Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”) today announced the sale of 24 Seven (“24 Seven” or the “Company”) to a single GP-led continuation investment vehicle and managed by a subsidiary of MSCP. The continuation fund is led by Glendower Capital with participation from other secondary investors, including Pantheon.
Based in New York, New York, 24 Seven is a leading provider of digital marketing and creative recruiting solutions in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Since investing in 24 Seven in 2016, MSCP has partnered with management to transform the company into the leading provider of digital marketing and creative talent in North America. Through initiatives focused on revenue growth, improving productivity, opening new offices and developing an in-house M&A function, 24 Seven more than tripled its EBITDA under the leadership of MSCP.
“We are proud to have partnered with Anthony Donnarumma, Celeste Gudas and the 24 Seven team through this chapter, ultimately transforming 24 Seven into the leading provider of digital marketing and creative talent,” said Adam Shaw, Managing Director and Head of Commercial Services. at MSCP. “24 Seven is a unique, high growth platform in the industry, and we have appreciated the opportunity to work with the entire 24 Seven team during this exciting time with the company. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication over the past five years and look forward to being a value-added partner in the next chapter of the company’s growth.
“Morgan Stanley has provided an exceptional partnership over the past 5 years, helping us drive the business and become an industry leading supplier,” said Anthony Donnarumma, CEO of 24 Seven. “MSCP has been a tremendous partner to the entire 24 Seven team, leveraging its deep expertise in human capital management to continuously support our organic growth aspirations, operational initiatives and develop our M&A capabilities. We thank them for their contribution to the company and look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service to our clients, employment opportunities to our candidates, and career development opportunities for our employees in the future.
24 Seven is MSCP’s fourth investment in human capital management, which has been a central sub-sector within MSCP’s broader business services effort.
Credit Suisse participated in the private offer and Debevoise & Plimpton acted as legal counsel to MSCP.
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