Posts Tagged ‘private equity’

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 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