Like EBD (European Broadcast Development Srl)

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 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:$44,547.42)
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 5/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HQ Global Education, Inc., acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc., a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.
Big M Entertainment is a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
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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 1/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Berkeley Sound Artists merged with IMRSV Sound,

synopsis: Representatives from audio post facilities IMRSV Sound and Berkeley Sound Artists announced that the two companies have merged.  Berkeley Sound Artists has operated in the Bay Area for over 25 years and has been a leading force in the independent film sector, with services including sound design, dialogue editing, and mixing.
buyer: IMRSV Sound
IMRSV Sound is a full-service sound house, providing ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement) services, film scoring, 5.1 surround mixing, sound design, and dialogue restoration. "
target: Berkeley Sound Artists
Berkeley Sound Artists has operated in the Bay Area for over 25 years and has been a leading force in the independent film sector, with services including sound design, dialogue editing, and mixing.
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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 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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announced 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

NEP Group, Inc., will acquire Telerecord

synopsis: NEP, a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events, is to acquire Telerecord Srl, a company that provides filming and post television production services. Telerecord is based in Italy.
buyer parent: Crestview Partners
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target: Telerecord
Telerecord Srl provides filming and post television production services. The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Italy.
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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 12/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Film Finances Inc., acquired Buff Dubs Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Film Finances Inc. (FFI) has acquired Buff Dubs, one of Australia's most innovative post-production services companies with technology leadership in encoding, transcoding, media duplication and mastering. Buff Dubs can process media content of any description and transform, reproduce and aggregate it in the various formats demanded by clients.
buyer: Film Finances Inc. (AIM:FFI:$80.57)
Film Finances Inc. (FFI) is the world leader in completion contracts. They help movies get to the big screen. FFI provides financiers with a service that gives them an assurance that the film will be delivered on time and that the over-budget costs would not be the financier’s responsibility. "
target: Buff Dubs Pty. Ltd.
Founded in 2005, Buff Dubs Pty. Ltd. is a motion picture and video production company in Marrickville, NSW Australia. They are a market force in encoding, transcoding, media duplication and mastering services in Australia.
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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.
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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 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

AMP Visual TV, purchased Studio Activities from Euro Media Group

synopsis: AMP Visual TV and Euro Media Group have concluded a transfer of Euro Media's studio activities to AMP Visual TV. The agreement involves 97 employees and 23 film sets across the studios of Lendit, Montjoie, Palais Image, studios 104, 128, 130 and 217. Euro Media Group is Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services.
buyer: AMP Visual TV
As a specialist in TV Coverage, AMP Visual TV provides services throughout the production process for live programmes and those produced under live conditions. They assist clients in devising, designing and carrying out filming, transmission and broadcasting of programmes for every screen format. "
seller parent: PAI Partners
seller: Euro Media Group
The studio activities include 97 employees and 23 film sets across the studios Lendit, Montjoie, Palais Image, studios 104, 128, 130 and 217. Euro Media Group is a leading provider of broadcast facilities and services in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Italy.
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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 9/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Euro Media Group, acquired Netco Sports

synopsis: Euro Media Group (EMG), Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services announced the acquisition of Netco Sports, the leading provider of sport second screen solutions. Netco Sports is a pioneer in innovation and creation of state-of-the-art solutions for the second screen in the world of sports, headquartered in France.
buyer parent: Paribas Affaires Industrielles
buyer: Euro Media Group
Euro Media Group is one of the few independent providers in Europe known world-wide for its technical expertise. Focused on new media, Euro Media Group is recognized for its wealth of experience in international sports, live performances and entertainment production. "
target: Netco Sports
Netco Sports create unique mobile solutions in the world of Sports and Media: 2nd screen, Game Connect, Fotofan and Stadium Connect.
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closed 4/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Paribas Affaires Industrielles, acquired Euro Media Group

synopsis: French private equity firm PAI Partners had made a binding offer to purchase audiovisual services provider Euro Media Group. Euro Media Group is one of the few independent providers in Europe known world-wide for its technical expertise.
buyer: Paribas Affaires Industrielles
PAI is a major European private equity firm and is the largest private equity investor headquartered in France. It is one of Europe's oldest and most experienced investors with its origins dating back to the original investment business of Paribas, which started operations in 1872. "
target: 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.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

First Sight Media, acquired Visions Unlimited

synopsis: First Sight Media, one of the UK’s most successful video streaming and production companies, has acquired Visions Unlimited. When Visions Unlimited was founded in 1988, they quickly became the first audio-visual (AV) company to provide Universities with a graduation ceremony filming service that supplied take-home videos on the day of the event.
buyer: First Sight Media
First Sight Media is one of the UK’s most successful video streaming and production companies. Hire them to produce a conference, webinar, promotional video, training videos, live event, or graduation ceremony. "
target: Visions Unlimited
When Visions Unlimited was founded in 1988, they quickly became the first audio-visual (AV) company to provide Universities with a graduation ceremony filming service that supplied take-home videos on the day of the event.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Rahi Systems, acquired Thresher Communication and Productivity

synopsis: Rahi Systems, a company that offers a suite of solutions and services to data centers, has acquired Thresher Communication and Productivity, a leading provider of state-of-the-art audio/visual solutions and services.
buyer: Rahi Systems
Rahi Systems delivers a suite of solutions and services that optimize the cost, performance, scalability, manageability and efficiency of today’s data center. "
target: Thresher Communication and Productivity
Thresher Communication and Productivity is a leading provider of state-of-the-art audio/visual solutions and services. Thresher has designed, deployed, and supported thousands of innovative AV and IT solutions within the Bay Area.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Mood Media Corporation, acquired South Central A\V

synopsis: Mood Media, the world’s leading in-store media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience, announced that it has acquired South Central A\V, a company that sight, sound, scent and audio-visual systems solutions to businesses throughout the US.
buyer: Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM:$465.27)
Mood Media is the world’s leading in-store media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience. They create greater emotional connections between brands and consumers through the right combination of sight, sound, scent, social and systems solutions. "
target: South Central A\V
South Central A\V provides sight, sound, scent and audio-visual systems solutions to businesses throughout the US including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee.
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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 7/7/2016 via GlobeNewswire

ChyronHego Corporation, acquired ClickEffects

synopsis: ChyronHego announced that the company has acquired Sound & Video Creations Inc., a leading developer of digital content management and delivery solutions for sports stadium presentations and broadcasts. Sound & Video Creations is well-known for its ClickEffects family of products for live audiovisual entertainment production.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: ChyronHego Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
ChyronHego is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization with a wide range of products and services for live television, news and sports production. "
target: ClickEffects
Click Effects systems provide video and audio content control and delivery for live sports and entertainment events. The systems of Click Effects, CrossFire, Blaze, and ProAudio set new benchmarks for the delivery, management and control of content for display systems of stadiums and arenas.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment Technology Partners, acquired Pixl Evolution Limited & Audio Evolution Limited

synopsis: Entertainment Technology Partners, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Pixl Evolution Limited and Audio Evolution Limited, U.K. based video and audio technology companies supplying turnkey event solutions for the live production industry.
buyer: Entertainment Technology Partners
Entertainment Technology Partners helps brands grow their business in the events and entertainment industry by providing shared support in strategy, finance and logistics. This collection of exceptional brands includes LMG, Premier Event Technology, EventEQ, and more. "
target: Pixl Evolution Limited & Audio Evolution Limited
Pixl Evolution Limited and Audio Evolution Limited are U.K. based video and audio technology companies supplying turnkey event solutions for the live production industry. Pixl are experts in live events video, operating primarily in the corporate and special events sectors.
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closed 1/30/2015 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired American AVC

synopsis: PSAV has acquired American Audio Visual Center (American AVC), an in-house, high-end production company based in Scottsdale, AZ. American AVC has been supporting clients with "Extreme Customer Service" and cutting-edge technology support in partnership with over 65 hotels and resorts, as well as through a full-service boutique production division.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV provides legendary service and innovative technology to create memorable experiences for planners, producers and customers across the corporate, association and special event markets. "
target: American AVC
American AVC is one of North America’s premier audiovisual, event production, and creative content companies serving the hospitality, meeting and event industries. Extreme Customer Service® sets American AVC apart from the average audiovisual provider, through its systems and culture.
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PSAV, acquired AVC Live

synopsis: PSAV® announced it has acquired AVC Live, a specialist technical production company with a presence in London and the South East of the UK. AVC is a market leader in providing audiovisual and production services to hotels and venues and has an impressive client base throughout numerous sectors, spanning 34 years of operation.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV provides legendary service and innovative technology to create memorable experiences for planners, producers and customers across the corporate, association and special event markets. "
target: AVC Live
AVC Live, a specialist technical production company with a presence in London and the South East of the UK. AVC is a market leader in providing audiovisual and production services to hotels and venues and has an impressive client base throughout numerous sectors, spanning 34 years of operation.
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closed 8/15/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Valence Group Inc., acquired 8ninths Inc.

synopsis: Valence Group Inc., a digital transformation solution provider focused on helping enterprise customers worldwide understand and apply next-generation technologies in a smart and innovative way, announced the acquisition of 8ninths Inc., a leading augmented and virtual reality studio. 
buyer: Valence Group Inc.
Valence is a digital transformation solution provider focused on helping enterprise customers worldwide understand and apply next-generation technologies in a smart and innovative way to advance their business goals. "
target: 8ninths Inc.
8ninths is a Seattle-based augmented and virtual reality studio that provides platform solutions and services for industries across all vertical industries. Partnering with large enterprise customers, they utilize new technologies to meet business objectives in the most innovative way.
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closed 2/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Groupe IDI, Pechel Industries, acquired Dubbing Brothers S.A.S.

synopsis: Dubbing Brothers, a company that provides audio, video, technical, and creative services, welcomes into its capital in equal parts IDI, one of the leading listed investment companies in France, and Pechel Industries, a company that assists French SMEs in providing its investment experience, to allow the exit of their founders.
buyer: Groupe IDI (IDIP:$64.96)
buyer: Pechel Industries
For nearly twenty years, Pechel Industries has supported and assisted French SMEs in providing its investment experience and access to its wide network. Pechel Industries is a major player in the French private equity mid-market. IDI is one of the leading listed investment companies in France. "
target: Dubbing Brothers S.A.S.
Dubbing Brothers S.A.S. provides audio, video, technical, and creative services. Its services include multilingual dubbing, centralized mixing, subtitling, digitization, encoding, optical transfer, physical and virtual storage, and VOD and DVD laboratory services.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Company-X Limited, acquired Pepper Creative Limited

synopsis: New Zealand-based Company-X has added augmented and virtual reality expertise to its offering with the acquisition of Pepper Creative. Headquartered in New Zealand, Pepper creates services using Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions for advanced scenario-based industry training, real-time maintenance solutions, and sales and marketing.
buyer: Company-X Limited
New Zealand-based Company-X specialises in software integration, software solutions, and can even provide skilled people to resource in-house software projects. Company-X can also create software solutions as an add-on to existing software or ensure new solutions integrate with existing systems. "
target: Pepper Creative Limited
New Zealand-based Pepper creates services using Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions for advanced scenario-based industry training, real-time maintenance solutions, and sales and marketing. Pepper's work includes all aspects of content creation including scripting, voice-over recording, and more.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hoorah, acquired Ritual Studio

synopsis: Hoorah Digital, a digital consultancy in South Africa, has acquired Ritual Studio, a South African visual production studio that uses craft excellence to forge bonds with people and propel brands through storytelling and gaming. Ritual Studio influences behavioural rituals through design, motion graphics, videography, animation, CGI and more.
buyer: Hoorah
Hoorah is a digital consultancy in South Africa that is focused on radical leads and sales through programmatic digital media, data tech, and creative. They work with brands to reshape the way they communicate with customers online and helps them maximize the profitability of their digital channels."
target: Ritual Studio
Ritual Studio is a South African visual production studio that uses craft excellence to forge bonds with people and propel brands through storytelling and gaming. Ritual Studio influences behavioural rituals through design, motion graphics, videography, animation, gaming, illustration, CGI and more.
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closed 2/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

FuelFX, LLC, acquired Datahouse Studios, LLC

synopsis: FuelFX LLC, a Houston multimedia and interactive application firm, announced that it has bought Datahouse Studios, a digital media development agency that specializes in digital asset creation for product visualization in marketing, training and sales based presentations and applications.
buyer: FuelFX, LLC
FuelFX is a Houston, Texas based design firm formerly known as Bullfighter Design, LLC. They create advanced 3D visualizations and interactive multimedia that captivate your audience and enable them to experience and digest difficult to communicate concepts. "
target: Datahouse Studios, LLC
Datahouse Studios specializes in digital asset creation for product visualization in marketing, training and sales based presentations and applications. With an extensive background in engineering and science based subject matter, Datahouse Studios has proven solutions for visual productions.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Descriptive Video Works Inc

synopsis: Ireland’s Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Descriptive Video Works, a Canadian company that provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$411.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Descriptive Video Works Inc
Headquartered in Canada, Descriptive Video Works provides audio description services for broadcast and streamed programming including films and series as well as live events such as the Olympics and Paralympics, for which it was the first company to provide real-time audio description.
price ($mm)
$2.41
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

StretchSense Limited, acquired MocapNow

synopsis: StretchSense, a New Zealand-based global supplier of soft, stretchy sensors, buys US motion capture heavyweight MocapNow. Mocap Now is the premier motion capture studio in the Pacific Northwest. Founded by industry veterans of film and game development, Mocap Now's mission is to deliver the highest quality motion capture to their clients.
buyer: StretchSense Limited
StretchSense is a global supplier of soft, stretchy sensors. StretchSense aims to create a better world for the next generation. Their mission is to democratize wearables by making cutting-edge R&D accessible to everyone. "
target: MocapNow
Mocap Now is the premier motion capture studio in the Pacific Northwest. Founded by industry veterans of film and game development, Mocap Now's mission is to deliver the highest quality motion capture to their clients with the lowest amount of stress.
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announced 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

ViRvii, Inc., will acquire Rhizome Productions, Inc.

synopsis: ViRvii, Inc., a technology firm that aims to bring virtual reality to art, will acquire Rhizome Productions, Inc., a virtual reality consulting and production company. Rhizome has consulted on virtual reality projects for a global client base comprised of gaming companies and studios.
buyer: ViRvii, Inc.
ViRvii a technology firm that aims to bring virtual reality to art. ViRvii is creating a platform that enables users and content providers to customize and share their own virtual reality experiences in either a private or public setting. "
target: Rhizome Productions, Inc.
Rhizome Productions is a virtual reality consulting and production company. Rhizome has consulted on virtual reality projects for a global client base comprised of gaming companies and studios. Their team has experience across every silo of entertainment, including music, movies and video games.
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closed 7/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Volta Creation

synopsis: Volta Creation, a leading visual development studio dedicated to creating high-end 2D and 3D visuals, as well as cinematics for video games, has been acquired by Keywords, an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$411.39)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target parent: Frima Studio Inc.
target: Volta Creation
Volta is a leading visual development studio dedicated to creating high-end 2D and 3D visuals, as well as cinematics for video games. Established in Quebec City in 2006, Volta’s veteran team has delivered hundreds of projects to the world’s most celebrated video-game companies.
price ($mm)
$4.20
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

WarnerMedia, acquired The Widget Company

synopsis: WarnerMedia, through its subsidiary Turner Broadcasting System Europe, has acquired The Widget Co. (TWC), a Dutch technology provider, as it continues its shift to streaming. TWC puts users at the center of a "TV Everywhere world," developing tech solutions across connected TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, and mobile apps.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is a leading media, advertising, and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, truTV and others."
target: The Widget Company
Amsterdam-based The Widget Company (TWC) is a digital agency in the field of next-generation TV. TWC specializes in multiscreen app strategy, concept, design and development, creating custom live & on-demand video applications for Smart TVs, game consoles, media players, and other connected devices.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Cityneon Holdings Limited, acquired Animax Designs Inc.

synopsis: Cityneon Holdings, a Singapore-based experience entertainment company, has acquired Animax Designs, Inc., a world leader and global provider of animatronic characters. Animax creates cutting-edge animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes, and puppets, and serves some of the largest operators in entertainment industries.
buyer: Cityneon Holdings Limited (SGX:5HJ:$74.08)
Cityneon is a Singapore-based experience entertainment company specialising in transforming customer and brand experiences. The company encompasses four independent yet integrated business divisions—Interior Architecture, Experiential Environments, Events, and Exhibitions. "
target: Animax Designs Inc.
Animax utilizes leading-edge technology to create animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes, and puppets. Animax serves some of the largest operators in the world in the themed entertainment, live attractions, location-based entertainment, commercial, film, and television industries.
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closed 9/27/2019 via Company Description

Hawkeye Systems, Inc., acquired Radiant Images

synopsis: Hawkeye Systems, a next generation imaging technology company that develops professional and military grade imaging products and services, acquired Radiant Images, an award-winning digital cinema innovator and rental house providing creative solutions and unrivaled client support, to the motion picture industry worldwide.
buyer: Hawkeye Systems, Inc.
Hawkeye Systems is a next generation imaging technology company. It was founded by former Military members who joined forces with Hollywood film production veterans to develop professional and military grade imaging products and services to assist with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. "
target: Radiant Images
Radiant Images is an award-winning digital cinema innovator and rental house providing creative solutions in 2D, 3D, VR and augmented reality, leading-edge cameras and equipment, and unrivaled client support, to the motion picture industry worldwide.
price ($mm)
$1.81
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