Quantum Partners advises the shareholders of Moviepilot on the sale of www.moviepilot.de to webedia

Digital media / Rating portal / movies

Project highlights

Customers are increasingly relying on the online recommendations of other customers when making purchasing decisions. In addition to eCommerce recommendations (“Customers who bought this item also bought …”), recommendations can also be found in other sectors such as for movies or for music. The more reviews there are, the greater the accuracy of the predictions.

The Berlin-based company Moviepilot has established itself as the market leader for film rating in the German-speaking region with www.moviepilot.de. With 5 million unique visitors per month, 2 million Facebook fans and 10 million views on its YouTube channels, Moviepilot has rapidly become the leading provider of personalized recommendations and searches in the film sector.

The aim of the project was to sell the German language portal www.moviepilot.de so that the founders and the international team could better focus on US expansion. An ideal partner was found in webedia and its German subsidiary AlloCiné Filmstarts. As a result of the purchase, the two largest German online movie portals will work together in the future. The international site Moviepilot.com, focused on the US market, will remain independent.

About Moviepilot

www.moviepilot.de is a German-language movie recommendation community based on the principle of collaborative filtering. Based on users’ ratings of cinema and TV movies, the site recommends other movies that suit their taste.

About webedia

webedia SA, headquartered near Paris, focuses on media and, in particular, on online content. The company operates more than 50 online services, particularly in the fields of film, video games, cooking, fashion and e-sports. In addition, webedia is also active in the field of multi-channel networks and web video, including with the allyance Network in Germany.

About Quantum Partners

Quantum Partners GmbH, headquartered in Munich, is a specialized corporate finance advisor that supports clients in company transactions as well as in finding financing.