The Private Equity team advised TA Associates and its portfolio company Backstage Holdings on a definitive agreement for Backstage to be acquired by Cast & Crew.

TA is a leading global growth private equity firm focused on targeted sectors within the technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer, and business services.

Backstage is a leading provider of talent marketplace and content creation tools for the creative economy.

Cast & Crew is a leading end-to-end cloud-based platform powering global entertainment production and content creation.

This transaction brings together two companies with the shared mission of making content creation more efficient and effective at scale. 

The Goodwin team was led by Matt Mauney, Brian McPeake, and Rachel Mitchell Smith, and included Mike Vignone, Nick Clarkin, Zach Bailey, and Julia Berryman (Corporate); Howard Cubell, Steven Clemens, Alex Apostolopoulos, and Nicole Spiteri (Tax); Mohammed Alvi, Dylan Brown, and Emily Josef (Debt Finance); Jake Osborn and Amy Josselyn (Global Trade); Andy Lacy, Paul Jin, Kara Kuritz, Simone Waterbury, and Kevin Walsh (Antitrust); Christina LewisAna Alvarado (Employment); Crescent Moran Chasteen, and James Devendorf; Joel Lehrer (Intellectual Property); Jacqueline Klosek and Alex Intile (Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity); and Ai Tajima and George Schneider (Insurance).

For more details, read the press release.