ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ShootProof, a leading global provider of online gallery software and related services for professional and semi-professional photographers, today announced the acquisition of Design Aglow, an e-commerce platform offering custom wholesale print products and sales tools to photographers. This is the third acquisition made by ShootProof following its partnership with Providence Strategic Growth. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“With a focus on helping photographers build better businesses with printed products and best-in-class marketing and sales tools, Design Aglow is a trusted resource for savvy photographers,” said ShootProof CEO Colin Breece. “Their highly complementary set of print and digital products focused on professional and semi-professional photographers will add value to ShootProof’s services and add tremendous value for photographers across all aspects and stages of their business.” Breece added, “There are numerous synergies we are excited to explore.”
Hundreds of thousands of photographers have leveraged Design Aglow’s extensive catalog of custom photo products and high level business-building tools to launch, build, and grow their brands. Since their inception, Design Aglow has earned a strong reputation for their albums, packaging, and framed prints and robust library of business tools and templates. Design Aglow will continue to use the Design Aglow brand and operate as part of the ShootProof family of brands.
“Elevating photographers’ success is our business,” said Design Aglow founder Lena Hyde. “Design Aglow and ShootProof share a vision of helping photographers build sustainable businesses that deliver high-quality experiences to their clients and to the world. I’m honored that Colin and his incredible ShootProof team will shepherd Design Aglow into the future. ShootProof’s excellent technology platform, deep customer relationships, and innovative team will enable Design Aglow to realize its vision at scale.”
ShootProof is a leading provider of online gallery software, sales, and business management tools for professional and semi-professional photographers around the world. The user-friendly platform enables photographers to share and sell their photos commission-free in customizable galleries and apps, and deliver a better client experience with digital downloads, proofing, printing, and more. ShootProof serves tens of thousands of photographers in 38 countries, offering 18 different languages for galleries. ShootProof powered photographers have earned over $335 million in commission-free sales through the platform.
About Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners L.L.C.
Providence Strategic Growth is an affiliate of Providence Equity Partners. Established in 2014, PSG focuses on growth equity investments in lower middle market software and technology-enabled service companies, primarily in North America. Providence is a premier global asset management firm that pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm’s inception in 1989, Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, RI, and also has offices in New York and London. For more information on PSG, please visit https://www.provequity.com/private-equity/psg, and for more information on Providence, please visit www.provequity.com.