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closed 11/14/2018 via PE Hub

BTI Studios, acquired Berliner Synchron GmbH

synopsis: BTI Studios, a portfolio company of Shamrock Capital, has acquired Berliner Synchron Gmbh, a dubbing studio in Germany. Berliner Synchron GmbH was founded in 1949 as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany. Since then it has dubbed more than 8000 titles into German, with the company still holding a leading position in the industry today.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: BTI Studios
BTI Studios is among the world’s largest localization companies providing dubbing, subtitling, and access services in any language. Founded in 1995, BTI Studios today operates 23 local facilities globally, spanning a network of fully owned local sites across Europe, Asia and the US. "
target parent: S&L Medien Gruppe
target: Berliner Synchron GmbH
Berliner Synchron GmbH was founded in 1949 as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany. Since then it has dubbed more than 8000 titles into German, with the company still holding a leading position in the industry today.
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closed 2/16/2022 via PR Newswire

3Play Media, acquired Captionmax

synopsis: 3Play Media, has acquired Captionmax and its subsidiary National Captioning Canada. Based in Minneapolis, Captionmax is a leader in high quality and secure live and pre-recorded captioning, audio description, and localization services to customers across multiple end-markets.
buyer parent: Riverside Partners, LLC.
buyer: 3Play Media
3Play Media is a cloud-based video accessibility platform with solutions for closed captioning, live captioning, audio description, and translation. They combine machine learning, data sets, and automatic speech recognition with human review to provide accurate accessibility solutions at scale. "
target: Captionmax
Captionmax is a full-service provider of media accessibility solutions. Captionmax provides live and pre-recorded captioning, audio description, and localization solutions to media broadcasters, content creators and distributors, corporations, and governments across the United States and Canada.
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closed 5/12/2021 via PR Newswire

VERBIT.AI, acquired Vitac

synopsis: Verbit, the world's largest AI-powered transcription platform, announced the acquisition of VITAC, the largest provider of captioning products and solutions in North America. The company's commitment to communication accessibility is evidenced by its talented captioners, technical expertise, and exceptional client service.
buyer: VERBIT.AI
Verbit is the world's leading interactive transcription and captioning solution. It utilizes in-house, AI-based technology to transform both live and recorded video and audio into +99% accurate captions and transcripts for the education, legal, media, and enterprise industries. "
target parent: Gores Group, LLC
target: Vitac
VITAC is the largest provider captioning products and services in the United States. The company's commitment to communication accessibility is evidenced by its talented captioners, technical expertise, and exceptional client service.
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closed 10/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Vitac, acquired Sovo Technologies

synopsis: VITAC Corp., the largest provider of realtime and offline captioning products and services in the United States, has acquired SOVO Technologies, a leading provider of captioning and transcription services in North America and Europe. SOVO uses its own unique technology to offer high quality transcription and captioning services.
buyer parent: Gores Group, LLC
buyer: Vitac
VITAC is the largest provider of realtime and offline captioning products and services in the United States. Responsible for captioning more than 580,000 hours of programming each year, its clients include every major broadcasting company and most cable networks. "
target: Sovo Technologies
SOVO Technologies is a leading provider of captioning and transcription services in North America and Europe. SOVO uses its own artificial intelligence and speech recognition-based technology to offer high quality transcription and captioning services, both for live or offline broadcasts or events.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

BTI Studios, acquired Creative Sounds BV

synopsis: Leading localization provider BTI Studios announced the acquisition of Dutch dubbing studio, Creative Sounds.  Creative Sounds was founded in 2000 and offers dubbing for international, regional and local content owners and new media distributors.
buyer parent: Altor Equity Partners
buyer: BTI Studios
Founded in 1995, BTI Studios is one of the world's leading providers of dubbing, subtitling, access services, captioning, and media solutions to broadcasters, major film studios, VOD platforms, and producers in Sweden and internationally. "
target: Creative Sounds BV
Creative Sounds BV is a media localization provider, offering dubbing for international, regional and local content owners, aggregators and new media distributors. They also offer localization for feature film, television series, games, documentaries and corporate.
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closed 1/25/2017 via BusinessWire

Vitac, acquired Caption Colorado

synopsis: VITAC Corporation, the market-leading provider of closed captioning and accessible media solutions to clients in the media and entertainment, education, corporate and government sectors, and a portfolio company of Gores, announced that it has acquired Caption Colorado, a leading provider of captioning services.
buyer parent: Gores Group, LLC
buyer: Vitac
VITAC Corporation is the nation’s largest provider of closed captioning and accessible media services. VITAC provides live and prerecorded captioning solutions in English and Spanish, video description and digital media services for broadcast networks, cable TV, online video, and teleconferences. "
target: Caption Colorado
Founded in 1991, Caption Colorado employs more than 300 professionals and provides captions for more than 500 events each day, with real-time, online, and offline captioning for scheduled news broadcasts, breaking news broadcasts, weather emergencies, television, feature films, etc.
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closed 10/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., acquired Sfera Studios

synopsis: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., solving creative and technology challenges for content creators and distributors for 100+ years, has acquired Sfera, a global, cloud based localization platform and distributed services firm. Adding Sfera's proven technology to Deluxe's worldwide reach, relationships, and industry knowledge.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. is the global leader in digital services and technology solutions for content creation and delivery. "
target: Sfera Studios
Sferastudios is a cloud-based technology and service firm specialized in enhancing the digital media supply chain. Sfera utilizes a worldwide distributed workforce along with proprietary systems and web-based tools to efficiently deliver specialized media services on demand and in large scale.
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closed 2/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Gores Group, LLC, acquired Vitac

synopsis: The Gores Group, a leading Los Angeles-based investment firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of VITAC Corporation from Merrill Corporation, a provider of technology-enabled platforms. Vitac Corporation is the nation's largest provider of closed captioning and other accessible media services.
buyer: Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. They combine the operational expertise capabilities of a strategic buyer with the M&A team. "
target parent: Merrill Corporation
target: Vitac
VITAC Corporation is the nation’s largest provider of closed captioning and accessible media services. VITAC provides live and prerecorded captioning solutions in English and Spanish, video description and digital media services for broadcast networks, cable TV, online video, and teleconferences.
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closed 5/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Verbit, acquired U.S. Captioning Company

synopsis: Verbit, the market leader in voice AI transcription and captioning solutions, has acquired U.S. Captioning to further its media vertical expansion efforts. U.S. Captioning is a renowned US-based provider of closed captioning services for national TV stations, networks, producers and programmers.
buyer: Verbit
Verbit serves as an essential partner to 2,500+ businesses and institutions. Its vertical-built voice AI solutions provide its partners with the tools they need to offer engaging and equitable experiences that meet accessibility guidelines and make verbal information searchable and actionable. "
target: U.S. Captioning Company
U.S. Captioning Company is an industry-leading provider of closed captioning services for national TV stations, networks, producers, and programmers. Its technologically advanced Post department works with many national production clients to facilitate captioning in over 45 languages.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Captionmax, acquired National Captioning Canda Inc.

synopsis: Captionmax acquired Calgary, Alberta-based National Captioning Canada (NCC). NCC will continue to operate with its market-leading captioning brand serving major Canadian broadcasters, government, profit and not-for-profit organizations.
buyer: Captionmax
Captionmax is a full-service, all digital media accessibility company headquartered in Minneapolis, with a workforce spanning from California to New York and serving a diverse roster of industry leading clients. They provide their clients with both offline, and real time captioning. "
target: National Captioning Canda Inc.
Calgary, Alberta-based National Captioning Canada, provides real-time and off-line closed captioning and transcription services to broadcasters, webcasters, governmental bodies, productions houses and other organizations requiring real-time transcription services.
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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 3/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Zoo Digital Group plc, acquired Vista India

synopsis: ZOO Digital has acquired the award-winning media services and localization businesses of Vista India Digitek Private Limited and Vista Tanweer Studios Private Limited, based in Mumbai. Vista is a leading force in media localization, media services and digital distribution for Indian and foreign language content.
buyer: Zoo Digital Group plc (:$12.83)
ZOO Digital Group PLC is a provider of cloud software based subtitling, dubbing and media localization services to the TV and movie industry. "
target: Vista India
Vista is a leading force in media localization, media services and digital distribution for Indian and foreign language content. Vista provides end-to-end services across eight Indian languages and English, including dubbing, subtitling, artwork and metadata localization services.
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closed 4/1/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Cool Japan Fund Inc., Imagica Robot Holdings Inc., Sumitomo Corporation, acquired SDI Media Group

synopsis: A consortium of Japanese companies has acquired SDI Media (SDI), a global market-leading localization company serving the media and entertainment industry. The consortium acquiring SDI is led by Imagica Robot Holdings Inc. and includes the Cool Japan Fund and Sumitomo Corporation.
buyer: Sumitomo Corporation (TSE:8053:$48,819.67)
buyer: Imagica Robot Holdings Inc. (TSE:6879:$824.88)
buyer: Cool Japan Fund Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings is the parent company of a group of media production companies that offer services in post production, media distribution, TV channel operations, media businesses, creative services, content production, imaging systems, digital video solutions, and more. "
target parent: BNP Paribas
target: SDI Media Group
SDI Media is the world's largest supplier of subtitling services for the television, cinema, video, and DVD industries. The Group also operates state-of-the-art dubbing and voice-over facilities, and offers Internet site and interactive game content localization.
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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 7/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Rocket Sound LLC

synopsis: Lionbridge, the premier video game globalization and publishing services partner, has acquired Rocket Sound, an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. They offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge is the world’s largest language services provider, offering leading translation and localization services and global marketing solutions. They help organizations achieve international success through customer service, advanced technologies, and a network of professional translators. "
target: Rocket Sound LLC
Rocket Sound is an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. Founded in 2013, they offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
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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:$512.20)
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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closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

RWS Holdings plc, acquired Webdunia

synopsis: RWS Holdings Plc has informed about the acquisition of Webdunia. With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
buyer: RWS Holdings plc (AIM:RWS:$915.91)
Based in the UK, RWS is a leading provider of patent translations and one of the leading players in the provision of intellectual property support services and a market leader in life sciences translations and linguistic validation as well as a language service provider in other technical areas. "
target: Webdunia
With over 600 employees, and offices in India, Thailand and the US, Webdunia is a leader in translation, localization and technology services to technology and digital companies in the Indian and North American markets.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire VMC Consulting Corporation

synopsis: Technical services provider Keywords Studios is set to buy QA and customer support provider VMC from owner Volt Information Sciences. VMC provides functional testing, customer support and localization services both in and outside of the games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, localization, testing, audio, player support and engineering services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to blue chip clients in over 18 countries. "
target parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
target: VMC Consulting Corporation
VMC combines technical expertise and vigilant dedication to deliver unmatched development, QA, localization, and technical support services. VMC serves as a seamless extension of their client's team to improve product quality, accelerate productivity, and maximize customer satisfaction.
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closed 6/8/2016 via BusinessWire

United Language Group, acquired KJ International Resources

synopsis: KJ International Resources (KJI) announced that it has been acquired by United Language Group, a Minneapolis-based global organization. KJI is a leading provider of translation and localization services in a wide range of medical, technical and other highly regulated fields. KJI is strategically important to ULG's porfolio of language solutions.
buyer parent: United Language Group
buyer: United Language Group
United Language Group is a global organization headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in New York, Hong Kong, Galway (Ireland), and London. ULG is dedicated to building and managing a portfolio of high-performing and complementary language service providers. "
target: KJ International Resources
KJ International Resources is a leading provider of translation and localization services in a wide range of medical, technical and other highly regulated fields. KJ is committed to excellent customer service and high quality language services.
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closed 6/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Blindlight

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an Irish international technical services provider for the video game industry, acquired video game production services provider Blindlight. California based Blindlight works on behalf of game publishers and developers in managing the production processes for the parts of games that benefit from Hollywood production resources.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Blindlight
Blindlight works for game publishers and developers in managing the entire production processes for the parts of games that benefit from Hollywood production resources. Their services include voice-over production, celebrity management, game writing, music, sound design and motion capture.
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closed 11/14/2018 via PE Hub

BTI Studios, acquired Berliner Synchron GmbH

synopsis: BTI Studios, a portfolio company of Shamrock Capital, has acquired Berliner Synchron Gmbh, a dubbing studio in Germany. Berliner Synchron GmbH was founded in 1949 as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany. Since then it has dubbed more than 8000 titles into German, with the company still holding a leading position in the industry today.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: BTI Studios
BTI Studios is among the world’s largest localization companies providing dubbing, subtitling, and access services in any language. Founded in 1995, BTI Studios today operates 23 local facilities globally, spanning a network of fully owned local sites across Europe, Asia and the US. "
target parent: S&L Medien Gruppe
target: Berliner Synchron GmbH
Berliner Synchron GmbH was founded in 1949 as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany. Since then it has dubbed more than 8000 titles into German, with the company still holding a leading position in the industry today.
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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 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

BTI Studios, acquired La BiBi.it Srl

synopsis: BTI Studios, one of the world’s largest localization companies, has acquired La BiBi.it and Multimedia Network. La BiBi.it and Multimedia Network are Italian dubbing companies. The companies provide dubbing and localization services for feature films, TV shows, cartoons, video games, and documentaries.
buyer parent: Altor Equity Partners
buyer: BTI Studios
BTI Studios is among the world’s largest localization companies providing dubbing, subtitling, and access services in any language. Founded in 1995, BTI Studios today operates 23 local facilities globally, spanning a network of fully owned local sites across Europe, Asia and the US. "
target: La BiBi.it Srl
La BiBi.it and Multimedia Network are Italian dubbing companies. The companies provide dubbing and localization services for films, TV shows, cartoons, video games, and documentaries. The companies have worked on popular productions such as E.R., The X-Files, digimon, Doctor Who, and Paw Patrol.
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closed 11/14/2018 via PE Hub

BTI Studios, acquired Berliner Synchron GmbH

synopsis: BTI Studios, a portfolio company of Shamrock Capital, has acquired Berliner Synchron Gmbh, a dubbing studio in Germany. Berliner Synchron GmbH was founded in 1949 as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany. Since then it has dubbed more than 8000 titles into German, with the company still holding a leading position in the industry today.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: BTI Studios
BTI Studios is among the world’s largest localization companies providing dubbing, subtitling, and access services in any language. Founded in 1995, BTI Studios today operates 23 local facilities globally, spanning a network of fully owned local sites across Europe, Asia and the US. "
target parent: S&L Medien Gruppe
target: Berliner Synchron GmbH
Berliner Synchron GmbH was founded in 1949 as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany. Since then it has dubbed more than 8000 titles into German, with the company still holding a leading position in the industry today.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

BTI Studios, acquired Creative Sounds BV

synopsis: Leading localization provider BTI Studios announced the acquisition of Dutch dubbing studio, Creative Sounds.  Creative Sounds was founded in 2000 and offers dubbing for international, regional and local content owners and new media distributors.
buyer parent: Altor Equity Partners
buyer: BTI Studios
Founded in 1995, BTI Studios is one of the world's leading providers of dubbing, subtitling, access services, captioning, and media solutions to broadcasters, major film studios, VOD platforms, and producers in Sweden and internationally. "
target: Creative Sounds BV
Creative Sounds BV is a media localization provider, offering dubbing for international, regional and local content owners, aggregators and new media distributors. They also offer localization for feature film, television series, games, documentaries and corporate.
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announced 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Altor Equity Partners, will acquire BTI Studios AB

synopsis: The Carlyle Group and Altor Fund IV (“Altor”) announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Carlyle will sell BTI Studios to Altor. BTI Studios has become a global localisation company providing dubbing, subtitling, access services and media solutions across multiple languages to a diverse international customer base.
buyer: Altor Equity Partners
Since inception, the family of Altor funds has raised some EUR 5.8 billion in total commitments. The investments have primarily been made in medium-sized companies with the aim to create value through growth initiatives and operational improvements. "
target: BTI Studios AB
Founded in 1995, BTI Studios has become a global localisation company providing dubbing, subtitling, access services and media solutions across multiple languages to a diverse international customer base.
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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 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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announced 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Altor Equity Partners, will acquire BTI Studios AB

synopsis: The Carlyle Group and Altor Fund IV (“Altor”) announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Carlyle will sell BTI Studios to Altor. BTI Studios has become a global localisation company providing dubbing, subtitling, access services and media solutions across multiple languages to a diverse international customer base.
buyer: Altor Equity Partners
Since inception, the family of Altor funds has raised some EUR 5.8 billion in total commitments. The investments have primarily been made in medium-sized companies with the aim to create value through growth initiatives and operational improvements. "
target: BTI Studios AB
Founded in 1995, BTI Studios has become a global localisation company providing dubbing, subtitling, access services and media solutions across multiple languages to a diverse international customer base.
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closed 5/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Verbit, acquired U.S. Captioning Company

synopsis: Verbit, the market leader in voice AI transcription and captioning solutions, has acquired U.S. Captioning to further its media vertical expansion efforts. U.S. Captioning is a renowned US-based provider of closed captioning services for national TV stations, networks, producers and programmers.
buyer: Verbit
Verbit serves as an essential partner to 2,500+ businesses and institutions. Its vertical-built voice AI solutions provide its partners with the tools they need to offer engaging and equitable experiences that meet accessibility guidelines and make verbal information searchable and actionable. "
target: U.S. Captioning Company
U.S. Captioning Company is an industry-leading provider of closed captioning services for national TV stations, networks, producers, and programmers. Its technologically advanced Post department works with many national production clients to facilitate captioning in over 45 languages.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Captionmax, acquired National Captioning Canda Inc.

synopsis: Captionmax acquired Calgary, Alberta-based National Captioning Canada (NCC). NCC will continue to operate with its market-leading captioning brand serving major Canadian broadcasters, government, profit and not-for-profit organizations.
buyer: Captionmax
Captionmax is a full-service, all digital media accessibility company headquartered in Minneapolis, with a workforce spanning from California to New York and serving a diverse roster of industry leading clients. They provide their clients with both offline, and real time captioning. "
target: National Captioning Canda Inc.
Calgary, Alberta-based National Captioning Canada, provides real-time and off-line closed captioning and transcription services to broadcasters, webcasters, governmental bodies, productions houses and other organizations requiring real-time transcription services.
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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 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Priveq Investment, acquired Plint

synopsis: Priveq Investment has acquired a 55% stake in Plint, one of the fastest growing language service providers in the industry, offering subtitling, studio services and workflow management of anything from film and series to sports, gaming and theatre content.
buyer: Priveq Investment
Priveq is a private equity firm that creates the right conditions for entrepreneurs, family businesses and other ventures to develop their companies. They provide the capital and expertise companies need to ensure stable expansion. "
target: Plint
Plint is one of the fastest growing language service providers in the industry, offering subtitling, studio services and workflow management of anything from film and series to sports, gaming and theatre content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$23
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EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

BTI Studios, acquired La BiBi.it Srl

synopsis: BTI Studios, one of the world’s largest localization companies, has acquired La BiBi.it and Multimedia Network. La BiBi.it and Multimedia Network are Italian dubbing companies. The companies provide dubbing and localization services for feature films, TV shows, cartoons, video games, and documentaries.
buyer parent: Altor Equity Partners
buyer: BTI Studios
BTI Studios is among the world’s largest localization companies providing dubbing, subtitling, and access services in any language. Founded in 1995, BTI Studios today operates 23 local facilities globally, spanning a network of fully owned local sites across Europe, Asia and the US. "
target: La BiBi.it Srl
La BiBi.it and Multimedia Network are Italian dubbing companies. The companies provide dubbing and localization services for films, TV shows, cartoons, video games, and documentaries. The companies have worked on popular productions such as E.R., The X-Files, digimon, Doctor Who, and Paw Patrol.
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closed 4/1/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Cool Japan Fund Inc., Imagica Robot Holdings Inc., Sumitomo Corporation, acquired SDI Media Group

synopsis: A consortium of Japanese companies has acquired SDI Media (SDI), a global market-leading localization company serving the media and entertainment industry. The consortium acquiring SDI is led by Imagica Robot Holdings Inc. and includes the Cool Japan Fund and Sumitomo Corporation.
buyer: Sumitomo Corporation (TSE:8053:$48,819.67)
buyer: Imagica Robot Holdings Inc. (TSE:6879:$824.88)
buyer: Cool Japan Fund Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings is the parent company of a group of media production companies that offer services in post production, media distribution, TV channel operations, media businesses, creative services, content production, imaging systems, digital video solutions, and more. "
target parent: BNP Paribas
target: SDI Media Group
SDI Media is the world's largest supplier of subtitling services for the television, cinema, video, and DVD industries. The Group also operates state-of-the-art dubbing and voice-over facilities, and offers Internet site and interactive game content localization.
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closed 8/15/2007 via

Elevation Partners, acquired SDI Media Group

synopsis: SDI Media Group, the world’s largest provider of subtitling and language dubbing services to the entertainment industry, announced today that it is being acquired by Elevation Partners. Elevation is purchasing the company from Warburg Pincus, the private equity firm that acquired SDI Media in 2004.
buyer: Elevation Partners
Elevation Partners is a private equity firm making large-scale investments in market-leading media, entertainment, and consumer-related businesses. Elevation Partners has nearly $1.9 billion in committed capital to be invested over the next six years. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: SDI Media Group
SDI Media is the world's largest supplier of subtitling services for the television, cinema, video, and DVD industries. The Group also operates state-of-the-art dubbing and voice-over facilities, and offers Internet site and interactive game content localization.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$115
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2005 via PR Newswire

Point.360, acquired Visual Sound, Inc.

synopsis: Point.360 PTSX, a leading provider of integrated media management services, today announced that it had acquired the assets of Visual Sound, Inc., a leading provider of closed-captioning and subtitling services for the television and motion picture industry.
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: Visual Sound, Inc.
Visual Sound, Inc., a leading provider of closed-captioning and subtitling services for the television and motion picture industry.
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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 5/22/2019 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 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 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

The Hut Group Ltd., acquired Language Connect

synopsis: The Hut Group (THG), one of the largest online Beauty & Wellbeing businesses, has acquired Language Connect, a leading language translation and localisation services company. Language Connect has a diverse blue-chip customer base and an international footprint, with offices in London, New York, Singapore, Dubai, Munich, and Melbourne.
buyer: The Hut Group Ltd. (LSE:THG:$1,552.03)
Based in the UK, The Hut Group (THG) is an international technology company, focused on beauty and wellbeing retail. THG sells consumer goods directly to consumers through its proprietary technology and operating platform. "
target: Language Connect
Headquartered in the UK, Language Connect has grown rapidly to become a leading international language services provider. The business has a diverse blue-chip customer base of over 900 organisations globally.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Reuters

Honyaku Center Inc., will acquire Media Research, Inc.

synopsis: Honyaku Center, the largest translation company in Asia, will acquire Media Research, Inc. from FueTrek, a provider of mobile phone solutions. Media Research, Inc. is a translation and localization company based in Japan. The company translates and localizes information in a variety of fields including life sciences, energy, legal and more.
buyer: Honyaku Center Inc. (JASDAQ:2483:$88.34)
Honyaku Center is the largest translation company in Asia. The company provides translation and localization services tailored to the Japanese and Asian markets. Honyaku Center has provided translation and localization services for the IT, industrial, medical, financial, and legal industries. "
target parent: Fuetrek Co., Ltd.
target: Media Research, Inc.
Media Research, Inc. is a translation and localization company based in Japan. Media Research translates/localizes information in a variety of fields including life sciences, energy, international cooperation, IT and telecommunications, economics and finance, business documents, legal and more.
price ($mm)
$4.85
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closed 6/8/2016 via BusinessWire

United Language Group, acquired Merrill Brink International

synopsis: United Language Group (ULG) announced the completion of its acquisition of Merrill Brink International, formerly a subsidiary of Merrill Corporation. Merrrill Brink International offers a wide range of language solutions including translation, localization, internationalization and globalization services.
buyer parent: United Language Group
buyer: United Language Group
United Language Group is a global organization headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in New York, Hong Kong, Galway (Ireland), and London. ULG is dedicated to building and managing a portfolio of high-performing and complementary language service providers. "
target parent: Merrill Corporation
target: Merrill Brink International
Merrill Brink International is a leading provider of life sciences, legal, financial, manufacturing and corporate language solutions for global companies. It is recognized for its commitment to quality and its pioneering approach of leveraging technology to reduce costs.
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closed 2/29/2016 via Market Wire

Welocalize, acquired Adapt Worldwide

synopsis: Welocalize, global leader in innovative translation and localization solutions, announced they have acquired Adapt Worldwide. Adapt Worldwide provides specialized multilingual digital marketing services to brand leaders and global organizations across multiple industries including technology, manufacturing, leisure, retail, travel and hospitality.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize, Inc. offers innovative language services to help global brands reach audiences around the world in more than 175 languages. They provide translation and localization services, talent management, language tools, automation and technology, quality and program management. "
target: Adapt Worldwide
Adapt Worldwide helps brands expand their global reach across markets and platforms in more than 175 languages. Increasing demands for an integrated approach between marketing and localization, Adapt Worldwide assists through the cultural adaption of content across digital channels.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Naxicap Partners, acquired Technicis Technology

synopsis: Naxicap Partners, one of France's leading private equity companies, and Benjamin du Fraysseix became majority shareholders of Technicis. Technicis is the leader in France and one of the top 5 companies in Europe on the translation market, offering a complete range of linguistic services such as translation, proofreading/revision, etc.
buyer parent: Natixis
buyer: Naxicap Partners
Naxicap Partners, one of France’s leading private equity companies, totals €2 billion of capital under management. Committed and responsible investors, Naxicap builds solid, constructive partnerships with the entrepreneurs they support on which to base the success of their projects. "
target: Technicis Technology
Technicis offers a wide range of language-related services (translations, proofreading/revision, sworn translations, DTP, localisation, interpreting, transcription, subtitling) to over 1,500 clients in a number of areas (finance, law, industry, aerospace, web & digital, luxury goods, medical, etc.).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired CLS Communication AG

synopsis: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of CLS Communication, a privately-held provider of translation solutions to clients in the financial services, industrial, public sector and life sciences markets.
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
As the world's largest enterprise crowdsourcing company, Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. "
target parent: Zurmont Madison Private Equity L.P.
target: CLS Communication AG
CLS Communication AG is an international language and technology services provider for multilingual communication in the fields of finance, insurance, telecommunications, life sciences and legal.
price ($mm)
$77
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