Iyuno Media Group To Acquire SDI Media

Iyuno Media Group, a market leader in localization services to the media and entertainment industry, entered into a deal with Imagica Group Inc. to acquire 100% of Los Angeles, CA-based SDI Media.

The terms of the transaction – which is subject to review and approval from relevant authorities – were not disclosed.

This deal brings together two companies with the shared mission of supporting and innovating the art of global storytelling. Iyuno was supported in this transaction by SoftBank Ventures Asia (SBVA), Altor and Shamrock Capital, its primary financial partners.

Led by David Lee, Executive Chairman, Iyuno Media Group is a market leader in media localization with technology providing dubbing, subtitling and media engineering services in over 80 languages. Today, the company operates 35 local facilities globally, spanning a network of fully owned sites across 30 countries in Europe, Asia and The Americas – offering end-to-end solutions for broadcasters, all major film studios, OTT and streaming platforms.

Led by Mark Howorth, Chief Executive Officer, SDI Media is a media localization provider offering dubbing, subtitling and media services to content owners, broadcasters and multi-platform distributors. The company offers a complete end-to-end localization solution for theatrical releases and episodic series, using one of the most comprehensive suites of customizable localization software applications in the industry. Its network of 33 owned and operated dubbing facilities in Asia, EMEA and the Americas boast over 150 recording rooms and 85 mixing rooms globally.