Carlyle Group buys Getty Images for $3.3bn


Getty Images has announced that it has successfully been acquired by The Carlyle Group for $3.3bn

The Carlyle Group first announced its intention to acquire Getty Images in August, in a transaction valued at around $3.3bn. The deal came four years after Hellman & Friedman bought Getty Images for $2.4bn.

The acquisition has now been completed, with The Carlyle Group taking a controlling stake in Getty Images, and the agency’s co-founder and chairman Mark Getty, the Getty family and CEO Jonathan Klein investing equity in the company.
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