The strategic move is a huge milestone for both Ride Shotgun and CCW, who are now able to solidify their position as one of the UK’s largest independent CGI Production business. Joining the expert teams together gives will only enhance Ride Shotgun’s commitment to delivering a seamless brand journey for clients.
The acquisition also brings the Ride Shotgun team to over 160 people, with offices in Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester in the UK, as well as Sofia, Bulgaria and Portugal, with a combined annual turnover of around £12 million.
Mark Mallinder, CEO of Ride Shotgun commented: “After the successful acquisition of Set Visions last year, we recognised the growing significance of CGI as part of our business proposition. We have long admired CCW’s tech-driven approach to CGI production and are delighted to be able to complete this acquisition.
“CCW is a brilliant fit with our existing team, both culturally and operationally, so we’re really excited to see what we can achieve together.”
Production Director of CCW, Dimitar Dimitrov, added: “Joining the Ride Shotgun team has been an exciting journey, and our teams are already working well together to drive both businesses forward. With our rich heritage in tech-driven CGI content and Ride Shotgun’s established brand and creative capabilities and broader proposition, we find ourselves in a unique position to deliver high-quality content, cost-effectively, and at unparalleled speed and scale.”
CCW is a brilliant fit with our existing team, both culturally and operationally, so we’re really excited to see what we can achieve together.Mark Mallinder
With the combined resources of both companies, Ride Shotgun is in prime position to continue its trajectory of growth to become one of the largest independent content production studios in the UK, providing clients with even more exceptional brand experiences. Creative Content Works remains dedicated to embracing technology and creativity to achieve new heights in the realm of CGI production and brand storytelling.
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