Drama producer Artists Studio has been snapped up by entertainment giant Endemol.
Artists Studio, which will become part of Endemol UK, was founded in 2009 by Gub Neal, Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin.
It is behind series such as The Fall, Combat Hospital and Thorne.
The deal with Endemol also includes sister company Far Moor Media, which handles pre-sales, deal structuring, rights management and casting for a number of drama producers. Its credits include Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for BBC One.
Endemol Worldwide Distribution will also handle sales of season two of The Fall (6×60′), as well as other projects.