NEP Acquires The Screen Scene Group
NEP has acquired The Screen Scene Group. The transaction will bring all four of The Screen Scene Group’s business into the NEP worldwide network, including: Observe, an OB business based in Dublin; Screen Scene, a post-production and visual effects business based in Dublin; Digital Space, a satellite uplink business based in Dublin; and OBStv, an OB business based in West London. The acquisition of The Screen Scene Group will extend NEP’s reach into Ireland while adding extensive post-production and VFX capabilities as well as satellite uplink and IP services to their portfolio of solutions.
“The Screen Scene Group is an excellent company, with a fantastic leadership team. They have a great depth of knowledge in their group across all of their businesses. I am excited to work with them to continue to grow the business,” says Kevin Rabbitt, CEO, NEP. “Not only do we have great confidence in The Screen Scene Group and its directors Alan Burns, Jim Duggan, Jake Walshe, Hubert Montag and Mura O Byrne, we also have confidence in what we see as the tremendous growth potential in Ireland and Europe.”
The Screen Scene Group is involved in live broadcasts of Sports and Entertainment as well as post-production and VFX for broadcast, features, commercials and all digital platforms. All four of their businesses will continue to operate as separate entities under the guidance of their current leadership team, reporting to Steve Jenkins, the President of NEP UK and Ireland.
“The Group is 30 years old this year and Jim Duggan and I have seen it grow from three people to over 90, with knowledge of every aspect of the industry,” said Alan Burns, founder of of The Screen Scene Group. “We are excited to work with NEP to continue to grow the business and see where we go over the next 30 years.”