Harris Williams & Co. Ltd Advises Mayfair Equity Partners on its Acquisition of Pixomondo

July 18, 2018

Harris Williams &Co. Ltd, a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces Mayfair Equity Partners’ (Mayfair) acquisition of Pixomondo, a global visual effects business. This transaction, led by Thierry Monjauze and Mathew Tsui of Harris Williams’ Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) Group, further demonstrates Harris Williams’ expertise within the visual effects sector, having previously advised on the prior two sales of The Mill and the sale of Double Negative.

“It has been a pleasure working with Mayfair on this transaction,” said Thierry Monjauze, a managing director at Harris Williams. “Thilo and his team have built one of the fastest growing visual effects businesses globally. We believe that the Mayfair team will be a great partner for Pixomondo as it continues to accelerate growth and we are looking forward to following the company’s future success.”

Founded in 2001 by CEO and Executive Producer Thilo Kuther, Pixomondo is a solutions-oriented design company that solves creative challenges for its clients and partners. Whether the company is crafting never-before-seen visual effects for a feature film or developing innovative original concepts for a global marketing campaign, it leverages its collaborative design process to develop truly award winning work.

Mayfair is a buyout and growth capital investor providing capital to dynamic businesses in the TMT and consumer sectors. Its primary focus is on building strong partnerships with exceptional management teams. Mayfair is an investor in Ovo Energy, one of the UK’s leading independent domestic energy brands, YO!, the iconic Japanese restaurant group, Fox International, Europe's leading independent fishing brand, Talon Outdoor, the UK’s only fully independent Out of Home specialist media agency and Tour Partner Group, a leading B2B Destination Management Company focused on inbound group holidays specialising in the UK, Irish and Nordic markets, SuperAwesome, a digital marketing business whose technology platform enables brands and agencies to deliver kid-safe digital advertising to under-thirteen audiences, and Promise Gluten Free, an innovative gluten-free bakery.

Harris Williams (www.harriswilliams.com), a subsidiary of the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC), is a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide.  The firm has deep industry knowledge, global transaction expertise and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Harris Williams provides sell-side and acquisition advisory, restructuring advisory, board advisory, private placements and capital markets advisory services.

Harris Williams’ TMT Group advises leading private and public companies, entrepreneurs, private equity firms and venture capital firms on mergers and acquisitions and capital-raising transactions worldwide. The TMT Group has deep domain expertise in the Software/SaaS, Internet & Digital Media and IT Services’ segments, with particular emphasis on specific verticals including education, energy technology, fintech, membership management, public sector and supply chain/logistics and has a dedicated healthcare technology (HCIT) practice.  Across verticals it also advises technology services and networking solutions businesses. For more information on the TMT Group and its recent transactions, visit the TMT Group’s section of the Harris Williams website.

Investment banking services are provided by Harris Williams LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd, which is a private limited company incorporated under English law with its registered office at 5th Floor, 6 St. Andrew Street, London EC4A 3AE, UK, registered with the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales (registration number 07078852). Harris Williams & Co. Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Harris Williams is a trade name under which Harris Williams LLC and Harris Williams & Co. Ltd conduct business.