companies across all industries and in any language combination. "
target parent: Korona Invest
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services.
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closed 10/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Berkeley College, acquired Rennert International

synopsis: Berkeley Language Services, a subsidiary of Berkeley Educational Services of New York (BES), acquired Rennert International, a New York City-based international language school, teacher training center and translation services provider. BES is the parent of Berkeley College, a family-owned institution with campuses in New York and New Jersey.
buyer: Berkeley College
Berkeley College, established in 1931, is a regionally accredited college providing excellence in teaching and learning through a student-focused approach to career education. "
target: Rennert International
Founded in 1973, Rennert International is a full-service language school, teacher-training center and translation services provider. Their specialties include translation and interpretation services, English and international language instruction, Teen language programs, and ESOL teaching training.
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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired MultiLing

synopsis: Questel, one of the world’s largest online intellectual property (IP) service providers, has acquired MultiLing, the global leader in patent translations. Founded in 1988 and based in Utah, MultiLing leverages their advanced technology platform to provide the highest quality patent translation services in the most cost-effective manner.
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: MultiLing
Founded in 1988, MultiLing defines and drives best practices for advanced multinational translations. Its unique model combines highly specialized translators, a centralized management process, terminology management, quality control and proprietary technology.
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