Private Equity funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) have entered into a definitive agreement to invest in TaskUs, a leading customer service and business process outsourcing services provider for high-growth technology companies. The investment, before funding, values TaskUs at more than $500 million.

Founded in 2008 by Bryce Maddock and Jaspar Weir, TaskUs is one of the fastest-growing companies in its industry globally. Its business process solutions, which leverage the latest technology, including AI, advanced Learning Management Systems and big data, help companies quickly scale. TaskUs will continue to be led by Maddock, Weir, and the existing management team, who have been instrumental in driving the company’s growth.

Bryce Maddock, TaskUs co-founder and CEO, commented, “We chose to partner with Blackstone because they have a track record of building category-defining businesses. Our goal is to build TaskUs into the world’s number one provider of tech-enabled business services.”

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Blackstone to invest in Santa Monica outsourcing firm (Los Angeles Times)
Blackstone Invests in Outsourcing Services Provider TaskUs (The Wall Street Journal)
Blackstone Buys $250 Million Stake in Outsourcing Startup TaskUs (Bloomberg)
AI training and social network content moderation services bring TaskUs a $250 million windfall (TechCrunch)