Padcaster acquires Parrot

DAK Announces Padcaster Has Acquired Parrot Teleprompter

Rochelle Park, NJ – DAK, a leading investment bank specializing in middle-market mergers and acquisitions worldwide, announces its client, Padcaster, headquartered in New York, NY has acquired Parrot Teleprompter of Orem, Utah. DAK served as the exclusive investment banker and financial advisor to Padcaster and managed the acquisition process.

Padcaster Acquires Parrot

“This transaction capitalizes on Padcaster’s ‘disrupter’ position as a technology company that provides enterprise-grade mobile media and broadcasting technology at a fraction of the cost. By acquiring Parrot Teleprompter, Padcaster has a tremendous opportunity for expansion, and growing their vision beyond its original roots,” stated Alan Scharfstein, President of DAK.

Padcaster, founded in 2012, designs, manufacturers, and is an international provider of a full-range of Padcaster-branded professional, mobile, video products and accessories that transforms an iPad or any smartphone into an all-in-one video production studio and tool. The acquisition of Parrot is in line with Padcaster’s strategy of offering a one-stop-shop of innovative, affordable, mobile video production products and solutions to both its established global customer base and the growing market for video content creation.

“I am delighted to incorporate Parrot Teleprompter into Padcaster’s product line,” said Jon Goldberg, President of Padcaster. “Parrot complements Padcaster’s strategy of providing premium video production tools to our customers to shoot and share professional videos.”

Parrot is being acquired from its founder, Brigham Arce, who will continue to consult with Padcaster. Mr. Arce states “As the inventor of the Parrot Teleprompter, it makes me proud to transition the company to Padcaster, who will build on the success and continue the vision of offering the best in mobile and affordable video production solutions.”

The DAK Deal Team was led by Alan Scharfstein, President, and Melvyn Peters, Associate. Sanford Mozes, Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, led the legal team.

About Padcaster
Featured in Apple’s “Your Verse” international advertising campaign for the original iPad Air, as well as the iPad Air 2 “Change” campaign, Visa’s “Visa Checkout” campaign, CBS’s “Madam Secretary,” NBC’s “A.P, Bio,” Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” and others, Padcaster is a patented, rugged multifunctional iPad solution that transforms the iPad into an all-in-one mobile production studio. Padcaster’s expanded product line now includes the Verse, Padcaster Parrot Teleprompter and a complete line of value-added accessories to enable consumers to shoot, edit and upload video on the fly – or stream live right from the iPad or smartphone. More than an innovative way to mount an iPad or smartphone to a tripod, Padcaster transforms your mobile device into an all-in-one production tool that enables a new category of convenient and cost-effective professional quality video documentation and production.

About DAK
DAK is a leading investment bank serving mid-market privately held businesses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business sale, financial restructuring, bankruptcy, capital advisory, valuations and fairness opinions. Since 1984, DAK has executed hundreds of transactions across a wide range of industries. The DAK Value Accelerator is the propriety process that allows clients to maximize the value of their business. DAK is headquartered in Rochelle Park, NJ with an office in Philadelphia.

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