BTI Studios

Sale of a minority stake
in BTI Studios to
Shamrock Capital Advisors

October 2017

BTI Studios: The local subtitling company that became a global localization powerhouse

"Stella EOC provided first class financial advice throughout the process and backed it all up by a very deep sector expertise and industry network and were instrumental in making the deal happen."

Klas Johansson, Partner at Altor

Founded

1995

2016 revenue

c. €100m

Revenue CAGR L3Y

c. 25%

Employees

3,700+

Headquarters

Stockholm, Sweden

A global subtitling and dubbing leader under fresh ownership

With 400 employees and over 3,700 freelancers across 21 offices in 17 countries across Europe, Asia and the US, BTI Studios is a leading provider of dubbing, subtitling, access services and media solutions in any language.

In July 2017, the Company was acquired by Nordic private equity firm Altor together with the management team, including CEO and founder Björn Lifvergren.

Since then, the owners of BTI Studios continued to look for a strategic co-investor with a strong media footprint and good connections to the US market.

Shamrock Capital Advisors acquires a minority stake in BTI Studios

In October 2017, Altor sold a 30% stake in BTI Studios to Shamrock Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based alternative investment firm which invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors.

As a media-centric investor with a strong US foundation, Shamrock will partner with BTI Studios and Altor Equity Partners and support the company on its continued growth journey and expansion in the US.


“Hollywood is very much based on who you know. Even to just come and pitch you have to have a strong network and Shamrock has just that. They have worked in the industry for over 30 years so they can open lots of doors and also know the people that can open doors for us” said Björn Lifvergren, CEO and founder of BTI Studios


Stella EOC acted as sole financial advisor to the buyer.