Thomson Sells Off Film-Transfer Business

Thomson Grass Valley to private investors led by PARTER Capital Group.
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Thomson said it is selling off its Thomson Grass Valley digital-film-transfer-equipment business to a group of private investors, led by German private-equity firm PARTER Capital Group.

The sale includes the Spirit film-scanning family, Bones digital intermediate work-flow tools and color-space-management product LUTher.

The deal is expected to close in October, and financial terms were not disclosed.


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