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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 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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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 5/12/2021 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 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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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 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.
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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.
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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 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 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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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 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

AIR Studios Limited, acquired Alchemy Mastering Ltd

synopsis: The legendary AIR Studios have just announced their acquisition of long-running mastering house Alchemy, with the latter facility being rebranded Alchemy Mastering At AIR. Founded in 1997, the World Famous Alchemy Mastering is one of the UK's leading audio mastering facilities.
buyer: AIR Studios Limited
AIR Studios is home to exceptional recording and mixing studios created by Sir George Martin, and to a community of world-class studio talent. AIR Studios provides film & music recording, mixing studios and mastering services. "
target: Alchemy Mastering Ltd
Founded in 1997, the World Famous Alchemy Mastering is one of the UK's leading audio mastering facilities. Located in an elegant West London mews, Alchemy’s mastering facility houses 3 studios designed by the Alchemists themselves.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

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

Dock10, will acquire Edit19

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

Loveurope Group Limited, acquired Locomotion

synopsis: The Loveurope Group announced the completion of their acquisition of creative post-production facility Locomotion. Locomotion is a full service creative house providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
buyer: Loveurope Group Limited
Loveurope Group Limited operates as an advertising production network in Europe. It produces work for brand and agency clients in press, digital, television, and outdoor media markets. Its integrated marketing services allow clients to create, adapt, expand, and deliver brand communications. "
target: Locomotion
Established in 1994 as a boutique post production facility, Loco is an independent creative house, providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
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closed 9/30/2020 via Company Press Release

LTN Global, acquired DTAGS

synopsis: LTN® Global, the industry leader in transformative media technology and video transport network solutions, announced the acquisition of DTAGS, an early pioneer in 4K remote production and broadcast transmission, that has played a pivotal role in delivering highly rated live events, including Thursday Night Football and the NFL Draft.
buyer: LTN Global
LTN Global Communications leverages its innovative, industry-leading IP-based live video delivery service and integrated production to transmission workflows to enable content creation, monetization, and distribution. They deliver seamless experiences at every link in the video value chain. "
target: DTAGS
DTAGS, an early pioneer in 4K remote production and broadcast transmission, has played a pivotal role in delivering highly rated live events, including Thursday Night Football and the NFL Draft, as well as innovative solutions, including America’s Got Talent’s virtual audience.
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closed 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Visual Data Media Services, acquired Digital Post Services

synopsis: Visual Data Media Services, a company that specializes in multichannel media management, has acquired Digital Post Services (DPS), a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design, visual effects, title design and more.
buyer: Visual Data Media Services
Visual Data Media Services specializes in multichannel media management, helping content owners and distributors to get the right content in the right format. Their advanced infrastructure is custom-built to repurpose video content and distribute it to any platform or broadcaster in any territory. "
target: Digital Post Services
Digital Post Services (DPS) is a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design and mixing, visual effects, title design, and mastering and delivery.
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closed 12/3/2019 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 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dubbing Brothers S.A.S., acquired Film & Fernseh Synchron

synopsis: The French dubbing company, Dubbing Brothers is working on expending to German-speaking countries with the acquisition of Film & Fernseh Synchron (FFS). FFS is a German leader in the dubbing industry.
buyer parent: Pechel Industries
buyer: Dubbing Brothers S.A.S.
The Dubbing Brothers group is a French leader in the dubbing market. They offer the widest range of audio, video, technical and creative services available, including multilingual dubbing, central mixing, subtitling, and audio lab services. "
target: Film & Fernseh Synchron
Film & Fernseh-Synchron is a German leader in the dubbing industry. The main business of the company is dubbing foreign language films and television series. In addition, FFS offers fully developed ‘All-in-One’ solutions for localizing digital games, theatrical trailers, and film clips.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
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0.0x
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closed 9/28/2016 via GlobeNewswire

VSI Group, acquired Sonygraf

synopsis: Sonygraf, one of Spain’s most prominent dubbing and audio post-production facilities, has been acquired by VSI Group. Now renamed VSI Sonygraf, this high-end, purpose-built 1,500 m2 facility boasts seven sound recording and editing studios, two theatrical mixing rooms, three 5.1 mixing rooms and two post-production suites.
buyer: VSI Group
VSI has been providing a full range of foreign-language versioning to broadcasters, distributors and media companies for over 25 years. With 21 facilities located in four continents, the business employs over 250 staff across offices in the world’s major media hubs. "
target: Sonygraf
Sonygraf is one of Spain’s most prominent dubbing and audio post-production facilities. Based in central Barcelona, their high-end, purpose-built 1,500 m2 facility boasts seven sound recording and editing studios, two theatrical mixing rooms, three 5.1 mixing rooms and two post-production suites.
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announced 4/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ymagis, will acquire ST'501

synopsis: Ymagis, the European specialist in digital technology for the movie industry, has signed an agreement to acquire ST'501, a French specialist in live subtitling for the audiovisual industry.
buyer: Ymagis (ENXTPA:MAGIS:$185.69)
Founded in 2007 and managed by professionals from the motion picture and high-tech industries, Ymagis Group is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. "
target: ST'501
Founded in 1996, ST ‘501, specializing in audiovisual post-production services, provides multilingual subtitles for all media (cinema, DVD, television). Over the years, it has diversified its activities to include offline captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aleph Capital Partners LLP, Crestview Partners, Framestore Limited, acquired Company 3 LLC

synopsis: Framestore, in partnership with Aleph Capital and Crestview Partners, is acquiring Company 3 / Method (C3M) to scale and deepen its production shop services. Led by Stefan Sonnenfeld, Company 3/Method (C3M) partners with directors, and studios for production and post-production work.
buyer: Crestview Partners
buyer: Framestore Limited
buyer: Aleph Capital Partners LLP
Framestore is a film studio well-known for its work on box office hits such as “Avengers End Game” and “Blade Runner 2049.” Aleph a is long-term oriented investment firm based in London. Crestview Partners is a value-oriented private equity firm based in New York. "
target: Company 3 LLC
Led by Stefan Sonnenfeld, Company 3/Method (C3M) partners with directors, and studios for production and post-production work. C3M encompasses a number of studios in addition Company 3/Method, including Encore, and Stereo D, based across eleven cities in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia and India.
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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:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: LOLA Audio Localization
LOLA has over 20 years of working experience in the industry of dubbing and 15 years doing sound design, working in content adaption projects in Latin American Spanish. Their services include audio localization, translate & adaptation, sound design, and original soundtracks.
price ($mm)
$0.68
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/1/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired Big Eagle Productions

synopsis: Frozen Fire, a strategic messaging and video production company acquired Big Eagle productions a Dallas-based video production agency. This acquisition allows Frozen Fire to expand their video marketing services, helping small to midsize businesses effectively engage with their target audiences.
buyer: Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire is a digital business development and communication strategy firm that help businesses have the tools necessary to know exactly who their customers are and what their customers are looking for. It helps companies connect with their customers via digital marketing strategies "
target: Big Eagle Productions
Big Eagle Productions LLC provides video production services. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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closed 3/11/2013 via Market Wire

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maximal Studio

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. has acquired Maximal Studio. Maximal Studio is an audio studio based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that provides voice-over recording for the video games and learning industries.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: Maximal Studio
Maximal Studio, based in Brazil, provides voice-over recording for the games and learning industries. With over 15 years of experience in the audio production market, they provide solutions for every kind of audiovisual media.
price ($mm)
$0.37
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closed 6/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired XL Video Group

synopsis: Production Resource Group, L.L.C. announced that it has acquired the XL Video Group, one of the largest providers of premier multi-market video services. XL Video is a multi-award winning provider of creative video solutions for concert touring, corporate events, exhibitions, automotive, television, sports, and theatre.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: XL Video Group
Founded in 1995, XL Video is a multi award winning provider of creative video solutions for Concert Touring, Corporate and Special Events, Exhibitions and Trade Shows, Television, Sports, Theatre and The Arts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$93
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 1/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired Chaos Visual Productions

synopsis: Production Resource Group LLC, (PRG) the world's leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Chaos Visual Productions. Headquartered in Burbank, CA, with an office in Bedfordshire, U.K., Chaos provides full service video production for live events.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: Chaos Visual Productions
Chaos Visual Productions has become the "go to" company for specialty lighting, LED special effects, video projection, show programming execution, and effects lighting for feature films and television.
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announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rockpool Investments LLP, will acquire Smyle

synopsis: Rockpool has acquired a majority stake in UK-headquartered creative agency Smyle. Smyle employs 70 people who work with global brands across sectors including tech, media, IT, finance and pharmaceuticals. The business has delivered international events for clients such as Samsung, Facebook, Salesforce, EY, BT and ARM.
buyer: Rockpool Investments LLP
Rockpool Investments LLC, a private company investment firm based in London, believes that private companies offer investors great value, potential for enhanced returns and diversification for traditional investment portfolios. Powerful tax reliefs for estate and tax planning are also key benefits. "
target: Smyle
Smyle is a creative agency based out of Hertford, United Kingdom. Smyle provides video production and content creation services to clients globally. They are passionate about fusing creativity with technology to deliver extraordinary live events and innovative digital experiences around the world.
price ($mm)
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$39
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Crafty Apes, acquired CVD VFX

synopsis: Crafty Apes, a full-service visual effects company with studios in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York, has acquired CVD VFX, an award-winning, full-service visual effects studio based in Vancouver. CVD specializes in CG and compositing, game cinematics, concept and design services for film, network episodic and streaming content producers.
buyer: Crafty Apes
Crafty Apes, a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, is a full-service visual effects company with studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York. Crafty Apes has a talented roster of creative and production supervisors that offer a full suite of VFX services. "
target: CVD VFX
CVD VFX is a full-service visual effects studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Focusing on compositing and photoreal CG content, CVD is recognized for consistently and professionally delivering the highest quality in VFX.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Grom Social, acquired Top Draw Animation

synopsis: Grom Holdings Inc., the privately-held parent company of Grom Social Inc., announced that it has acquired 100 percent of award-winning, Top Draw Animation. The acquisition of a major international animation producer is the latest step as part of an aggressive growth strategy for Grom Social, the safe social network created for "by kids for kids."
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is the safe social network created by "kids for kids". Launched by 12-year-old Zach Marks, Grom Social is quickly becoming the leading safe social media platform for children worldwide "
target: Top Draw Animation
Top Draw Animation specializes in 2D digital production methodologies. It provides a full range of pre-production and production services to leading international producers.
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