Like Canadian Connection

closed 9/24/2013 via PR Newswire

Talent Partners, acquired Canadian Connection

synopsis: Talent Partners, the leader in talent and production support services for more than 750 agency and advertiser clients representing 1,500 brands, has launched Talent Partners Canada. Through a merger with long-running, Toronto-based talent payment and signatory services company, Canadian Connection.
buyer: Talent Partners
Talent Partners, Inc. builds and refines a set of production support products and services. Its services range from negotiating talent contracts to managing broadcast traffic; and TraffixWorks, an advertisement distribution solution that provides hands-on traffic services to support businesses. "
target: Canadian Connection
Canadian Connection is a Toronto-based talent payment and signatory services company. They are signatory to all the major North American talent unions; SAG, AFTRA, UDA & AFofM. They specialize in working closely with U.S. agencies who come to Canada to shoot their commercials.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire Media Services Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a company that provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software, will be acquiring Media Services, an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Media Services Group, Inc. (MSGI:$0.28)
Media Services is an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise. Its software offerings, including digital payroll tools, accounting solutions, and its flagship Showbiz suite of products help today’s content creators streamline a broad range of production processes.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Sargent-Disc

synopsis: Cast & Crew, a leading provider of software and services for the entertainment production industry, has acquired UK-based Sargent-Disc, the premier UK and international provider of film and television payroll, accounting, software and services.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Sargent-Disc
Sargent-Disc has been at the center of the British entertainment industries since 1986. Based in Beaconsfield, UK, they specialize in production payroll, residuals, accounting and software services.
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announced 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

EQT, will acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund announced that it has agreed to acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a leading technology provider of software and services to the entertainment production industry, from global technology investing leader Silver Lake.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew provides payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers’ compensation services, labor relations, and more.
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closed 6/29/2015 via

SilverLake, acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: Silver Lake, the leader in technology investing, will acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a provider of technology-enabled payroll and production accounting services to the entertainment industry, from ZM Capital. Cast & Crew offers technology-enabled payroll services to a large and growing base of clients across the entertainment industry.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $26 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. The firm's portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $85 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 200,000 people globally. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services provides technology-enabled payroll services to the entertainment industry and to film and TV productions. Cast & Crew's services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations and production incentives.
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$700
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announced 5/21/2014 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, will acquire Talent Partners

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Talent Partners, a New York-based talent payroll, production support services and rights management solutions provider to the advertising industry.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,880.20)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target: Talent Partners
Talent Partners, Inc. builds and refines a set of production support products and services. Its services range from negotiating talent contracts to managing broadcast traffic; and TraffixWorks, an advertisement distribution solution that provides hands-on traffic services to support businesses.
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closed 12/24/2012 via PR Web

ZM Capital, acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services announced that it has been acquired by an investor group led by ZM Capital, ZelnickMedia's private equity fund. Cast & Crew is one of the leading providers in the entertainment payroll industry for the motion picture, television, live entertainment and commercial markets.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: ZM Capital
ZM Capital is the private equity investment fund of ZelnickMedia. The fund invests in media companies in which the partnership’s capital resources, industry contacts and operational experience can meaningfully enhance growth and value. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services is a leading provider of technology-enabled payroll and related business process outsourcing (BPO) services to the film, television, live entertainment and commercial production markets in North America.
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closed 1/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired Sonicbids

synopsis: Backstage, LLC announced that it has acquired Sonicbids, the leading platform for bands to connect with promoters and market themselves online. The deal, financed by Guggenheim Partners, combines the two leading entities for actors, musicians, casting directors and promoters to showcase and discover talent.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Back Stage
Founded in 1960, Backstage is the world's most trusted name in casting, auditions and entertainment-industry opportunities. Backstage helps actors, models, dancers, singers, comedians, variety performers, voice-over artists, and crew members find gigs. "
target: Sonicbids
Sonicbids is the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online. It connects more than 400,000 bands with 30,000 promoters from over 100 different countries.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based management firm the James Grant Group has been majority-acquired by private equity firm Trilantic Europe and rebranded as YM&U. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
Trilantic Capital Management is a global private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America and Europe. They primarily target investments in the consumer, energy, industrials, TMT, healthcare, financial and business services sectors. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 11/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

Metric Capital Partners, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: James Grant Group, the U.K.-based talent management and professional services firm, has been acquired by European investment firm Metric Capital Partners. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Metric Capital Partners
Metric Capital provides debt capital solutions to European Companies. They support their clients' ambitions to execute strategic transactions. They have the flexibility to provide capital solutions across their corporate clients' balance sheets, including senior ranking and subordinated debt. "
target parent: Gresham LLP
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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announced 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

International Creative Management, Inc., will acquire International Creative Management, Inc.

synopsis: International Creative Management's leaders announced a management buyout of the talent agency from private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management. International Creative Management is one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.
buyer: International Creative Management, Inc.
International Creative Management is one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: International Creative Management, Inc.
International Creative Management is one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.
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closed 4/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Aquent LLC, acquired Designer Resource International, Ltd.

synopsis: Aquent, the world's largest creative and marketing services firm specializing in the placement of creative, marketing, production and IT professionals, announced the acquisition of Designer Resource International Ltd, a leading staffing firm, with a global business specializing in Fashion design, production, technical and sales recruitment.
buyer: Aquent LLC
For more than twenty years Aquent has led the way in transforming how companies find and utilize marketing and creative talent to execute their brand strategies. Aquent's pioneering approach to staffing and services has helped thousands of companies build their internal marketing and communications."
target: Designer Resource International, Ltd.
Designer Resource International Ltd has been operating within the Fashion industry for over nine years. Supplying the world’s top brands, such as Burberry, Gucci Group, Calvin Klein, Nike, Puma International, Levi’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Disney, etc. with the highest calibre professionals.
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closed 12/13/2012 via Company Press Release

James Grant Group Ltd., acquired Hall or Nothing Management Limited

synopsis: James Grant Group has significantly strengthened its service offering by acquiring Hall Or Nothing, a long-established and highly reputable music management agency. The acquisition bolsters JGG’s expertise in the music space, to complement its growing management and professional services proposition for its clients across Media, Music and Sport.
buyer parent: Gresham LLP
buyer: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation. "
target: Hall or Nothing Management Limited
Hall or Nothing Management has looked after musicians and bands for the past 20 years. Hall or Nothing Management's current roster contains Brit Award winning artists, multi-platinum sellers, Mercury Award nominees and some of the hottest new musical talent in the UK.
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closed 11/26/2007 via PR Newswire

Great American Family Parks, Inc., acquired Park Staffing Services

synopsis: Great American Family Parks, Inc. has acquired Park Staffing Services, a flexible staffing (also known as temporary staffing) firm based in Bakersfield, CA. PSS provides manufacturing, construction, service and office personnel on a contractual basis.
buyer: Great American Family Parks, Inc.
Great American Family Parks, Inc. is a theme park acquisition, management and staffing company. Comprised of nationally known amusement park experts and management specialists, GFAM has the goal of acquiring small and medium-sized theme parks, instilling an efficient management system. "
target: Park Staffing Services
Founded in 1979, Park Staffing Services developed its client and employee base on a methodical and financially-sound basis to over 3,000 current employees on the present payroll with an efficient in-house staff of only eight.
price ($mm)
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$7
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0.0x
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closed 4/14/2008 via BusinessWire

24 Seven, acquired Gromwell L.L.C.

synopsis: 24 Seven Inc, the global talent recruitment agency for the fashion, beauty, retail, advertising and entertainment industries today announced the company's full acquisition of Gromwell Group L.L.C. and its affiliates.
buyer: 24 Seven
24 Seven is an eight year market leader in the fashion, beauty, retail, advertising and entertainment industries. 24 Seven has established a reputation for placing exceptional creative talent, from entry level all the way to executive level. "
target: Gromwell L.L.C.
Placement of freelance & fulltime creative & corporate professionals for the fashion & beauty industries. Represent designers, sales, production & technical designers. We screen the resumes, review the portfolios, complete the reference checks, handle the payroll & more.
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closed 2/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

MSL Solutions, acquired Golf Link Partners

synopsis: MSL Solutions Limited, has acquired Golf Link Partners. Golf Link Partners Pty Ltd provides online services such as booking services to clubs and golfers where they can check availability of tee times and book a round. There are also lifestyle services offered on the site including travel booking, a wine club, and golfing gift vouchers.
buyer: MSL Solutions (ASX:MSL:$18.42)
MSL Solutions Ltd is a business based on the ownership, acquisition and sale of market leading software solutions. Their model is to build an asset base of exceptional quality software organically and through acquisitions. "
target: Golf Link Partners
Golf Link Partners Pty Ltd provides online services such as booking services to clubs and golfers where they can check availability of tee times and book a round. There are also lifestyle services offered on the site including travel booking, a wine club, and golfing gift vouchers.
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closed 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

JMS United Inc., acquired MPandC Inc.

synopsis: MPandC Inc., a comprehensive management company for sports business, has been acquired by JMS United Inc., a multimedia company that primarily works with call center businesses and promotional work. MPandC provides sports consulting and works with active athletes.
buyer: JMS United Inc.
Based in Japan, JMS United Inc. provides comprehensive business solutions that is mainly involved in call center business and sales and promotion work. Some smaller industries that they are involved with are human resources and entertainment sound services. "
target parent: Mediaflag Inc
target: MPandC Inc.
Based in Japan, MPandC Inc. is a comprehensive management company for sports business. They provide consulting and support in the business aspect of sports with their extensive experience and network. They also host events to encourage and educate students about sports.
price ($mm)
$0.73*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
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0.6x
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22.4x
closed 9/6/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired MoGi Group

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired MoGi Group, a Dublin-based gaming solutions house recognized as a premier partner for studios, developers, and content owners in the gaming space. MoGi provides video game localization, community management, player support, and more.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. More than 5,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink Product Suite to simplify the management of multilingual content. The company is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. "
target: MoGi Group
Dublin-based MoGi Group provides world-class video game localization, community management, player support, quality assurance and games testing, voice-over recording, cybersecurity, tool development, art design, and age rating services to over 650 satisfied clients worldwide.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BusinessWire

FusionPKG, acquired Architectural Beauty

synopsis: FusionPKG, a full-service supplier to the beauty industry, has acquired Architectural Beauty, a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
buyer: FusionPKG
Founded in 2004, FusionPKG is a total beauty solutions provider headquartered in Dallas, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Zhejiang, China. Fusion combines design and engineering expertise to develop packaging for both skincare and color cosmetic categories. "
target: Architectural Beauty
Architectural Beauty is a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
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closed 1/27/2017 via PR Newswire

The Cheyenne Group merged with SRi,

synopsis: The Cheyenne Group, a leading executive search and consulting firm announced a merger with SRi creating a unique global, boutique with unrivalled access to an established and robust global network of talent in related industry sectors. SRi is dedicated to the constant demand for executive and management talent in sports, media and entertainment.
buyer: SRi
Founded in 2001, SRi is the leading firm dedicated to the constant and growing demand for executive and management talent in sports, media and entertainment. "
target: The Cheyenne Group
The Cheyenne Group was founded by CEO, Pat Mastandrea in 1999 with a mission to provide expertise in retained executive search by assisting management teams and boards with the recruitment and selection of senior executives, corporate directors, and other professional personnel for clients in media,
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closed 9/24/2013 via PR Newswire

Talent Partners, acquired Canadian Connection

synopsis: Talent Partners, the leader in talent and production support services for more than 750 agency and advertiser clients representing 1,500 brands, has launched Talent Partners Canada. Through a merger with long-running, Toronto-based talent payment and signatory services company, Canadian Connection.
buyer: Talent Partners
Talent Partners, Inc. builds and refines a set of production support products and services. Its services range from negotiating talent contracts to managing broadcast traffic; and TraffixWorks, an advertisement distribution solution that provides hands-on traffic services to support businesses. "
target: Canadian Connection
Canadian Connection is a Toronto-based talent payment and signatory services company. They are signatory to all the major North American talent unions; SAG, AFTRA, UDA & AFofM. They specialize in working closely with U.S. agencies who come to Canada to shoot their commercials.
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announced 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Talent Partners, will acquire PES Payroll

synopsis: Talent Partners, a provider of talent and production support services for more than 750 agency and advertiser clients representing 1,500 brands, has agreed to acquire PES Payroll, a Burbank-based firm with 20 years' experience providing crew payroll and production support services to the commercial, television, film and live event industries.
buyer: Talent Partners
Talent Partners is a provider of more than 125 essential services, including talent negotiations and business affairs, traffic and clearance, rights and royalty management, signatory services, and more. The firm's 750+ client roster includes 1,500 brands and 95 of the top 100 global advertisers. "
target: PES Payroll
PES Payroll is an industry leader in innovative, solution-oriented customer service. With a core focus on unscripted television, commercial crews and live events, PES Payroll delivers expediency, scalability, efficiency, and paperless solutions across the entertainment industry.
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announced 5/21/2014 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, will acquire Talent Partners

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Talent Partners, a New York-based talent payroll, production support services and rights management solutions provider to the advertising industry.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,880.20)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target: Talent Partners
Talent Partners, Inc. builds and refines a set of production support products and services. Its services range from negotiating talent contracts to managing broadcast traffic; and TraffixWorks, an advertisement distribution solution that provides hands-on traffic services to support businesses.
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closed 9/24/2013 via PR Newswire

Talent Partners, acquired Canadian Connection

synopsis: Talent Partners, the leader in talent and production support services for more than 750 agency and advertiser clients representing 1,500 brands, has launched Talent Partners Canada. Through a merger with long-running, Toronto-based talent payment and signatory services company, Canadian Connection.
buyer: Talent Partners
Talent Partners, Inc. builds and refines a set of production support products and services. Its services range from negotiating talent contracts to managing broadcast traffic; and TraffixWorks, an advertisement distribution solution that provides hands-on traffic services to support businesses. "
target: Canadian Connection
Canadian Connection is a Toronto-based talent payment and signatory services company. They are signatory to all the major North American talent unions; SAG, AFTRA, UDA & AFofM. They specialize in working closely with U.S. agencies who come to Canada to shoot their commercials.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire Media Services Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a company that provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software, will be acquiring Media Services, an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Media Services Group, Inc. (MSGI:$0.28)
Media Services is an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise. Its software offerings, including digital payroll tools, accounting solutions, and its flagship Showbiz suite of products help today’s content creators streamline a broad range of production processes.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Sargent-Disc

synopsis: Cast & Crew, a leading provider of software and services for the entertainment production industry, has acquired UK-based Sargent-Disc, the premier UK and international provider of film and television payroll, accounting, software and services.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Sargent-Disc
Sargent-Disc has been at the center of the British entertainment industries since 1986. Based in Beaconsfield, UK, they specialize in production payroll, residuals, accounting and software services.
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announced 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

EQT, will acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund announced that it has agreed to acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a leading technology provider of software and services to the entertainment production industry, from global technology investing leader Silver Lake.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew provides payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers’ compensation services, labor relations, and more.
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closed 6/29/2015 via

SilverLake, acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: Silver Lake, the leader in technology investing, will acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a provider of technology-enabled payroll and production accounting services to the entertainment industry, from ZM Capital. Cast & Crew offers technology-enabled payroll services to a large and growing base of clients across the entertainment industry.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $26 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. The firm's portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $85 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 200,000 people globally. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services provides technology-enabled payroll services to the entertainment industry and to film and TV productions. Cast & Crew's services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations and production incentives.
price ($mm)
$700
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announced 5/21/2014 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, will acquire Talent Partners

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Talent Partners, a New York-based talent payroll, production support services and rights management solutions provider to the advertising industry.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,880.20)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target: Talent Partners
Talent Partners, Inc. builds and refines a set of production support products and services. Its services range from negotiating talent contracts to managing broadcast traffic; and TraffixWorks, an advertisement distribution solution that provides hands-on traffic services to support businesses.
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closed 12/24/2012 via PR Web

ZM Capital, acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services announced that it has been acquired by an investor group led by ZM Capital, ZelnickMedia's private equity fund. Cast & Crew is one of the leading providers in the entertainment payroll industry for the motion picture, television, live entertainment and commercial markets.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: ZM Capital
ZM Capital is the private equity investment fund of ZelnickMedia. The fund invests in media companies in which the partnership’s capital resources, industry contacts and operational experience can meaningfully enhance growth and value. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services is a leading provider of technology-enabled payroll and related business process outsourcing (BPO) services to the film, television, live entertainment and commercial production markets in North America.
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closed 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

JMS United Inc., acquired MPandC Inc.

synopsis: MPandC Inc., a comprehensive management company for sports business, has been acquired by JMS United Inc., a multimedia company that primarily works with call center businesses and promotional work. MPandC provides sports consulting and works with active athletes.
buyer: JMS United Inc.
Based in Japan, JMS United Inc. provides comprehensive business solutions that is mainly involved in call center business and sales and promotion work. Some smaller industries that they are involved with are human resources and entertainment sound services. "
target parent: Mediaflag Inc
target: MPandC Inc.
Based in Japan, MPandC Inc. is a comprehensive management company for sports business. They provide consulting and support in the business aspect of sports with their extensive experience and network. They also host events to encourage and educate students about sports.
price ($mm)
$0.73*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
22.4x
announced 7/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Render

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. is to acquire UK-based Render.GG, an expert in media production and management, motion graphics, social media management and content curation for YouTube.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: Render
Based in the United Kingdom, Render is an expert in media production and management, motion graphics, social media management and content curation for YouTube.
price ($mm)
$0.60
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closed 3/13/2019 via BusinessWire

FusionPKG, acquired Architectural Beauty

synopsis: FusionPKG, a full-service supplier to the beauty industry, has acquired Architectural Beauty, a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
buyer: FusionPKG
Founded in 2004, FusionPKG is a total beauty solutions provider headquartered in Dallas, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Zhejiang, China. Fusion combines design and engineering expertise to develop packaging for both skincare and color cosmetic categories. "
target: Architectural Beauty
Architectural Beauty is a cosmetic formulation, marketing and turnkey provider based in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 2010, they specialize in the creation of cosmetic brands from the ground up.
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Ticker: MSGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media Services Group, Inc.
Media Services Group, Inc.
Media Services is an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise. Its software offerings, including digital payroll tools, accounting solutions, and its flagship Showbiz suite of products help today’s content creators streamline a broad range of production processes.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: MSGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media Services Group, Inc.
Media Services Group, Inc.
Media Services is an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise. Its software offerings, including digital payroll tools, accounting solutions, and its flagship Showbiz suite of products help today’s content creators streamline a broad range of production processes.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
  • drill down
  • watch