Berliner Synchron acquired by BTI Studios

Global media localisation company BTI Studios has acquired 100 per cent of the share capital of Berliner Synchron GmbH from Munich based S&L Medien Gruppe.

The completion of the deal increases BTI’s offering to 63 recording studios across 24 facilities spanning Europe, the US and Asia, and follows BTI’s acquisition of Dutch dubbing studio Creative Sounds last month.

Berliner Synchron was founded in 1949 as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany. Since then it has dubbed more than 8,000 titles into German.

Björn Lifvergren, BTI Studios founder and leader of the M&A team, commented on the deal: “The acquisition of Berliner Synchron is an important cornerstone in the geographic expansion of BTI Studios. It fits well into our strategy to establish presence in all key dubbing territories. Berliner Synchron has everything we are looking for in a dubbing company; a professional team with great management in state-of-the art studios.”

Maria Theresia Seidlein, owner of S&L Media Gruppe, added, “We are confident that BTI Studios is the right owner to take Berliner Synchron onwards. BTI’s international standing will boost the market position of Berliner Synchron and the future prospects of its employees.”

In 2016, Berliner Synchron moved into a new purpose built studios in the EUREF Campus in Berlin. Co-CEOs Dr. Martina Berninger and Marcus Dröscher will continue to lead the German studio and, together with their team, bring their knowledge in the German dubbing market to BTI Studios.

Dr. Berninger commented on the transaction: “We are delighted to join BTI Studios. Being part of the BTI group will give us access to greater technological resources and expertise to spur innovation and thus improve the quality of our services to our national and international customers.”