Molinare has acquired audio post facility Hackenbacker from e-Post Media Limited, the owners of Halo Post Production.

The deal, which concluded yesterday, will see Hackenbacker founder Nigel Heath join Molinare’s management team alongside Julie Parmenter and Steve Milne.

Molinare said the acquisition would not have any impact on the day-to-day operation of either facility or sound department.

Molinare managing director Julie Parmenter said: “We are delighted that Nigel and the Hackenbacker team will be joining the Molinare group.

“We have collaborated on many drama projects over the past three years, including The Musketeers and The 7.39, and with a combination of Molinare’s picture and sound talent, alongside Hackenbacker’s audio specialists, this new partnership will expand our client offering greatly.”

Halo acquired Hackenbacker in March last year.

Halo chief executive John Rogerson told Broadcast: “We have big plans for 2016 and although it’s sad to say goodbye to the wonderful team at Hackenbacker the sale makes complete sense strategically and commercially.

“It has been a real pleasure to work with Nigel and his dedicated team to bring the Hackenbacker brand back to full health and secure its future. I wish them all continued success.”

Hackenbacker founder Nigel Heath added: “I am excited about joining Molinare and working alongside their creative team.

“There have been many collaborations in the past and hopefully there will be more in the future.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank John and the team at Halo for facilitating this deal and for all their help and support over the past year.”