Addition of Munich-Based Production Studio Gives Translation Industry Leader a Network of Local Studios Covering Western Europe
TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Scheune München Mediaproduction GmbH, a video production and recording studio based in Munich. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Scheune München provides audio and video post-production services for the media and entertainment industry. Clients include Sky Media, The History Channel, and the BBC. Founder and Managing Director Daniel Rüschendorf will join TransPerfect’s senior management team as Division President, reporting to Barnaby Wass, Senior Vice President.
The acquisition gives TransPerfect a complete network of company-owned FIGS (French, Italian, German, Spanish) language studios located in-country: with Paris and Rennes in France, Milan in Italy, Munich in Germany, and Barcelona and Madrid in Spain. This broad presence in Europe is a strong foundation for what has grown to become the industry’s largest network of company-owned studios, which also includes Brussels, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, and Warsaw.
TransPerfect has invested heavily in providing the most advanced dubbing, voiceover, and subtitling services, including AI-powered solutions, to clients through its Media.NEXT platform. Recent deals to acquire Lylo Group, Lassostudios, Sublime Subtitling and Translation, and AGM Factory have contributed to the company’s rapid expansion.
Daniel Rüschendorf commented, “For years we have been successful with innovative cloud-based technologies and are now implementing artificial intelligence elements in our services. The merger with TransPerfect provides new momentum for Scheune München, and we are delighted to grow the business together with their experienced team.”
TransPerfect President and CEO Phil Shawe stated, “Scheune München has proven themselves a trusted provider in the field of media localization, serving entertainment clients in Germany and beyond. We’d like to welcome their entire team to the TransPerfect family of companies.”