Like Visual Sound, Inc.

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 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 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)
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$115
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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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)
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$23
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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 9/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

BackStage, acquired Voice123

synopsis: Backstage, the leading freelancer marketplace and application suite for creators, announced that it has acquired Voice123. Voice123 is the world's first and most trusted marketplace for professional voice actors. It provides a dynamic, enjoyable, and nuisance-free online platform where it's easy to find the right voice for every need.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: BackStage
Backstage enables productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. The company’s mission is to make the content creation process more efficient, effective and scalable. "
target: Voice123
Voice123 is the world's first and most trusted marketplace for professional voice actors. It provides a dynamic, enjoyable, and nuisance-free online platform where it's easy to find the right voice for every conceivable voice-over need.
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announced 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, will acquire TV+SYNCHRON (TVS), a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: TV+SYNCHRON
TV+SYNCHRON (TVS) is a veteran of the German dubbing and localization industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, TVS has more than 25 years of experience of dubbing and localizing content into German, working across a range of media and formats.
price ($mm)
$4.09
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Chulengo, an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Chulengo
Chulengo is an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
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closed 10/21/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Sublime Subtitling & Translation

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Sublime Subtitling & Translation, a company based in Spain that specializes in audiovisual translation and subtitling for global entertainment clients.
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: Sublime Subtitling & Translation
Sublime is a Translation and Subtitling Company based in Spain. They offer a wide range of solutions including Translation, Subtitling and Localization in multiple languages for international, regional, and local content owners, aggregators, broadcasters, and distributors.
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closed 10/21/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Lassostudios

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, acquired Lassostudios, a Madrid-based company that specializes in dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, closed captioning, and other post-production 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: Lassostudios
Founded in Madrid in 2011, Lassostudios specializes in dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, closed captioning, and other post-production services, delivered primarily to entertainment clients in Spain and elsewhere in Europe.
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closed 8/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired La Marque Rose, Asrec, Dune Sound and Around the Word

synopsis: Keywords Studios has acquired entertainment localisation business La Marque Rose SARL, video game localisation company Asrec SAS, and Dune Sound and Around the Word, both subsidiary companies of Dune Media SAS, which provides audio recording and localisation services for the video game industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. "
target: La Marque Rose, Asrec, Dune Sound and Around the Word
La Marque Rose is an entertainment localisation business. Asrec SAS is a video game localisation company. Dune Sound and Around the Word, both subsidiary companies of Dune Media SAS, provide audio recording and localisation services for the video game industry. The companies are based in France.
price ($mm)
$7.76
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$11
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0.9x
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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:$451.13)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: Blindlight
Blindlight works for game publishers and developers in managing the entire production processes for the parts of games that benefit from Hollywood production resources. Their services include voice-over production, celebrity management, game writing, music, sound design and motion capture.
price ($mm)
$5.20
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$1
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10.0x
closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

synopsis: Keywords Studios has announced the acquisition of Jinglebell Communications. Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Jinglebell Communications
Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
price ($mm)
$2.13
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Syllabes

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Montreal-based Syllabes, a company that specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Syllabes
Montreal-based Syllabes specializes in audio recording and casting services in French and English for the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$0.36
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$1
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closed 9/6/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired MoGi Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired MoGi Group, a Dublin-based gaming solutions house recognized as a premier partner for studios, developers, and content owners in the gaming space. MoGi provides video game localization, community management, player support, and more.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. More than 5,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink Product Suite to simplify the management of multilingual content. The company is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. "
target: MoGi Group
Dublin-based MoGi Group provides world-class video game localization, community management, player support, quality assurance and games testing, voice-over recording, cybersecurity, tool development, art design, and age rating services to over 650 satisfied clients worldwide.
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closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Sonox

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces that it has acquired Sonox Audio Solutions. Sonox provides audio recording and localisation services to video game companies targeting Spanish and Latin American markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
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: Sonox
Sonox is a dynamic, creative and experienced localization studio. They offer tailor-made solutions for audio engineering and localization for all kinds of projects, mainly video games and films. Sonox also provides professional translation and proofreading of texts.
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$0.68
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closed 11/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the world’s leading technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Enzyme Testing Labs. Based in St-Jerome, Quebec and with offices in Montreal and in Kawasaki, Enzyme’s strengths are in functional QA and localisation testing of video games for leading game publishers and developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
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: Enzyme Testing Labs Inc.
Enzyme is a privately held, North-American based company, focused on video game Quality Assurance (QA). The organization has over ten years of experience in video game QA testing with offices in St-Jerome - Quebec, Montreal - Quebec and Kawasaki - Japan.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Synthesis International Srl

synopsis: Keywords Studios Plc, has acquired Synthesis, the largest Italian company offering video game localization. Synthesis has been translating video game hits for 15 years, always remaining true to the original text.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Synthesis International Srl
Synthesis was founded in Milan in 1995 and quickly became the largest Italian company offering video game localization. Synthesis has been translating video game hits for 15 years, always remaining true to the original text.
price ($mm)
$19
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$19
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1.1x
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announced 3/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Pole To Win Co., Ltd., will acquire Entalize

synopsis: Pole To Win announced at a meeting of the board of directors that it will acquire Entalize. Entalize, based in Japan, has carried out the localization of several games. Entalize is a game localization company specializing in the localization of English-Japanese titles.
buyer: Pole To Win Co., Ltd. (TSE:3657:$208.93)
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services. "
target: Entalize
Entalize is a game localization company specializing in the localization of English-Japanese titles.
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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 7/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Point.360, acquired Modern VideoFilm

synopsis: Point.360 announced that it has completed the purchase of Modern VideoFilm to combine assets to form one of the largest independent providers of post-production services. Modern VideoFilm's Creative Services division offers complete, end-to-end resources for the production of original motion picture, television and media content.
buyer parent: Digital Generation, 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: Modern VideoFilm
Modern VideoFilm offers Creative Services, which includes complete end-to-end resources for the production of original motion picture, television and media content, and Content Management – comprehensive solutions for the management, repurposing, distribution and archiving of entertainment content.
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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 8/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Point.360 merged with DG FastChannel, Inc.,

synopsis: DG FastChannel, Inc. has accepted for exchange all shares tendered and not withdrawn in its exchange offer for Point.360 and has completed its previously announced acquisition of the ads distribution operations of Point.360.
buyer: DG FastChannel, Inc. (DGIT:$385.72)
DG FastChannel delivers the standard in digital media services to the advertising, broadcast and publishing industries. DG FastChannel’s innovative technology solutions help advertisers and agencies work faster, smarter and more competitively. "
target: Point.360 (PTSX:$22.35)
Point.360 is one of the largest providers of video and film asset management services to owners, producers and distributors of entertainment and advertising content. The Company provides worldwide electronic distribution, using fiber optics, satellites, and the Internet.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
$64
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$7
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8.3x
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 10/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Formosa Group, acquired Clatter & Din

synopsis: Formosa Group has acquired Clatter & Din, the leading post-production studio in the greater Pacific Northwest. They offer services in voice over recording, sound design, motion graphics, color grading, and more.
buyer: Formosa Group
Formosa Group is a full service post-production sound company comprised of award-winning talent. They have five unique divisions – Features, Broadcast, Music, Interactive and Commercials – and eight locations. "
target: Clatter & Din
Clatter & Din is the leading post-production studio in the greater Pacific Northwest. They offer services in voice over recording, sound design, motion graphics, color grading, and more.
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closed 9/8/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Rodeo FX, acquired BLVD-MTL

synopsis: Montréal’s independent visual effects powerhouse Rodeo FX has acquired BLVD-MTL, a Montréal-based creative studio that brings innovative content and interactive experiences to life. In addition to producing high-end content for the ad industry, sports teams and artists, it has the unique capacity to oversee all post-production aspects in-house.
buyer: Rodeo FX
Rodeo FX is a full-service, award-winning visual effects studio with teams in Montreal, Quebec City, Los Angeles, and Munich. They work on acclaimed films, groundbreaking series and unforgettable ads. "
target: BLVD-MTL
BLVD-MTL is an independent, Montréal-based creative studio that brings innovative content and interactive experiences to life. In addition to producing high-end content for the ad industry, museums, sports teams and artists, it has the unique capacity to oversee all post-production aspects in-house.
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closed 8/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired CreativeDrive

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has acquired CreativeDrive, a global, tech-driven content production company that simplifies, automates and scales the creative asset production process.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$50,533.39)
Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance & create value for their stakeholders. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
target: CreativeDrive
CreativeDrive is a global, independent creative and content creation company offering one of the largest studio networks with an interconnected team of dedicated creative directors, photographers, artists, motion graphic designers, engineers and specialists.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

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

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Scheune München

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

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Lylo Media Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Lylo Media Group, a multinational provider of dubbing, voiceover, subtitling, audio description, and hard-of-hearing services.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Lylo Media Group
Lylo specializes in full localisation services including Dubbing, Subtitling and Audio Services for international Broadcast Television, Streaming OTT and Theatrical content. Clients include the major US studios, OTT providers and International broadcast content owners.
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, acquired MMC Studios

synopsis: Germany’s MMC Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands. Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios.
buyer: Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Novum Capital is an independent and owner-operated investment firm with offices in London and Frankfurt. Their partners have wide-ranging experience in the Private Equity and Mezzanine industry and have founded Novum Capital to invest in European mid-sized companies and support them with capital. "
target parent: DUBAG
target: MMC Studios
MMC Studios is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
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closed 3/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fulwell 73, acquired Creativity Media

synopsis: Fulwell 73 an independent film and TV production company in the UK, has acquired Creativity Media, a post-production company in London. Creativity Media provides full, managed end-to-end post-production services to help filmmakers tell extraordinary stories. Creativity Media has provided post services to over 90 films and television shows.
buyer: Fulwell 73
Fulwell 73 is an independent film and TV production company in the UK. Fulwell 73 produces many top-quality films and TV programs across different genres. Their portfolio of films and TV programs include The Class of 92, I Am Bolt, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Drop The Mic, and more. "
target: Creativity Media
Creativity Media is a post-production company in London. Creativity Media provides full, managed end-to-end post-production services to help filmmakers tell extraordinary stories. Creativity Media has provided post services to over 90 films and television shows.
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closed 9/11/2018 via BusinessWire

REAL by FAKE, acquired Local Hero

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

Mediapro Group, will acquire VPK PRO

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

Park Group merged with Studio Squared,

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

Industrial Color Brands, acquired Click3X

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

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

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

Orient Securities Company Limited, will acquire Mediapro Group

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

Prodigious UK Limited, acquired The Harbor Picture Company Inc.

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

Mediapro Group, will acquire Tres60 Servicios Audiovisuales

synopsis: Mediapro Group, the leading technical services supplier to the audiovisual sector, has reached an agreement with risk capital fund H.I.G. to acquire Grupo Tres60, a leader in providing comprehensive technical services and equipment for audiovisual production, post-production and advertising, broadcasting television channels and live events.
buyer: Mediapro Group
The Mediapro Group is the leading technical services supplier to the audiovisual sector. The company produces and distributes audiovisual content, administers and distributes sporting events, is a film and interactive content producer and supplier of post-production services. "
target parent: H.I.G. Capital
target: Tres60 Servicios Audiovisuales
Based in Madrid, Tres60 is a leader in providing comprehensive technical services and equipment for audiovisual production, post-production and advertising, broadcasting television channels and live events.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$47
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 5/18/2017 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Euro Media Group (EMG), the European leader in technical services and audiovisual services, announces the acquisition of EBD (Euro Broadcast Development) as a major player in the Italian graphic enrichment and statistics market in the sports world.
buyer parent: PAI Partners
buyer: Euro Media Group
Euro Media Group is one of the few independent providers in Europe known world-wide for its technical expertise. Focused on new media, Euro Media Group is recognized for its wealth of experience in international sports, live performances and entertainment production. "
target: EBD (European Broadcast Development Srl)
EBD (European Broadcast Development) is a holding company whose business was established in 1996 with a focus on sports graphics. Today, EBD focuses on content production, content management, content aggregation and content delivery.
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closed 11/9/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Ymagis Spain S.L.U., acquired Tecnison

synopsis: Ymagis, the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, announced the acquisition of Madrid-based Tecnison SA, one of Spain's leading dubbing services companies for cinema, television and multimedia.
buyer parent: Ymagis
buyer: Ymagis Spain S.L.U.
Ymagis is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. They specialize in visual effects, color services and more. "
target: Tecnison
Founded in 1974, Tecnison is a company dedicated to audio post production for film, video and TV and one of Spain's leading dubbing services companies for cinema, television and multimedia.
price ($mm)
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$5
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0.0x
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closed 10/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Starbreeze AB, acquired Nozon SPRL

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

VSI Group, acquired Sonygraf

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