JEGI and Clarity Co-Advise Leading VFX Company Framestore in Sale to Consortium of Chinese Investors
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.
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.
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.
“Clarity and JEGI’s network and impressive knowledge of the digital content production and post production space were instrumental in helping Framestore find the right partner and deliver the shareholders a fantastic outcome. They helped navigate a complex process, providing service and advice of the highest calibre whilst truly understanding the meaning of teamwork and collaboration. I am delighted for both our exiting and new investors and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering using their services.”
– Sir William Sargent, CEO, Framestore