December 2018

  • Client : Broadcast Sports International
  • Activity : Provider of proprietary technology and services for broadcasting live events in complex environments
  • Sector : Media & Digital Technology
  • Acquired by: NEP
  • Transaction Type: Sell-side

What our clients say

  • “It was a pleasure to work with the Cavendish team, led by Linda Sullivan. As well as displaying a deep understanding of our sector, they also made every effort to get under the skin of our business, which ensured that we were fully aligned from start to finish. In particular, I was hugely impressed by the way in which Linda conducted the process with a calm authority and professionalism...

    Mark Collier | Non-Executive Chairman of Dare
  • ”Linda Sullivan, James Ellis and the Cavendish team were excellent throughout the process and achieved a very positive result for the management and shareholders. I highly recommend them. Rex has an exciting future as part of Shutterstock, the NYSE quoted international...

    Larry Lawson | Managing Director of Rex Features
  • “Cavendish ran a very tight process and generated real bidding excitement. Opta is seen by Perform as a the missing piece in their content...

    Aidan Cooney | CEO, Opta Sports
  • “…Cavendish showed an intimate knowledge of the sale process from start to finish. They demonstrated technical excellence in a complex transaction and I had full confidence in their abilities at all times. I am delighted that the management team have found a partner that will assist with the continued development of...

    Victor Lewis|Major Shareholder of World Trade Group

Slate Capital Group has sold Broadcast Sports International, LLC (BSI), the recognized industry leader in the design and production of critical-use wireless networks and high-end wireless A/V systems, to NEP Group, Inc., the worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment.

BSI is a provider of proprietary technology and services for broadcasting live events in complex environments. Founded in 1979 by an entrepreneurial team of engineers, BSI has a history of market leadership and deep, long standing customer relationships. BSI is recognized as a leader in in-car cameras for nearly all international racing series, including NASCAR, IndyCar and NHRA, and in wireless cameras and microphones for golf events. The company has a proven track record in deploying wireless audio and video systems in the most challenging sports environments.

NEP Group, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, offers a full range of industry-leading solutions for broadcast and live events, as well as a complete range of media solutions. For over 30 years, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. The company’s services include remote production, studio production, audio visual solutions, host broadcast support, premium playout, post production and innovative software-based media management solutions.

Slate Capital is a private equity investment group based in Baltimore, Maryland, that partners with lower middle-market companies. The firm provides liquidity to business owners and growth capital for further expansion.

Oaklins’ team in Cleveland served as the exclusive financial advisor to Broadcast Sports International.

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