Like Groupe Mikros Image

closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Technicolor SA, acquired Groupe Mikros Image

synopsis: Technicolor announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Mediacontech to acquire Mikros Image, a production company and post-production based in Paris and Montreal. Mikros image encompasses all aspects of post production: advertising, feature films, TV, video clips, video games and corporate communication.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Their world class research and innovation laboratories enable them to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. "
target parent: Mediacontech
target: Groupe Mikros Image
Mikros Image is dedicated to high-end visual effects and is a major player in the post production industry. Mikros image encompasses all aspects of post production: advertising, feature films, TV, video clips, video games and corporate communication.
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$14
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$48
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announced 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Dock10, will acquire 422.tv Limited

synopsis: Dock10 has announced a deal to acquire 100% of the shares of 422, the long established Manchester based post production and vfx business. The 422 client portfolio includes many of the leading advertising agencies and commercial production companies in the North of England, as well as a number of TV production businesses and major corporate brands.
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 parent: Creative and Technical Media Services
target: 422.tv Limited
422 is a full service post-production company based in Manchester and Glasgow. They provide a comprehensive range of facilities and creative services for television, film and advertising.
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closed 4/10/2014 via Company Press Release

Splice, acquired Air Post Production

synopsis: Splice, a creative post-production facility, has acquired Air Post Production with immediate effect. AIR Post Production is the HD post production house in the heart of Shoreditch, specializing in editing and grading of TV programs, films, music videos and corporate communication videos.
buyer: Splice
Splice is a creative post-production facility in the heart of London's Shoreditch. They've built a fantastic reputation over the years, culminating in their winning the 'Highly Commended' award for best post house at the Broadcast Awards 2010. "
target parent: AIR Entertainment Group
target: Air Post Production
AIR Post Production is the HD post production house in the heart of Shoreditch, specializing in editing and grading of TV programs, films, music videos and corporate communication videos.
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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 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 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 9/11/2018 via BusinessWire

REAL by FAKE, acquired Local Hero

synopsis: Montréal-based REAL by FAKE, a Cinematic Production and Post-Production Company, has acquired Local Hero, a next-generation post production facility specializing in DI (Digital Intermediate) color correction for digital cinema.
buyer: REAL by FAKE
With studios and teams in Montréal and Los Angeles, REAL by FAKE ™ is a Cinematic Production and Post-Production Company of cutting-edge digital visual effects for High-End Films and TV Series. "
target: Local Hero
Local Hero is a next-generation post production facility specializing in DI (Digital Intermediate) color correction for digital cinema. They are a creative boutique for filmmakers to take their project from the camera data out to screen in a high quality and professional environment.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mediapro Group, will acquire VPK PRO

synopsis: MEDIAPRO, a leading group in the European audiovisual sector, is to acquire VPK PRO, the largest producer of independent television in Slovenia. VPK PRO is specialized in the production and transmission of events as well as in the creation of television programs and has an outstanding presence in Eastern Europe.
buyer: Mediapro Group
MEDIAPRO is a leading group in the European audiovisual sector, unique in content integration, production and audiovisual distribution. It provides the creativity and technical solutions necessary to design, produce and distribute any audiovisual or multi-channel project. "
target: VPK PRO
VPK PRO is the largest producer of independent television in Slovenia. VPK PRO is specialized in the production and transmission of events as well as in the creation of television programs and has an outstanding presence in Eastern Europe, located in Serbia (Belgrade) and Croatia (Zagreb).
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closed 3/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Park Group merged with Studio Squared,

synopsis: Film and video production firm Park Group and the content specialists from Studio Squared (S2) have merged as Tilt Creative + Production, a fully integrated creative and production firm formed to assist national and local clients with creation of traditional and digital video content.
buyer: Studio Squared
Studio Squared is a content agency with top creative talent built to move at the speed and scale of retail. They began by launching a digital network that has grown from 350 to 3,500 stores. "
target: Park Group
Founded in 1986 to offer a full range of video and television production and post-production services, Park Group has been generating solid, creative solutions for 25 years.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Industrial Color Brands, acquired Click3X

synopsis: Industrial Color Studios has acquired Click3X, the pioneering film, video and post production studio founded in 1993 by Peter Corbett and known for its industry expertise spanning such areas as VR, AR, CGI and live streaming.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients. "
target: Click3X
Click3X is a pioneering film, video and post production studio founded in 1993 by Peter Corbett and known for its industry expertise spanning such areas as VR, AR, CGI and live streaming.
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closed 12/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Memory-Tech Corp., acquired REAL-T Inc.

synopsis: Memory-Tech, a Japanese company that manufactures DVDs, CDs, and CD-ROMs, has acquired a 90% stake in REAL-T Inc. from AOI TYO Holdings, a Japan-based holding company mainly engaged in the management business of its subsidiaries. REAL-T Inc. is a post-production company in Japan. The company provides video editing services for animation projects.
buyer: Memory-Tech Corp.
Memory-Tech is a Japanese company that manufactures DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, and other optical-disc devices. The company also provides packaging services such as customized disc cases. The company provides their services to businesses in the visual, audio, computer, and publishing industries. "
target parent: AOI TYO Holdings
target: REAL-T Inc.
Founded in 2006, REAL-T Inc. is a post-production company in Japan. The company provides video editing services for animation projects. They have worked with JCSTAFF, A-1 Pictures, SILVER LINK, WHITE FOX, and more.
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announced 10/18/2017 via Reuters

Orient Securities Company Limited, will acquire Mediapro Group

synopsis: Orient Hontai Capital, the major investment platform of Orient Security, will acquire a 54% stake in the Mediapro Group. The Mediapro Group produces and distributes audiovisual content, administers and distributes sporting events, is a film and interactive content producer and supplier of post-production services.
buyer: Orient Securities Company Limited (SHSE:600958:$1,272.30)
Orient Securities Company Limited is a China A-share and H-share listed securities company. Orient Hontai, via various funds under its management, has participated in domestic and foreign equity investments focusing on media technology and healthcare sectors. "
target: Mediapro Group
The Mediapro Group is the leading technical services supplier to the audiovisual sector. The company produces and distributes audiovisual content, administers and distributes sporting events, is a film and interactive content producer and supplier of post-production services.
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$1,000*
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closed 9/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Prodigious UK Limited, acquired The Harbor Picture Company Inc.

synopsis: Prodigious, the Publicis Groupe’s production entity, has acquired Harbor Picture Company, a New York-based production studio that works on film, TV and commercial projects. Harbor's model as a bespoke content creation and execution partner offers clients the benefits of an end-to-end offering with a customized approach for every project.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Prodigious UK Limited
Prodigious designs, produces and delivers brand content across all channels, using the best talent, processes and tools. The result is seamless global execution of multiple content types across all markets, without compromising creative quality. "
target: The Harbor Picture Company Inc.
Harbor Picture Company is a Soho, NY-based, full-service production and post-production studio that specializes in best-in-class content creation across the commercial, television and feature film categories. Harbor allows brands and storytellers to create highest-caliber creative work at scale.
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announced 9/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mediapro Group, will acquire Tres60 Servicios Audiovisuales

synopsis: Mediapro Group, the leading technical services supplier to the audiovisual sector, has reached an agreement with risk capital fund H.I.G. to acquire Grupo Tres60, a leader in providing comprehensive technical services and equipment for audiovisual production, post-production and advertising, broadcasting television channels and live events.
buyer: Mediapro Group
The Mediapro Group is the leading technical services supplier to the audiovisual sector. The company produces and distributes audiovisual content, administers and distributes sporting events, is a film and interactive content producer and supplier of post-production services. "
target parent: H.I.G. Capital
target: Tres60 Servicios Audiovisuales
Based in Madrid, Tres60 is a leader in providing comprehensive technical services and equipment for audiovisual production, post-production and advertising, broadcasting television channels and live events.
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$47
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0.0x
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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 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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$5
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closed 10/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Starbreeze AB, acquired Nozon SPRL

synopsis: Starbreeze, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced its acquisition of Nozon, a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Starbreeze creates games by their own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself. "
target: Nozon SPRL
NOZON is a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
price ($mm)
$7.79
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$3
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3.1x
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closed 9/28/2016 via GlobeNewswire

VSI Group, acquired Sonygraf

synopsis: Sonygraf, one of Spain’s most prominent dubbing and audio post-production facilities, has been acquired by VSI Group. Now renamed VSI Sonygraf, this high-end, purpose-built 1,500 m2 facility boasts seven sound recording and editing studios, two theatrical mixing rooms, three 5.1 mixing rooms and two post-production suites.
buyer: VSI Group
VSI has been providing a full range of foreign-language versioning to broadcasters, distributors and media companies for over 25 years. With 21 facilities located in four continents, the business employs over 250 staff across offices in the world’s major media hubs. "
target: Sonygraf
Sonygraf is one of Spain’s most prominent dubbing and audio post-production facilities. Based in central Barcelona, their high-end, purpose-built 1,500 m2 facility boasts seven sound recording and editing studios, two theatrical mixing rooms, three 5.1 mixing rooms and two post-production suites.
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announced 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Huayi Brothers Huayi Entertainment, will acquire Madman

synopsis: Huayi Brothers Huayi Entertainment aims to acquire Madmanpost. Madmanpost is a post-production film studio who creates realistic scenes with an analogue emotion by using various digital methods. Madmanpost tries to fully understand the scenario a director & a film wish to talk about.
buyer parent: Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
buyer: Huayi Brothers Huayi Entertainment
Huayi Brothers Huayi Entertainment is a Korea-based company principally engaged in the management of entertainers. The Company is also engaged in making films, TV series and original sound tracks (OSTs) of TV series. "
target: Madman
Madman is a post-production film studio who creates realistic scenes with an analogue emotion by using various digital methods. Madman tries to fully understand the scenario a director & a film wish to talk about.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Technicolor SA, acquired Groupe Mikros Image

synopsis: Technicolor announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Mediacontech to acquire Mikros Image, a production company and post-production based in Paris and Montreal. Mikros image encompasses all aspects of post production: advertising, feature films, TV, video clips, video games and corporate communication.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Their world class research and innovation laboratories enable them to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. "
target parent: Mediacontech
target: Groupe Mikros Image
Mikros Image is dedicated to high-end visual effects and is a major player in the post production industry. Mikros image encompasses all aspects of post production: advertising, feature films, TV, video clips, video games and corporate communication.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 4/4/2019 via PR Newswire

AirTies, purchased Wireless Doctor from Technicolor SA

synopsis: AirTies, a provider of managed in-home Wi-Fi solutions to global service providers, has completed its acquisition of Technicolor's Wi-Fi Management software business, a.k.a. Wireless Doctor. Wireless Doctor, previously known as Wi-Fi Doctor and Conductor, is a suite of cloud-based performance management software, embedded decision logic, and apps.
buyer: AirTies
Founded in 2004, AirTies is the most widely deployed provider of managed in-home Wi-Fi solutions to operators around the globe. AirTies delivers service providers with Smart Wi-Fi software, apps, a cloud-based performance optimization platform, Mesh extenders and set-top boxes. "
seller: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Wireless Doctor, previously known as Wi-Fi Doctor and Conductor, is a suite of cloud-based performance management software, embedded decision logic, and apps used by service providers to improve the in-home Wi-Fi experience of their subscribers.
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closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cirpack, acquired Amplement

synopsis: Cirpack, a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software, is acquiring Amplement, a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world.
buyer parent: Technicolor SA
buyer: Cirpack
Cirpack is a leading editor of VoIP & Unified Communications software and operator of a Telecom "Platform as a Service"​ in the Cloud. They are based in France. "
target: Amplement
Amplement is a professional social network that allows people to share and collaborate in realtime with professionals around the world. With more than half a million active members in France, Amplement is becoming an indispensable tool for the professional world.
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closed 9/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Technicolor SA, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Technicolor announces the acquisition of London-based The Mill, the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Their licensing business possesses an intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: The Mill
The Mill is the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
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$292
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closed 7/1/2015 via Company Press Release

Stratacache, Inc., acquired IZ-ON Media

synopsis: STRATACACHE, a provider of high-performance digital signage, content distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies, has acquired IZ-ON Media from Technicolor. IZ-ON Media helps retailers and brands build customer loyalty by focusing on three key areas – Consumer Experience, Shopper Technology and Insights and Network Operations.
buyer: Stratacache, Inc.
Stratacache provides digital signage, digital merchandising, mobile enablement and media solutions; solutions that help inspire customers at the point-of-decision, leading to new sales opportunities. They have the deepest footprint in the market and enhance their offerings to serve customers. "
target parent: Technicolor SA
target: IZ-ON Media
IZ-ON Media is a digital media company specializing in in-store shopper marketing solutions that activate shoppers along the path to purchase to the point of sale. IZ-ON Media’s scale, consumer focus and innovation with mobile and audience targeting position both retailers and brands for success.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Technicolor SA, acquired Groupe Mikros Image

synopsis: Technicolor announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Mediacontech to acquire Mikros Image, a production company and post-production based in Paris and Montreal. Mikros image encompasses all aspects of post production: advertising, feature films, TV, video clips, video games and corporate communication.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Their world class research and innovation laboratories enable them to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. "
target parent: Mediacontech
target: Groupe Mikros Image
Mikros Image is dedicated to high-end visual effects and is a major player in the post production industry. Mikros image encompasses all aspects of post production: advertising, feature films, TV, video clips, video games and corporate communication.
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$14
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closed 9/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Flipboard Inc., acquired Ultravisual LLC

synopsis: Flipboard announced it has acquired the team at Ultravisual, a Technicolor-backed company. The company develops a photo and video editing application with a built in social network. Ultravisual is a network for sharing visual content broadly and beautifully. Their mission is to help people communicate and express themselves visually.
buyer: Flipboard Inc.
Flipboard is the world’s first social magazine. Inspired by the beauty and ease of print media, Flipboard’s mission is to fundamentally improve how people discover, view and share content across their social networks. "
target parent: Technicolor SA
target: Ultravisual LLC
Ultravisual LLC develops a photo and video editing application with a built in social network. Ultravisual is a network for sharing visual content broadly and beautifully. Their mission is to help people communicate and express themselves visually.
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announced 6/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Technicolor SA, will acquire Mr. X Inc.

synopsis: Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mr. X, a leading North American provider of visual effects to premier television and international film clients.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Their world class research and innovation laboratories enable them to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. "
target: Mr. X Inc.
Founded in 2001, Mr. X is a digital production studio specializing in television and feature film visual effects. By collaborating with filmmakers from pre-production through post, Mr. X helps to define the look and feel of a film or television series.
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announced 3/13/2012 via Company Press Release

Ericsson AB, will purchase Broadcast Services Division from Technicolor SA

synopsis: Ericsson announced that it has submitted a binding offer to acquire the Broadcast Services Division of Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, headquartered in France. The closing of the acquisition is subject to relevant customary regulatory administrative approvals and consultations.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries utilize its network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls are made through its systems. "
seller: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. The company also remains a large physical media service provider.
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Thomson, acquired MediaSec Technologies GmbH

synopsis: Thomson has acquired MediaSec Technologies GmbH, a pioneer in digital watermarking and copy detection technologies. MediaSec, with a presence in the US, has a strong portfolio of patents and software products which Thomson will build on to meet the Media & Entertainment industries' growing need for content security and tracking solutions.
buyer: Thomson (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Thomson is the leading provider of technology and service solutions for integrated media and entertainment companies. The company is a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics, including TVs, home theater systems, DVD players, digital audio and video products, home entertainment accessories, an "
target: MediaSec Technologies GmbH
MediaSec Technologies provides solutions for securing and authenticating digital images and printed documents utilizing patented digital watermarking, encryption, electronic signatures and other security technologies.
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closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired TiVo Inc.

synopsis: Rovi Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of TiVo Inc. The company is adopting the iconic TiVo brand, marking the emergence of a new global leader in innovative products and licensable inventions that power consumer entertainment experiences and transform the value of audience relationships.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way in the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment. It creates personalized and data-driven ways for viewers to discover the right entertainment and for providers to discover the right audiences. "
target: TiVo Inc. (TIVO:$489.61)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
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$1,561 [$1,234]
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$490
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$85
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closed 5/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Macrovision Corporation, acquired Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

synopsis: Macrovision Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide, a global leader in video and entertainment guidance technology and services. Combining Gemstar-TV and Macrovision technologies positions the company as a key enabler of the digital home entertainment experience.
buyer: Macrovision Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi Corporation (formerly Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is a leader in powering the discovery and enjoyment of digital entertainment—connecting consumers with the best entertainment experiences possible. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. is a leading media, entertainment and technology company that develops, licenses, markets and distributes technologies, products and services targeted at the television guidance and home entertainment needs of consumers worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,758 [$2,224]
rev ($mm)
$617
EBITDA ($mm)
$141
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3.7x
EV / EBITDA
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Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 9/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Artifact Uprising, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: Artifact Uprising announced that its management team bought back the company from its parent Visual Supply Co. (VSCO). Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos with a focus on responsibly-sourced materials and elevated design.
buyer: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine. "
target parent: VSCO
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/21/2015 via Company Press Release

Electra Private Equity PLC, Exponent Private Equity, will acquire PhotoBox Limited

synopsis: Electra Private Equity PLC, a private equity investment trust on the London Stock Exchange, and Exponent Private Equity, a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses, announced the proposed acquisition of Photobox Group, Europe's leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Electra Private Equity PLC (LSE:ELTA:$668.96)
Electra Private Equity PLC ("Electra") is a private equity investment trust quoted on the London Stock Exchange since 1976 achieving investment returns substantially in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index. Exponent Private Equity is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. "
target: PhotoBox Limited
PhotoBox Limited operates an online photo printing and sharing community. The company’s online digital photo service helps people to create memories and keep them alive through photo books, cards, wall décor items, mugs, T-shirts, and more.
price ($mm)
$619
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
14.1x
closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

VSCO, acquired Artifact Uprising

synopsis: VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®), an art and technology company, announced that it had acquired Artifact Uprising. The Denver, CO based company enables people to transform digital images into premium quality photo books, prints, and gifts.
buyer: VSCO
VSCO® (Visual Supply Company®) is an art and technology company building an ecosystem of digital tools, services and community for modern creatives. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Oakland, California, with additional offices in Colorado Springs and New York City. "
target: Artifact Uprising
Artifact Uprising creates tangible photo books, prints, and gifts for digital photos. Signature products include premium quality photo books whose interior pages are printed on 100% recycled paper and a collection of wooden products handcrafted with mountain beetle pine.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/2/2014 via PR Web

MailPix, acquired winkflash

synopsis: MailPix, the photo-printing and gifting site, has acquired Winkflash, a 12-year-old photo-printing site based in Attleboro, MA. Winkflash is a seamlessly integrated service made to print customer's 240 billion+ Facebook and Instagram photos and photos from any phone, device or computer.
buyer: MailPix
MailPix.com is the pre-eminent site for allowing users to print photos instantly at thousands of retailers from their phone app or PC and also offers convenient mail-to-home. MailPix preserves photo memories as photo books, canvas, prints, cards, enlargements and other photo gift products. "
target: winkflash
Winkflash is a seamlessly integrated service made to print customer's 240 billion+ Facebook and Instagram photos and photos from any phone, device or computer. They print photos the same day at thousands of retailers from your phone app or PC and offer convenient mail-to-home shipping.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2013 via Reuters

Elanders AB, acquired myphotobook GmbH

synopsis: Elanders AB announced that the Company has acquired Myphotobook GmbH, a European e-commerce company specializing in personalized photo products for consumers.
buyer: Elanders AB
Elanders AB operates in two segments. The Infologistics segment offers user information, product catalogues, and documentation that support market communication. The Infoprint segment produces information intensive printed matter for industrial and commercial companies. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: myphotobook GmbH
myphotobook is one of the most modern photo applications on the Internet. myphotobook allows users to design their own photo books, canvases, alu dibonds, photo calendars, posters and order photo prints.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/16/2012 via BusinessWire

liveBooks, Inc., acquired Pinhole Press

synopsis: liveBooks, Inc. announced the acquisition of on-demand photo companies Pinhole Press and Pinhole Pro. Both Pinhole Press, a lifestyle brand aimed at consumers, and Pinhole Pro, which targets the professional photographer market, provide an unmatched user experience with timeless, elegant e-commerce products.
buyer: liveBooks, Inc.
Founded in 2005, liveBooks, Inc. is a photo-rich content management platform focused on sharing and distributing across the web, mobile and print-on-demand channels. "
target parent: Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.
target: Pinhole Press
Pinhole Press is a lifestyle brand delivering high-quality personalized photo products to the home consumer market. Pinhole Pro was later launched in 2011 as the premier destination for similar print-on-demand needs of the professional photographer community.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2012 via GlobeNewswire

CafePress, acquired EZ Prints Inc.

synopsis: CafePress Inc., The World's Customization Engine™, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of EZ Prints, Inc., a deployable e-commerce software platform.
buyer: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom T-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. "
target: EZ Prints Inc.
EZ Prints' print-on-demand and personalization solutions power some of the world's largest brands, creating revenue streams with their world-class technology, products, design and manufacturing.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
37.7x
closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Snap MyLife, Inc., acquired Inkubook

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc. has sold Inkubook, an online personal photobook publishing service to Snap MyLife, Inc. Inkubook was developed by Author Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of self-publishing services and a portfolio company of Bertram Capital.
buyer: Snap MyLife, Inc.
Based in Princeton, NJ, Snap MyLife, Inc. is a fast-growing developer of consumer cloud-service applications for managing content on mobile devices and other internet-enabled consumer electronics. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
target: Inkubook
Inkubook is an easy-to-use online personal photo book publishing service that enables people to make drop-dead gorgeous photo books in minutes. With Inkubook, it's simple to upload photos and then drag-and-drop them onto creative layouts to make a fantastic book.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/1/2011 via BusinessWire

VistaPrint N.V., acquired Albumprinter BV

synopsis: Vistaprint N.V., a leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to micro businesses and the home, announced it has completed its acquisition of Albumprinter, a privately held Dutch photo book and photo product company.
buyer: VistaPrint N.V. (CMPR:$2,592.54)
Vistaprint provides more than eleven million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression. VistaPrint's business model is supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities, and direct marketing expertise. "
target: Albumprinter BV
Albumprinter is one of the leading European online photo book companies, targeting customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and Norway. It operates the Albelli, Bonusprint and Önskefoto consumer brands.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
10.8x

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