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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Technology, acquired Ion Solutions EMEA Ltd

synopsis: Creative Technology Group (CT), a Live Events Company of NEP Group and worldwide specialist in audio visual equipment and bespoke staging solutions, announced that it has acquired Ion Solutions, a leading provider of professional audio visual and broadcast technology systems in Ireland.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology (CT), an NEP Live Events Company, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the corporate, exhibitions, sport and entertainment industries. "
target: Ion Solutions EMEA Ltd
Ion Solutions is a leading provider of professional audio visual and broadcast technology systems in Ireland. Ion Solutions specializes in the creative and technical delivery of indoor and outdoor live events, conferences and exhibitions.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alliant Events, acquired Velocity Audio Visual Services

synopsis: Alliant Events has acquired Velocity Audio Visual, San Diego’s premier full service audio-visual equipment rental and staging company providing the latest and most modern audio-visual and sound systems equipment to support stage productions for concerts, conferences, hotels and major event planning on a nationwide basis.
buyer: Alliant Events
Since 1984, Alliant has been delivering amazing value to their customers with meticulously executed and artistically designed audio visual services, nationwide. From special events to trade shows to live performances…including lighting, sound, video and much more. "
target: Velocity Audio Visual Services
Velocity Audio Visual is San Diego’s premier full service audio-visual equipment rental and staging company providing the latest and most modern audio-visual and sound systems equipment to support stage productions for concerts, conferences, hotels and major event planning on a nationwide basis.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

4Wall Entertainment, Inc., acquired HSL Group Holdings Ltd

synopsis: 4Wall Entertainment, a US-based provider of lighting and video rentals, sales, and services, will acquire HSL Group Holdings Ltd., an entertainment lighting partner in Europe. HSL provides professional lighting services for festivals, concerts, world tours, theatre, and more.
buyer: 4Wall Entertainment, Inc.
4Wall Entertainment is a full-service lighting company that specializes solely in providing entertainment lighting systems. The 4Wall Sales division carries a huge inventory that includes both new and used lighting and audiovisual products. "
target: HSL Group Holdings Ltd
The HSL Group is an entertainment lighting partner in Europe. HSL delivers supply of design, technology, crew & production services to all areas of the entertainment industry. HSL provides professional lighting services for festivals, concerts, world tours, theatre, and more.
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closed 2/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Smart AV, acquired Insync Productions Ltd

synopsis: Smart AV, a UK-based audio visual, interactive, and LED supplier, has acquired Insync, a a technical services company in the UK that provides specialist technical Creative Audio Visual Solutions for the live events industry. Insync provides comprehensive technical design and management, from brief to on site delivery.
buyer: Smart AV
Smart AV is a UK-based audio visual, interactive, and LED supplier. Smart AV supplies the latest event technology products and specialist service, supporting evolving areas of digital content such as VR, AR, software development and app creation. "
target: Insync Productions Ltd
Insync is a a technical services company in the UK that provides specialist technical Creative Audio Visual Solutions for the live events industry. Insync provides comprehensive technical design and management, from brief to on site delivery.
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closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightswitch, Inc., acquired Orangelite, Inc.

synopsis: Lightswitch is pleased to announce the merger of their firm with Orangelite Inc., a lighting design, programming and visualization firm with offices in San Jose, CA and Chicago, IL. The merged firm will further deliver the wide range of lighting design and visualization expertise of which both firms have become known.
buyer: Lightswitch, Inc.
Lightswitch is a lighting and visual design studio committed to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of the creative process. They are dedicated to designing dynamic, exciting and memorable experiences for today's demanding audiences. "
target: Orangelite, Inc.
Orangelite Inc. is a lighting design, programming and visualization firm with offices in San Jose, CA and Chicago, IL. Tyler Elich founded Orangelite 13 years ago and built a lighting design practice with diverse projects from ESports and comedy, to corporate events, to huge arena pop tours.
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announced 1/14/2019 via Company Press Release

PSAV, will acquire Encore Event Technologies

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, have entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Encore Event Technologies, a global provider of event technology, staging and production services. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts, hotels and casinos, as well as a creative production company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target parent: The Freeman Companies
target: Encore Event Technologies
Encore Event Technologies is a provider of audiovisual, event technology, staging and production services. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts, hotels and casinos, as well as a creative production company for clients around the world.
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closed 12/31/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Winkler Livecom, acquired Winkler Livecom

synopsis: MCH Group has sold its subsidiary Winkler Livecom AG in Wohlen, Switzerland to the management of the technical live communication service provider and a private investor. Winkler Livecom specializes in Event Technology, Event Design, Corporate Events, Lighting, Audio, Video, Rigging and more.
buyer: Winkler Livecom
Winkler Livecom spotlights brands for maximum emotional and digital impact. They specialize in Event Technology, Event Design, Corporate Events, Lighting, Audio, Video, Rigging and more. They are based in Switzerland. "
target parent: MCH Group AG
target: Winkler Livecom
Winkler Livecom spotlights brands for maximum emotional and digital impact. They specialize in Event Technology, Event Design, Corporate Events, Lighting, Audio, Video, Rigging and more. They are based in Switzerland.
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closed 10/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired FMAV

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, is pleased to announce the acquisition of FMAV, a leading audiovisual and live event production company in Canada. FMAV has a celebrated customer base throughout Canada’s major metropolitan areas who rely on the company’s services to engage their audiences.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target: FMAV
Based in Canada, FMAV is the audiovisual and event technology company for people who plan meetings and live events. They trust FMAV because they intimately understand the importance and the emotion of what they're been tasked with: to create a connection.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Special Effects International, acquired KRAFTWERK Design & Production

synopsis: Special Effects International has acquired Kraftwerk Design & Production, a specialist in designing full visual concepts. Since its founding, the agency has designed and constructed stages and installations, created interactive solutions and developed audiovisual content for numerous multinational companies. Kraftwerk is based in the UAE.
buyer: Special Effects International
Special Effects International Ltd. is a full-scale event production company delivering its services globally. Since its formation in 1982, Special Effects International Ltd. has become the most significant audiovisual rental and service company on the Hungarian market. "
target: KRAFTWERK Design & Production
Kraftwerk Design & Production is a specialist in designing full visual concepts. Since its foundation in 2015, the agency has designed and constructed stages and installations, created interactive solutions and developed audiovisual content for numerous multinational companies.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired PSAV

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, has been acquired by private equity and real estate funds affiliated with Blackstone from affiliates of Goldman Sachs and Olympus Partners. PSAV provides creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
target: PSAV
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events.
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closed 4/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Technology, acquired Avollusion

synopsis: Creative Technology, a division of NEP Group, the worldwide outsourced technical production partner of corporate live events and exhibition producers, announced that it has acquired the assets of Avollusion, a Hong Kong-based technical event production company providing equipment and design services to the events industry.
buyer parent: Crestview Partners
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology (CT), an NEP Live Events Company, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the corporate, exhibitions, sport and entertainment industries. "
target: Avollusion
Avollusion is a technical event production company that provides technical equipment and design to the events industry. Their capabilities cover audio, video, lighting, set & staging, technical design, production and execution for all events.
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closed 1/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Protec Production Technology LLC, acquired Aventeq

synopsis: Dubai-based Protec has acquired Birmingham, UK-based Aventeq, which is being rebranded as Protec European Events. Aventeq has become known for the slick production of events across the UK and Europe. Its services include creative and technical design, production, lighting, audio, video, staging, rigging and venue support services.
buyer: Protec Production Technology LLC
Protec has been the cornerstone of the events industry in the Middle East since 1999. Protec has grown into the region’s most committed and consistently reliable event equipment rental company, producing live events that are truly spectacular, leading edge and globally acclaimed. "
target: Aventeq
Birmingham, UK-based Aventeq, which is being rebranded as Protec European Events, has become known for the slick production of events across the UK and Europe. Its services include creative and technical design, production, lighting, audio, video, staging, rigging and venue support services.
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closed 1/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Anna Valley, acquired Matrix UK Solutions Ltd

synopsis: Anna Valley, the leading provider of AV rental services and fixed installations to the event, retail, corporate and entertainment sectors has acquired live event specialists, Matrix UK Solutions. Matrix works with design agencies and clients to guide and advise many elements of a live event.
buyer: Anna Valley
Anna Valley, based in the UK, is a leading provider of AV rental services and fixed installations to the event, retail, corporate and entertainment sectors. "
target: Matrix UK Solutions Ltd
Matrix UK Solutions is a live event specialist based in the UK that creates award winning events by engaging their people, technology and experience. Their team of project managers work with design agencies and clients to guide and advise many elements of a live event.
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closed 12/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Shepard AV, acquired McCune Audio/Video/Lighting

synopsis: Shepard, a full-service event production company, announced the acquisition of California-based McCune Audio/Video/Lighting as an expansion of Shepard AV, the company’s audio-visual division. McCune is an established provider of audio-visual and entertainment services, serving domestic and international events for more than 75 years.
buyer parent: Shepard
buyer: Shepard AV
Shepard AV provides innovative audio visual and event technology services that elevate events. Their team provides the latest in equipment and technology, innovative techniques, expert crews, and Shepard’s customer-centric service. "
target: McCune Audio/Video/Lighting
McCune Audio / Video / Lighting is a full service technical event production company based in San Francisco, California. McCune provides technical services for sporting events, concerts, parades, trade shows, conferences, weddings, air shows, theater, galas and many events.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

FMAV, acquired Ruoff & Company

synopsis: FMAV, the largest Canadian-owned audiovisual company, announced the acquisition of Ruoff & Company, an established leader in corporate audiovisual and event production based in Ontario.
buyer: FMAV
FMAV is the audiovisual and event technology company for people who plan meetings and live events. As the largest Canadian-owned audiovisual and event production company, FMAV has more than 250 staff across seven offices. "
target: Ruoff & Company
Ruoff & Company is a recognized audiovisual and event production company. From conception to completion their team of seasoned professionals have successfully executed thousands of events. They were founded in 1999 and are based in Toronto and Montreal.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

dbn Lighting Ltd, acquired Audile

synopsis: Manchester based lighting and rigging specialist dbn is joining forces with full service event technical company Audile, to create an exciting new venture – dbnAudile. Audile is an event production company based in Manchester, England, supplying high-end sound, lighting and video systems on a wet- or dry-hire basis.
buyer: dbn Lighting Ltd
dbn Lighting is an event lighting company based in central Manchester in the United Kingdom. They offer bespoke, high quality lighting and rigging design and hire/ rental services for the professional live events industry. "
target: Audile
Audile is an event production company based in Manchester, England, supplying high-end sound, lighting and video systems on a wet- or dry-hire basis. Established in 2003, they have extensive experience of all types and scale of events.
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closed 12/1/2016 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired Southern Audio Visual

synopsis: PSAV announced it has acquired Southern Audio Visual (SAV), a high-quality provider of live event audiovisual experiences for clients and luxury hotel partners based in Miami, FL. Family led since its founding in 1947, SAV has a long-established culture of service excellence and collaborative partnerships that make it a perfect fit with PSAV.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a leading provider in the global event technology services industry. As the event technology provider of choice at leading hotels, resorts and convention centers, our customers look to deliver more dynamic and impactful meetings and events. "
target: Southern Audio Visual
SAV embodies the highest standards of excellence in audio visual services by consistently providing the finest personal service and audio visual experience in the hospitality industry.
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announced 9/29/2016 via Company Press Release

4Wall Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Visions Lighting, LLC

synopsis: 4Wall Entertainment Lighting, a national provider of stage and theatrical services, has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of professional lighting, video, and staging provider Visions Lighting.
buyer: 4Wall Entertainment, Inc.
4Wall Entertainment is a full-service lighting company that specializes solely in providing entertainment lighting systems. The 4Wall Sales division carries a huge inventory that includes both new and used lighting and audiovisual products. "
target: Visions Lighting, LLC
Visions Lighting is a professional lighting, video, and staging provider. Founded in 1992, they are well known nationwide and internationally for their concert, tour, and corporate event work.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mediatec Group, acquired Bigélius Produktion AB

synopsis: NEP Group announced via its subsidiary Mediatec Solutions that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bigélius Produktion. This transaction will bring one of the Nordic region’s largest live events companies into Mediatec Solutions and NEP’s growing worldwide network of brands. This transaction was completed on September 1, 2016.
buyer parent: NEP Group, Inc.
buyer: Mediatec Group
Mediatec is one of Europe's largest providers of integrated technical solutions for event and television productions. Headquartered in Sweden, the company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Bigélius Produktion AB
Bigelius AB works with event technology to all environments and times, concert conference, indoors and out. They also rent, sell and install audio, lighting, AV systems and stages. In regards to technical solutions, they work with sound boards and can visualize ideas in 3D and online.
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closed 8/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Viad Corp, acquired ON Event Services, LLC

synopsis: Viad Corp has acquired ON Event Services, LLC, a leading provider of audio-visual production services for live events in the United States. ON Event Services specializes in corporate events and exhibitions, supporting more than 1,000 live events annually with production services, including audio, video, lighting, mapping and scenic design.
buyer: Viad Corp (VVI:$1,204.97)
Viad is an S&P SmallCap 600 company. Viad operates through its Marketing & Events Group, composed of Global Experience Specialists and affiliates, and its Travel & Recreation Group, composed of Brewster Travel Canada, Glacier Park, Inc. and Alaska Denali Travel. "
target: ON Event Services, LLC
ON Event Services, LLC is a leading national provider of audio-visual event services with two distinct but complementary service divisions: ONstage, which delivers live event production support; and ONsite, which delivers in-house service and support to hotels and convention centers nationwide.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Technology, acquired Ion Solutions EMEA Ltd

synopsis: Creative Technology Group (CT), a Live Events Company of NEP Group and worldwide specialist in audio visual equipment and bespoke staging solutions, announced that it has acquired Ion Solutions, a leading provider of professional audio visual and broadcast technology systems in Ireland.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology (CT), an NEP Live Events Company, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the corporate, exhibitions, sport and entertainment industries. "
target: Ion Solutions EMEA Ltd
Ion Solutions is a leading provider of professional audio visual and broadcast technology systems in Ireland. Ion Solutions specializes in the creative and technical delivery of indoor and outdoor live events, conferences and exhibitions.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Technology, acquired Ion Solutions EMEA Ltd

synopsis: Creative Technology Group (CT), a Live Events Company of NEP Group and worldwide specialist in audio visual equipment and bespoke staging solutions, announced that it has acquired Ion Solutions, a leading provider of professional audio visual and broadcast technology systems in Ireland.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology (CT), an NEP Live Events Company, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the corporate, exhibitions, sport and entertainment industries. "
target: Ion Solutions EMEA Ltd
Ion Solutions is a leading provider of professional audio visual and broadcast technology systems in Ireland. Ion Solutions specializes in the creative and technical delivery of indoor and outdoor live events, conferences and exhibitions.
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closed 4/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Technology, acquired Avollusion

synopsis: Creative Technology, a division of NEP Group, the worldwide outsourced technical production partner of corporate live events and exhibition producers, announced that it has acquired the assets of Avollusion, a Hong Kong-based technical event production company providing equipment and design services to the events industry.
buyer parent: Crestview Partners
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology (CT), an NEP Live Events Company, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the corporate, exhibitions, sport and entertainment industries. "
target: Avollusion
Avollusion is a technical event production company that provides technical equipment and design to the events industry. Their capabilities cover audio, video, lighting, set & staging, technical design, production and execution for all events.
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closed 8/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Creative Technology, acquired The Wireless Works (UK) Limited

synopsis: Audiovisual specialist Creative Technology (CT) has acquired The Wireless Works, a business which specialises in delivering radio communications, intercom and data services to the broadcast and live event markets. The Wireless Works has worked alongside CT at a number of events including Wimbledon, Glastonbury and the Olympic Games.
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the sports, corporate, exhibition and entertainment industries. Their event staging services bring together advice, support and equipment of the highest quality. "
target: The Wireless Works (UK) Limited
Formed in 2001, by personnel with over 30 years of experience in the industry, The Wireless Works has a simply-stated aim to provide robust and reliable ‘RF and communications solutions for broadcast and live events’.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Technology, acquired Ion Solutions EMEA Ltd

synopsis: Creative Technology Group (CT), a Live Events Company of NEP Group and worldwide specialist in audio visual equipment and bespoke staging solutions, announced that it has acquired Ion Solutions, a leading provider of professional audio visual and broadcast technology systems in Ireland.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology (CT), an NEP Live Events Company, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the corporate, exhibitions, sport and entertainment industries. "
target: Ion Solutions EMEA Ltd
Ion Solutions is a leading provider of professional audio visual and broadcast technology systems in Ireland. Ion Solutions specializes in the creative and technical delivery of indoor and outdoor live events, conferences and exhibitions.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alliant Events, acquired Velocity Audio Visual Services

synopsis: Alliant Events has acquired Velocity Audio Visual, San Diego’s premier full service audio-visual equipment rental and staging company providing the latest and most modern audio-visual and sound systems equipment to support stage productions for concerts, conferences, hotels and major event planning on a nationwide basis.
buyer: Alliant Events
Since 1984, Alliant has been delivering amazing value to their customers with meticulously executed and artistically designed audio visual services, nationwide. From special events to trade shows to live performances…including lighting, sound, video and much more. "
target: Velocity Audio Visual Services
Velocity Audio Visual is San Diego’s premier full service audio-visual equipment rental and staging company providing the latest and most modern audio-visual and sound systems equipment to support stage productions for concerts, conferences, hotels and major event planning on a nationwide basis.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

4Wall Entertainment, Inc., acquired HSL Group Holdings Ltd

synopsis: 4Wall Entertainment, a US-based provider of lighting and video rentals, sales, and services, will acquire HSL Group Holdings Ltd., an entertainment lighting partner in Europe. HSL provides professional lighting services for festivals, concerts, world tours, theatre, and more.
buyer: 4Wall Entertainment, Inc.
4Wall Entertainment is a full-service lighting company that specializes solely in providing entertainment lighting systems. The 4Wall Sales division carries a huge inventory that includes both new and used lighting and audiovisual products. "
target: HSL Group Holdings Ltd
The HSL Group is an entertainment lighting partner in Europe. HSL delivers supply of design, technology, crew & production services to all areas of the entertainment industry. HSL provides professional lighting services for festivals, concerts, world tours, theatre, and more.
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closed 2/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Smart AV, acquired Insync Productions Ltd

synopsis: Smart AV, a UK-based audio visual, interactive, and LED supplier, has acquired Insync, a a technical services company in the UK that provides specialist technical Creative Audio Visual Solutions for the live events industry. Insync provides comprehensive technical design and management, from brief to on site delivery.
buyer: Smart AV
Smart AV is a UK-based audio visual, interactive, and LED supplier. Smart AV supplies the latest event technology products and specialist service, supporting evolving areas of digital content such as VR, AR, software development and app creation. "
target: Insync Productions Ltd
Insync is a a technical services company in the UK that provides specialist technical Creative Audio Visual Solutions for the live events industry. Insync provides comprehensive technical design and management, from brief to on site delivery.
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closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightswitch, Inc., acquired Orangelite, Inc.

synopsis: Lightswitch is pleased to announce the merger of their firm with Orangelite Inc., a lighting design, programming and visualization firm with offices in San Jose, CA and Chicago, IL. The merged firm will further deliver the wide range of lighting design and visualization expertise of which both firms have become known.
buyer: Lightswitch, Inc.
Lightswitch is a lighting and visual design studio committed to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of the creative process. They are dedicated to designing dynamic, exciting and memorable experiences for today's demanding audiences. "
target: Orangelite, Inc.
Orangelite Inc. is a lighting design, programming and visualization firm with offices in San Jose, CA and Chicago, IL. Tyler Elich founded Orangelite 13 years ago and built a lighting design practice with diverse projects from ESports and comedy, to corporate events, to huge arena pop tours.
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announced 1/14/2019 via Company Press Release

PSAV, will acquire Encore Event Technologies

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, have entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Encore Event Technologies, a global provider of event technology, staging and production services. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts, hotels and casinos, as well as a creative production company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target parent: The Freeman Companies
target: Encore Event Technologies
Encore Event Technologies is a provider of audiovisual, event technology, staging and production services. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts, hotels and casinos, as well as a creative production company for clients around the world.
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closed 12/31/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Winkler Livecom, acquired Winkler Livecom

synopsis: MCH Group has sold its subsidiary Winkler Livecom AG in Wohlen, Switzerland to the management of the technical live communication service provider and a private investor. Winkler Livecom specializes in Event Technology, Event Design, Corporate Events, Lighting, Audio, Video, Rigging and more.
buyer: Winkler Livecom
Winkler Livecom spotlights brands for maximum emotional and digital impact. They specialize in Event Technology, Event Design, Corporate Events, Lighting, Audio, Video, Rigging and more. They are based in Switzerland. "
target parent: MCH Group AG
target: Winkler Livecom
Winkler Livecom spotlights brands for maximum emotional and digital impact. They specialize in Event Technology, Event Design, Corporate Events, Lighting, Audio, Video, Rigging and more. They are based in Switzerland.
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closed 10/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired FMAV

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, is pleased to announce the acquisition of FMAV, a leading audiovisual and live event production company in Canada. FMAV has a celebrated customer base throughout Canada’s major metropolitan areas who rely on the company’s services to engage their audiences.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target: FMAV
Based in Canada, FMAV is the audiovisual and event technology company for people who plan meetings and live events. They trust FMAV because they intimately understand the importance and the emotion of what they're been tasked with: to create a connection.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Special Effects International, acquired KRAFTWERK Design & Production

synopsis: Special Effects International has acquired Kraftwerk Design & Production, a specialist in designing full visual concepts. Since its founding, the agency has designed and constructed stages and installations, created interactive solutions and developed audiovisual content for numerous multinational companies. Kraftwerk is based in the UAE.
buyer: Special Effects International
Special Effects International Ltd. is a full-scale event production company delivering its services globally. Since its formation in 1982, Special Effects International Ltd. has become the most significant audiovisual rental and service company on the Hungarian market. "
target: KRAFTWERK Design & Production
Kraftwerk Design & Production is a specialist in designing full visual concepts. Since its foundation in 2015, the agency has designed and constructed stages and installations, created interactive solutions and developed audiovisual content for numerous multinational companies.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired PSAV

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, has been acquired by private equity and real estate funds affiliated with Blackstone from affiliates of Goldman Sachs and Olympus Partners. PSAV provides creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
target: PSAV
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events.
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closed 4/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Technology, acquired Avollusion

synopsis: Creative Technology, a division of NEP Group, the worldwide outsourced technical production partner of corporate live events and exhibition producers, announced that it has acquired the assets of Avollusion, a Hong Kong-based technical event production company providing equipment and design services to the events industry.
buyer parent: Crestview Partners
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology (CT), an NEP Live Events Company, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the corporate, exhibitions, sport and entertainment industries. "
target: Avollusion
Avollusion is a technical event production company that provides technical equipment and design to the events industry. Their capabilities cover audio, video, lighting, set & staging, technical design, production and execution for all events.
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closed 1/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Protec Production Technology LLC, acquired Aventeq

synopsis: Dubai-based Protec has acquired Birmingham, UK-based Aventeq, which is being rebranded as Protec European Events. Aventeq has become known for the slick production of events across the UK and Europe. Its services include creative and technical design, production, lighting, audio, video, staging, rigging and venue support services.
buyer: Protec Production Technology LLC
Protec has been the cornerstone of the events industry in the Middle East since 1999. Protec has grown into the region’s most committed and consistently reliable event equipment rental company, producing live events that are truly spectacular, leading edge and globally acclaimed. "
target: Aventeq
Birmingham, UK-based Aventeq, which is being rebranded as Protec European Events, has become known for the slick production of events across the UK and Europe. Its services include creative and technical design, production, lighting, audio, video, staging, rigging and venue support services.
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closed 1/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Anna Valley, acquired Matrix UK Solutions Ltd

synopsis: Anna Valley, the leading provider of AV rental services and fixed installations to the event, retail, corporate and entertainment sectors has acquired live event specialists, Matrix UK Solutions. Matrix works with design agencies and clients to guide and advise many elements of a live event.
buyer: Anna Valley
Anna Valley, based in the UK, is a leading provider of AV rental services and fixed installations to the event, retail, corporate and entertainment sectors. "
target: Matrix UK Solutions Ltd
Matrix UK Solutions is a live event specialist based in the UK that creates award winning events by engaging their people, technology and experience. Their team of project managers work with design agencies and clients to guide and advise many elements of a live event.
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closed 12/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Shepard AV, acquired McCune Audio/Video/Lighting

synopsis: Shepard, a full-service event production company, announced the acquisition of California-based McCune Audio/Video/Lighting as an expansion of Shepard AV, the company’s audio-visual division. McCune is an established provider of audio-visual and entertainment services, serving domestic and international events for more than 75 years.
buyer parent: Shepard
buyer: Shepard AV
Shepard AV provides innovative audio visual and event technology services that elevate events. Their team provides the latest in equipment and technology, innovative techniques, expert crews, and Shepard’s customer-centric service. "
target: McCune Audio/Video/Lighting
McCune Audio / Video / Lighting is a full service technical event production company based in San Francisco, California. McCune provides technical services for sporting events, concerts, parades, trade shows, conferences, weddings, air shows, theater, galas and many events.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

FMAV, acquired Ruoff & Company

synopsis: FMAV, the largest Canadian-owned audiovisual company, announced the acquisition of Ruoff & Company, an established leader in corporate audiovisual and event production based in Ontario.
buyer: FMAV
FMAV is the audiovisual and event technology company for people who plan meetings and live events. As the largest Canadian-owned audiovisual and event production company, FMAV has more than 250 staff across seven offices. "
target: Ruoff & Company
Ruoff & Company is a recognized audiovisual and event production company. From conception to completion their team of seasoned professionals have successfully executed thousands of events. They were founded in 1999 and are based in Toronto and Montreal.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

dbn Lighting Ltd, acquired Audile

synopsis: Manchester based lighting and rigging specialist dbn is joining forces with full service event technical company Audile, to create an exciting new venture – dbnAudile. Audile is an event production company based in Manchester, England, supplying high-end sound, lighting and video systems on a wet- or dry-hire basis.
buyer: dbn Lighting Ltd
dbn Lighting is an event lighting company based in central Manchester in the United Kingdom. They offer bespoke, high quality lighting and rigging design and hire/ rental services for the professional live events industry. "
target: Audile
Audile is an event production company based in Manchester, England, supplying high-end sound, lighting and video systems on a wet- or dry-hire basis. Established in 2003, they have extensive experience of all types and scale of events.
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closed 12/1/2016 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired Southern Audio Visual

synopsis: PSAV announced it has acquired Southern Audio Visual (SAV), a high-quality provider of live event audiovisual experiences for clients and luxury hotel partners based in Miami, FL. Family led since its founding in 1947, SAV has a long-established culture of service excellence and collaborative partnerships that make it a perfect fit with PSAV.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a leading provider in the global event technology services industry. As the event technology provider of choice at leading hotels, resorts and convention centers, our customers look to deliver more dynamic and impactful meetings and events. "
target: Southern Audio Visual
SAV embodies the highest standards of excellence in audio visual services by consistently providing the finest personal service and audio visual experience in the hospitality industry.
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announced 9/29/2016 via Company Press Release

4Wall Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Visions Lighting, LLC

synopsis: 4Wall Entertainment Lighting, a national provider of stage and theatrical services, has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of professional lighting, video, and staging provider Visions Lighting.
buyer: 4Wall Entertainment, Inc.
4Wall Entertainment is a full-service lighting company that specializes solely in providing entertainment lighting systems. The 4Wall Sales division carries a huge inventory that includes both new and used lighting and audiovisual products. "
target: Visions Lighting, LLC
Visions Lighting is a professional lighting, video, and staging provider. Founded in 1992, they are well known nationwide and internationally for their concert, tour, and corporate event work.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mediatec Group, acquired Bigélius Produktion AB

synopsis: NEP Group announced via its subsidiary Mediatec Solutions that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bigélius Produktion. This transaction will bring one of the Nordic region’s largest live events companies into Mediatec Solutions and NEP’s growing worldwide network of brands. This transaction was completed on September 1, 2016.
buyer parent: NEP Group, Inc.
buyer: Mediatec Group
Mediatec is one of Europe's largest providers of integrated technical solutions for event and television productions. Headquartered in Sweden, the company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Bigélius Produktion AB
Bigelius AB works with event technology to all environments and times, concert conference, indoors and out. They also rent, sell and install audio, lighting, AV systems and stages. In regards to technical solutions, they work with sound boards and can visualize ideas in 3D and online.
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closed 8/11/2016 via PR Newswire

Viad Corp, acquired ON Event Services, LLC

synopsis: Viad Corp has acquired ON Event Services, LLC, a leading provider of audio-visual production services for live events in the United States. ON Event Services specializes in corporate events and exhibitions, supporting more than 1,000 live events annually with production services, including audio, video, lighting, mapping and scenic design.
buyer: Viad Corp (VVI:$1,204.97)
Viad is an S&P SmallCap 600 company. Viad operates through its Marketing & Events Group, composed of Global Experience Specialists and affiliates, and its Travel & Recreation Group, composed of Brewster Travel Canada, Glacier Park, Inc. and Alaska Denali Travel. "
target: ON Event Services, LLC
ON Event Services, LLC is a leading national provider of audio-visual event services with two distinct but complementary service divisions: ONstage, which delivers live event production support; and ONsite, which delivers in-house service and support to hotels and convention centers nationwide.
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