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Acquired byCarlyle Group, New York
Price$3.3B
Date8/2012
TermsCash
Acquired byHellman & Friedman
Price$2.4B
Date2/2008
TermsCash

General Information

Websitegettyimages.com
Blogblog.gettyimages.com
Twitter@GettyImages
CategoryConsumer Web
Employees
Founded9/1997
DescriptionOn-line Image Collection

Offices

Getty Images - London
101 Bayham Street
London, NW1 0AG, GBR

People

Co-Founder and Chairman
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Chief Technology Officer
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
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Acquisitions

Total$612M
Photolibrary, 5/2011
PicScout, 4/2011 $20M
Jupiterimages, 10/2008
JupiterMedia Corporation, 10/2008 $96M
Pump Audio, 6/2007 $42M
PunchStock, 5/2007
WireImage, 4/2007 $202M
MediaVast, 4/2007 $202M
iStock, 2/2006 $50M

Investments

Daylife 6/2009

Competitors

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Getty Images

Getty Images creates and distributes the world’s best and broadest imagery collections, making them available in the most accessible and usable way—24 hours a day, every day. From contemporary creative imagery to news, sports, entertainment and archival imagery, their products are found each day in the full range of traditional and digital media worldwide.

Mark Getty and Jonathan Klein founded Getty Images in 1995 with the goal of turning a disjointed and fragmented stock photography market into a thriving, modernized industry able to meet the changing needs of visual communicators.

Today, gettyimages.com serves an average of 3.2 billion thumbnails, 7.3 million visits and 4 million unique users in addition to an average of 175 million page views each month. Nearly 100 percent of the company’s visual content is delivered digitally.

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Screenshots

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Above: Getty Images Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/11/09

Products

JAMD mobile iphone app

Tags iphone-apps

JAMD mobile allows people to keep track of their favorite celebrities on the go.

Videos

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JAMD mobile

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

Livegraph

Compete

Gettyimages

Sources

  1. Carlyle Group to buy Getty Images for $3.3 billion (reuters.com) [edit]
  2. Getty Images Acquires Rival Photolibrary To Expand Digital Content Offering (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Getty Images acquires PicScout for $20m (globes.co.il) [edit]
  4. Getty Images to Acquire Jupiterimages for $96 Million (selling-stock.com) [edit]
  5. Getty Images Buys Jupitermedia's Online Images Business For $96 Million (nppa.org) [edit]
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  8. PDN (pdnonline.com) [edit]
  9. Photo District News (pdnonline.com) [edit]
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  11. * Sep. 22, 2009 * Login * Register * Make Observer.com Your Homepage * About Us RSS Feed Observer Logo * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * News * Fashion Week (observer.com) [edit]
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