BTI Studios acquires Berliner Synchron

BTI Studios acquires Berliner Synchron

Buyer

TransaCtion

acquires

Target

DatE

2018

Information about the Buyer

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.

The Translink team advised BTI on the acquisition process. The process included preparing the company for the acquisition, identifying the target and negotiating key transaction terms and documents. Translink’s transaction advisor was Christian Hörner (Managing Partner).

Information about the Target

Berliner Synchron GmbH was found 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.

Team

Christian Hörner

“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.”

Mareike Maas