Inside Moves

Bain bids for Technicolor

Artisan Entertainment investor Bain Capital has joined several other undisclosed financial players vying to buy film processing powerhouse Technicolor from British TV giant Carlton Communications in a second bidding round.

Technicolor’s assets could fetch nearly $2.7 billion. Technicolor recently announced a deal with Texas Instruments and Qualcomm to offer digital cinema services.

Carlton has previously said it plans to sell off both Technicolor and editing equipment maker Quantel to focus more attention on its TV and Web operations. Company is readying to merge with rival United News & Media.

Formerly Live Entertainment, Artisan was acquired by Bain Capital and Richard Gordon & Co. in 1997 for $120 million.

Meanwhile, Quantel has cut 4% of its international workforce, including Dave Scammel, director of strategic development, amid financial uncertainties at the company.

More Film

  • Mark Duplass

    Mark Duplass Apologizes for 'Disaster' Tweet Praising Ben Shapiro

    Artisan Entertainment investor Bain Capital has joined several other undisclosed financial players vying to buy film processing powerhouse Technicolor from British TV giant Carlton Communications in a second bidding round. Technicolor’s assets could fetch nearly $2.7 billion. Technicolor recently announced a deal with Texas Instruments and Qualcomm to offer digital cinema services. Carlton has previously […]

  • Enter The Dragon Bruce Lee

    How Bruce Lee's Star Rose in the U.S. After His Death

    Artisan Entertainment investor Bain Capital has joined several other undisclosed financial players vying to buy film processing powerhouse Technicolor from British TV giant Carlton Communications in a second bidding round. Technicolor’s assets could fetch nearly $2.7 billion. Technicolor recently announced a deal with Texas Instruments and Qualcomm to offer digital cinema services. Carlton has previously […]

  • Second Act

    Jennifer Lopez Reinvents Her Life in 'Second Act' Trailer

    Artisan Entertainment investor Bain Capital has joined several other undisclosed financial players vying to buy film processing powerhouse Technicolor from British TV giant Carlton Communications in a second bidding round. Technicolor’s assets could fetch nearly $2.7 billion. Technicolor recently announced a deal with Texas Instruments and Qualcomm to offer digital cinema services. Carlton has previously […]

  • Vanessa Kirby photographed by Neil Krug

    'The Crown' Star Vanessa Kirby on 'Colorful' Princess Margaret, 'Mission: Impossible'

    Artisan Entertainment investor Bain Capital has joined several other undisclosed financial players vying to buy film processing powerhouse Technicolor from British TV giant Carlton Communications in a second bidding round. Technicolor’s assets could fetch nearly $2.7 billion. Technicolor recently announced a deal with Texas Instruments and Qualcomm to offer digital cinema services. Carlton has previously […]

  • Lionsgate Nominates Susan McCaw, John Malone's

    Lionsgate Nominates Susan McCaw and John Malone's Nephew Daniel Sanchez for Board

    Artisan Entertainment investor Bain Capital has joined several other undisclosed financial players vying to buy film processing powerhouse Technicolor from British TV giant Carlton Communications in a second bidding round. Technicolor’s assets could fetch nearly $2.7 billion. Technicolor recently announced a deal with Texas Instruments and Qualcomm to offer digital cinema services. Carlton has previously […]

  • Nashville Looks to Keep Film, TV

    Welcome to Nashville: The New Scoring Destination

    Artisan Entertainment investor Bain Capital has joined several other undisclosed financial players vying to buy film processing powerhouse Technicolor from British TV giant Carlton Communications in a second bidding round. Technicolor’s assets could fetch nearly $2.7 billion. Technicolor recently announced a deal with Texas Instruments and Qualcomm to offer digital cinema services. Carlton has previously […]

  • Coming to America The Carol Burnett

    Who Makes Cedric the Entertainer Laugh? Get a Pen

    Artisan Entertainment investor Bain Capital has joined several other undisclosed financial players vying to buy film processing powerhouse Technicolor from British TV giant Carlton Communications in a second bidding round. Technicolor’s assets could fetch nearly $2.7 billion. Technicolor recently announced a deal with Texas Instruments and Qualcomm to offer digital cinema services. Carlton has previously […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content