Clubspeed Acquired By Private Equity Investor Nadavon

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Corona, California-based Clubspeed , which develops software used to manage go karting tracks, race tracks, trampoline parks, and family entertainment centers, has been acquired by private equity investor Nadavon Capital Partners , the two said over the weekend. Clubspeed offers up an online booking engine, mobile app, secure payments, and other customer management tools for famil entertainment centers.

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Entertainment Partners Acquired By TPG Capital

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Burbank-based Entertainment Partners , a provider of workforce management and automated production software and services for the entertainment industry, has been acquired by private equity investor TPG Capital. According to Entertainment Partners, the company will continue to be led by its existing management team, led by President and CEO Mark Goldstein.

Shift Media Acquired By Marlin Equity Partners

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Los Angeles- and Boston-based Shift Media Holdings , a developer of software tools used for collaboration by entertainment enterprises, brands and agencies, has been acquired by Los Angeles-based private equity investment firm Marlin Equity Partners. shift collaboration merger acquisition marlin equity recap recapitalization media content software

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The Gores Group Buys AMI Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor The Gores Group said on Thursday afternoon that it has acquired AMI Entertainment , a maker of digital jukeboxes and video systems, which are installed in bars, restaurants, and other locations. AMI Entertainment was founded in 1909, as the National Automatic Music Co. gores group entertainment jukebox video merger acquisition

Prime Focus Technologies Gets Private Equity Investment

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Los Angeles-based Prime Focus Technologies , a developer of ERP software for the media industry, says it has received its first round of funding from private equity investor Ambit Pragma. Global Eagle Entertainment, Cricket Australia, CBS Television Studios, 20th Century Fox Television Studios, and many others. prime focus technologies venture capital private equity ambit software hollywood content

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Cast & Crew Entertainment Services Buys CAPS Payroll

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , which provides payroll and production management services and technology to the entertainment industry, said it has acquired CAPS Payroll , a provider of payroll services for the commercial production, venues, music tours, live events, unscripted television and independent film markets. cast crew entertainment technology services hollywood merger acquisition caps payroll processing

DivX Acquired By Private Equity Group

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San Diego-based DivX , the developer of digital video encoding and decoding technology has been acquired by private equity firms Parallax Capital Partners and StepStone Group , the companies said yesterday, in a deal worth $75M in cash plus earnout. rovi divx mainconcept entertainment software merger acquisition private equity

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Cast & Crew Acquired By Private Equity Investor EQT

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew , which provides software and services for both payroll and production management to Hollywood, has been acquired by private equity investor EQT Partners. Cast & Crew previously was owned by private equity investor Silver Lake. Cast & Crew's software and services are used to automate payroll, human resources, and accounting for the entertainment industry; the company was founded in 1976.

Osurv Acquired By Private Equity Investor

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Los Angeles-based Osurv , a developer of mobile survey software, announced on Friday that it has been acquired by Singapore private equity investor Tan Capital Partners. The company said its tools are used by such brands as Caesars Entertainment and Casio to collect and analyze data from their customers, in real time.

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Final Draft Acquired By Cast & Crew Entertainment

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Calabasas-based software developer Final Draft , which develops screenwriting software, has been acquired by Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services. The acquisition was supported by private equity investor Silver Lake Partners, which is the majority owner of Cast & Crew. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. Cast & Crew said the buy will help expand its suite of technology solutions.

Enjoius raises $1.4 million to bring its party planning services to you

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Just in time for the holiday season, a group of prominent Los Angeles entertainment and technology executives have come together to back the new startup, Enjoius, which aims to make it easier for hosts to plan their perfect party.

Enjoius raises $1.4 million to bring its party planning services to you

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Just in time for the holiday season, a group of prominent Los Angeles entertainment and technology executives have come together to back the new startup, Enjoius, which aims to make it easier for hosts to plan their perfect party.

Penny Auction Solutions Gets $10M Equity Line

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San Diego-based Penny Auction Solutions , a firm looking to enter into the online "penny auction" market, announced this morning that it has gained a $10M, equity line of credit from Kodiak Capital Group. The firm says it hopes to begin offerings its services early next year, in the penny auction entertainment shopping area, and also is looking to become a publicly traded company this fall. Tags: solutions auction penny credit equity financing

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Hulu Entertaining At Least Five Bidders, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu is entertaining offers from at least five different bidders, according to a report over the weekend, including one that values Hulu at between $600M to $800M. In addition, other bidders include Time Warner Cable; DirecTV; The Chernin Group; and a bids from private equity firms KKR, Guggenheim Digital, and Silver Lake Partners/William Morris Endeavor.

Lumexis Lands $15M For In-Flight Entertainment Systems

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Costa Mesa-based Lumexis , a developer of in-flight entertainment and broadband connectivity systems, announced late Monday that it has scored $15M in a private equity funding from Perseus LLC. Tags: lumexis aircraft airline entertainment inflight venture capital According to Lumexis, the financing round also included prior investors PAR Capital Management and Zone Ventures, and includes an option for an additional investment of $7.5M.

Clubspeed Collects $20M

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Corona, California-based Clubspeed , a software developer which develops software used by entertainment and activity centers to manage their business, has raised $20M in a funding round, according to investor Bellwether Financial Group. clubspeed nadavon equity merger acquisition saas software business management tools entertainment center venture capital

MarketCast Acquired By Kohlberg & Company

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Los Angeles-based MarketCast , a market research company providing research services to the global entertainment industry, has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company , according to reports. MarketCast was owned by another, private equity investor--RLJ Equity Partners--which acquired MarketCast in November of 2014. marketcast market research entertainment hollywood content merger acquisition private equity

Agility Studios Launches, Gets Private Equity Backing

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Los Angeles-based Agility Studios said Wednesday that the firm has launched a new entertainment studio focused on digital media. According to the firm, it was founded by Scott Ehrlich, Larry Tanz, and Keith Quinn, and will focus on transforming digital media firms into viable businesses. Tanz and Quinn are from LivePlanet, and Ehrlich was formerly at RealNetworks.

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Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches TechCypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals

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With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis , Clifford Harris Jr., TC Amazon Atlanta business Chamillionaire Co-founder economy Entrepreneur entrepreneurship finance Georgia Tech Los Angeles Louisiana NAS national venture capital association PillPack Private Equity queensbridge venture partners snoop dogg Startup company United States upfront ventures venture capital

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Cast & Crew Acquired by Silver Lake

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , a provider of technology and payroll services to the entertainment industry, said today that it has acquired by private equity investor Silver Lake. Cast & Crew was owned by ZM Capital , and offers up technology-enabled production accounting and related value-added services to the entertainment industry.

Shamrock Capital Invests $25M In Video Licensing Firm

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Los Angeles-based private equity firm Shamrock Capital has invested $25M in Thought Equity Motion , a provider of video footage licensing services, Thought Equity Motion said today. Shamrock focuses on investment in the media, entertainment, and communications areas.

Siemer Summit 2015 Announced, Tim Draper To Keynote

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Entertainment, Rick Stollmeyer of MINDBODY, Mahi de Silva of Opera Mediaworks, and Andy Cohen of Citrix Systems. equity private capital venture conference investment summit siemer

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With Cowboys’ Backing, Blue Star Set to Boost Sports Startups

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The new Blue Star Accelerator, aimed at nurturing young tech companies in sports and entertainment, is expected to open up shop after the start of the new year. Dallas —Partners with a deep well of subject matter expertise and capital are on the top of any entrepreneur’s wish list. Now an accelerator tailored to sports technology startups might be giving those founders a connection to the ultimate in sports and marketing royalty: the Dallas Cowboys.

Consolidation is coming to gaming, and Jam City raises $145 million to capitalize on it

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There’s no word on whether the new money is in equity or debt, but what is certain is that JPMorgan Chase Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and syndicate partners including Silicon Valley Bank, SunTrust Bank and CIT Bank are all involved in the deal. “In

Cast & Crew Taps PayPal Exec As Chief Technology Officer

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , which provides technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, has snagged a PayPal executive to serve as its new Chief Technology Officer. Cast & Crew is backed by private equity investor Silver Lake Partners. cast crew entertainment technology services hollywood content executive andrew patterson paypal

Cast & Crew Completes Caps Payroll Buy

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , the provider of technology and payroll, and production management services for the entertainment industry, said on Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Culver City-based CAPS Payroll. The acquisition was funded by Cast & Crew's controlling shareholder, technology investing and private equity firm Silver Lake. cast crew caps payroll merger acquisition entertainment

The Chernin Group Gets Strategic Investment

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Los Angeles-based The Chernin Group , the media holding company and investor led by Peter Chernin, said Thursday afternoon that it has received a "significant" equity investment from Qatar Holding LLC.

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Cast & Crew Names CTO

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , which provides technology and payroll and production management services to the entertainment industry, said it has named Alex Godelman as its new Chief Technology Officer. Cast & Crew Entertainment Services is backed by private equity investor Silver Lake Partners, which acquired Cast & Crew in 2015. cast crew entertainment technology services hollywood content executive

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Next 10 Ventures is launching an incubator for YouTube personalities

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Next 10 says they intend to reinvest that into a growth fund for next year’s EduCreator participants and that any equity arrangements or follow-on investments will be discussed at the end of the program.

Maple Media Finds $30M For Acquiring Mobile Apps

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The startup said it will acquire, manage, and operate mobile applications in the utility, productivity, games and entertainment areas. maple media mobile clark landry venture capital shamrock private equityLos Angeles-based Maple Media , a new startup led by startup veteran Clark Landry, along with Jam City veteran Michael Ritter, has raised $30M in a funding round from Shamrock Capital, the company announced this morning.

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Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

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Since I am a proponent of using equity as a tool and he is so much opposed, this week it is his turn to make the case. Do I understand the royalty replaces the need for equity investors ?

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Row 44 Gets Investment, Inks Deal With MLB Advanced Media

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Westlake Village-based Row 44 , the provider of in-flight broadband equipment, announced today that it has linked with MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) in an in-flight live streaming television and on-demand video entertainment effort. The two said that Row 44 will use MLBAM's technology to provide live streaming IPTV service for news, entertainment, and on-demand movie and television content. As part of the deal, the two said that MLB Advanced Media will take an equity stake in Row 44.

Nike debuts its most ambitious SNKRS stash drop for the Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar and SZA

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Launched in conjunction with Kendrick Lamar’s Top Dawg Entertainment , the collaboration between Nike and Lamar marks a series of firsts for the world’s largest sports and lifestyle brand.

Should I license my IP, sell a royalty stream, or just produce products?

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Since I am a proponent of using equity as a tool and he is so much opposed, this week it is his turn to make the case. Do I understand the royalty replaces the need for equity investors ?

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Saban Capital Opens Office In Singapore

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The investment group--headed by Haim Saban, the head of Univision said it has five investments in the region, Media Nusantara Citra, MNC Sky Vision, Celestial Tiger Entertainment, Taomee, and Global Mediacom. saban capital singapore media communications venture private equity hollywood content univision Los Angeles-based media and communications investor Saban Capital Group announced Thursday that it has opened up an office in Singapore.