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Getty Images inks deal with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In to portray women positively in stock photography

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In foundation has struck a new partnership with Seattle-based Getty Images, one which is designed to portray women in a more uplifting and positive light in stock photography. The collection of 2,500 images presents “female leadership in contemporary work and life” — showcasing women of all ages in… Read More

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Haiku Deck inks deal with Getty Images, rolls out new features

Haiku Deck has sealed a deal to integrate more than one million photos from Getty Images, part of a plan by the Seattle startup to help users enhance their presentations with compelling photography. “Pictures, above all, grab our attention and connect with our emotions, making stories vivid and ideas memorable,” said Adam Tratt, co-founder and… Read More

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The Carlyle Group gobbles up Getty Images for a cool $3.3B

Getty Images, the Seattle distributor of digital images and video, is transitioning from one private equity firm to another. The Carlyle Group announced today that it is paying $3.3 billion to buy Getty Images from Hellman & Friedman, the private equity firm that purchased the company for $2.4 billion in 2008. At the time of… Read More

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Is Getty Images looking to go public, again?

Getty Images, the Seattle-based provider of digital photos, videos and music, has hired investment bankers Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to consider an initial public offering or possible sale, according to reports by Reuters and The Financial Times. An IPO would be an interesting move, since it would return Getty back to the… Read More

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Back in the M&A game, Getty Images makes another buy

Throughout its 16-year history, Getty Images has been an acquisitive company. In fact, part of the reason why Getty calls Seattle home is because of an acquisition — the 1997 buyout of PhotoDisc. So, is the company on M&A path once again? It appears so. For the second time in the past week, Getty Images has… Read More