Jupitermedia's JupiterImages Division Announces Acquisition of French Image Distributor Agence Images
New York 12/14/2005 01:51 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, JupiterImages, has acquired all of the shares of Agence Images (www.agenceimages.com). Agence Images, with offices in Paris and Sophia Antipolis, France, is a leading distributor of rights-managed digital images for business users and creative professionals. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
"The acquisition of the business and sales operations of Agence Images, which specializes in distributing rights-managed images, combined with our recent acquisition of PR Direct, a leading distributor of royalty-free images in France, further solidifies JupiterImage's position as one of the largest organizations in the business of marketing royalty-free and rights-managed images in France," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of Jupitermedia Corporation. "Agence Images' operations complement our existing direct sales operations in France and will enable further expansion of our JupiterImages business in the important French market. Agence Images already distributes a number of our rights-managed brands, including Botanica and FoodPix. We are pleased that Laurent DiCostanzo, founder of Agence Images, will now head our combined JupiterImages operations in France. We anticipate significant marketing and business synergies between Agence Images and our JupiterImages division," added Meckler.
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Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) (www.jupitermedia.com), headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of original information, images and research for information technology, business and creative professionals. Jupitermedia includes JupiterImages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 7.0 million images online serving creative professionals with brands like BananaStock, Brand X, FoodPix, Botanica, Nonstock, Comstock Images, Creatas Images, PictureQuest, Liquid Library, Thinkstock Images, Thinkstock Footage, Bigshot Media, Goodshoot, ITStockFree, Photos.com, Ablestock.com, PhotoObjects.net, Clipart.com and Animations.com; and JupiterWeb, the online media division of Jupitermedia which operates four distinct online networks: internet.com and EarthWeb.com for IT and business professionals; DevX.com for developers; and Graphics.com for creative professionals. JupiterWeb properties include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 e-mail newsletters that are viewed by nearly 20 million users and generate over 300 million page views monthly. Jupitermedia also includes: JupiterResearch, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in over 30 business areas and vertical markets.
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