Voices.com Acquires Voicebank.net
Voices.com, an online marketplace for audio and voice-over products and services, will acquire Voicebank.net, an online platform for casting and project management workflow. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Launched in 1998 and based in California, Voicebank.net is a platform where production, creative, and advertising companies post opportunities, identify and communicate with talent and their representation, and manage and complete engagements.
Combined, Voices.com and VoiceBank.net will address all segments of the market and include all engagement types from animation dubbing to global television spots to podcasts to gaming.
"The acquisition will create a new paradigm for the process of securing voice talent across the globe," said Voices.com's CEO and founder, David Ciccarelli, in a statement. "Years of customer feedback and an ongoing commitment to continue to revolutionize the voice-over industry has resulted in this transaction. Acquiring Voicebank.net will see Voices.com strengthening relationships in the community and further delivering on the evolving needs of clients and talent alike."
"From early meetings, it was clear to me that our companies had much in common, including a similar vision for the future. That, in combination with it being the right time for each of us, resulted in this acquisition," said Jeff Hixon, CEO and founder of Voicebank.net, in a statement. "As a leading company in the voice-over industry, this relationship with Voices.com will be an invaluable benefit for both Voicebank.net and our customers."
This news follows Voices.com's announcement of an $18 million growth investment from Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital.