Dock10 agrees deal to buy post-production house Edit19

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Dock10 has agreed a deal to buy boutique post production house Edit19.

The deal will bring VFX and motion graphics specialisms to dock10 and increase its presence in the advertising and corporate markets.

Edit19 has been operational for five years and employs 11 full-time staff.

The business has a wealth of TV commercial, online and broadcast experience and a strong client base of production companies, agencies and broadcasters.

Its vision has always been to deliver Soho boutique quality and service in the North.

The company’s clients include Vodafone, Samsung, Missguided, Mercedes Benz, the BBC and ITV.

Dock10 chief executive Mark Senior said: “We are delighted to welcome the Edit19 team to dock10.

“The company has developed an outstanding reputation for creating and delivering high-quality visual effects work and is ambitious to grow further.

“Alongside our existing post production, 360VR and content management services, dock10 now has a compelling offer for the Advertising and Corporate markets where the volume of high end video content is increasing dramatically.

“In addition we can now offer an experienced vfx capability to our broadcast clients.”

Edit19 MD Chris Baker added: “The Edit19 team is delighted to be at the heart of dock10’s future growth plan in post production.

“We are very excited to be moving to MediaCityUK where we will benefit from being part of the thriving creative environment and also be able to access the fantastic infrastructure and support of the wider dock10 business ”

Edit19 was originally formed by Manchester-based commercial production company The Gate but will now become a wholly owned part of dock10’s post production business.

The deal is expected to be completed in April and the Edit19 team will move from its existing premises in Quay Street, Manchester, into dock10’s facilities at MediaCityUK.

The services offered by Edit19 include offline and online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX, compositing, audio, 3D, modelling and animation.

Dock10, owned by Peel Group, currently provides a wide spectrum of post production services and works on some of the biggest TV shows in the UK.