Acquisition

LensRentals acquires BorrowLenses

Mar 8, 2024
John Aldred

It seems to be a week for these announcements. After Nikon announced that it had acquired RED, camera gear rental giant LensRentals has now acquired…

Nikon acquires RED

Mar 7, 2024
John Aldred

No, it’s not April 1st yet. I might have just woken up, but I did double-check the date. Nikon has announced that it is to…

Photographers finally paid after Freepik acquires EyeEm

Oct 16, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Earlier this year, after years of struggle, Germany-based stock photo website EyeEm went bust. It had stopped paying photographers even before that, but hey, good…

The company that owns OM System now also owns Toshiba after $14bn deal

Aug 14, 2023
John Aldred

This is an interesting one. Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), the private equity company which saved Olympus’ camera division, is buying out Toshiba for $14 billion….

Logitech acquires Finland-based Loupedeck

Jul 21, 2023
John Aldred

In what’s turning out to be an interesting journey to transition Logitech more into the creator space, the company has acquired desktop console company, Loupedeck….

Zeiss targets virtual production with motion tracking company acquisition

Jul 19, 2023
John Aldred

Zeiss has acquired UK-based Ncam Technologies Ltd. Founded in 2012, Ncam is a developer of camera tracking systems. These are used for things like motion…

DPReview is saved after acquisition by Gear Patrol

Jun 21, 2023
John Aldred

It looks like the hopes of the photography community did not go unheard. DPReview is saved. It’s been acquired from Amazon by consumer tech publication,…

Meta sells Giphy to Shutterstock for $53 million after the UK order

May 24, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Back in 2021, the UK government ordered Meta to sell Giphy, and now the buyer has been announced. It’s Shutterstock, the famous stock photo company,…

SmugMug has acquired popular photography podcast, This Week in Photo (TWiP)

Oct 25, 2022
John Aldred

SmugMug has acquired the popular photography podcast, This Week in Photo – otherwise known as TWiP. It’s the second acquisition by the company after picking…

UK orders Meta to sell Giphy, and it’s final

Oct 19, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

Back in 2020, Facebook (now Meta) bought Giphy, by which it became one of several mainstream platforms under its wing. But UK’s watchdog says enough….