Ridgemont Equity Partners invests in Backstage


Financing for the transaction was provided by Audax Private Debt. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Barnes & Thornburg LLP provided legal services to Ridgemont. Petsky Prunier Securities served as financial advisor and Blank Rome LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provided legal services to Backstage.

Ridgemont Equity Partners, a middle market private equity investor, has closed an investment in Backstage, a global platform that enables productions, brands, marketing agencies, and businesses to discover and work with creative talent.

Backstage has been a trusted brand in the performing arts world since 1960 and we have transformed it from a beloved, traditional trade publication to a modern career platform for performing artists and content producers.

The Blank Rome team was led by Kathleen Cunningham (Picture) and Bob Mittman, with assistance from Scott Smith, Elena Jacque, and Mike Kadlec.

Involved fees earner: Kathleen Cunningham – Blank Rome LLP; Elena Jacque – Blank Rome LLP; Michael Kadlec – Blank Rome LLP; Robert Mittman – Blank Rome LLP; Scott Smith – Covington & Burling;

Law Firms: Blank Rome LLP; Covington & Burling;

Clients: Backstage LLC;