NEP Group has acquired The Screen Scene Group, in a transaction that will bring all four of The Screen Scene Group’s businesses 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.
NEP is a provider of outsourced services to the broadcast and live event industries, offering solutions for outside broadcast, studio production, video display and host broadcasting. Headquartered in in the United States, it has offices in the UK, Europe, Dubai and Australia. The acquisition of The Screen Scene Group will extend its reach into Ireland while adding post production and VFX capabilities as well as satellite uplink and IP services to its 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,” said NEP CEO Kevin Rabbitt (pictured). “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 its businesses will continue to operate as separate entities under the guidance of its current leadership team.
“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 The Screen Scene Group and Observe. “We are excited to work with NEP to continue to grow the business and see where we go over the next 30 years.”