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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 6/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Shotgun Software

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for the film, television and games industries.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$4,386.40)
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas. "
target: Shotgun Software
Shotgun is the creative industry’s trusted system for secure, efficient production management and review. A standardized toolset for animation, visual effects and game development pipelines, it enables studios and remote collaborators to increase efficiency and reduce risk through transparency.
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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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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 4/13/2022 via BusinessWire

Backlight, acquired Celtx Inc.

synopsis: Backlight, a media technology company, has acquired Celtx, a leading provider of screenwriting tools in Canada. Celtx provides an all-in-one software solution for writing, planning, and managing media production. Their collaborative solution enables film, video, and video game producers to stay engaged and organized.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Backlight
Backlight is a media technology company. Backlight provides powerful cloud-based SaaS solutions for creating and delivering impactful video and entertainment efficiently and at scale. Their solutions enable video-forward organizations to solve their mission-critical business challenges. "
target: Celtx Inc.
Celtx is a leading provider of screenwriting tools in Canada. Celtx provides an all-in-one software solution for writing, planning, and managing media production. Their collaborative solution enables film, video, and video game producers to stay engaged and organized.
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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 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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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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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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closed 5/20/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Aptean, acquired RLM Apparel Software Systems

synopsis: Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, announced the acquisition of RLM Apparel Software Systems, an award-winning provider of innovative, cloud-based business software solutions designed specifically for fashion and apparel companies.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a global provider of industry-specific software solutions. Aptean’s purpose-built Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and supply chain management solutions help address the unique challenges facing process and discrete manufacturers, distributors, and other focused organizations. "
target: RLM Apparel Software Systems
RLM Apparel Software Systems is an award-winning provider of innovative, cloud-based business software solutions designed specifically for fashion and apparel companies.
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closed 4/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Backlight, acquired ftrack

synopsis: Backlight, a media technology company, has acquired ftrack, a scalable cloud-based project management solution in Sweden. ftrack helps clients in the media & entertainment industry to meet the ever-increasing demands of post production. Their solution makes it easy to seamlessly and securely collaborate with anyone, anywhere.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Backlight
Backlight is a media technology company. Backlight provides powerful cloud-based SaaS solutions for creating and delivering impactful video and entertainment efficiently and at scale. Their solutions enable video-forward organizations to solve their mission-critical business challenges. "
target: ftrack
ftrack is a scalable cloud-based project management solution in Sweden. ftrack helps clients in the media & entertainment industry to meet the ever-increasing demands of post production. Their solution makes it easy to seamlessly and securely collaborate with anyone, anywhere.
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closed 8/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Aptean, acquired Exenta, Inc.

synopsis: Aptean, a global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, announced the acquisition of Exenta, creator of enterprise resource planning (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM), Innovation Lifecycle Management and Shop Floor Control (SFC) solutions to support the fast fashion, apparel and soft goods industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a global provider of industry-specific software solutions. Aptean’s purpose-built Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and supply chain management solutions help address the unique challenges facing process and discrete manufacturers, distributors, and other focused organizations. "
target: Exenta, Inc.
Exenta is the pioneer in global, cutting-edge, transformative ERP, PLM REVO™, Innovation Hub™ and Shop Floor Control™ solutions designed specifically for the fashion, apparel, footwear, accessory and home goods industries.
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closed 5/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Dedagroup Stealth, acquired Zedonk

synopsis: Dedagroup Stealth, an Italian company that helps fashion and luxury companies to grow and develop their markets all over the world, has acquired Zedonk, a UK-based fashion-tech management software for fashion designers. Zedonk offers an online based ERP software solution that helps designers to save time, minimise errors, and reduce costs.
buyer parent: DEDAGROUP S.p.A.
buyer: Dedagroup Stealth
Dedagroup Stealth is an Italian company that helps fashion and luxury companies to grow and develop their markets all over the world. Their Stealth solution is an integrated technology platform that manages production, retail and distribution operations in the fashion and luxury industries. "
target: Zedonk
Zedonk is a UK-based fashion-tech management software for fashion designers. Zedonk offers an online based ERP software solution that helps designers to save time, minimise errors, and reduce costs. The platform features solutions for production management, inventory, customer relations, and more.
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announced 5/21/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Computer Generated Solutions, Inc., will acquire Visual Next

synopsis: CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, announced it will acquire the business of Visual Next, a leading provider of end-to-end software to apparel, footwear, uniform, and fashion accessory companies.
buyer: Computer Generated Solutions, Inc.
CGS has enabled global enterprises, regional companies and government agencies to drive breakthrough performance through business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. CGS is focused on creating solutions that meet clients' needs and support clients' business activities. "
target: Visual Next
Visual Next provides End2End software to apparel, footwear, uniform, and fashion accessory companies. More than 550 companies around the world take advantage of Visual Next’s advanced ERP, PLM, supply chain management, warehouse optimization, business intelligence software and more.
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closed 7/8/2008 via BusinessWire

The Active Network, Inc., acquired HY-TEK Sports Software

synopsis: The Active Network, Inc. a provider of application services technology for participatory sports organizations, has acquired Hodgson’s hurricane’s, Inc. and certain assets of T&C Products, Inc., which operate under the name HY-TEK Sports Software, a software and services provider to over 95 percent of the swimming and track & field groups in the US.
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The Active Network, Inc., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's solutions help organizations improve customer service capabilities and increase revenues. "
target: HY-TEK Sports Software
HY-TEK Sports Software® branded products offer the very finest in software products and services for Swimming and Track & Field. These products include computer software for administrative and statistical tracking software for the individual athlete, and PDA based products for Palm OS devices.
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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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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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$70
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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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