PARTNER TESTIMONIAL DATSIT SPHÈRE: THE SECRET BEHIND SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS GROWTHNovember 14, 2018
“Without support from FICC,” says Bruno Dubé in reference to Quebec’s investment fund for culture and communications, “I wouldn’t be in business today. In 2010, FICC enabled me to acquire a production company that had been in operation for 25 years. We lay a solid foundation to ensure a smooth transition and pursue continued growth. Three other production companies, including Sphère Média Plus, have since joined DATSIT.”
Maurice Prud’homme: “These acquisitions and the deployment of our strategic plan have allowed DATSIT Sphère to achieve a fivefold increase in business volume and generate more than 40% of its revenue in English-speaking Canada and elsewhere around the world. In the past eight years, we have achieved our initial vision of developing into a major player in North America.”
Bruno Dubé: “Accordingly, FICC is present on the DATSIT Sphère board of directors and provides support and informed advice. FICC is familiar with current issues and challenges in the cultural industries and understands the company’s current development and its path forward.”
Maurice Prud’homme: “FICC relies on a solid track record, having partnered with more than 75 Quebec companies in 21 years. Today, DATSIT Sphère is the leading French-language TV content producer in North America and FICC is proud of its part in this success story.”
About DATSIT Sphère
DATSIT Sphère is the result of the 2017 merger of DATSIT Studios and Sphère Média Plus, two production companies that built solid reputations in Quebec’s audiovisual sector over the course of three decades. DATSIT Sphère is a leader in television and film content creation, adaptation, and production. The company employs about a hundred people at its Montreal and Toronto offices.
Launched in 1997, FICC is the first venture capital enterprise in Canada exclusively dedicated to Quebec’s cultural and communications industries. FICC provides Quebec-owned companies with strategic financial partnerships designed to enable them to pursue their development and growth and groom emerging talent.