The Carlyle Group LP wrapped up its $3.3 billion acquisition of a controlling stake in Getty Images Inc., a creator and distributor of images and video.
The private equity firm partnered with the Getty family and Getty co-founders Mark Getty (pictured) and Jonathan Klein on the deal, which grants Carlyle slightly more than 50 percent control. The remainder is mostly held by the Getty family, with a smaller stake for the company's management.
Carlyle, which is based in Washington D.C., originally announced the deal in August. The firm tapped into its fifth fund, Carlyle Partners V, to finance the investment.
JP Morgan, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital Markets also committed debt financing.
Getty’s products are used across a variety of platforms, including print publications and websites.
Hellman & Friedman purchased Getty in 2008 for $2.04 billion.