Belgian private equity firm Gimv has sold German computer generated imagery business Mackevision to Accenture.
Mackevison was founded in 1994 and designs and produces high-end 3D visualisations, animations and visual effects for images, films and interactive applications. These include sales and marketing, online product configurations, virtual showrooms and point-of-sale experiences.
It earned international acclaim for its work on the HBO Series Game of Thrones, for which it was awarded an Emmy.
It has more than 500 employees with offices in Germany, the US, the UK, South Korea, China and Japan.
Since Gimv’s investment in 2014, Mackevision has expanded globally and almost tripled its revenues.
Armin Pohl, CEO of Mackevision, said: “Gimv’s effort to truly understand Mackevision, our business and our people, brought real added value during our alliance. We are very thankful for the collaborative partnership over the last three years. We were able to implement our growth strategy and strengthen our market leadership, profitability and capacity for innovation. Our acquisition by Accenture is the next logical step in line with our strategy. Together, we are ready to take our business to the next level.”
Eric de La Vigne, Principal at Gimv, added: “Mackevision’s management team has done a tremendous job in building the company to what it is today, having achieved a market leadership position globally and being referenced by the major automotive OEMs. We are very confident that the combination with Accenture will help the company to further grow in the automotive industry but also expand into new verticals and strongly benefit from the complementary offerings of Accenture.”