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Condé Systems assets going to auction June 4 Acquisitions News 

Condé Systems assets going to auction June 4

Hyperams LLC, Rolling Meadows, Ill, has announced a June 4 online auction for the assets of dye-sublimation products distributor Condé Systems, Inc., which announced on its Facebook page the company would be closing in April. In November 2022, the company announced the transition to an employee-owned company, with the pending retirement of David Gross, president. According to the announcement from... Read More
Freepik announces acquisition of Magnific Acquisitions News 

Freepik announces acquisition of Magnific

Freepik announced its acquisition of AI-image upscaler Magnific. The acquisition is Freepik’s biggest to date – it acquired EyeEm (Germany) last year, and Videvo (UK), Original Mockups (Colombia), and Iconfinder (Denmark) in 2022, the company said. Terms weren’t disclosed. The founders of Magnific, Javi López and Emilio Nicolás, will continue to focus on their own AI innovation, testing and developing new ideas. Although Magnific will operate as... Read More
Nikon completes acquisition RED.com, LLC Acquisitions 

Nikon completes acquisition RED.com, LLC

Nikon Corp. announced, as of April 8, it has successfully acquired 100% of the outstanding membership interests of RED.com, LLC (RED), as previously announced. According to this PetaPixel report, the acquisition was precipitated by RED’s patent infringement suit against Nikon in  2022. Upon RED becoming a wholly owned subsidiary, RED’s President Jarred Land became a close Advisor to the company,... Read More
Futuresource Consulting, BCC Research to merge Acquisitions Partnerships 

Futuresource Consulting, BCC Research to merge

UK-based market research consultancy Futuresource Consulting and Boston-based market research firm BCC Research have announced a merger of the two companies. “There are strong synergies between BCC Research and Futuresource Consulting which can now be fully realized. The brands share complementary research offerings and together can provide our clients with a greater depth and breadth of research,” says Craig Ive,... Read More
Canva acquires Affinity platform for $1 billion Acquisitions 

Canva acquires Affinity platform for $1 billion

Canva, the world’s only all-in-one visual communication platform, today announced the acquisition of Affinity, the award-winning creative software suite for professional photo editing, illustration, graphic design and page layout, from Serif, a Nottingham, England, software company founded in 1987. Affinity marks Canva’s latest Europe-based acquisition, joining Flourish (2022), Kaleido (2021), Smartmockups (2021), Pexels (2019) and Pixabay (2019). Canva opened its first European HQ in 2023, based in London. Affinity’s tools... Read More
Advertek announces strategic acquisition of Custom Colour Imaging Acquisitions News 

Advertek announces strategic acquisition of Custom Colour Imaging

Advertek Inc, one of Canada’s leading print innovators, announces the strategic acquisition of Custom Colour Imaging (CCI), a Toronto-based photo lab and print-on-demand company with more than 50 years of heritage and expertise. Terms were not disclosed. This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Advertek’s 25-year journey in commercial printing and photo imaging. Advertek, known for its expertise in various... Read More
Nikon Corp. enters agreement to buy RED cinema gear company Acquisitions News 

Nikon Corp. enters agreement to buy RED cinema gear company

Nikon Corp. announced it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding membership interests of RED.com, LLC (RED) whereby RED will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nikon, “pursuant to a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement with Mr. James Jannard, its founder, and Mr. Jarred Land, its current President, subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions thereunder.”... Read More
Lensrentals acquires BorrowLenses from Shutterfly Acquisitions 

Lensrentals acquires BorrowLenses from Shutterfly

Photo gear rental leader Lensrentals, the largest online photo, video, audio and lighting equipment rental and production resource company, has acquired the BorrowLenses brand and “select assets” from Shutterfly. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition brings expand the Memphis, Tenn., company’s inventory to more than 400,000 copies of more than 6,000 different lenses, cameras, drones, lighting, audio and other high... Read More
Dead Pixels Society interviews Fotomerchant, ImageQuix executives Acquisitions Feature News Opinion 

Dead Pixels Society interviews Fotomerchant, ImageQuix executives

ImageQuix, a leading provider of software solutions for professional photographers, recently announced the acquisition of Fotomerchant, one of the most respected end-to-end workflow solutions for high-volume studios. In an exclusive interview, Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Tim McCain, president, of ImageQuix; Elmar Platzer, CEO and co-founder, of Fotomerchant, and Derek Clapham, CTO and co-founder, of Fotomerchant,... Read More
GoPro to acquire Forcite, maker of tech-enabled helmets Acquisitions News 

GoPro to acquire Forcite, maker of tech-enabled helmets

GoPro, Inc. announced an agreement to acquire Forcite Helmet Systems, a pioneer in embedding technology into helmets. GoPro intends to accelerate Forcite’s vision to provide tech-enabled motorcycle helmets with the long-term goal of tech-enabling other categories of helmets over time. GoPro’s acquisition of Forcite is expected to close in Q1 of 2024, subject to customary closing conditions. GoPro will share... Read More
ImageQuix announces acquisition of Skylab photo processing service Acquisitions News 

ImageQuix announces acquisition of Skylab photo processing service

ImageQuix, a provider of workflow and e-commerce software for the high-volume photography industry, continued its acquisition spree with the acquisition of Skylab, an innovative photo processing service that makes high-quality retouching accessible to anyone in the world. This acquisition follows closely the recent announcement of the addition of Fotomerchant to the ImageQuix portfolio. Founded by photographer TJ Rak and machine... Read More
Pomvom to combine with private equity firm Acquisitions News 

Pomvom to combine with private equity firm

Israeli “experiential content” provider Pomvom Ltd. announced business combination agreement with publicly traded special purpose acquisition company Israel Acquisitions Corp. at a total equity value for Pomvom of $US125 million. The combined company will trade on the Nasdaq and leverage Pomvom’s leading technology augmented with the expertise of the ISRL team, the company said in a press release. At the... Read More
Top articles from the Dead Pixels Society in 2023 Acquisitions Investments News 

Top articles from the Dead Pixels Society in 2023

The Dead Pixels Society had another big year, covering all of the photo/imaging industry news. 2023 was another busy year; here are the top stories. Shutterfly layoffs impact 360 Personalized photo products leader Shutterfly Inc. management is reducing staff by 360 employees, according to a company-wide email. The announcement was not made public but the topic is a hot one on LinkedIn and on layoff... Read More
ImageQuix announces acquisition of Fotomerchant Acquisitions News 

ImageQuix announces acquisition of Fotomerchant

ImageQuix, a leading provider of software solutions for professional photographers, announced the acquisition of Fotomerchant, one of the most respected end-to-end workflow solutions for high-volume studios. Terms weren’t disclosed.  ImageQuix provides end-to-end workflow management and ecommerce solutions to professional photographers, under a portfolio that includes ImageQuix, PhotoLynx, Studio Ninja, and Capturelife tools. Fotomerchant is a workflow solution for high-volume studios,... Read More
Unlocking the Secrets of Business Acquisition with Adrian Knight Acquisitions Podcasts 

Unlocking the Secrets of Business Acquisition with Adrian Knight

Ever wondered how someone bounces back from failed startups to buy a three-decade-old establishment for merely a quid? Buckle up for a captivating journey with our guest, Adrian Knight, a seasoned business acquisition specialist, who did exactly that. Listen to Knight’s absorbing narrative as he takes us through his journey of business acquisitions, the art of negotiation, and cultivating successful... Read More