dock10 has agreed a deal to purchase Edit19.
The company will acquire 100 per cent of the shares of the Manchester-based post production house.
The deal, which is expected to be finalised in April, is intended to bring VFX and motion graphics specialisms to dock10, increasing its presence in the advertising and corporate markets.
Edit19, led by Chris Baker and Ben McFarlane, has worked for brands such as Vodafone, Samsung, Mercedes, the BBC and ITV.
Mark Senior (pictured), chief executive at dock10 said, “We are delighted to welcome the Edit19 team to dock10. The company has developed an outstanding reputation for creating and delivering high-quality visual effects, and is ambitious to grow further.
“Alongside our existing post production, 360VR and content management services, dock10 now has a compelling offer for the advertising and corporate markets, where the volume of high end video content is increasing dramatically.”
The full range of services offered by Edit19 includes offline and online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX, compositing, audio, 3D, modelling and animation.
Chris Baker, managing director at Edit19 added, “The Edit19 team is delighted to be at the heart of dock10’s future growth plan in post production, where we will benefit from being part of the thriving creative environment and will also be able to access the fantastic infrastructure and support of the wider dock10 business.”