S&L Medien Gruppe takes over Berliner Synchron GmbH

Munich/Berlin, 30th August 2016. S&L Medien Gruppe has successfully completed the acquisition and recapitalization of Berliner Synchron GmbH. Last week agreement could be reached in all respects with banks and funding bodies, the seller CINEMEDIA AG as well as with the CINEMEDIA AG´s committee of creditors. As of 26 August 2016, S&L Medien Gruppe acquires 100 % of the shares of one of the leading German dubbing companies with a long tradition.

Maria-Theresia von Seidlein, managing partner of S&L Medien Gruppe: "We are very pleased that we managed to take over one of the most established German service companies in the film and television industry. In the future, we will thus be able to offer more comprehensive services to our mutual customers.”

Marcus Dröscher, managing director of Berliner Synchron GmbH: "Both the board and CINEMEDIA AG’s committee of creditors are convinced of the plans by S&L Medien Gruppe. Together with funding bodies and banks as well as the investment by S&L Medien Gruppe, Berliner Synchron GmbH is able to invest into innovative studio technologies and modern premises on the EUREF-Campus. We are pleased about S&L Medien Gruppe’s decision and look forward to a prospering joint future. Especially our customers will benefit from this take-over in the form of increased quality standards and an economically stable partner.“
"The acquisition of Berliner Synchron increases the turnover of S&L Medien Gruppe up to almost 20 million Euros, the number of employees rises to around 160. In the future, the group will operate from two large offices in Munich and Berlin. We are very much looking forward to the exciting time of the integration of Berliner Synchron GmbH into S&L Medien Gruppe,” Torsten Weihrich, managing director of S&L Medien Gruppe, said.

Mr. Marco Deutsch will strengthen the managing board and will lead the company Berliner Synchron as new Managing Director for the forthcoming challenges and tasks together with the present managing director Mr. Marcus Dröscher. His know-how results from the management of television stations in Germany and several years of restructuring experience with television stations in other European countries.

About Berliner Synchron

Established in 1949 Berliner Synchron stands for professional language adaptation and subtitling international feature films, television productions and corporate media content. As one of the leading companies in the German dubbing industry, the company has established an excellent reputation worldwide and has a track record of more than 8,000 dubbed films.

In early 2017 Berliner Synchron GmbH will move into their new premises at the Gasometer in Berlin-Schöneberg. In addition to the modern studio landscape and the attractive campus infrastructure, the full digitalization of workflows will allow customers to track the production process digitally in future.

About S&L Medien Gruppe

S&L Medien Gruppe is conceived as the hub for entertainment marketing in Germany and connects media providers, brand-names and agencies as well as consumers with entertainment themes. With their products and services S&L’s companies accompany film distributors, cinema operators, television stations, home entertainment and games publishers along the entire value chain and offer one-stop holistic communication solutions.

The companies of S&L Medien Gruppe include S&L Medienproduktion, S&L Medianetworx, KINO&CO Media, Westwing Online as well as the Joint Venture Cineweb.

For further information please go to: www.berliner-synchron.de and www.slmedien.de

In case of queries please contact:

Berliner Synchron GmbH                         
Marcus Dröscher                                    
Managing Director                                  
Tel: +49 30 767 87 101                          
Email: mdroescher@berliner-synchron.de  

S&L Medien Gruppe GmbH
Torsten Weihrich
Managing Director
Tel: +49 89 79 08 62 26
Email: tweihrich@slmedien.de