Cambridge Innovation Capital portfolio company Imagen Ltd. signs definitive agreement to be acquired by Thomson Reuters

Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC), the venture capital investor focused on deeptech and life science businesses in the Cambridge ecosystem, has today announced that its portfolio company Imagen Ltd., the cloud-native media asset management company, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thomson Reuters.

Imagen helps sports organisations, businesses and media companies manage their content libraries with fast, secure, and controlled access through a highly customizable media management and distribution platform. Imagen also owns Screenocean, a platform that provides production companies and others the ability to license video and photo content from around the world. Imagen and Screenocean will be operated as part of the Reuters News division of Thomson Reuters.

“We are delighted to be joining the Reuters family and are excited for the potential this will bring,” said Imagen CEO Charlie Horrell. “The combination of Reuters and Imagen brings significant opportunities to reach new customers and better-serve existing ones. We look forward to a bright future together.

From the outset, CIC has been an invaluable partner. They have a deep understanding of our market and technology, and have advised and supported us throughout our time together. Their belief in us was instrumental in getting Imagen to where we are today.”

Andrew Williamson, CIC’s Managing Partner, said: “Imagen’s technology has set the standard for cloud-native digital asset management and content distribution in today’s connected, media content rich world. Imagen was one of CIC’s earliest investments, and we are incredibly proud of what Charlie and his team have accomplished in a highly competitive market. We are confident that under Thomson Reuters’ ownership, they will continue to flourish and reach even greater heights.”