Media localization firm BTI Studios Nov. 12 announced the acquisition of Munich-based Berliner Synchron GmbH, as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany, one that’s dubbed more than 8,000 titles into German since its 1949 inception.
The Berliner Synchron deal comes close on the heels of BTI’s acquisition of Dutch dubbing studio Creative Sounds, and increases BTI’s worldwide offering to 63 recording studios in 24 facilities spanning Europe, the U.S. and Asia.
“The acquisition of Berliner Synchron is an important cornerstone in the geographic expansion of BTI Studios,” said Björn Lifvergren, BTI Studios’ founder. “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, which sold Berliner to BTI, 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.”
Berliner Synchron moved into new studios in the innovative EUREF Campus in 2016. Co-CEOs Dr. Martina Berninger and Marcus Dröscher will continue to lead the German studio.
“We are delighted to join BTI Studios, the fastest growing media localization company worldwide,” Berninger said. “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.”