UTRECHT, Netherlands– February, 14 2023– International content services and media processing company ODMedia announces today that Dutch Capital A Investment Partners has acquired a minority stake in the company. With this move, Capital A will support ODMedia’s ambitious goal of becoming the number 1 digital video fulfilment partner in the EMEA region. Capital A will assist ODMedia’s geographical expansion through a buy-and-build strategy. With the completeness of its service portfolio and preferred status with all the major platforms, ODMedia is well-positioned for exponential growth in the ever-evolving streaming market.
„This partnership is a significant milestone for the company. I am immensely proud of our achievements so far,“ said Sjef Pijnenburg, CEO ODMedia. “Thanks to an amazing team and our much-appreciated and loyal client base, we have built a solid foundation. I am looking forward to this exciting next chapter and confident that with Capital A, we have chosen the right partner to support ODMedia’s growth ambitions .“
Quinten Birkhoff, Investment Director Capital A: „We are impressed by ODMedia’s high-quality team and the fast-growing market in which they operate. We are excited about the newly formed partnership and look forward to supporting Sjef and his team in leading their international consolidation. “
Under this new partnership, Sjef Pijnenburg (CEO), and William Linders (CCO) will remain shareholders and in their current positions in the company. Jeroen Tielens (CFO) and Emma Geelen (COO) are entering as new shareholders.
ODMedia was advised by JEGI CLARITY (M&A) and Osborne Clarke (Legal).
Established in 2004 by Sjef Pijnenburg, ODMedia has strategic partnerships with all major global streaming platforms. In addition to offering the full range of technical delivery and localisation services, ODMedia acts as an aggregator of content for the major global streaming platforms.
ODMedia has its headquarters in the heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht. ODMedia is a leading provider of digital media, localization & aggregation services and has strategic partnerships with all major global streaming platforms. ODMedia has been awarded ‚preferred partner‘ status by, amongst others, Apple TV, Google Play and Netflix.
About Capital A Investment Partners:
Capital A is an independently managed private equity firm with a history tracing back to 1982. The funds currently managed by Capital A are committed, amongst others, by LGT Capital Partners and ABN AMRO as cornerstone investors. Other fund investors include: Alpinvest, European Investment Fund, and Rothschild Five Arrows. Capital A invests in companies in the Netherlands and Belgium that have a strong growth outlook (whether autonomous or acquisitive).