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Unique X Secures up to $80M Investment from Kartesia to Accelerate Growth

Publish by Phil Morris

Dublin, 3rd April 2024

Unique X, the leader in international cinema software development and commercial delivery, has agreed an investment of up to $80m with Kartesia, the European specialist provider of capital solutions to leading SMEs, with unrivalled growth potential. This investment acts as a further catalyst to Unique’s continued ambition for global expansion with its portfolio of cutting-edge technologies including programmatic advertising and the KDMX global encryption key service. It will also further accelerate the implementation of the business strategy though the use of AI and data usage.
Unique X founder Chris Hagan retains an 85% ownership of the business. Under his strategic vision and supported by a highly experienced Executive board, which includes Luca Forlin (Head of Strategy and Operations for YouTube EMEA), Unique X is expected to triple in size in the next 3 to 5 years. This will be achieved both by the expansion of its delivery network worldwide and the ongoing servicing and growth of it’s SAAS product portfolio of customers.
“I am delighted to begin the next chapter in our global ambitions with the Kartesia team , to continue our strategic partnerships with both new and existing customers throughout the cinema channel,” said Chris Hagan, Chairman and founder of Unique X.
Daire Creighan, Associate Director UK & Ireland at Kartesia, added: “We look forward to working closely with Unique X’s management team to support the next chapter of their impressive growth story. The Company has established itself as a global leader in cinema software, thanks to its impressive product development and expansion strategy. We see immense potential for Unique X to consolidate its standing as an undisputed leader in the modernization of the cinema industry’s technological infrastructure.”

About Kartesia
Kartesia is a pan-European, independent and privately-owned specialist provider of financing solutions, focused on offering customised resources across the capital structure to leading mid-market companies from a wide range of industries, with the view to accelerate their pace of growth. Kartesia manages over €6bn in assets and is operated by a team of 100+ professionals across investment and operating teams led by its three founding Managing Partners. The organisation has offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich and Paris.

For more information visit: www.kartesia.com
For further details please contact:
H/Advisors Maitland – Vikki Kosmalska

About Unique X
Unique X is the market-leading brand and product portfolio for the future strategy and innovation of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous cost-saving solutions and revenue-generating fully managed content services. Unique X operates in 90 countries across the globe and excels in delivering mission-critical cinema software. Every year Unique X delivers over 200,000 movies and 1.1 billion cinema advertising spots worldwide. Market-leading cinema solutions include RosettaBridge Eco TMS (Theater Management System), RosettaNet (Circuit Management System), Movie Transit (Digital Cinema Package Content Delivery Network), Basekey (KDM management), RosettaLive (Event Streaming), Advertising Accord (Complete Advertising Sales Management and Programmatic Advertising), KDMX (next generation global KDM services) SmartTrailering (Intelligent Trailer Scheduling) and Unique’s unrivalled consumer product, the movie and gaming content private cinema hire event platform “Book The Cinema”.

For more information visit www.uniquex.com
For further details please contact: info@uniquex.com

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