In the latest updates of acquisition and mergers, Adobe acquires Allegorithmic. Allegorithmic is made of Substance tools – Designer, Painter, B2M and Source.
Google and Sony Pictures Imageworks are combining their technical resources and R&D team to develop OpenCue – open source Animation and VFX render management.
‘Post Technology Alliance’ of Netflix with Blackmagic Design includes DaVinci Resolve software, URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro cameras. It will ease the shooting and post production workflow.
After acquiring Magneto, now Adobe acquired Marketo. It opens revolutionary marketing solutions in B2B and B2C segments for all business levels.
Leading international Production and Post Production house Method Studios acquired Atomic Fiction. The objective of the acquisition is to synergize strong assets of both the studios and provide complete VFX solutions under single hood.
Long awaited acquisition of 5% stake of Eros International by Reliance Industries took place on 6th August, 2018. Total transaction is worth around $46.67 million, where Reliance subscribed to 3,111,088 newly issued ‘A’ ordinary shares of Eros International PLC.
London and Canada based Animation & VFX studio Cinesite acquired Germany based Visual Effects studio Trixter. With this change of action, the combined force will be able to produce more stunning work of CGI visuals.
Digital Domain acquires 3Glasses with 60% stack. It will help DD to expand their overall VR business, to develop a fully integrated VR ecosystem. Combined technology of VR software and hardware will give users an exclusive end-to-end experience seamlessly.
Finally, The Mickey Mouse took over Fox. Check out how Disney buys Fox in whopping $52.4 Billion. After this acquisition, Disney have Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and some of the eminent business verticals of 21st Century Fox. All will help for Disney’s OTT (streaming content) business.
Chaos Group acquired Render Legion and its renderer, Corona, as strategical move to become world leader in professional rendering solutions. Future collaboration between V-Ray and Corona will push the envelope of rendering solutions on a whole new level.