VRA Advises Meptik on its Sale to disguise

VRA Partners ("VRA") is pleased to announce that Meptik has completed a strategic sale to disguise, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. VRA acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Meptik. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"We knew we were in good hands with VRA. Their team supported us throughout the entire process, from finding the best path forward to completing the transaction successfully," said Meptik Co-Founder, Sarah Linebaugh.

As a leading virtual production studio, Meptik specializes in immersive entertainment, creating hybrid realities for a broad range of clients, including film studios, lifestyle brands, Fortune 500 companies, music artists, and more. Since its founding in 2015, Meptik has developed unparalleled creative and technical expertise across extended reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual production.

disguise is a leading technology platform that enables creative and technical professionals to deliver spectacular live visual experiences. disguise specializes in combining real-time 3D visualization-based software with high-performance hardware. disguise has revolutionized storytelling, allowing brands, creatives, artists, filmmakers and broadcasters all around the world to blend the line between the real and the virtual world through their extended reality and virtual production technology.

disguise and Meptik will work together to deploy more world-class disguise-powered extended reality (xR) studios and installations. The collaboration brings together Meptik's expertise in xR, their deep experience designing interactive installations and the disguise global footprint to expand their delivery into new territories.

"We have always prided ourselves on our ability to service both sides of the equation - the creative and the technical—in support of our mission to Upset Reality™," says Nick Rivero, Co-Founder of Meptik. "Joining forces with disguise enhances our ability to create dynamic hybrid worlds for our clients from start to finish while maintaining our down-to-earth spirit."

"Sarah and Nick have built a truly innovative and disruptive company, and we're excited to see what they'll accomplish next in partnership with disguise. We are grateful they entrusted VRA with such an important milestone in their professional and personal lives," said VRA Managing Director, Collier McRae.



Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Meptik is your creative partner for building mind-blowing experiences from start to finish. Whether you're looking to do more immersive storytelling, create a unique visual environment, or engage audiences with something they've never seen before, Meptik will work with you throughout the process, from brainstorming the idea to executing it onsite. As one of the most experienced teams in the industry, since 2015 Meptik has helped luxury brands, Fortune 100s, sports networks, and film and music producers amaze their audiences. Now, they're excited to team up with you to dream up what's next. Meptik. Upset Reality™. Learn more at www.meptik.com/



Headquartered in London, UK, disguise is the platform to imagine, create and deliver spectacular visual experiences. Its award-winning extended reality solution has powered over 600 immersive real-time productions across live entertainment for music artists such as Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, film and episodic TV productions for Netflix and Amazon Prime, corporate presentations for Siemens and Verizon, and live broadcast programs from Eurosport, MTV and ITV, in more than 50 countries. Learn more at www.disguise.one.


Carlyle Group

Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Global Investment Solutions. With $376 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2022, Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 1,900 people in 26 offices across five continents. Learn more at www.carlyle.com.

We knew we were in good hands with VRA. Their team supported us throughout the entire process, from finding the best path forward to completing the transaction successfully.

Sarah Linebaugh
Co-Founder - Meptik

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Chris Reilly, Managing Director