INVESTMENT DEMONSTRATES COMPANY’S CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO GROWING THEIR GLOBAL FOOTPRINT
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 2, 2022) — Deluxe, the global provider of digital and cloud-based localization and distribution solutions to the world’s leading content production studios and distributors, announced today that they have acquired German dubbing studio, Creative Sound Conception Studio (CSC Studio). The announcement was made by Chris Reynolds, Deluxe’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Localization and Fulfillment.
Founded in 1989 by Nils Wulkop, Hamburg-based CSC Studio is one of the industry’s leading German dubbing studios, servicing premium content creators around the world. CSC Studio has dubbed numerous iconic movies as well as some of the most widely viewed episodic series from around the world, with a roster of over 85 clients. CSC Studio will be rebranded as Deluxe Germany and will undergo a facility expansion to build out additional recording rooms to provide extensible capacity for German language dubbing for existing and new customers.
“With the increase in global content production, including the rise of local language original content that is being localized and distributed in more languages than ever before, this acquisition provides Deluxe with an expanded footprint and capacity to meet growing market demands.” Reynolds said. “Deluxe currently has dubbing studios in Los Angeles, Paris, Madrid, and Barcelona. With the addition of Deluxe Germany, we are motivated to continue expanding our owned and operated footprint through both organic expansion and additional acquisitions.”
“My team and I are delighted to be joining the Deluxe family,” said Nils Wulkop, Founder, CSC Studio. “Teaming up with Deluxe will benefit the industry and its growing demand for German language dubbing. With Deluxe’s immediate investment in a new facility expansion we are looking forward to increasing our capacity to support more volume and customers, while maintaining the highest levels of creative dubbing quality.”
With the backing of Platinum Equity, Deluxe has continued to focus on global expansion and investment in technology to provide enhanced service offerings to customers, and CSC Studio represents the seventh acquisition Deluxe has made since Platinum Equity acquired the business in 2020.
Deluxe Media Inc. (Deluxe) provides innovative, secure distribution and localization services for studios, OTT platforms and content creators worldwide. Deluxe’s cloud-based solutions offer unprecedented flexibility and reach through its customizable, end-to-end solutions that enable
customers to create, transform, and distribute content and immersive streaming experiences to audiences on a global scale.
ABOUT PLATINUM EQUITY
Founded in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with approximately $36 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 50 operating companies that serve customers around the world. The firm is currently investing from Platinum Equity Capital Partners V, a $10 billion global buyout fund, and Platinum Equity Small Cap Fund, a $1.5 billion buyout fund focused on investment opportunities in the lower middle market. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions and operations – a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O® – acquiring and operating companies in a broad range of business markets, including manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics, equipment rental, metals services, media and entertainment, technology, telecommunications and other industries. Over the past 27 years Platinum Equity has completed more than 350 acquisitions.
CSC Studio was founded in 1989 by Nils Wulkop and provides German language dubbing for premium content creators. Based in Hamburg, Germany, their talented team has serviced some of the most iconic films and episodic series. With over 30 years of experience and a passion for providing the highest quality of content to their clients, CSC Studio localizes more than 50 movies and 300 episodes per year.
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