Chartwell Advises Entertainment Partners on the Acquisition of Ease Entertainment Services

DEAL SUMMARY

Chartwell is pleased to announce Entertainment Partners (EP), the leading end-to-end provider of payroll and production management services for all aspects of the entertainment industry, has acquired Ease Entertainment Services (Ease), a leader in technology solutions for the industry since its formation in 2008. EP’s acquisition will leverage the strengths of both organizations by delivering exceptional client service and solutions that will modernize the production industry.

“The combination of EP and Ease represents a strong win for our customers and the entire entertainment industry,” said Mark Goldstein, CEO and President of EP. “This transaction combines the two companies most focused on innovating the industry to improve and simplify the vital processes that enable the production business. Opportunities like this to reimagine a business and revolutionize an industry come along very rarely. Bringing our two companies together accelerates our shared vision to modernize the production industry and we couldn’t be more excited.”

“EP engaged Chartwell’s Corporate Finance team to provide guidance to me and the Board of Directors throughout the transaction process.  They provided valuable in-depth advice and insight on deal pricing, structuring and financing, as well as advice on many strategic considerations. We are very pleased with Chartwell’s value-add in our M&A process and with the successful closing of the Ease acquisition.”

Mark Goldstein
CEO and President
Entertainment Partners

ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS

Entertainment Partners is the global leader in entertainment payroll, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions, with 16 offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. Established more than 35 years ago, EP is a 100% employee-owned company where each employee has a vested interest in upholding the company's highest standards of service, integrity, transparency, and accountability. For more information about Entertainment Partners, please visit www.ep.com.

ABOUT CHARTWELL FINANCIAL ADVISORY 

Chartwell provides comprehensive financial advisory solutions to the middle market.  With substantial corporate finance, investment banking, and capital markets expertise, the Chartwell team works with clients and their advisors to deliver independent, solutions-based advisory services that are unbiased to outcome, free from conflicts, and with a focus on optimizing the clients' objectives.  For more information about Chartwell, please visit www.chartwellfa.com. For additional information on this transaction, please contact Greg Fresh, Corporate Finance Managing Director, at 612-230-3125 or greg.fresh@chartwellfa.com.