Chinese investor base takes majority stake in Framestore


A consortium of Chinese investors led by Cultural Investment Holdings has acquired a majority stake in London-based Framestore, a provider of VFX and CG content for the film, TV, advertising and theme park industries. No financial terms were disclosed. JEGI and Clarity advised Framestore on the transaction.

PRESS RELEASE

New York, NY, January 3, 2017 – Framestore, an Oscar-winning and globally renowned provider of VFX and CG content to the Film, TV, Advertising and Theme Park industries, has sold a 75% stake to a consortium of Chinese investors, led by Shanghai Stock Exchange listed Cultural Investment Holdings.
Framestore was co-advised by JEGI (www.jegi.com), the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, headquartered in New York, NY, and Clarity (www.claritycp.com), a leading M&A advisor for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, headquartered in London.

Headquartered in London, with offices in New York, LA and Montreal, Framestore has been at the forefront of innovation for over 30 years, creating some of the most celebrated and diverse work in the industry.

With their new Chinese partner, a consortium led by Cultural Investment Holdings, Framestore is well positioned, creatively and financially, to be leaders in the world of storytelling across the full spectrum of visual platforms – cinema, television, mobile, location based as well as virtual and augmented reality.

About JEGI
JEGI has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors for nearly 30 years. Headquartered in North America, with offices in New York City and Boston, as well as London and Sydney (through its partnership with Clarity), JEGI has completed more than 600 high‐profile M&A transactions, serving global corporations; middle‐market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners and founders; and private equity and venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.jegi.com.

About Clarity
Clarity has been a leading M&A advisor for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors for over a decade. Headquartered in Europe, with offices in London and Sydney, as well as New York City and Boston (through its partnership with JEGI), Clarity executes the full range of corporate transactions on behalf of clients, including company sales, private acquisitions, public company takeovers, mergers, management buy-outs and buy-ins, equity and debt fundraisings and joint ventures and strategic alliances. For more information, visit www.claritycp.com.

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