2018

Year

Sell-side

Transaction Type

Media

Sector

Broadcast Sports International

Client

NEP

Acquired By

Broadcast Sports International / NEP

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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