Posts Tagged ‘Hellman & Friedman’

Getty Images Sold to Carlyle Group for $3.3 Billion

Posted by on Wednesday August 15, 2012 | Uncategorized

Getty Images, the largest stock photo archive, has been sold to private equity firm the Carlyle Group for $3.3 billion, according to Bloomberg, Reuters, and other sources. The sale comes three months after Hellman & Friedman, the private equity firm that has owned Getty Images since 2008, began preparations to sell the stock agency. According... More

Getty IPO On Hold as $4 Billion Private Equity Sale Looms

Posted by on Thursday July 5, 2012 | Business, Media

Earlier this year Getty Images, the largest stock photo agency, retained Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase to evaluate the possibility of a sale or an initial public offering (IPO). According to reports published yesterday by The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Hellman & Friedman, the private equity firm that owns Getty, is preparing for the... More

Getty Images Preps for IPO?

Posted by on Tuesday May 22, 2012 | Business

Reuters reports that Getty Images, the largest stock photo agency, has retained Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase to evaluate the possibility of a sale or an initial public offering (IPO). According to a source cited by the Financial Times, a sale or IPO could value the company at $4 billion. Since 2008, the stock agency... More