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Sohonet: Backing international growth

Supporting the existing management team to deliver a global growth strategy.

Sector
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms

Sohonet is an international provider of connectivity, collaboration software, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry.

Deal type
  • Secondary buyout

Founded in 1995, Sohonet provides over 500 media companies and thousands of media professionals with a wide range of technically advanced and highly secure solutions. These are designed to help media professionals collaborate on projects with their internationally distributed teams to create the magic that appears on our screens for feature films, TV shows and advertising.

Sohonet’s expert team and services help to remove the obstacles that get in the way of the creative process, enabling teams to access, move, manage and store their content securely throughout the production and post-production workflow.

Building on an existing global network

The business has a global presence across Europe, North America and Australasia, including locations in London, Los Angeles, New York and Sydney. It employs more than 120 people and has grown revenues by 30 per cent in the last three years.

LDC invested in the business in March 2021 to supporting the existing management team, led by CEO Chuck Parker, to further build on its international growth strategy and explore complementary acquisitions.

Chuck Parker, CEO of Sohonet, said: “We are very pleased with the growth of the business over the past six years and are proud of the brand and products we have developed. The migration of post services to the cloud, the rise of virtual production, and the explosion of remote collaboration has made our capabilities more relevant than ever, as storytellers everywhere find themselves in the golden age of content creation.”

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LDC has a proven track record of backing growing TMT business and supporting ambitious acquisitive growth strategies. We are really excited to work closely with the team at LDC to further enhance our market leading products and services.”
Chuck Parker, CEO
Sohonet

Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Award

2021