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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:$561.47)
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 8/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Creative Technology, acquired The Wireless Works (UK) Limited

synopsis: Audiovisual specialist Creative Technology (CT) has acquired The Wireless Works, a business which specialises in delivering radio communications, intercom and data services to the broadcast and live event markets. The Wireless Works has worked alongside CT at a number of events including Wimbledon, Glastonbury and the Olympic Games.
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the sports, corporate, exhibition and entertainment industries. Their event staging services bring together advice, support and equipment of the highest quality. "
target: The Wireless Works (UK) Limited
Formed in 2001, by personnel with over 30 years of experience in the industry, The Wireless Works has a simply-stated aim to provide robust and reliable ‘RF and communications solutions for broadcast and live events’.
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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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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:$3,068.40)
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 1/26/2012 via PR Web

Chairseven, acquired App Creation Network LLC

synopsis: Chairseven announced that it has acquired App Creation Network, a mobile development studio providing software development and mobile programming services.
buyer: Chairseven
Chairseven is a multi-platform design & software studio that develops pioneering user experiences, applications, and products for some of the world's leading brands. They are a digital creative and consulting agency specializing in strategy, design, content and development. "
target: App Creation Network LLC
The App Creation Network is comprised of creative professionals from all aspects of the Information Technology industry. They are designers, modders, software developers, website creators, and mobile programmers, that bring user-friendly applications.
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closed 6/9/2008 via PR Newswire

Cognizant Technology Solutions, acquired Strategy Software

synopsis: Cognizant a leading provider of global consulting, technology and business process services, announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Los Angeles, CA-based Strategic Vision Consulting, Inc., a leading management and technology consulting firm with over 60 employees serving the media and entertainment industry.
buyer: Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH:$16,458.00)
Cognizant is a leading provider of global IT and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant focuses on delivering strategic information technology solutions that address the complex business needs of its clients. Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and the S&P 500 Index. "
target parent: Strategic Vision Consulting
target: Strategy Software
Strategy Software offers Competitor Information Management Systems (CIMS) to help you easily organize information about your unique competitive environment -- info you likely already have somewhere within the 'four walls' of your organization -- then quickly produce up-to-date, useful reports to hel
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$12
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closed 5/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Paracosma Inc, acquired To the Moon 3D Technologies

synopsis: The Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions provider, Paracosma Inc, acquired the AR/VR agency To the Moon 3D Technologies.  Paracosma has provided content creation, application development, and project implementation services to To the Moon 3D clients, and the acquisition will bring marketing, sales and account management capabilities in-house.
buyer: Paracosma Inc
Paracosma Inc is an Augmented and Virtual Reality design, consulting and systems integration company that provides solutions and skills to all customers. Their services include content creation, application development, and project implementation across a broad range of AR & VR platforms. "
target: To the Moon 3D Technologies
To the Moon 3D Technologies is a Los Angeles based Augmented and Virtual Reality Agency offering solutions to marketing, branding, enterprise, industrial and entertainment clients.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

ShareRoot, Inc., acquired Ludomade Inc.

synopsis: ShareRoot, a specialist in user generated content marketing, has acquired Ludomade, a creative digital agency that creates useful products for a more playful world. Ludomade creates awesome digital experiences across mobile games, VR, web design, experiential activations, and more.
buyer: ShareRoot, Inc. (ASX:SRO:$0.30)
ShareRoot is established in the rapidly growing field of user generated content marketing. It provides businesses such as Costco and McDonald’s franchisees a platform to search, legally acquire, organize and measure the effectiveness of user generated marketing campaigns. "
target: Ludomade Inc.
Ludomade is a creative digital agency that creates useful products for a more playful world. Ludomade creates awesome digital experiences across mobile games, VR, web design, experiential activations, and more. Their clients include Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, Starz, USA Networks and more.
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$0.50
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$2
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closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Stratalux, acquired Tojo Media LLC

synopsis: Stratalux, has announced the acquisition of the AWS Software division of Tojo Media. Tojo Media is a digital media solutions company led by Joseph Hunt that specializes in building software for media and entertainment clients to be used in the Amazon AWS public cloud.
buyer: Stratalux
Stratalux is one of the original AWS managed services companies and Advanced Consulting Partners that helps businesses migrate, manage and optimize their workloads on the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure. "
target: Tojo Media LLC
Tojo Media is a digital media solutions company led by Joseph Hunt that specializes in building software for media and entertainment clients to be used in the Amazon AWS public cloud. Tojo Media specializes in producing digital video experiences for their customers.
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closed 9/25/2012 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired EQAL

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., the leading digital health and wellness company, announced the acquisition of EQAL, a next-generation media company which creates and manages digital media properties for consumer brands and celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel and Lauren Conrad.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, it inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. "
target: EQAL
EQAL is a leading media company that builds strong online communities around entertainment and consumer brands. EQAL combines proprietary technology with community management and editorial services to convert a distributed fan base into a highly-engaged community around a brand.
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closed 10/30/2019 via PR Newswire

Vindex, acquired Next Generation Esports

synopsis: Vindex, the emerging leader in esports, announced the acquisition of Next Generation Esports (NGE), the premier independent esports production company. NGE elevates the next generation of competitive video game franchises through A-to-Z professional league operations, amateur tournaments, live events, managed services and studio broadcasts.
buyer: Vindex
Vindex is the preeminent esports infrastructure platform. The company provides technology and services that power the richest experiences in esports and help the world's leading game publishers, esports leagues and teams deliver deeply engaging experiences to fans around the world. "
target: Next Generation Esports
Next Generation Esports (NGE) is the premier independent esports production company. NGE elevates the next generation of competitive video game franchises through A-to-Z professional league operations, amateur tournaments, live events, managed services and studio broadcasts.
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closed 1/23/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Epic Games, acquired 3Lateral

synopsis: Epic Games, a leading video game developer, has acquired 3Lateral, a Serbia-based graphics firm that has worked on many famous video games. 3Lateral develops technologies that allow digitization of human appearance and motion at unprecedented level of realism. Their services include character concept, character rigging, character modeling and more.
buyer: Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. "
target: 3Lateral
3Lateral is a Serbia-based graphics firm that has worked on many famous video games. 3Lateral develops technologies that allow digitization of human appearance and motion at unprecedented level of realism. Their services include character concept, character rigging, character modeling, and more.
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closed 10/25/2018 via PR Newswire

GlobalStep, acquired Testology

synopsis: GlobalStep, a world leader in technology services to the Games Industry, announced its acquisition of Testology. Founded in 2006, Testology has been providing Quality Assurance Services to the video games industry out of its offices in Aldershot, located in close proximity to Guildford, a games industry hub in the UK.
buyer: GlobalStep
GlobalStep is a world leader in technology services. It's service offerings to the games industry include Quality Assurance, Localization, Quality Engineering, Player Support, and Play Test Data Analytics. "
target: Testology
Founded in 2006, Testology has been providing Quality Assurance Services to the video games industry out of its offices in Aldershot, located in close proximity to Guildford, a games industry hub in the UK.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

HighGround Technologies, Inc., purchased Toronto Technology Team from Breaking Data Corporation

synopsis: Breaking Data Corp., market leader in artificial intelligence services that provides a range of solutions including semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing, has sold its Toronto-based technology team to Highground Technologies Corporation.
buyer: HighGround Technologies, Inc.
HighGround Technologies, Inc. manages and executes health and technology services comprised of any combination of technology and workforce activities to support management, training, company operations, and decision-making. "
seller: Breaking Data Corporation (TSXV:BKD:$9.53)
Breaking Data is a market leader in artificial intelligence services that provides a range of solutions including semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing (NLP). Breaking Data Corp. has a technology team in Toronto.
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announced 8/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

QMS Media Limited, will acquire TGI Systems Corporation

synopsis: QMS Media Limited, the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, will acquire a 90% stake in TGI Systems Corporation (TGI), a Digital Agency and Technology Provider. TGI creates cutting edge solutions for sports events, from visual branding to LED to Digital Sports Applications.
buyer: QMS Media Limited (ASX:QMS:$124.17)
QMS Media is the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, specialising in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions. QMS works with their clients to provide the most effective outdoor solutions that engage with their target audience. "
target: TGI Systems Corporation
TGI Systems Corporation (TGI) is a Digital Agency and Technology Provider that creates, builds and runs tailored sports event experiences that excite audiences worldwide. TGI creates cutting edge solutions that deliver superior results, from visual branding to LED to Digital Sports Applications.
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$40*
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announced 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

DFNN, Inc., will acquire Kirschner Games International, Inc.

synopsis: DFNN Inc., a leading IT provider in the Philippines, is acquiring 100% shares of outstanding stock of Kirshner Games International Inc. Kirshner Games International Inc. (KGI) is engaged in the business of providing information technology services. They offer professional service for the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators.
buyer: DFNN, Inc.
DFNN, Inc. is a publicly listed company on the Philippine Stock Exchange. Since 1999, the Company has operated as a leading I.T. solutions provider and systems integrator, enabling its clients to compete in an increasingly technology dependent environment. "
target: Kirschner Games International, Inc.
Kirshner Games International Inc. (KGI) is engaged in the business of providing information technology services. They offer professional service for the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators.
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announced 8/23/2017 via Reuters

Shiji, will acquire Galasys plc

synopsis: Shiji, the leading manufacturer of Chinese hotel information systems, will acquire an additional 45.23% stake in Galasys, totaling to a 84.83% majority stake. Galasys is an integrated services and solutions provider for the amusement industry in Asia. Their custom solutions power many of the most visited theme parks in the world.
buyer: Shiji (SZSE:002153:$441.84)
Founded in 1998, Shiji’s aim is to become a “big data” application service platform operator. Shiji has become the leading manufacturer of Chinese hotel information systems. Shiji has also introduced consulting, IT solutions and data platform services. "
target: Galasys plc (AIM:GLS:$5.90)
Galasys is an integrated services and solutions provider for the amusement industry in Asia. Their IT solutions and management services are utilized in many of the region's most visited amusement parks and attractions. Galasys was founded in 2005 in Suzhou, China, by a team of Malaysians.
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$13*
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closed 7/5/2017 via AP - Associated Press

GLI Group, acquired NMi Gaming

synopsis: The GLI Group has acquired NMi Metrology & Gaming Ltd. and related gaming assets (“NMi Gaming”) from NMi Certin, B.V. and related parties. NMi Gaming has more than 40 years of experience in the gaming industry and offers a full range of compliance testing and auditing services in its markets.
buyer: GLI Group
The GLI Group delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and assessment services. Through its Bulletproof brand, the group provides the highest level of service in IT hosting and security services, as well as IT Professional and Educational services. "
target parent: NMi Certin, B.V.
target: NMi Gaming
NMi Gaming has more than 40 years of experience in the gaming industry and offers a full range of compliance testing and auditing services in its markets. Its gaming laboratories are located in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, and Spain.
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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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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:$561.47)
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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announced 6/16/2016 via PR Newswire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire CAPS Payroll

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production management services to the entertainment industry, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire CAPS Payroll, a leading payroll provider spanning multiple important entertainment end markets.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, production incentives and production tax credit financing. "
target: CAPS Payroll
CAPS Payroll is a technology-driven payroll services company serving film and TV studios, commercial production companies, as well as venues, music tours, and live events.
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closed 2/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Final Draft

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, announced the acquisition of Final Draft, Inc., whose screenwriting software is the undisputed industry standard and clear market leader worldwide.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, production incentives and production tax credit financing. "
target: Final Draft
For the past 25 years, the name Final Draft has been synonymous with Hollywood. Referenced in movies and thanked in acceptance speeches, it is the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world, and the industry standard used by studios and production companies all over the globe.
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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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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 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:$561.47)
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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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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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:$3,068.40)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target: Talent Partners
Talent Partners, Inc. builds and refines a set of production support products and services. Its services range from negotiating talent contracts to managing broadcast traffic; and TraffixWorks, an advertisement distribution solution that provides hands-on traffic services to support businesses.
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year
2018
rev ($mm)
$208.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.84
EBIT ($mm)
$21.12
Net Income ($mm)
$10.31
Employees
1356
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Ticker: GB:SPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sportech
Sportech
Sportech is one of the worlds leading suppliers and operator of pools and tote gaming. Sportech operates across two of the most popular betting sports, football and horseracing, as well as offering its customers a suite of eGmaing products including bingo, casino & poker.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$83.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
553
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Ticker: SDVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Signature Devices, Inc.
Signature Devices, Inc.
Signature Devices engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of information technology products in the United States. It creates, develops, and publishes 3-D interactive games for consoles and personal computers. It also publishes software for video games and commercial products.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$0.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
18
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MAGIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ymagis
Ymagis
Founded in 2007 and managed by professionals from the motion picture and high-tech industries, Ymagis Group is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$185.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$53.88
EBIT ($mm)
$7.13
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
677
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Ticker: DB:XAE2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catalis SE
Catalis Group provides high-end technical services relating to the creation of digital content for the digital media and entertainment industries. Their subsidiaries are recognised for their experience and competence in the fields of creative services and quality assurance.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$29.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.15
EBIT ($mm)
$2.56
Net Income ($mm)
$2.80
Employees
371
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Ticker: BSE:532339
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Compucom Software Limited
Compucom Software Limited
Compucom Software is a software development company in India. The company provides customers with a range of Internet and Intranet solutions, software for data conversion and data entry, and inventory accounting software for gem and jewelry traders.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$7.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.28
EBIT ($mm)
$0.52
Net Income ($mm)
$0.65
Employees
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