Getty Images Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Digital MediaCompany

Getty Images has acquired 9 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Getty Images’ largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired iStockphoto for $50M. Getty Images has acquired in 3 different US states, and 6 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (45%) and internet software and services (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity9
    • M&A Buy Activity9
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 6
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

Getty Images, Inc.

601 North 34th Street,
Seattle, Washington 98103
United States,
(206) 925-5000
www.gettyimages.com

Getty Images, Inc. is a marketplace for distributing, searching, licensing, and managing digital imagery and multimedia. Getty Images is one of the most trusted and esteemed sources of visual content in the world, with over 300 million assets including photos, videos, and music, available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com. The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in nearly every country in the world and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful visual content from the world’s best photographers and videographers. Getty Images was formed in 1995 and is based in Seattle, Washington.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 T
Buy (0.4/yr) # 7 - 1 - - 1 9
vol $108M $108M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  9

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Unsplash, Inc. 2021-03-30 - Add-on Acquisition
Montréal, Quebec · www.unsplash.com
TDWsport Bvba 2018-01-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Gent, Belgium · www.tdwsport.com
Photolibrary Pty. Ltd. 2011-05-03 - Add-on Acquisition
North Sydney, Australia · www.photolibrary.com
PicScout, Inc. 2011-04-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Herzliya, Israel · www.picscout.com
Pump Audio, Inc. 2007-06-20 42M USD Add-on Acquisition
Tivoli, New York · www.pumpaudio.com
Michael Ochs Archives, Inc. 2007-02-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Venice, California · www.michaelochsarchives.com
iStockphoto LP 2006-02-09 50M USD Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.istockphoto.com
image.net Ltd. 2004-07-22 16M EUR Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.image.net
PhotoDisc, Inc. 1998-02-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Seattle, Washington
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 4 (44%) 16M (14%) - -
Internet Software and Services 3 (33%) 92M (86%) - -
Digital Media 2 (22%) - - -
Total 9 $108M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 42M - -
  Washington 1 - - -
  New York 1 42M - -
  California 1 - - -
Canada 2 50M - -
  Quebec 1 - - -
  Alberta 1 50M - -
Australia 1 - - -
Belgium 1 - - -
Israel 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 16M - -
Domestic 3 (33%) 42M (39%) - -
Cross-border 6 (67%) 66M (61%) - -
Total 9 $108M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $108M
TOTAL $108M
Largest iStockphoto LP
$50M (2006-02-09)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
22%
2 (22%)

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