LOS ANGELES, CA — Streamland Media (“Streamland”) has announced that award-winning Ingenuity Studios (“Ingenuity” or the “Company”) is now part of its global post-production offerings. With four locations in the US and Canada, Ingenuity Studios further expands Streamland’s offerings to content creators worldwide, which include customized services from its picture division, Picture Shop; visual effects division, Ghost VFX; sound division, Formosa Group; and marketing division, Picture Head. FocalPoint, a division of B. Riley Securities (“FocalPoint”), served as the exclusive financial advisor to Ingenuity.
Ingenuity is a full-service visual effects studio serving feature film, episodic television, music video, and advertising clients, producing content for all forms of delivery. The Ingenuity team has worked alongside the industry’s top creative visionaries, seamlessly integrating visual effects to advance their stories. The studio’s work can be seen in acclaimed feature films including Many Saints of Newark, A Star is Born, Get Out, and Booksmart, and in Emmy-nominated series such as Hacks, The Walking Dead, Cowboy Bebop, Euphoria, and the newly released Paper Girls.
“There is no limit to what we can do together,” said Streamland CEO, Bill Romeo. “Streamland Media and Ingenuity Studios are aligned in our creative-driven philosophy and dedication to our extraordinary teams. We are all committed to facilitating powerful, creative, and connected collaboration to advance the vision of storytellers.”
David Stinnett, Partner at Trive Capital, said, “Streamland and Trive are strategically acquiring industry leading businesses centered around unparalleled creative talent and integrating into a single, global platform to continuously enhance the value proposition we offer our customers. Further, as VFX services are becoming increasingly important to post-production, we look forward to leveraging Ingenuity’s stellar reputation as we continue providing state-of-the-art VFX work in support of new and existing customers’ high-quality content offerings.”
“From the beginning, we have been committed to building a studio that serves our clients at the highest level possible, and we are able to do that with a team of incredible artists and technologists. The team at Streamland Media shares our passion for storytelling while creating a service level second to none,” said David Lebensfeld, Ingenuity’s Founding Partner and CEO.
Joining Lebensfeld, Grant Miller, Ingenuity Partner and President, added, “We could not be more thankful to have FocalPoint as our advisor in this critical partnership. They brought immense value through their knowledge of the industry, relationships with the most relevant buyers, and expertise in articulating our Company’s key growth drivers.”
“We are thrilled to represent another high caliber player in the visual effects space,” commented Managing Director Muizz Kheraj, CFA who leads FocalPoint’s Technology, Media, and Entertainment Group. He added, “This represents the eighth transaction in the Media and Entertainment industry and the fourth visual effects transaction in the past four years, solidifying our position as the preeminent investment bank in this sector. Additionally, through this transaction, FocalPoint continues to build its expertise within the growing tech-enabled business services sector, as the need for technology continues to permeate a variety of traditional and emerging industries.”
Managing Director Bryant Yu added, “As the streaming war continues to evolve and enter into a new growth phase, investors are increasingly zeroing in on subscriber counts, yet new content remains the primary decision point for consumers. Ingenuity brings significant content creation capabilities and scale to the Streamland platform, while opening its surface area of collaboration across picture and sound. We have come to know the Streamland team very well over the past few years since we led the initial platform acquisition in 2018. We view them as great partners to Ingenuity, as they bring a growing set of critical services to filmmakers and content creators around the world.”
About Ingenuity Studios
Ingenuity Studios is a full-service visual effects studio catering to feature film, television, music video, and advertising (commercial) clients. The Company pushes the boundaries of technology and imagination through finely crafted visual effects. Ingenuity is headquartered in Los Angeles with additional offices in Vancouver, New York, and Atlanta. To learn more, visit www.ingenuitystudios.com.
About Streamland Media
Streamland Media is a global post-production company delivering picture, VFX, sound, and marketing services through its well-established industry brands, Picture Shop, Ghost VFX, Formosa Group and Picture Head. These integrated businesses support feature film, episodic, interactive, and emerging forms of entertainment by providing top-tier talent, technical expertise, and customized solutions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Streamland Media offers multiple locations worldwide throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and the UK that are focused on providing a unique, regional approach to meeting client needs. To learn more, visit www.streamlandmedia.com.
About Trive Capital
Trive Capital is a Dallas, Texas private equity firm with more than $4 billion of regulatory assets under management. Trive focuses on investing equity and debt in strategically viable middle market companies with the potential for transformational upside through operational improvement. Trive seeks to maximize returns through a hands-on partnership that calls for identifying and implementing value creation ideas. To learn more, visit www.trivecapital.com.
About FocalPoint, a division of B. Riley Securities
FocalPoint, a division of B. Riley Securities, specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private placements (debt and equity), and financial restructurings. With a dedicated Media and Entertainment practice, the firm provides financial advisory services to middle market clients throughout the content creation supply chain, from content enablement to post-production services to distribution technology and services. Since its inception in 2002, FocalPoint has completed transactions with an aggregate value of more than $18 billion. To learn more, visit focalpointllc.com and follow us on LinkedIn.