Houlihan Lokey Advises Pixomondo

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce that PXO, LLC (Pixomondo) has been acquired by Mayfair Equity Partners (Mayfair). The transaction closed on July 13, 2018.

Pixomondo is a leading creative design and visual effects studio widely known for its award-winning work in film, episodic TV, theme parks, industrial applications, and advertising. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company was founded in 2001 in Frankfurt by CEO and Executive Producer Thilo Kuther. In addition to Los Angeles and Frankfurt, the company has studios in Stuttgart, Toronto, Vancouver, Beijing, and Shanghai, with over 550 employees worldwide.

Pixomondo has received industry-wide recognition, with numerous nominations and 17 major awards, including an Academy Award, Emmy awards, Visual Effects Society awards, Cannes Lions awards, and Beijing Film Festival awards. The company is a go-to provider for major studios and Fortune 500 companies and has worked on a variety of high-profile productions, including HugoThe Fast and the Furious franchise, Wonder Woman, and Star Trek: Discovery, along with cutting-edge work for Wanda, Nike, Siemens, and many others. Pixomondo has also received widespread acclaim for its work on the iconic dragons on the paradigm-changing HBO series Game of Thrones. In a rapidly converging digital marketplace with increasing consumer applications, Pixomondo has achieved significant success as a market leader in experiential design and expanded reality consumer experiences with projects such as the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square and multiple theme park installations in the Middle East and China. Pixomondo continues to innovate with real-time engines, augmented reality technology, and artificial intelligence programming to generate more efficient workflows and immersive experiences.

Mayfair is a buyout and growth capital investor providing capital to dynamic businesses in the TMT and consumer sectors. Its primary focus is on building strong partnerships with exceptional management teams. 

Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive financial advisor to Pixomondo and assisted in structuring and negotiating the transaction. 

The transaction highlights Houlihan Lokey’s continued position as a leading advisor within the media and entertainment industry. 


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