Ropes & Gray Advises Entertainment Partners on its Acquisition of FilmTech Startup We Got POP
Ropes & Gray has advised Entertainment Partners (EP) – the global end-to-end provider of production and workforce management solutions to the entertainment industry and owner of the legendary Central Casting – on its acquisition of London-based FilmTech startup, We Got POP (POP). POP, established in 2014, has been on a mission to drive a smarter, fairer future for entertainment by building technology to digitise, connect and open the industry.
EP – a portfolio company of TPG Capital – is the global leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with offices across the US and Canada. Through this acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, EP will provide best-in-class technological support for the casting and production management needs of its clients around the globe.
The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partner John Newton, alongside tax partner Andrew Howard, private equity associates Chiara Summers and Nick Matthew, tax associate Dave Johns and trainee Ashleigh Morton (all based in London).