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SIM Digital expands through PS acquisition

May 6, 2013
SIM Digital expands through PS acquisition
LOS ANGELES — SIM Digital (www.simdigital.com), a supplier of digital production equipment and post production services, has acquired PS Production Services Ltd., one of Canada’s largest rental houses for lighting, grip, generators, digital cameras and dolly equipment. The move is the latest in a series of acquisitions by SIM Digital and is part of an ongoing global strategy to be one of the most comprehensive providers of motion picture and television services in North America.

PS Production Services has been around since 1972 and serves both US and Canadian motion picture and television producers through offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax.  The company has more than 130 employees.

Through the acquisition, SIM Digital gains additional resources, a strong regional sales network, and experienced staff. Integration with SIM’s Canadian facilities will begin immediately. “There are tremendous synergies with this acquisition,” notes SIM Digital chief strategy officer James Martin. “It enhances our ability to bundle and deliver full-service solutions to our clients.”

SIM Digital worked with Granite Partners, a leading mid-market investment firm to complete the acquisition. Granite played an integral role and will be working in partnership with SIM moving forward.

The acquisition of PS Production Services follows SIM’s recent acquisition of Bling Digital, a U.S. and Canadian specialist in post-production technologies and workflows, and Master Key Finishing, an LA-based post facility. The company has also been extending its footprint through an expansion of its facilities in Los Angeles and Atlanta.