Like Getty Images, Inc.

closed 7/22/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Getty Images, Inc. merged with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings,

synopsis: Getty Images, a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, and CC Neuberger Principal Holdings, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced the completion of their previously announced business combination.
buyer: CC Neuberger Principal Holdings (NYSE:PRPB:$0.00)
CC Neuberger Principal Holdings is a series of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) that are sponsored by affiliates of CC Capital and Neuberger Berman Opportunistic Capital Solutions Master Fund L.P., which is advised by Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC. "
target parent: The Getty Family
target: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 300 million assets including photos, videos, and music, available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com.
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announced 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

The Getty Family, will acquire Getty Images, Inc.

synopsis: The Getty family announced it will take full control of Getty Images Inc., a global leader in visual communications, from The Carlyle Group. Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 300 million assets including photos, videos, and music.
buyer: The Getty Family
The Getty family is one of the wealthiest in the US, having made their money in oil. The Gettys have lent their name to a museum, research centre, an oil company, a conservation institute and a photo agency. Mark Getty is an Irish businessman and co-founder of Getty Images. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 300 million assets including photos, videos, and music, available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Keystone AG will be merged with Schweizerische Depeschenagentur AG (SDA),

synopsis: Two well-established companies in the Swiss media sector enter into a merger: SDA founded in 1894, Switzerland’s leading provider of news reports, and the picture agency Keystone founded in 1953, will merge to form the multimedia company KEYSTONE–SDA.
buyer: Schweizerische Depeschenagentur AG (SDA)
Schweizerische Depeschenagentur AG (SDA) is Switzerland’s national news agency in the ownership of the Swiss media. It provides a comprehensive news service round-the-clock on such issues as politics, economics, culture, and more in the three national languages of German, French and Italian. "
target parent: APA - Austria Presse Agentur EG
target: Keystone AG
Keystone is a Swiss company that was founded in 1953 owned by SDA and the Austria Press Agency APA (50% each). Keystone is Switzerland’s leading picture agency with over 75 employees, including 16 full-time photographers and a dozen video journalists.
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closed 12/13/2012 via Market Wire

ddp images GmbH, acquired ddp images GmbH

synopsis: The Munich based HQTA AG (formerly dapd media holding AG) has disposed of its stake in the Hamburg based photo-agency ddp images GmbH in a management buyout. The founders Ulf Schmidt-Funke and Katharina Doerk acquired the successful company. ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany for media companies.
buyer: ddp images GmbH
ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany, with access to millions pictures of celebrities, politics, economics, Royals, Lifestyle and stock. Newspapers, online-media, tv-stations and advertising agencies rely on their ability to deliver the best image to their needs. "
target parent: Airmotion
target: ddp images GmbH
ddp images is one of the widely spread photo sources in Germany, with access to millions pictures of celebrities, politics, economics, Royals, Lifestyle and stock. Newspapers, online-media, tv-stations and advertising agencies rely on their ability to deliver the best image to their needs.
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$8
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closed 11/14/2012 via

Corbis Images, acquired Demotix

synopsis: Corbis, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced that it acquired Demotix, an award winning open news platform. Launched in 2009, London-based Demotix is recognized as a source for breaking news photography from locations that many mainstream media struggle to reach.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Demotix
Demotix is a multi-award winning global photojournalism newswire. With over 6,500 active photojournalists around the world, Demotix images have appeared on the front pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian and elsewhere, and in print, broadcast and online media all over the globe.
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closed 10/18/2012 via PR Newswire

Carlyle Group, acquired Getty Images, Inc.

synopsis: Getty Images, a global creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products announced the completion of its acquisition by The Carlyle Group, in a transaction valued at approximately $3.3 billion.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music.
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closed 7/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Getty Images, Inc.

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by an affiliate of the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. Getty Images announced on February 25, 2008 a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Hellman & Friedman in a transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Hellman & Friedman has raised over $25 billion of committed capital and invested in over 60 companies across three principal offices in London, New York and San Francisco. "
target: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers.
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$2,063 [$2,044]
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$858
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$292
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7.0x
closed 1/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Visual China Group, acquired Corbis Images

synopsis: Corbis and Visual China Group jointly announced that an affiliate of VCG, owned by VCG’s major shareholders, has acquired the assets and brands of Corbis’ Images division. The company is one of the world’s leading image archives and content licensing businesses.
buyer: Visual China Group (SZSE:000681:$132.68)
Visual China Group is a leading visual communications and new media business in China, and among the largest image licensing companies in the world. VCG owns and manages China’s largest premium digital visual content platform. "
target parent: Corbis Corporation
target: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images.
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announced 3/5/2013 via PR Web

Pond5, will acquire Pixmac

synopsis: Pond5 Inc. and Pixmac s.r.o. announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which Pond5 will acquire the assets of Pixmac, a leading stock imagery network based in the Czech Republic.
buyer: Pond5
Pond5 is the world's most vibrant marketplace for media makers, offering the web's largest collection of royalty-free stock video footage, as well as millions of stock photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, Adobe After Effects project templates, and 3D models. "
target: Pixmac
Pixmac is a reliable microstock agency based in Czech Republic. It specializes on the best sales experience while making the largest possible collection of stock pictures.
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closed 2/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired The Michael Ochs Archives

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. announced the latest addition to its entertainment offering with the acquisition of The Michael Ochs Archives, a renowned collection of music and entertainment imagery spanning the 1940s to the 1990s. Customers will now have easy access to high-quality photographs of musicians.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: The Michael Ochs Archives
The Michael Ochs Archives were created in the mid-1970s by music industry maven Michael Ochs. Known as the country's foremost source for photographs of nearly every 20th century pop recording artist, the archive expanded in the 1980s to include stills of popular film, television and politicals.
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closed 2/21/2006 via Company Press Release

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired The Beauty Archive

synopsis: Jupiterimages, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation and a leading provider of rights-managed, royalty-free and subscription photography, today announced that it has acquired the assets of The Beauty Archive. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: The Beauty Archive
The Beauty Archive is a rights-managed image library that features elegant portraits and provocative images of young, contemporary men and women.
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closed 3/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Scoopt

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. announced its acquisition of Scoopt, an emerging source for user- generated editorial content. Scoopt is an aggregator and distributor of photographs and videos captured by eyewitnesses who have an accidental front row seat to headline-making moments.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Scoopt
Citizen photographers who submit imagery to Scoopt retain copyright while granting the agency a 12-month exclusive license that authorizes re-license to one or more publishers. Contributors will benefit from increased visibility and an extensive network of media contacts.
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closed 7/19/2005 via BusinessWire

Jupitermedia Corporation, acquired PictureArts Corp

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation today announced that it has closed the acquisition of PictureArts Corporation and its many stock photo and related graphics and image distribution brands, for $63.2 million in cash.
buyer: Jupitermedia Corporation (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target: PictureArts Corp
A distinctive source for unique images, PictureArts creates, licenses and distributes outstanding images through our specialized collections. Our mission is to provide advertisers, designers, publishers, and other communications professionals with appropriate image solutions for their visual communi
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closed 4/20/2010 via BusinessWire

William Daniels III, acquired Workbook, LLC

synopsis: The Workbook announced that it has been acquired by private equity investor William Daniels III. The Workbook is the premier creative resource for the commercial arts industry. By bringing together advertising talent and industry creatives, Workbook has earned its reputation as a trusted marketing tool for creative talent.
buyer: William Daniels III
William Daniels III is the founder and managing partner of Live Oak Advisors, an investment management firm. He has been a part of the private client teams at a number of leading investment banks and was the managing partner of an early stage venture investment group. "
target: Workbook, LLC
Workbook provides marketing services for the commercial photography and illustration industry. Workbook publishes two books annually for each discipline, maintains a website connecting creative talent to art directors and buyers, while implementing direct mail and online strategies.
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closed 12/16/2020 via PR Newswire

Artlist Ltd., acquired Motion Array

synopsis: Israel-based Artlist, the industry-leading digital content licensing provider, has acquired Motion Array, a digital assets marketplace platform. Motion Array's video capabilities and technology tools, along with its versatile video template options, will allow Artlist to expand its digital stock media portfolio for video creators and filmmakers.
buyer: Artlist Ltd.
Israel-based Artlist is a digital content licensing company that offers streamlined, high-quality creative assets for filmmakers and video creators. The company's active subscribers have full and unlimited access to the entire music, SFX, and footage catalogs. "
target: Motion Array
Motion Array is a digital assets marketplace platform. The company has developed an all-in-one subscription-based creative marketplace and technology solution for video creators, focused on delivering a variety of high-quality digital media at an affordable price.
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closed 5/11/2022 via PR Newswire

Shutterstock, Inc., acquired Pond5

synopsis: Shutterstock, Inc., the leading global creative platform, has acquired Pond5, the world's largest video-first content marketplace. Pond5 provides filmmakers, media organizations, and marketers with the content they need to improve their projects. They offer royalty-free stock video footage, stock photos, music tracks, sound effects, and more.
buyer: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock is a global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses, and media companies. Shutterstock's comprehensive collection includes high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos, and music. "
target: Pond5
Pond5 is the world's largest video-first content marketplace. Pond5 provides filmmakers, media organizations, and marketers with the content they need to improve their projects. They offer royalty-free stock video footage, stock photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, and more.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busch Group, acquired MEEDIA GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: The Busch Group, a media company in Germany, has acquired MEEDIA from the Handelsblatt Media Group, the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. MEEDIA is a German website focused on media. MEEDIA provides the latest news, articles, videos and podcasts about the publishing, television, radio, and media tech industries.
buyer: Busch Group
The Busch Group is a leading media company in Germany. The group's portfolio consists of established media brands and popular events, including Blickpunkt: Film, Gamesmarkt, MusikWoche, mediabiz, Entertainment Night, DIVA and more. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: MEEDIA GmbH & Co. KG
MEEDIA is a German website focused on media. MEEDIA provides the latest news, articles, videos and podcasts about the publishing, television, radio, and media tech industries. MEEDIA also offers the latest industry trends and TV ratings.
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closed 6/8/2012 via Company Press Release

Grey House Publishing, purchased Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook from R.R. Bowker LLC

synopsis: Grey House Publishing has purchased the directory and database of the Broadcasting & Cable Industry, formerly published by Bowker, an affiliated business of ProQuest. Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook's directory has been the go‐to source for station data and industry contacts in the US and Canadian broadcasting marketplace.
buyer: Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes reference works and information products for business, general reference, health, education, statistics and demographics. It publishes leading information products covering the Performing Arts, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Sports industries. "
seller parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
seller: R.R. Bowker LLC
In print for more than seven decades as Broadcasting Yearbook and more recently, Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook, this directory has been the go‐to source for station data and industry contacts in the US and Canadian broadcasting marketplace.
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announced 12/15/2010 via New York Times

American University School of Communication, will acquire Current L.L.C.

synopsis: WNET.org, the New York City public broadcaster, has approved an agreement to sell Current, the newspaper that has covered the public broadcasting business every two weeks for three decades, to the American University School of Communication.
buyer: American University School of Communication
Established in 1984, the School of Communication is a laboratory for professional education, communication research, and innovative production across the fields of journalism, film and media arts, and public communication. "
target parent: WNET.org
target: Current L.L.C.
Current is the newspaper about public broadcasting in the United States.The paper comes out biweekly, usually every other Monday, 23 times a year.
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closed 5/16/2006 via BusinessWire

a21, Inc., acquired ArtSelect, Inc.

synopsis: a21, Inc., a leading online digital content marketplace for creative professionals, announced it has acquired ArtSelect, Inc., an Iowa based provider of online technology and fulfillment infrastructure for retailers in the custom framed Art and Wall Decor market.
buyer: a21, Inc.
a21 is a leading online digital content marketplace for the professional creative community. Through SuperStock, Ingram Publishing, and ArtSelect, a21 delivers high quality images and exceptional customer service. "
target: ArtSelect, Inc.
ArtSelect, founded in 1998, provides private label online technology and fulfillment infrastructure to catalogers, retailers and distributors to allow them to offer custom framed art to their end-customers through its unique online custom frame shop.
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$10
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$12
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$1
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20.0x
closed 7/22/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Getty Images, Inc. merged with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings,

synopsis: Getty Images, a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, and CC Neuberger Principal Holdings, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced the completion of their previously announced business combination.
buyer: CC Neuberger Principal Holdings (NYSE:PRPB:$0.00)
CC Neuberger Principal Holdings is a series of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) that are sponsored by affiliates of CC Capital and Neuberger Berman Opportunistic Capital Solutions Master Fund L.P., which is advised by Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC. "
target parent: The Getty Family
target: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 300 million assets including photos, videos, and music, available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com.
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announced 3/31/2021 via Company Press Release

Getty Images, Inc., will acquire Unsplash

synopsis: Unsplash is being acquired by Getty Images. The Unsplash community is fueled by contributors who offer their images freely for anyone to use, inspiring hundreds of millions of creators from 13-year-old graphic designers to multi-platinum recording artists.
buyer parent: The Getty Family
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 300 million assets including photos, videos, and music, available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com. "
target: Unsplash
The Unsplash community is fueled by contributors who offer their images freely for anyone to use, inspiring hundreds of millions of creators from 13-year-old graphic designers to multi-platinum recording artists.
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announced 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

The Getty Family, will acquire Getty Images, Inc.

synopsis: The Getty family announced it will take full control of Getty Images Inc., a global leader in visual communications, from The Carlyle Group. Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 300 million assets including photos, videos, and music.
buyer: The Getty Family
The Getty family is one of the wealthiest in the US, having made their money in oil. The Gettys have lent their name to a museum, research centre, an oil company, a conservation institute and a photo agency. Mark Getty is an Irish businessman and co-founder of Getty Images. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 300 million assets including photos, videos, and music, available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com.
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closed 1/24/2018 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired TDWsport

synopsis: Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, announced it has acquired TDWsport, the world's leading cycling photography business and archive. They have captured every major cycling event globally, building up an unparalleled archive of over 375,000 images. The company is based in Luxembourg and Belgium.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com. "
target: TDWsport
TDWsport is the world's leading cycling photography business and archive. They have captured every major cycling event globally, building up an unparalleled archive of over 375,000 images. The company is based in Luxembourg and Belgium.
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closed 4/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Getty Images do Brasil

synopsis: Getty Images has acquired G&S Imagens do Brasil Ltda, its third party distributor in Brazil. Trading under the name of Getty Images do Brasil, G&S Imagens has been the primary distributor of Getty Images' creative and editorial content in the Brazilian market and has been a key contributor to Getty Images' success in the fast-growing region.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. "
target: Getty Images do Brasil
G&S Imagens do Brasil Ltda is the third party distributor of Getty Images in Brazil. Trading under the name of Getty Images do Brasil, G&S Imagens has been the primary distributor of Getty Images' creative and editorial content in the Brazilian market since 2008.
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closed 10/18/2012 via PR Newswire

Carlyle Group, acquired Getty Images, Inc.

synopsis: Getty Images, a global creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products announced the completion of its acquisition by The Carlyle Group, in a transaction valued at approximately $3.3 billion.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music.
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closed 6/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Photolibrary

synopsis: Getty Images, a leading creator and distributor of visual content and other media, has successfully completed the acquisition of Photolibrary, a leading provider of creative stills imagery. Photolibrary brings to Getty Images a broad range of versatile content, with regional as well as global appeal.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. "
target: Photolibrary
Photolibrary is a leading provider of creative stills imagery. The Photolibrary Group represents the world’s leading stock brands and the finest photographers from around the world, to bring memorable, workable content to the creative communities in Europe, America, Asia and The Pacific.
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closed 4/28/2011 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired PicScout Inc.

synopsis: Getty Images, a leading creator and distributor of visual content and other media, has acquired PicScout, a leader in identifying image use, metadata and licensing information on the web. This acquisition will enabe Getty Images to amplify its digital content licensing expertise.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. "
target: PicScout Inc.
Founded in late 2002, PicScout specializes in technology enabled services to improve business of both visual assets owners and users. PicScout ImageExchange instantly IDs images on the web, providing creative professionals with image information and a one-click connection to image licensors.
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cancelled 7/8/2010 via Capital IQ

Getty Images, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Rex Features

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. cancelled the acquisition of Rex Features Ltd.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Rex Features
As one of the world’s leading independent photographic press agencies and picture libraries, Rex Features has an international reputation as a premiere source of images and features for the world’s media.
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closed 2/23/2009 via BusinessWire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired JupiterImages Corporation

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of Jupiterimages Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jupitermedia, to Getty Images, Inc. for $96 million in cash.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
target: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs.
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closed 7/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Getty Images, Inc.

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by an affiliate of the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. Getty Images announced on February 25, 2008 a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Hellman & Friedman in a transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Hellman & Friedman has raised over $25 billion of committed capital and invested in over 60 companies across three principal offices in London, New York and San Francisco. "
target: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers.
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$2,063 [$2,044]
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$858
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closed 6/19/2007 via

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Pump Audio

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content, has entered the commercial music licensing business with the acquisition of Pump Audio, a leading provider of quality independent music to content creators around the world.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Pump Audio
Pump Audio is a new kind of agent for independent musicians, digitally connecting them with buyers in the mainstream media. With Pump Audio, artists can license their music into productions without giving up any ownership, while TV and advertising producers can discover new music ready for use.
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closed 3/12/2007 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Scoopt

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. announced its acquisition of Scoopt, an emerging source for user- generated editorial content. Scoopt is an aggregator and distributor of photographs and videos captured by eyewitnesses who have an accidental front row seat to headline-making moments.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Scoopt
Citizen photographers who submit imagery to Scoopt retain copyright while granting the agency a 12-month exclusive license that authorizes re-license to one or more publishers. Contributors will benefit from increased visibility and an extensive network of media contacts.
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closed 2/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired The Michael Ochs Archives

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. announced the latest addition to its entertainment offering with the acquisition of The Michael Ochs Archives, a renowned collection of music and entertainment imagery spanning the 1940s to the 1990s. Customers will now have easy access to high-quality photographs of musicians.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: The Michael Ochs Archives
The Michael Ochs Archives were created in the mid-1970s by music industry maven Michael Ochs. Known as the country's foremost source for photographs of nearly every 20th century pop recording artist, the archive expanded in the 1980s to include stills of popular film, television and politicals.
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closed 4/26/2007 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired WireImage

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc. the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content, today announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of WireImage. The deal, which was announced on February 22, 2007, also includes MediaVast, Inc. the owner of WireImage, and sub-brands FilmMagic and Contour Photos.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: WireImage
WireImage has achieved worldwide brand name recognition among photo editors, publicists, celebrities, and millions of individuals who view our premium content online, in print, or via broadcast. WireImage's roster of over 2,000 photographers include acclaimed professionals and industry veterans.
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$200
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closed 4/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Stockbyte

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content, announced today that it has acquired Ireland-based Pixel Images Holdings Limited, the parent company of Stockbyte and Stockdisc. The consideration will be $135 million in cash.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Stockbyte
Stockbyte was the first significant European publisher of royalty free stock photography, a model which allows users to buy a software type license for imagery.
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$135
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closed 2/9/2006 via BusinessWire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired iStock International, Inc.

synopsis: iStockphoto, the world's leading stock photography community, announced that it has been acquired by Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: iStock International, Inc.
iStockphoto, the world's first, largest and most innovative community marketplace for digital imagery, pioneered the micropayment phenomenon in this industry, enabling buyers to license images for as little as a dollar.
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closed 4/20/2005 via BusinessWire

Getty Images, Inc., acquired Digital Vision Ltd.

synopsis: Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading imagery company, announced today that it has acquired London-based Digital Vision, one of the world's leading royalty-free photography businesses, for $165 million in cash.
buyer: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images, Inc. is one of the largest international providers of visual content to a diverse range of professional users of images, including advertising and design agencies, magazine, newspaper, broadcasters production companies and the growing area of the web and new media publishers. "
target: Digital Vision Ltd.
Digital Vision is a world-leading publisher of royalty-free digital creative content. Our photography, illustration, music and moving footage is used by designers, advertising agencies, publishers and corporate clients for all sorts of communications.
price ($mm)
$165
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closed 12/1/2003 via PR Newswire

Stockbyte, acquired Stockbyte

synopsis: Stockbyte, the Irish owned, global stock photography leader, today (Thursday, 27 November, 2003) announced that it has bought out the 30% stake held by its venture capital partner, ACT Venture Capital, for an undisclosed sum.
buyer parent: Getty Images, Inc.
buyer: Stockbyte
Stockbyte was the first significant European publisher of royalty free stock photography, a model which allows users to buy a software type license for imagery. "
target: Stockbyte
Stockbyte was the first significant European publisher of royalty free stock photography, a model which allows users to buy a software type license for imagery.
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closed 7/22/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Getty Images, Inc. merged with CC Neuberger Principal Holdings,

synopsis: Getty Images, a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, and CC Neuberger Principal Holdings, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced the completion of their previously announced business combination.
buyer: CC Neuberger Principal Holdings (NYSE:PRPB:$0.00)
CC Neuberger Principal Holdings is a series of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (“SPACs”) that are sponsored by affiliates of CC Capital and Neuberger Berman Opportunistic Capital Solutions Master Fund L.P., which is advised by Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC. "
target parent: The Getty Family
target: Getty Images, Inc. (:$185.08)
Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 300 million assets including photos, videos, and music, available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com.
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closed 7/7/2022 via BusinessWire

GI Partners, acquired GTY Technology Holdings

synopsis: GTY Technology Holdings Inc., a leading provider of cloud software solutions for the public sector, announced it has been acquired by GI Partners, a leading private investment firm.
buyer: GI Partners
GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm has raised over $32 billion in capital from leading institutional investors around the world to invest in private equity, real estate, and data infrastructure strategies. "
target: GTY Technology Holdings (GTYH:$60.45)
GTY brings leading public sector technology companies together to achieve a new standard in stakeholder engagement and resource management.
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$398 [$416]
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$63
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