Mubi Buys German Sales & Production Company The Match Factory – Deadline

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Streaming company and distributor Mubi continues to ramp up operations outside of its traditional business model and has today closed a deal to buy The Match Factory, the Germany-based sales and production company.

Efe Cakarel, Founder & CEO of Mubi said: “As long time partners of The Match Factory we have gained tremendous admiration and respect for Michael and his team. We could not be more excited for them to join us in pursuing the goal we clearly share: to bring beautiful cinema to film lovers around the world. MUBI and The Match Factory are highly complementary businesses and we look forward to joining together with our friends.”

Michael Weber, Managing Director of The Match Factory said: “When I embarked on the The Match Factory journey together with my partners Reinhard Brundig, Viola Fügen, Thania Dimitrakopoulou, Jenny Walendy and the late Karl Baumgartner, I envisioned discovering filmmakers and their stories, working with them and bringing their finest work out to the world. I have taken great pleasure and satisfaction throughout the years with the many encounters with truly gifted people, creative minds, generous souls. Cinema is a vibrant and living ecosystem, constantly altering and expanding.”