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Osborne Clarke advises UK casting platform Spotlight on its acquisition by Talent Systems


Written on 13 January 2021

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of the historic and market-leading casting platform, Spotlight, on its acquisition by global casting technology solution provider Talent Systems. The combination will connect Spotlight and its members to a worldwide network of casting opportunities, whilst continuing Spotlight’s position as the home of casting in the UK and European market.  It will also enable Spotlight to integrate the best technology the combined group has to offer onto its platform to better connect its customers, simplify processes, and help its members secure more opportunities in film, television and theatre globally.

Spotlight will sit within the global Talent Systems group, which also includes Cast It, Casting Frontier, Casting Networks® and Modasphere. The current Spotlight senior management team remains in place and Ben Seale, formerly CEO and owner of Spotlight, will be an adviser to Talent Systems.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner Tim Hewens and Associate Director Ken Wilkinson with support from Associate Busayo Yusuff.

Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team is considered a go-to practice for many companies in the tech, media & comms sector, working with global businesses to fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. The team advises at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.