Translink Corporate Finance announces the acquisition of 100% of shares in Berliner Synchron GmbH by BTI Studios AB. Backed by Altor Equity Partners and Shamrock Capital, BTI Studios is one of the leading companies for the localization of media content with studios in over 20 countries. Anecta and Translink Corporate Finance advised BTI Studios as it’s exclusive M&A advisors on this transaction.
Rationale for transaction:
Add-on investment as part of BTI’s strategy of establishing a strong presence in key dubbing markets in Europe.
Founded in 1995, BTI Studios now operates 24 local facilities globally. BTI Studios is one of the leading companies for the localization of media content and provides localization services for broadcasters, film studios, VoD platforms and distributors. BTI’s clients are VoD platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, and Viaplay and film studios such as NBC Universal, Warner, and Disney.
Berliner Synchron GmbH was founded in 1949 as the first professional dubbing Studios in Germany. Today it’s one of the largest dubbing companies in Germany. Berliner Synchron currently has more than 60 full time employees and has access to more than 3000 dubbing actors, directors and authors. It offers five recording studios, a high-end cinema mixing studio and a TV mixing studio in which more than 100 movies and series are dubbed every year.
“This transaction enables BTI to gain a strong footprint in one of the most attractive and important geographic markets for dubbing services. The acquisition of Berliner Synchron GmbH fits well into BTI’s strategy of establishing a strong presence in all key dubbing markets in Europe. Christian Hörner, Managing Partner Translink Germany