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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:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Their licensing business possesses an intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: The Mill
The Mill is the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
price ($mm)
$292
rev ($mm)
$171
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closed 4/19/2011 via Reuters

Barclays Private Equity, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Barclays Private Equity bought a majority stake in visual effects company The Mill, attracted by its exposure to the advertising market and rapidly growing emerging markets. The Mill, which opened its first office in London's Soho district in 1990, produces digital visual effects for brands such as Nike and Adidas.
buyer parent: Barclays PLC
buyer: Barclays Private Equity
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: The Mill
The Mill is a recognised global brand for creating seamless visual effects. It is also a leader in design, animation, live action content direction, VFX brand accounts, versioning and global adaptations, digital content creation and distribution.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
$122
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
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closed 4/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Point.360, acquired Moving Images NY, LLC.

synopsis: Point.360, a leading provider of integrated media management services, announced that it had acquired the assets of Moving Images NY LLC, doing business as MI Post. MI Post is engaged in editing, graphics and other post production activities serving entertainment and advertising customers in New York City.
buyer parent: DG FastChannel, Inc.
buyer: Point.360 (PTSX:$22.35)
Point.360 is one of the largest providers of video and film asset management services to owners, producers and distributors of entertainment and advertising content. The Company provides worldwide electronic distribution, using fiber optics, satellites, and the Internet. "
target: Moving Images NY, LLC.
Moving Images NY, LLC. d/b/a MI Post is engaged in editing, graphics and other post production activities serving entertainment and advertising customers in New York City.
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closed 7/31/2006 via

Rainmaker Income Fund, acquired Mainframe Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Rainmaker Income Fund announced that its subsidiary RNK Capital Limited Partnership has entered into an agreement to purchase from IDT Entertainment Inc. and its affiliates 62% of the outstanding shares of Mainframe Entertainment Inc. a leading CG animation company.
buyer: Rainmaker Income Fund
Rainmaker is an unincorporated open-ended limited purpose trust located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Rainmaker indirectly owns three operating limited partnerships. "
target parent: IDT Corporation
target: Mainframe Entertainment, Inc. (TSXV:RNK.A:$13.12)
Mainframe Entertainment Inc. is the industry leader in computer generated (CG) animation for television and direct-to-video DVD family entertainment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8.76 [$19.76]*
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
9.5x
announced 7/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Method Studios (VFX), will acquire Atomic Fiction

synopsis: Method Studios, an award-winning global visual effects company, will acquire Atomic Fiction, a fast-growing visual effects studio that provides state of the art imagery for industry leaders in streaming and theatrical content. Atomic Fiction have worked on projects such as The Walk, Allied, Deadpool, Stranger Things 2, Game of Thrones, and more.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Method Studios (VFX)
Method Studios is an award-winning global visual effects company. The company serves high-end feature, episodic television, and advertising/brand clients. Their range of services include conceptual design, pre-vis, look development, on-set supervision, 3D animation/CGI, motion graphics, and more. "
target: Atomic Fiction
Founded in 2010, Atomic Fiction is a fast-growing visual effects studio that provides state of the art imagery for industry leaders in streaming and theatrical content. The company crafts striking visuals for some of the biggest properties in film and episodic.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Mayfair Equity Partners, acquired Pixomondo

synopsis: Mayfair Equity Partners (“Mayfair”), the buyout and growth investor providing capital to dynamic businesses in the TMT and Consumer sectors, is pleased to announce that it has completed a majority investment in Pixomondo, a strongly diversified global Visual Effects (“VFX”) and Digital Media business.
buyer: Mayfair Equity Partners
Mayfair Equity Partners is a buyout and growth capital investor providing capital to dynamic businesses in the TMT and Consumer sectors. Its primary focus is on building strong partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: Pixomondo
Pixomondo is one of the largest independent international VFX studios, widely known for its award-winning work in film, TV, theme parks and advertising. With offices in three different continents, each office offers different specialties and capabilities.
price ($mm)
$65
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
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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closed 10/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Animal Logic Pty Ltd, acquired Fuel VFX

synopsis: Australian animation and post-production company Animal Logic has acquired visual effects firm Fuel VFX. Fuel VFX offers design and visual effects services.
buyer: Animal Logic Pty Ltd
Animal Logic produces design, animation and visual effects for the film, television and advertising industries. Established in 1991, Animal Logic quickly earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading design, visual effects and animation companies. "
target: Fuel VFX
Fuel VFX Pty Ltd offers design and visual effects services.
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announced 10/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Digital Monarch Media

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Monarch Media, a Canadian company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
buyer: Unity Technologies
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. "
target: Digital Monarch Media
Founded in 2014, Digital Monarch Media Ltd™ is a Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are a company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
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closed 7/10/2013 via Company Press Release

FingerPaint Marketing, acquired Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Fingerpaint has acquired Cotton Hill, an Albany company that provides full-service audio and video production. Cotton Hill has helped create sound and video for national and regional clientele across multiple industries including education, banking, legal, entertainment, healthcare and tourism.
buyer: Fingerpaint Marketing
Fingerpaint Marketing is a strategic and creative advertising agency. Their services include strategic planning, brand development, and more for industries including automotive, banking, B2B, fashion, education, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. "
target: Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.
Cotton Hill is a 25-year-old full-service audio and video production company based in Albany, NY. Cotton Hill is an expert in producing radio and television commercials providing both video and audio services. They also have extensive experience in audio post-production for film, web and television.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Bosz Digital

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced its acquisition of 100% of Bosz Digital SA in Costa Rica. Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. It offers the full range of services and skills: digital, creative services, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media strategy, planning and buying and healthcare communications. "
target: Bosz Digital
Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
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closed 4/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Eagle Rock Entertainment

synopsis: Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, announced that it has acquired UK-based Eagle Rock Entertainment, an independent producer and distributor of music programming. Eagle Rock Chairman and CEO Terry Shand will continue to lead the company from its headquarters in London.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. "
target parent: Beringea LLC.
target: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world. Eagle Rock has been recognized with some of the industry's most prestigious honors, including Emmy and Grammy Awards.
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closed 10/31/2018 via PR Newswire

VYPE Media, acquired GameDay Films

synopsis: VYPE Media, the nation's leading promoter of youth and high school sports, has announced its acquisition of GameDay Films, a Houston-based sports media company that delivers filming, photography, and production services to the booming youth sports industry.
buyer: VYPE Media
VYPE Media provides exclusive content and services for high school and youth sports. Their core offerings include publishing, filming and broadcasting, events, promoting and branding, and ambassador programs. "
target: GameDay Films
GameDay Films is a sports media and technology company that focuses on bringing quality and solutions to the filming needs of the youth sports industry across the United States.
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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 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Red Hot CG

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces the acquisition of 100% of Strongbox Ltd, a holding company with subsidiaries in China and Indonesia trading under the Red Hot CG ("Red Hot") brand. Red Hot are specialists in the production of graphical art assets for video games.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$323.52)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. "
target: Red Hot CG
Red Hot CG was founded in Shanghai in 2010. The company is a proven 2D, 3D and animation art provider to the global video games market with clients in the US, Europe, China and Japan. Red Hot CG found early success contributing to popular projects like Tomb Raider and God of War: Ascension.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Spov Ltd

synopsis: Video games services provider Keywords Studios has purchased animation and digital design company Spov. Spov, based in London, is a creatively led design and animation studio that provides creative development, cinematics, user interface, visual effects and motion graphics services to the video game and film sectors.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$323.52)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Spov Ltd
Spov, based in London, is a creatively led design and animation studio that provides creative development, cinematics, user interface, visual effects and motion graphics services to the video game and film sectors.
price ($mm)
$1.50
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announced 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire Mindwalk Studios Ltd

synopsis: Keywords Studios PLC is to buy Beijing based Mindwalk. The company is an elite partner for digital art and animation production for the games industry. With over a decade in business, the studio engages with the gaming industry's top-tier developers on a varied range of beloved global properties delivering on all major platforms
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$323.52)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Mindwalk Studios Ltd
Mindwalk Studios is an elite partner for digital art and animation production for the games industry. With over a decade in business, the studio engages with the gaming industry's top-tier developers on a varied range of beloved global properties delivering on all major platforms.
price ($mm)
$5.50
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Euro Media Group, acquired Netco Sports

synopsis: Euro Media Group (EMG), Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services announced the acquisition of Netco Sports, the leading provider of sport second screen solutions. Netco Sports is a pioneer in innovation and creation of state-of-the-art solutions for the second screen in the world of sports, headquartered in France.
buyer parent: Paribas Affaires Industrielles
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: Netco Sports
Netco Sports create unique mobile solutions in the world of Sports and Media: 2nd screen, Game Connect, Fotofan and Stadium Connect.
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announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

NEP Group, Inc., will acquire MIRA Mobile Television

synopsis: NEP announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all assets from Portland-based remote production facilities company, MIRA Mobile Television. This transaction will integrate MIRA into NEP's US Mobile Units operations. MIRA's nine HD mobile production units will join NEP's fleet of over seventy HD units worldwide.
buyer parent: Crestview Partners
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
For over 30 years, NEP has been delivering expertly engineered solutions for remote production, studio production, video display and host broadcasting. They have a worldwide network that includes the most advanced equipment and largest fleet of mobile units available. "
target: MIRA Mobile Television
MIRA Mobile Television is a Portland-based remote production facilities company founded in 1982. Their primary client base consists of national and regional sports networks as well as professional sports teams.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Racing Post, acquired Independent Content Services

synopsis: Racing Post, a publisher of racing and betting information, has acquired Independent Content Services (ICS Media Group), a UK-based multimedia content provider and digital marketing agency that specializes in sports and gaming. ICS produces content and services such as audio, text, video and images for new and traditional publishing platforms.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Racing Post
Established in 1986, Racing Post is the market-leading publisher of racing and betting information both on and offline in the UK. Racing Post print products include the daily paper and two weekly titles and attracts more than 1,000,000 unique visitors per month. "
target: Independent Content Services
Independent Content Services (ICS Media Group) is a UK-based multimedia content provider and digital marketing agency that specializes in sports and gaming. ICS produces and supplies content and services such as audio, text, video and images for new and traditional publishing platforms.
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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:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Their licensing business possesses an intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: The Mill
The Mill is the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
price ($mm)
$292
rev ($mm)
$171
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/19/2011 via Reuters

Barclays Private Equity, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Barclays Private Equity bought a majority stake in visual effects company The Mill, attracted by its exposure to the advertising market and rapidly growing emerging markets. The Mill, which opened its first office in London's Soho district in 1990, produces digital visual effects for brands such as Nike and Adidas.
buyer parent: Barclays PLC
buyer: Barclays Private Equity
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: The Mill
The Mill is a recognised global brand for creating seamless visual effects. It is also a leader in design, animation, live action content direction, VFX brand accounts, versioning and global adaptations, digital content creation and distribution.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
$122
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
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:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Their licensing business possesses an intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: The Mill
The Mill is the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
price ($mm)
$292
rev ($mm)
$171
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
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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:$4,513.87)
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Their world class research and innovation laboratories enable them to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. "
target parent: Mediacontech
target: Groupe Mikros Image
Mikros Image is dedicated to high-end visual effects and is a major player in the post production industry. Mikros image encompasses all aspects of post production: advertising, feature films, TV, video clips, video games and corporate communication.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
$48
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0.3x
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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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$25
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closed 3/31/2005 via

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:$489.61)
TiVo Inc. is a global leader in next-generation television services. TiVo's innovative cloud-based SaaS solutions enable viewers to consume content across all screens in and out-of-the home.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,561 [$1,234]
rev ($mm)
$490
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
2.5x
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14.5x
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
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

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
EV / EBITDA
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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