Like Media Services Group, Inc.

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 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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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 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 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 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 7/27/2022 via Company Press Release

Troon, acquired ClubUp, LLC

synopsis: Troon, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce it has acquired ClubUp, a leading golf technology and service company that currently caters to 65 golf clubs and resorts operating caddie programs domestically and internationally.
buyer: Troon
Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 330 locations around the globe. Troon also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. "
target: ClubUp, LLC
ClubUp provides innovative technology which helps improve the caddie experience for golfers and caddies at partner clubs and resorts. Additionally, ClubUp technology offers a more efficient way to schedule and communicate with caddies working at a partner club property.
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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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announced 10/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Front Rush, LLC will be merged with ACS Athletics,

synopsis: ACS Athletics, the leader in college athletic administration and compliance software, and Front Rush, the leader in recruiting software for college coaches, announced a merger that will make their joint entity the largest provider of technology for recruiting, compliance, roster management and sports operations.
buyer: ACS Athletics
ACS Athletics simplifies how athletics departments work allowing coaches and administrators to focus on winning and building successful programs. ACS is the leading provider of web and mobile solutions for increasing staff productivity and reducing risk in collegiate athletics. "
target: Front Rush, LLC
Founded in 2006, Front Rush's focus is to provide college coaches with top notch recruiting and scouting software. With a focus on user experience and amazing customer support, Front Rush has grown to be the largest recruiting and scouting solution in college athletics.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Guscio PLC, acquired Sportsdata Limited and Dataplay Limited

synopsis: Investing company Guscio has acquired the two businesses, Sportsdata Ltd and Dataplay Holdings Ltd. Sportsdata has developed a website application for monitoring and tracking physical education in primary school children called Skills2Achieve. Dataplay has developed a technology platform for the tracking and assessment of performance in sports.
buyer: Guscio PLC (AIM:GUSC:$0.00)
Guscio Plc is a public company trading on the AIM market and focussed on technology for active learning. "
target: Sportsdata Limited and Dataplay Limited
Sportsdata has developed a website application for monitoring and tracking physical education in primary school children called Skills2Achieve. Dataplay has developed a white label technology platform for the tracking and assessment of performance in sports.
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closed 12/17/2015 via PR Newswire

inRecruit, merged with Bownce LLC

synopsis: inRecruit, a leading sports, social media and networking platform that assists high school athletes in maximizing their college recruitment experience, announced its merger with Bownce, LLC, a NCAA compliant recruiting platform focused on basketball.
buyer: inRecruit
inRecruit (www.inRecruit.com) is a sports social recruiting network which has been dubbed the "LinkedIn for Athletes" by many national journalists as it digitally connects youth athletes with college coaches. inRecruit was founded by former professional athletes as well as social media experts. "
target: Bownce LLC
Bownce is a web-enabled platform utilizing social media that dramatically reduces the cost of recruiting. This innovative platform allows college coaches to build successful programs by targeting high school recruits in ways that have never been done before.
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closed 11/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Banyan Software, acquired RinkNet

synopsis: Banyan Software, Inc., a company focused on acquiring, building, and growing enterprise software businesses, has acquired Ontario-based RinkNet, the leading scouting and player management solution for hockey teams and organizations worldwide. Banyan will allow Rinknet to continue to grow and provide market-leading solutions to its customers.
buyer: Banyan Software
Banyan Software acquires, builds, and grows great enterprise software businesses. With a permanent capital base, Banyan focuses on a buy and hold for life strategy for growing software companies that serve specialized markets. "
target parent: HockeyTech Canada ULC
target: RinkNet
Canada-based RinkNet is the market leader in scouting and player management software, providing over 3,500 scouts a solution to manage travel, log game reports, build draft lists, and track eligibility for players in hockey leagues around the world.
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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 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:$5,531.80)
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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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 2/9/2022 via PR Newswire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire BackStage

synopsis: Cast & Crew, a leading end-to-end cloud-based platform powering global entertainment production and content creation, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Backstage, a leading provider of talent marketplace and content creation tools for the creative economy.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew services the entertainment industry by providing technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software. These solutions include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations, and more. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: BackStage
Backstage enables productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. The company’s mission is to make the content creation process more efficient, effective and scalable.
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closed 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Digital Purchase Order

synopsis: Cast & Crew has acquired Germany-based LeBog Software, creator of the Digital Purchase Order (DPO) software. DPO, an expense management system, is designed specifically for the entertainment industry to simplify and modernize the traditional purchase order workflow.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew services the entertainment industry by providing technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software. These solutions include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations, and more. "
target: Digital Purchase Order
Based in Germany, Digital Purchase Order (DPO) is an expense management system designed specifically for the entertainment industry to simplify and modernize the traditional purchase order workflow. DPO's fully integrated solution removes the need for paper, multiple emails, and manual circulation.
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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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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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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 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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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 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:$5,531.80)
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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