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Edge Imaging acquires Lasting Images Photography Acquisitions 

Edge Imaging acquires Lasting Images Photography

Effective Aug. 31, 2021, Edge Imaging Inc., the largest Canadian-owned and operated school digital imaging company, acquired the school photography business of Lasting Images Photography of St. Catharines, Ontario. This is the second acquisition for Edge Imaging during the pandemic: In February, the  Toronto-based company acquired Bob Johnson Photography. Last October, the Dead Pixels Society interviewed James Aziz, CEO of... Read More
Shutterstock acquires PicMonkey Acquisitions 

Shutterstock acquires PicMonkey

Shutterstock, Inc. announced the $110 million acquisition of PicMonkey, an online graphic design and image editing platform, from Spectrum Equity. The company said the deal complements Shutterstock’s content subscriptions with easy-to-use image and video design tools and expands Shutterstock’s “audience reach and addressable market by extending into the rapidly growing $8 billion market opportunity for creative software and design tools.” The... Read More
Sky News: Photobox Group in talks to combine with Albelli Acquisitions 

Sky News: Photobox Group in talks to combine with Albelli

Sky News reports the owner of  U.K.-based Photobox Group – private-equity firm Exponent – is in “advanced talks” combine with continental personalized printing competitor Albelli (also known as Albumprinter Holding). The combined business would be worth £500 million. City Editor Mark Kleinman writes the deal is close to being finalized but could still fall through. Albelli operates Bonusprint, which is in... Read More
Pixieset acquires Flothemes, maker of WordPress photographer themes Acquisitions 

Pixieset acquires Flothemes, maker of WordPress photographer themes

Vancouver-based software solutions provider Pixieset Media Inc. announced the successful acquisition of Flothemes, a premium WordPress website designer for photographers and other creative businesses. In conjunction with the transaction, Flothemes founder Ross Tanner has joined Pixieset’s leadership team as Director of Design & Business Development. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP served as legal counsel to Pixieset, while The Lew Firm, APC... Read More
Fotomerchant acquires ELEMENTICE, maker of imaging transmission gear Acquisitions 

Fotomerchant acquires ELEMENTICE, maker of imaging transmission gear

Volume photography workflow company Fotomerchant has gotten into the hardware side of the business with the acquisition of ELEMENTICE, a tech company also based in Australia. The acquisition is the second for Fotomerchant this year; the company acquired eCommerce platform SimplePhoto in February. Founded in 2014, ELEMENTICE brings “real-time image delivery, workflow automation, and marketing solutions to the professional photography... Read More
Precision Proco Group purchases Photobox production facility in West London Acquisitions News 

Precision Proco Group purchases Photobox production facility in West London

PRECISION Proco Group has purchased the West London production facility of Photobox, according to a company statement. The company completed the deal on the Willen Field Road facility on Aug. 1, 2021, and as part of the transaction, the affiliated Photobox employees will transfer to Precision Proco Group. Terms weren’t disclosed. The deal only involves the purchase of the UK... Read More
Circle Graphics acquires Canvaspop Acquisitions 

Circle Graphics acquires Canvaspop

  Circle Graphics continues to expand its portfolio with its fifth acquisition – this time of Ottawa-based Canvaspop – since being acquired by investment firm H.I.G. Capital in 2019. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Circle acquired Graphik Dimensions in November 2020 and Bay Photo in August 2020, as well as billboard companies MetroMetromedia and Anthem Displays. Founded in 2009, Canvaspop serves... Read More
PlanetArt acquires assets of personalized children’s book publisher, I See Me! Acquisitions 

PlanetArt acquires assets of personalized children’s book publisher, I See Me!

PlanetArt, the personalized e-commerce division of Claranova, acquired certain assets of Minneapolis-based I See Me!® from the McEvoy Group in a move that signals the company’s deepening commitment to custom children’s products, the company said. I See Me! publishes more than 60 personalized children’s books, as well as other products for children, each of which can be customized via its website... Read More
Quebec’s Urbanimmersive acquires three real estate photography agencies Acquisitions News 

Quebec’s Urbanimmersive acquires three real estate photography agencies

Urbanimmersive Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of real estate photography agencies EGP Technovirtuel Inc. and Graphique ID Solutions Inc. and all of the intangible assets of La Clique Mobile s.e.n.c. for an aggregated purchase price of $3.03M, including $1.77M payable in cash immediately, $100k payable in 100 days and $1.16 million payable through the... Read More
Kamera Express acquires Germany’s GM-Foto Acquisitions News 

Kamera Express acquires Germany’s GM-Foto

The Dutch photo and video trading company Kamera Express takes over the German specialty store GM-Foto in Frankfurt, according to Foto Contact. This means after Hanover, Kamera Express will have a second superstore in Germany and will also add a third online shop to its portfolio. The dealer operates online with the Camera Express, Photospecialist, and now GM-Foto in Germany.... Read More
Shutterfly acquires design and decor marketplace, Spoonflower Acquisitions News 

Shutterfly acquires design and decor marketplace, Spoonflower

Shutterfly announced an agreement to acquire Spoonflower, a Durham, N.C.-based artists marketplace, in “an accretive acquisition for approximately $225 million of enterprise value subject to certain working capital and other adjustments,” the company said in an announcement. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021. According... Read More
Foreground launches as a new company combining ShootProof, Collage Acquisitions News 

Foreground launches as a new company combining ShootProof, Collage

Foreground is a new company formed by the combination of Shootproof, the pro photography productivity solution, and Collage, the photo-printing and gifting site. According to the press release, the Foreground “enters into the nearly $4 billion consumer and professional photography industry, as an exciting new player that brings together industry veterans and technology leaders in the ‘age of the creator.'”... Read More
Noritsu Koki Co. acquires audio company JLab for $370 million Acquisitions News 

Noritsu Koki Co. acquires audio company JLab for $370 million

Photofinishing equipment pioneer Noritsu Koki Co. Ltd. continued its diversification into the audio market with the acquisition of San Diego, Calif.-based JLab for $370 million; the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter. As a part of this new ownership, JLab will continue to operate as an independent company under the JLab name, with its sales, marketing, product... Read More
Sue Bryce Education/Portrait Masters acquired by Emerald’s Photo Group Acquisitions 

Sue Bryce Education/Portrait Masters acquired by Emerald’s Photo Group

Sue Bryce Education and The Portrait Masters have joined Rangefinder + WPPI and PHOTOPLUS as part of Emerald’s Photo Group. The acquisition adds two successful online education platforms and an intimate annual conference and tradeshow to Emerald’s photography brands, the company said. Photographer and educator Sue Bryce co-founded Sue Bryce Education (SBE) in 2015 with partners Aaron Andersen, Craig Swanson and... Read More