Like Ease Entertainment Services, LLC

announced 8/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Entertainment Partners, will acquire Ease Entertainment Services, LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Partners ("EP"), the leading end-to-end provider of payroll and production management services for all aspects of the entertainment industry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which EP will acquire Ease Entertainment Services. Ease is a leader in technology solutions for the entertainment industry.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is the global leader in entertainment payroll, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. "
target: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment provides the only studio-grade, all-in-one production management platform in the industry. Ease Entertainment is able to deliver a radically new level of compliance, governance, transparency, data security and efficiency.
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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 6/28/2007 via PR Newswire

RoyaltyShare, acquired Musicalc

synopsis: RoyaltyShare, a premier provider of digital royalty solutions to the entertainment industry, has acquired Musicalc, a UK-based provider of royalty accounting software for the music industry. With the acquisition, RoyaltyShare expands its European presence and adds royalty processing software and services for music publishers.
buyer: RoyaltyShare
RoyaltyShare is the worldwide leader in Web-based royalty processing and reporting solutions for the global entertainment industry. RoyaltyShare provides a suite of on-demand services dedicated to simplifying the increasingly complex and necessary task of managing sales and distribution information."
target: Musicalc
Formed in 1982 to develop and market PC-based software for independent record labels and music publishing companies, Musicalc has over 100 customers throughout Europe and the U.S., including notable record companies.
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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 7/19/2022 via BusinessWire

RedBird Capital Partners LLC, will acquire Talent Systems, LLC

synopsis: RedBird Capital Partners, along with private markets investment firm StepStone Group, announced a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Talent Systems, the preeminent casting software and talent marketplace for the entertainment industry.
buyer: RedBird Capital Partners LLC
RedBird Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on building high-growth companies alongside entrepreneurs in its four areas of domain expertise: sports, media, consumer and financial services. "
target: Talent Systems, LLC
Talent Systems is a leading provider of casting and auditioning software. Talent Systems enables casting directors and agents worldwide to source and manage talent across film, television, commercials, theater and digital projects.
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closed 6/16/2022 via PR Newswire

Talent Systems, LLC, purchased eTribez Casting Platform from eTribez

synopsis: Talent Systems, a provider of casting and auditioning software, has acquired the eTribez Casting Platform from eTribez, the entertainment industry’s leading digital solutions provider. The eTribez Casting Platform enables television and film producers to receive and efficiently filter an enormous number of candidates in a short period of time.
buyer: Talent Systems, LLC
Talent Systems is a leading provider of casting and auditioning software. Talent Systems enables casting directors and agents worldwide to source and manage talent across film, television, commercials, theater and digital projects. "
seller: eTribez
The eTribez Casting Platform enables television and film producers to receive and efficiently filter an enormous number of candidates in a short period of time. The eTribez Casting Platform is a product of eTribez, the entertainment industry’s leading digital solutions provider.
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closed 3/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Partners, acquired We Got POP Ltd.

synopsis: Entertainment Partners, the global end-to-end provider of production and workforce management solutions to the entertainment industry, has acquired We Got POP Ltd., the UK production industry's leading SaaS based workforce and production management platform. POP enables producers to manage all of their people and projects on one secure platform.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is a leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions. EP enables its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital and commercial projects."
target: We Got POP Ltd.
We Got POP is the UK production industry's leading SaaS based workforce and production management platform. POP enables producers to manage all of their people and projects on one secure platform. POP helps to streamline productions and save time and money.
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announced 8/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Voices.com, will acquire Voicebank.net

synopsis: Voices.com, an online marketplace for audio and voice over products and services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Voicebank.net, an online platform for casting and project management workflow utilized by top global advertising agencies, casting directors and creative, television and film production studios.
buyer: Voices.com
Voices.com is the largest online marketplace for audio and voice over products and services comprised of nearly half a million business clients and voice actors. Its flagship website, www.voices.com, records approximately 2 million visitors annually and has enabled over 250,000 transactions to date."
target: Voicebank.net
Voicebank.net is a leading online platform for casting and project management workflow utilized by more than 1,600 of the top global advertising agencies, casting directors and creative, television and film production studios.
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closed 1/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

The TEAM Companies Inc., acquired Lightspeed EPS, Inc.

synopsis: The TEAM Companies, Inc., a payroll, business affairs and technology provider to the advertising and entertainment community, has completed its acquisition of Lightspeed EPS, Inc. Lightspeed EPS, Inc. is a provider of cloud-based entertainment production management software for the feature film and television industries.
buyer: The TEAM Companies Inc.
The Team Companies Inc., is a leading payroll, business affairs and technology provider to the advertising and entertainment community. TEAM provides a comprehensive suite of solutions for the production payroll, production management and business affairs space. "
target: Lightspeed EPS, Inc.
LightSPEED eps is a web-based entertainment production management system designed specifically for the film and television industry. By centralizing production management, updated information is instantly accessible from any authorized computer, cell phone or wireless device.
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closed 6/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Money Centers of America Inc., acquired Landmark Group Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Money Centers of America, Inc. announced that it had acquired the assets of Landmark Group Holdings. The deal includes Landmark’s proprietary software and contracts with properties in Washington, Idaho, California, Colorado, South Dakota, and Nevada. Landmark provides check guarantee and check verification services.
buyer: Money Centers of America Inc.
Since 1998, Money Centers of America has been providing traditional full service cash access services as well as a state of the art technology platform that enables gaming operators to process their own transactions. "
target: Landmark Group Holdings, Inc.
Washington based Landmark Group Holdings, Inc. provides check guarantee, check verification, Title 31 / Currency Transaction Reporting, and on-line software applications to establish credit limits and monitor guests’ marker activities.
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closed 8/13/2010 via Company Press Release

Google Inc., acquired Jambool, Inc.

synopsis: Jambool announced that they have been acquired by Google. Jambool started as a social collaboration platform in 2006. In 2007, they shifted focus to build applications on social networks. Jambool are the creators of Social Gold, an industry-leading virtual monetization platform.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Jambool, Inc.
Jambool, Inc. operates Social Gold™, an industry-leading virtual monetization platform. Social Gold enables developers to create and manage their own white-labeled virtual currency, to provide an in-app payments experience to their users, and to optimize their virtual economy using analytics.
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closed 5/5/2010 via BusinessWire

Digital River, Inc., acquired fatfoogoo

synopsis: Digital River, Inc., announced that it has acquired fatfoogoo. The combined forces of Digital River’s e-commerce solutions with fatfoogoo’s technology will offer game publishers and developers an unparalleled, single e-commerce connection to manage their online product sales both in-store and in-game.
buyer: Digital River, Inc. (DRIV:$373.69)
Digital River, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, builds and manages profitable online businesses for nearly 34,000 companies worldwide. Its comprehensive e-commerce solution and world-class infrastructure are designed to help companies of all sizes quickly maximize online revenues. "
target: fatfoogoo
Fatfoogoo is the leading in-game commerce ecosystem for monetizing online games and virtual worlds. Fatfoogoo’s solutions allow both publisher-to-player and player-to-player financial interaction, as well as virtual currency management and traditional user and subscription management.
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closed 7/29/2009 via Company Press Release

Live Gamer, Inc., acquired N-Cash

synopsis: Live Gamer, the company that pioneered publisher-supported real-money-trading for online games, announced that it has completed its acquisition of N-Cash, Korea’s premier micro-transaction provider.
buyer: Live Gamer, Inc.
Live Gamer combines leading e-commerce software with virtual economy advisory services to help online game publishers, virtual world operators, and operators of other virtual environments, like social networks, create new transaction-based revenue streams. "
target: N-Cash
Micro-transaction-based games began in South Korea almost a decade ago, and N-Cash’s platform was there to power the very first item-based game ever in existence (Joyon’s GerSang). Since 2001, N-Cash has developed and scaled its solution to power titles from over 60 game operators worldwide.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

PlayHaven, acquired //staq

synopsis: PlayHaven, the leading lifetime value (LTV) maximization platform for mobile games, announced the addition of the team from Staq.io, a game management platform featuring advanced, real-time analytics.
buyer: PlayHaven
PlayHaven delivers a lifetime value maximization platform to help mobile game developers better acquire, understand, and intelligently engage and monetize users. "
target: //staq
//staq is a game management platform. //staq makes it simple to monetize and optimize free to play games on mobile, web and consoles. The company provides services to manage virtual currencies and virtual goods, player state, targeted promotions, beautiful analytics and data warehousing.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

Serve Virtual Enterprises, Inc., acquired Sometrics, Inc.

synopsis: American Express has acquired virtual currency platform and in-game payments provider Sometrics. Sometrics helps gaming publishers market free-to-play online games and monetize virtual currency with a consumer destination site and in-game payment solutions. Sometrics will be added to American Express’ Serve digital payment platform.
buyer parent: American Express Company
buyer: Serve Virtual Enterprises, Inc.
Serve Virtual Enterprises is a next-generation digital payments platform that helps you organize your money, send and receive funds, and manage payment requests — all from a single, unified online account. Serve makes paying and being paid simple. "
target: Sometrics, Inc.
Founded in 2007 and based in El Segundo, Calif., Sometrics helps publishers monetize online games through virtual currency with the industry's most advanced in-game payment and optimization platform and consumer digital goods marketplace.
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announced 3/28/2019 via Company Press Release

TPG Capital, will acquire Entertainment Partners

synopsis: Entertainment Partners (“EP”) the leading global end-to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production software and services to the entertainment industry, announced that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG.
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm with more than $103 billion of assets under management. TPG’s investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth venture, real estate, credit, and public equity. "
target: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners is the global leader in entertainment integrated production management solutions. EP combines unparalleled expertise and innovative technology to enable its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects.
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closed 6/8/2022 via PR Newswire

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired MediaHound

synopsis: Leading global entertainment, talent, and sports agency UTA has acquired MediaHound, a software and data analytics company that helps entertainment and media companies develop proprietary insights to most effectively utilize information to benefit talent, content, and audiences.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target: MediaHound
MediaHound is a software and data analytics company that helps entertainment and media companies develop proprietary insights to most effectively utilize information to benefit talent, content, and audiences.
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closed 1/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Better Collective A/S, acquired Mindway AI

synopsis: Better Collective, a global sports betting media group, has acquired a 90% stake in Mindway AI, a Danish software company that creates solutions for identifying at-risk and problem gambling. Mindway AI combines neuroscience and AI to provide state-of-the-art early detection and intervention solutions for safer and sustainable gambling.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$192.22)
Denmark-based Better Collective is a developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Better Collective’s portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products, including bettingexpert.com, the trusted home of tips from expert tipsters. "
target: Mindway AI
Mindway AI is a Danish software company that creates solutions for identifying at-risk and problem gambling. Mindway AI combines neuroscience and AI to provide early detection and intervention solutions for safer gambling. Their solutions provide a fully automated 360° view of every customer.
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closed 8/2/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kester Capital, acquired Compliance Online Ltd.

synopsis: ComplianceOnline, a provider of global regulatory intelligence to the gambling and payment sectors, has been acquired in a management buy-out, backed by the primary buyout specialist Kester Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity firm.
buyer: Kester Capital
Kester Capital is a leading UK mid-market private equity firm. Kester Capital is currently investing its second fund, which was raised in 2013. Kester Capital's target equity investment size is £5 – 25 million. "
target: Compliance Online Ltd.
Through its Gambling Compliance, Payments Compliance and RegData products, ComplianceOnline enables compliance and legal teams around the world to manage risk confidently and discover new market opportunities by providing in-depth insight, analysis, commentary and research.
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announced 5/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

Registrar Corp, will acquire Cosmetri GmbH

synopsis: Registrar Corp, a Paine Schwartz Partners Fund V’s portfolio company, and a leading provider of supply chain compliance software, is proud to announce its acquisition of Cosmetri. Since 2017, Cosmetri has provided the cosmetics and personal care industry with SaaS solutions that streamline compliance operations and accelerate product development.
buyer parent: Paine Schwartz Partners
buyer: Registrar Corp
Registrar Corp is a leading SaaS assisted provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) compliance services to domestic and foreign food, medical device, drugs, and cosmetic facilities. Registrar Corp was founded in 2003 and has headquarters in Hampton, Virginia, USA. "
target: Cosmetri GmbH
Since 2017, Cosmetri has provided the cosmetics and personal care industry with SaaS solutions that streamline compliance operations and accelerate product development. Cosmetri’s flagship software, “Cosmetri Product Manager”, is a product lifecycle management platform.
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announced 8/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Entertainment Partners, will acquire Ease Entertainment Services, LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Partners ("EP"), the leading end-to-end provider of payroll and production management services for all aspects of the entertainment industry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which EP will acquire Ease Entertainment Services. Ease is a leader in technology solutions for the entertainment industry.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is the global leader in entertainment payroll, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. "
target: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment provides the only studio-grade, all-in-one production management platform in the industry. Ease Entertainment is able to deliver a radically new level of compliance, governance, transparency, data security and efficiency.
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closed 2/5/2013 via Company Press Release

Ease Entertainment Services, LLC, acquired Scenechronize

synopsis: Ease Entertainment Services has announced that it has acquired the assets of Scenechronize, the industry’s largest cloud-based production information management system. Scenechronize’s unique production software program allows users to manage both production office information and production accounting information efficiently in one database.
buyer: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment Services provides comprehensive production payroll services, expert guidance on production tax incentives and labor management issues. "
target: Scenechronize
Scenechronize is a production management software for film, television, and commercial markets. Scenechronize is the single most powerful tool for creating, distributing, accessing and storing most of the standard documents used by productions of all types.
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closed 3/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Partners, acquired We Got POP Ltd.

synopsis: Entertainment Partners, the global end-to-end provider of production and workforce management solutions to the entertainment industry, has acquired We Got POP Ltd., the UK production industry's leading SaaS based workforce and production management platform. POP enables producers to manage all of their people and projects on one secure platform.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is a leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions. EP enables its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital and commercial projects."
target: We Got POP Ltd.
We Got POP is the UK production industry's leading SaaS based workforce and production management platform. POP enables producers to manage all of their people and projects on one secure platform. POP helps to streamline productions and save time and money.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Partners, acquired SyncOnSet Technologies

synopsis: Entertainment Partners, the leading global end-to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production management solutions to the entertainment industry, has acquired SyncOnSet Technologies, a creator of collaboration and productivity software for the entertainment production community.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is a leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions. EP enables its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital and commercial projects."
target: SyncOnSet Technologies
SyncOnSet Technologies is a technology company that offers software solutions to TV and film productions and studios. They develop software and apps for productions and crews, creative departments, and production companies to handle workflows, pre- and post-production, and the tracking of assets.
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announced 3/28/2019 via Company Press Release

TPG Capital, will acquire Entertainment Partners

synopsis: Entertainment Partners (“EP”) the leading global end-to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production software and services to the entertainment industry, announced that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG.
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm with more than $103 billion of assets under management. TPG’s investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth venture, real estate, credit, and public equity. "
target: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners is the global leader in entertainment integrated production management solutions. EP combines unparalleled expertise and innovative technology to enable its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects.
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announced 8/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Entertainment Partners, will acquire Ease Entertainment Services, LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Partners ("EP"), the leading end-to-end provider of payroll and production management services for all aspects of the entertainment industry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which EP will acquire Ease Entertainment Services. Ease is a leader in technology solutions for the entertainment industry.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is the global leader in entertainment payroll, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. "
target: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment provides the only studio-grade, all-in-one production management platform in the industry. Ease Entertainment is able to deliver a radically new level of compliance, governance, transparency, data security and efficiency.
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announced 8/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Entertainment Partners, will acquire Ease Entertainment Services, LLC

synopsis: Entertainment Partners ("EP"), the leading end-to-end provider of payroll and production management services for all aspects of the entertainment industry, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which EP will acquire Ease Entertainment Services. Ease is a leader in technology solutions for the entertainment industry.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is the global leader in entertainment payroll, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. "
target: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment provides the only studio-grade, all-in-one production management platform in the industry. Ease Entertainment is able to deliver a radically new level of compliance, governance, transparency, data security and efficiency.
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announced 3/28/2019 via Company Press Release

TPG Capital, will acquire Entertainment Partners

synopsis: Entertainment Partners (“EP”) the leading global end-to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production software and services to the entertainment industry, announced that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG.
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm with more than $103 billion of assets under management. TPG’s investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth venture, real estate, credit, and public equity. "
target: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners is the global leader in entertainment integrated production management solutions. EP combines unparalleled expertise and innovative technology to enable its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects.
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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 7/7/2021 via Company Press Release

DaySmart Software, acquired Dash Platform

synopsis: DaySmart Software, the leading provider of business management software, has acquired Dash Platform, the leading provider of sports facility and recreation management software. This acquisition expands DaySmart’s reach into new verticals, such as sports facilities, parks, and recreation departments.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: DaySmart Software
DaySmart Software provides industry-specific business management tools designed to make it easier for entrepreneurs to operate and grow their businesses. DaySmart offers desktop software, payment processing solutions, and cloud-based applications for the salon, spa, pet, and tattoo industries. "
target: Dash Platform
Dash Platform is a SaaS-based software solution that supports all facets of sports and recreation business operations. Its key features include business administrative back-office functions and billing, registration-based workflows for memberships, payment processing, programs, and more.
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closed 6/28/2007 via PR Newswire

RoyaltyShare, acquired Musicalc

synopsis: RoyaltyShare, a premier provider of digital royalty solutions to the entertainment industry, has acquired Musicalc, a UK-based provider of royalty accounting software for the music industry. With the acquisition, RoyaltyShare expands its European presence and adds royalty processing software and services for music publishers.
buyer: RoyaltyShare
RoyaltyShare is the worldwide leader in Web-based royalty processing and reporting solutions for the global entertainment industry. RoyaltyShare provides a suite of on-demand services dedicated to simplifying the increasingly complex and necessary task of managing sales and distribution information."
target: Musicalc
Formed in 1982 to develop and market PC-based software for independent record labels and music publishing companies, Musicalc has over 100 customers throughout Europe and the U.S., including notable record companies.
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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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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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closed 6/8/2022 via PR Newswire

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired MediaHound

synopsis: Leading global entertainment, talent, and sports agency UTA has acquired MediaHound, a software and data analytics company that helps entertainment and media companies develop proprietary insights to most effectively utilize information to benefit talent, content, and audiences.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target: MediaHound
MediaHound is a software and data analytics company that helps entertainment and media companies develop proprietary insights to most effectively utilize information to benefit talent, content, and audiences.
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announced 7/19/2022 via BusinessWire

RedBird Capital Partners LLC, will acquire Talent Systems, LLC

synopsis: RedBird Capital Partners, along with private markets investment firm StepStone Group, announced a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Talent Systems, the preeminent casting software and talent marketplace for the entertainment industry.
buyer: RedBird Capital Partners LLC
RedBird Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on building high-growth companies alongside entrepreneurs in its four areas of domain expertise: sports, media, consumer and financial services. "
target: Talent Systems, LLC
Talent Systems is a leading provider of casting and auditioning software. Talent Systems enables casting directors and agents worldwide to source and manage talent across film, television, commercials, theater and digital projects.
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closed 6/16/2022 via PR Newswire

Talent Systems, LLC, purchased eTribez Casting Platform from eTribez

synopsis: Talent Systems, a provider of casting and auditioning software, has acquired the eTribez Casting Platform from eTribez, the entertainment industry’s leading digital solutions provider. The eTribez Casting Platform enables television and film producers to receive and efficiently filter an enormous number of candidates in a short period of time.
buyer: Talent Systems, LLC
Talent Systems is a leading provider of casting and auditioning software. Talent Systems enables casting directors and agents worldwide to source and manage talent across film, television, commercials, theater and digital projects. "
seller: eTribez
The eTribez Casting Platform enables television and film producers to receive and efficiently filter an enormous number of candidates in a short period of time. The eTribez Casting Platform is a product of eTribez, the entertainment industry’s leading digital solutions provider.
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closed 3/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Entertainment Partners, acquired We Got POP Ltd.

synopsis: Entertainment Partners, the global end-to-end provider of production and workforce management solutions to the entertainment industry, has acquired We Got POP Ltd., the UK production industry's leading SaaS based workforce and production management platform. POP enables producers to manage all of their people and projects on one secure platform.
buyer: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is a leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions. EP enables its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital and commercial projects."
target: We Got POP Ltd.
We Got POP is the UK production industry's leading SaaS based workforce and production management platform. POP enables producers to manage all of their people and projects on one secure platform. POP helps to streamline productions and save time and money.
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closed 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Vald Performance, acquired ForceDecks

synopsis: Vald Performance, an Australian company that was created to bring laboratory-grade technology to the field, acquired ForceDecks, an Australian company developed for practitioners in the sports and clinical environment to minimize time spent testing, provide immediate easy-to-interpret feedback and make the assessment of large groups practical.
buyer: Vald Performance
Australia-based Vald Performance was created to bring laboratory-grade technology to the field. It is powered by an international, multidisciplinary team of sports scientists, researchers, clinicians, designers, developers and engineers, all dedicated to improving human measurement. "
target: ForceDecks
Australia-based ForceDecks has been developed for practitioners in the sports and clinical environment with three key objectives: minimizing the time spent testing; providing immediate feedback that is easy to interpret; and making the assessment of large groups of athletes practical.
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closed 7/27/2017 via BusinessWire

Kronos Incorporated, acquired Virtual Roster

synopsis: Kronos Incorporated announced that it has acquired Digital Instinct, a leading provider of human capital and workforce management solutions for casinos and casino resorts. Digital Instinct’s flagship product line, Virtual Roster, is an integrated suite of solutions including staff scheduling, time and attendance, and workforce analytics.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kronos Incorporated
Founded in 1977, Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Their industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, & government agencies of all sizes. "
target: Virtual Roster
Digital Instinct Pty. Limited is a leading provider of human capital and workforce management solutions for casinos and casino resorts. Their flagship product line, Virtual Roster, is an integrated suite of solutions including staff scheduling, time and attendance, and workforce analytics.
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closed 7/15/2013 via PR Web

Siegel Enterprises, Inc., acquired RinkNet

synopsis: RinkNet has been acquired by Siegel Enterprises. RinkNet was founded in 1998 with the philosophy of providing powerful software to increase the efficiency and productivity of hockey scouts. RinkNet provides all the technology tools and data needed to enable a hockey scouting organization to run at an optimum level of effectiveness.
buyer: Siegel Enterprises, Inc.
Siegel Enterprises Inc. is the investment holding company for the business holdings of Stu Siegel. It is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. "
target: RinkNet
RinkNet was founded in 1998 with the philosophy of providing powerful software to increase the efficiency and productivity of hockey scouts. RinkNet provides all the technology tools and data needed to enable a hockey scouting organization to run at an optimum level of effectiveness.
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closed 6/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Money Centers of America Inc., acquired Landmark Group Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Money Centers of America, Inc. announced that it had acquired the assets of Landmark Group Holdings. The deal includes Landmark’s proprietary software and contracts with properties in Washington, Idaho, California, Colorado, South Dakota, and Nevada. Landmark provides check guarantee and check verification services.
buyer: Money Centers of America Inc.
Since 1998, Money Centers of America has been providing traditional full service cash access services as well as a state of the art technology platform that enables gaming operators to process their own transactions. "
target: Landmark Group Holdings, Inc.
Washington based Landmark Group Holdings, Inc. provides check guarantee, check verification, Title 31 / Currency Transaction Reporting, and on-line software applications to establish credit limits and monitor guests’ marker activities.
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closed 8/13/2010 via Company Press Release

Google Inc., acquired Jambool, Inc.

synopsis: Jambool announced that they have been acquired by Google. Jambool started as a social collaboration platform in 2006. In 2007, they shifted focus to build applications on social networks. Jambool are the creators of Social Gold, an industry-leading virtual monetization platform.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Jambool, Inc.
Jambool, Inc. operates Social Gold™, an industry-leading virtual monetization platform. Social Gold enables developers to create and manage their own white-labeled virtual currency, to provide an in-app payments experience to their users, and to optimize their virtual economy using analytics.
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closed 5/5/2010 via BusinessWire

Digital River, Inc., acquired fatfoogoo

synopsis: Digital River, Inc., announced that it has acquired fatfoogoo. The combined forces of Digital River’s e-commerce solutions with fatfoogoo’s technology will offer game publishers and developers an unparalleled, single e-commerce connection to manage their online product sales both in-store and in-game.
buyer: Digital River, Inc. (DRIV:$373.69)
Digital River, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, builds and manages profitable online businesses for nearly 34,000 companies worldwide. Its comprehensive e-commerce solution and world-class infrastructure are designed to help companies of all sizes quickly maximize online revenues. "
target: fatfoogoo
Fatfoogoo is the leading in-game commerce ecosystem for monetizing online games and virtual worlds. Fatfoogoo’s solutions allow both publisher-to-player and player-to-player financial interaction, as well as virtual currency management and traditional user and subscription management.
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closed 7/29/2009 via Company Press Release

Live Gamer, Inc., acquired N-Cash

synopsis: Live Gamer, the company that pioneered publisher-supported real-money-trading for online games, announced that it has completed its acquisition of N-Cash, Korea’s premier micro-transaction provider.
buyer: Live Gamer, Inc.
Live Gamer combines leading e-commerce software with virtual economy advisory services to help online game publishers, virtual world operators, and operators of other virtual environments, like social networks, create new transaction-based revenue streams. "
target: N-Cash
Micro-transaction-based games began in South Korea almost a decade ago, and N-Cash’s platform was there to power the very first item-based game ever in existence (Joyon’s GerSang). Since 2001, N-Cash has developed and scaled its solution to power titles from over 60 game operators worldwide.
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closed 8/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Transfermarkt.de, acquired SCOUTASTIC GmbH

synopsis: Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG acquires 50.1 percent of the shares in SCOUTASTIC GmbH, which is a subsidiary of JUST ADD AI GmbH. SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Transfermarkt.de
With its online presence Transfermarkt.de and with the country portals Transfermarkt.at (Austria) and Transfermarkt.ch (Switzerland), Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG is one of the largest sports sites in the German-speaking Internet. "
target parent: JUST ADD AI GmbH
target: SCOUTASTIC GmbH
SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

PlayHaven, acquired //staq

synopsis: PlayHaven, the leading lifetime value (LTV) maximization platform for mobile games, announced the addition of the team from Staq.io, a game management platform featuring advanced, real-time analytics.
buyer: PlayHaven
PlayHaven delivers a lifetime value maximization platform to help mobile game developers better acquire, understand, and intelligently engage and monetize users. "
target: //staq
//staq is a game management platform. //staq makes it simple to monetize and optimize free to play games on mobile, web and consoles. The company provides services to manage virtual currencies and virtual goods, player state, targeted promotions, beautiful analytics and data warehousing.
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