Vice acquires Pulse Films to bolster their programming capabilities
ABOUT VICE MEDIA
VICE was launched in 1994 as a ‘punk zine’ and has since expanded into a leading global youth media company with bureaus in over 30 countries. VICE operates the world’s premier original online video destination, VICE.COM, an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a magazine, a record label, an in-house creative services agency and a book-publishing division.
ABOUT PULSE FILMS
Pulse Films is an award-winning modern-day studio encompassing the development, production, financing and distribution of cross-platform content for audiences worldwide. Pulse’s “artist first” mantra has allowed the company to build a thriving talent management component to the business that completes its holistic approach to content creation.
ABOUT THE DEAL
Vice Media acquired a controlling stake in Pulse Films to bolster Vice’s programming capabilities across linear, digital and mobile. Vice and Pulse first partnered on the film “Shut Up and Play the Hits,” which received its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. This led to the forging of a strategic partnership in the U.S. between the companies the following year.
We advised the management and shareholders of Pulse Films on their sale of a majority stake to Vice Media.