Sale of Alamy to PA Media Group

Deal typeM&A
IndustryTechnology & Media
Sub-industryMarketing services & Media and entertainment

Alamy, a leading supplier of stock imagery headquartered in Oxfordshire, with international presence in the US, India and Australia, was acquired by PA Media Group, the UK-based news and information business. 

Founded 20 years ago, Alamy has one of the world’s most diverse creative and editorial stock imagery collections, comprising almost 200 million photographs, vectors and 360-degree panoramic images accessible through a global e-commerce platform. 

This is a transformational acquisition for PA, consolidating its position as UK’s leading provider of cross-platform news, sport and entertainment data, content & services. Alamy will complement the Group’s existing editorial picture syndication business, PA Images.

“This was a complex transaction and BDO threw themselves into it. Particularly impressive was the level of detail the team absorbed, as if they had spent their careers with the company. Highly recommended."
James West, CEO, Alamy Limited