PwC Legal provides legal advice to Swedish BTI Studios in acquiring Berliner Synchron GmbH

Düsseldorf, 28 November 2018

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) provided comprehensive advice to the Swedish media company BTI Studios AB as well as its majority shareholder, the Swedish private equity investor Altor Equity Partners in acquiring 100 per cent of the shares in Berliner Synchron GmbH from S&L Medien Gruppe GmbH.

The lawyers of PwC Legal carried out the legal due diligence and provided advice regarding the share purchase agreement. The tax and M&A experts of PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC WPG) were responsible for the due diligence of the financial and tax aspects.

BTI Studios AB is a Swedish company specialized in localizing media contents in more than 80 language pairs. The company established in 1995 ranks among the leading suppliers of synchronisation and subtitling for broadcasters, film studios, video on demand platforms and distributors. BTI Studios is operating 24 local branches in more than 20 countries worldwide. Its customers include VoD platforms such as Netflix, Amazon and Viaplay as well as film studios such as Universal, Warner and Disney.

Berliner Synchron GmbH established in 1949 is one of the leading companies in the synchronisation of films and series Germany-wide. With more than 60 employees and access to more than 3,000 dubbing actors, directors and authors, Berliner Synchron has already synchronized more than 8,000 titles.

Advisors BTI Studios AB and Altor Equity Partners

PwC Legal

Dr. Roland Hens (lead), Dr. Thomas Brunn, Dr. Sebastian Ulbrich, Verena Riemer, Stephanie Schmiedeberg, Anna Lena Opitz-Schellenberg, Sebastian Babbe, Christian Schäferling, Yalcin Yavuz


Deals Tax: Dr. Ralf U. Braunagel, Jan Hendrik Quandt, Luisa Köhler
Transaction Services: Alexander Paffenholz, Jari Sengera

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