- Getty Images Goes Bye-Bye:
What is interesting is that Hellman & Friedman bought DoubleClick back in 2005 in a deal that was valued around $1.1 Billion, and within three years this was a leading huge Internet acquisition where the firm sold DoubleClick to Google for around $3.1 Billion.
You could argue that the entire DoubleClick profit is being used to buy Getty.
We aren´t inclined to predict who will own Getty Images after 2010 or 2011, but we are fairly certain that it will look different as an operating company or via who runs it.
24/7 Wallst/Jon C. Ogg.