December 2016

Transaction Background

Framestore is an Oscar-winning and globally renowned provider of VFX and CG content to the Film, TV, Advertising and Theme Park industries.

Headquartered in London, with offices in New York, LA and Montreal, Framestore has been at the forefront of innovation for over 30 years, creating some of the most celebrated and diverse work in the industry.

With their new Chinese partner, a consortium led by Shanghai Stock Exchange listed Cultural Investment Holdings, Framestore is well positioned, creatively and financially, to be leaders in the world of storytelling across the full spectrum of visual platforms – cinema, television, mobile, location based as well as virtual and augmented reality.

Our Role

Clarity and JEGI co-advised the shareholders of Framestore on all aspects of the transaction.

We were responsible for planning and managing a highly competitive and efficient sale process which included identifying and reaching out to prospective acquirers globally. We led negotiations on pricing and deal structure as well as coordinating due diligence with multiple advisors.

Ultimately, we delivered an outstanding result for our client which significantly exceeded expectations and sets a new benchmark in the sector.

“Clarity and JEGI’s network and impressive knowledge of the digital content production and post production space were instrumental in helping Framestore find the right partner and deliver the shareholders a fantastic outcome. They helped navigate a complex process, providing service and advice of the highest calibre whilst truly understanding the meaning of teamwork and collaboration. I am delighted for both our exiting and new investors and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering using their services.”

Sir William Sargent
Chief Executive Officer, Framestore