LONDON, April 2017 – Splento, a photography on-demand startup has acquired tourist photography company Fotourism for an undisclosed sum.
For an undisclosed sum, Splento has purchased all of Fotourism’s assets, including their website. The deal has also seen Splento gaining access to Fotourism’s thousands of happy clients and over 1,000 registered professional photographers worldwide.
Fotourism’s customers are invited to register for one of Splento’s recently launched business accounts for any future photography sessions, however, both companies have declared that no customer data will be transferred without the definitive consent of the Fotoruism customer.
Splento’s CEO Roman Grigorjev has commented: “We are happy to have closed this deal with Fotourism. It’s a great achievement for us to have acquired one of our competitors and especially seeing as they are also a well-recognised brand in the photography industry.”
London-headquartered Splento currently has over 70 professional photographers on their books. Now that the asset purchase agreement has been closed, Splento invites Fotourism’s 1,000+ photographers to join them. The acquisition of Fotourism’s worldwide photographers has meant that Splento has been able to bring forward their plans for worldwide expansion. Splento now plans to expand to the rest of the U.K. by the end of the year, to Europe by Q2, 2018 and the U.S. thereafter.
Splento is a pioneering photography company that allows the faster and easier way to book professional photographers, on demand. Founded in 2015, they have a large and growing team of carefully selected, professional photographers on hand in London to cover all types of events; from gala dinners, award ceremonies and networking events, to product launches, trade shows, and conferences. And with first-class customer service, a fast-growing number of photographers and plans for global expansion, Splento is the startup to watch.
Fotourism is a company that brings professional photography to tourists worldwide. Katerina Nikitina, CEO comments: “I’m very excited about the Fotourism and Splento merger. It will give our photographers more exciting work and our clients a faster and more seamless way to hire photographers around the world – not just for travel photography, but also for events, food, property and headshots”.