2015 DEALMAKERS IMPACT REPORT
December 1, 2015
By Robert Marich
Achievement: Dealmakers Impact Report
Showbiz Movers Build Models for the New Hollywood
Mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, financings and settlements are all arrows in the quiver of these power players:
Eric Belcher – President and CEO, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Joe Osnoss – Managing Director, Silver Lake Partners
For Cast & Crew, life is good under the sturdy umbrella of private equity ownership as Silver Lake Partners became its third proprietor since 2006. The 375-employee payroll firm was reportedly sold for $700 million. Expert investors like Silver Lake show their portfolio companies a “clear path from a financial standpoint and help navigate the future,” Belcher says.
Belcher joined in 2004 and served as head of sales and marketing, assumed his current post in 2011, and previously worked at startups and big media outfits. Osnoss joined Silver Lake in 2002 and has a background in finance. Silver Lake is also majority owner of talent agency WME and has investments in China’s Alibaba and an assortment of tech companies.