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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 6/17/2022 via PR Newswire

Talent Systems, LLC, acquired Staff Me Up, Inc.

synopsis: Talent Systems, a leading provider of casting and auditioning software, has acquired Staff Me Up, the leading hiring platform for media production. Staff Me Up provides freelancers with access to exclusive production jobs and gives media production companies the ability to efficiently hire qualified crew members.
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. "
target: Staff Me Up, Inc.
Staff Me Up is the leading hiring platform for media production. Staff Me Up provides freelancers with access to exclusive production jobs and insights to help them advance their careers; and gives media production companies the ability to efficiently hire qualified crew members.
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closed 9/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

StudioBinder Inc., acquired ProductionBeast

synopsis: StudioBinder Inc., a film production management software company allowing video professionals and agencies to create call sheets, shot lists, storyboards, and more, announced that it has acquired ProductionBeast, a job board and social networking community for television and film. Film companies use ProductionBeast’s job board to find talent.
buyer: StudioBinder Inc.
StudioBinder offers a cloud-based solution for video production management. Their product allows productions to better manage themselves with team collaboration features, script breakdowns, scheduling, shot listing, storyboarding, call sheets, contact management and more. "
target: ProductionBeast
ProductionBeast connects television, film and video freelancers with employers in the entertainment industry. Production companies use ProductionBeast’s job board to find the best talent. Its social networking features allows freelancers, vendors, and companies to create profiles and connect.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired StarNow

synopsis: Backstage, a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators, announced that it has acquired StarNow, a New Zealand-based talent platform for actors, models, influencers and musicians.
buyer: Back Stage
Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. They enable productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. "
target: StarNow
StarNow is the leading auditions and jobs website for actors, models, dancers, photographers, stylists, crew, and musicians. They have over four million members worldwide, and they work with some of the industry’s top casting professionals.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired The Mandy Network

synopsis: Backstage, a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators, announced that it has acquired The Mandy Network, a UK-based talent platform for cast, crew, production services and creative professionals.
buyer: Back Stage
Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. They enable productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. "
target: The Mandy Network
Mandy Network is a UK-based talent platform for cast, crew, production services and creative professionals. Over 2.9 million creative professionals use Mandy to find work and to network, including Actors, Film and TV Crew, Backstage Theatre, Voiceover Artists, Dancers, Singers, Musicians and more.
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closed 6/24/2021 via PR Web

Togetherwork, acquired Acceptd

synopsis: Togetherwork has acquired Acceptd, the premier application and audition platform for the arts. Togetherwork’s portfolio of offerings includes advanced payment offerings, which will allow Acceptd’s customers to transact more efficiently with modern features, move across all geographies, and ensure compliance.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: Togetherwork
Togetherwork is a leader in software and payments for member-based organizations, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. They operate across the non-profit, higher education, and recreation and leisure end markets."
target: Acceptd
Acceptd is a leading software platform connecting artists and art organizations. Arts organizations of all types and sizes are empowered by Acceptd to dramatically reduce the administrative side of recruiting while increasing the size of their applicant talent pool.
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announced 3/24/2021 via PR Web

iHire, will acquire Work in Sports

synopsis: iHire announced plans to acquire WorkInSports, a leading employment hub of the sports industry. Post-acquisition, WorkInSports will be fully integrated with iHire’s platform, allowing job seekers in the sports industry to take advantage of iHire’s advanced job matching technology, career resources, resume writing tools, and more.
buyer: iHire
iHire is a leading career-oriented platform that brings candidates and employers together in 56 industry-focused communities. They believe that by narrowing job seekers’ and employers’ searches within a specific industry, they can connect high-quality talent with the right opportunities. "
target: Work in Sports
Phoenix-based WorkInSports has been widely recognized as the #1 source for jobs in the sports industry. With over 8,000 sports employers nationwide actively posting their latest openings, WorkInSports has helped thousands of job seekers follow their passion and discover their dream career in sports
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Sportsfield Co., Ltd., acquired Spojoba

synopsis: Sportsfield, a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry, has acquired Spojoba from Sports Mario, a sporting goods retailer in Japan. Spojoba is a Japanese recruitment site that specializes in the sports industry. Spojoba offers over 400 job listings for a variety of sports, including baseball, golf, soccer and more.
buyer: Sportsfield Co., Ltd. (TSE:7080:$17.76)
Sportsfield is a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry. Sportsfield plans and operates Sponavi, the largest sports-focused job-hunting event for university graduates. The company also provides recruitment consulting services. "
target parent: Sports Mario Co., Ltd.
target: Spojoba
Spojoba is a Japanese recruitment site that specializes in the sports industry. Spojoba offers over 400 sports related job listings. The platform offers jobs for a variety of sports, including baseball, golf, martial arts, soccer, winter sports, bicycling, and more.
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closed 12/20/2012 via Forbes

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Behance

synopsis: Adobe announced that it is acquiring Behance, “a leading online social media platform that enables creatives to showcase and share their work,” to become part of their Creative Cloud suite of tools and online services for designers. The privately-held portfolio powerhouse has one million members and also host portfolios.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$15,099.00)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: Behance
Behance's core product is the Behance Network, the leading platform for creative professionals across all industries. Members create multi-media portfolios that showcase their work within the Network, as well as throughout partner sites and organizations, and the industry-specific Served Sites.
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announced 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snappr Pty. Ltd., will acquire Photographers.com.au

synopsis: On-demand photography start-up Snappr will take over Photographers.com.au, one of Australia's largest advertising platforms for professional photographers. With about 5000 registrants, Photographers.com.au offers a user generated photographers directory where people can search, find and hire the services of a photographer.
buyer: Snappr Pty. Ltd.
Snappr is an online marketplace for on-demand professional photographers. They connect professional photographers with businesses and consumers who need quality photography for an amazing price. They offer photographers for events, graduations, fashion, portraits, real estate and more. "
target: Photographers.com.au
Photographers.com.au is one of Australia's largest advertising platforms for professional photographers with about 5000 registrants. It offers a user generated photographers directory where people can search, find and hire the services of a photographer.
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closed 4/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Aquent LLC, acquired Designer Resource International, Ltd.

synopsis: Aquent, the world's largest creative and marketing services firm specializing in the placement of creative, marketing, production and IT professionals, announced the acquisition of Designer Resource International Ltd, a leading staffing firm, with a global business specializing in Fashion design, production, technical and sales recruitment.
buyer: Aquent LLC
For more than twenty years Aquent has led the way in transforming how companies find and utilize marketing and creative talent to execute their brand strategies. Aquent's pioneering approach to staffing and services has helped thousands of companies build their internal marketing and communications."
target: Designer Resource International, Ltd.
Designer Resource International Ltd has been operating within the Fashion industry for over nine years. Supplying the world’s top brands, such as Burberry, Gucci Group, Calvin Klein, Nike, Puma International, Levi’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Disney, etc. with the highest calibre professionals.
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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 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

BackStage, acquired Sharegrid

synopsis: Backstage, the leading freelancer marketplace and application suite for creators, announced that it has acquired ShareGrid, the largest and most trusted marketplace for high-quality, on-demand equipment rental for content creation.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: 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. "
target: Sharegrid
ShareGrid is the world's most trusted online marketplace for sharing film and photography equipment with others in the same city. ShareGrid members rent everything from tripods to DSLRs to drones, providing a full range of equipment available for their members to create the highest quality of work.
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closed 9/8/2021 via PR Newswire

BackStage, acquired Coverfly

synopsis: Backstage, the leading freelancer marketplace and application suite for creators, announced that it has acquired Coverfly. Coverfly is the industry's leading online platform for connecting emerging screenwriters with entertainment industry reps, dedicated to improving Hollywood's talent-discovery process.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: 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. "
target: Coverfly
Coverfly is the industry's leading online platform for connecting emerging screenwriters with entertainment industry reps, dedicated to improving Hollywood's talent-discovery process. Coverfly allows for a free and meritocratic process to identify the best emerging writing talent.
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closed 9/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

BackStage, acquired Voice123

synopsis: Backstage, the leading freelancer marketplace and application suite for creators, announced that it has acquired Voice123. Voice123 is the world's first and most trusted marketplace for professional voice actors. It provides a dynamic, enjoyable, and nuisance-free online platform where it's easy to find the right voice for every need.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: 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. "
target: Voice123
Voice123 is the world's first and most trusted marketplace for professional voice actors. It provides a dynamic, enjoyable, and nuisance-free online platform where it's easy to find the right voice for every conceivable voice-over need.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired StarNow

synopsis: Backstage, a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators, announced that it has acquired StarNow, a New Zealand-based talent platform for actors, models, influencers and musicians.
buyer: Back Stage
Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. They enable productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. "
target: StarNow
StarNow is the leading auditions and jobs website for actors, models, dancers, photographers, stylists, crew, and musicians. They have over four million members worldwide, and they work with some of the industry’s top casting professionals.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired The Mandy Network

synopsis: Backstage, a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators, announced that it has acquired The Mandy Network, a UK-based talent platform for cast, crew, production services and creative professionals.
buyer: Back Stage
Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. They enable productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. "
target: The Mandy Network
Mandy Network is a UK-based talent platform for cast, crew, production services and creative professionals. Over 2.9 million creative professionals use Mandy to find work and to network, including Actors, Film and TV Crew, Backstage Theatre, Voiceover Artists, Dancers, Singers, Musicians and more.
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closed 1/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired Sonicbids

synopsis: Backstage, LLC announced that it has acquired Sonicbids, the leading platform for bands to connect with promoters and market themselves online. The deal, financed by Guggenheim Partners, combines the two leading entities for actors, musicians, casting directors and promoters to showcase and discover talent.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Back Stage
Founded in 1960, Backstage is the world's most trusted name in casting, auditions and entertainment-industry opportunities. Backstage helps actors, models, dancers, singers, comedians, variety performers, voice-over artists, and crew members find gigs. "
target: Sonicbids
Sonicbids is the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online. It connects more than 400,000 bands with 30,000 promoters from over 100 different countries.
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announced 10/17/2011 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, will acquire Back Stage

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media, the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter, has struck a strategic alliance with a group of investors led by John Amato that will acquire a stake in Back Stage, which provides news and information on the performing arts sector, particularly TV, film and theatre.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target: Back Stage
Back Stage is a magazine that provides news and information on the performing arts sector, particularly TV, film and theatre. Back Stage reaches a potential audience of more than 2 million entertainers and industry professionals.
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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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