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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 3/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Sandbox & Co., acquired Fingerprint, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based Sandbox & Co., a strategic operator of millennial learning and entertainment companies, has acquired Fingerprint, a global provider of digital content for kids and families, to form Sandbox Kids. The new company will deliver on-demand, multimedia, multi-platform, digital subscription services for children and families around the world.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
UK-based Sandbox is an education company with engaging online products and services that make learning fun. At the intersection of the digital, learning, and media industries, Sandbox embraces technological advancements and focus on globally relevant core subjects that centre on 21st century skills."
target: Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a leading global provider of digital content for kids and families. Fingerprint licenses its on-demand, multimedia, multiplatform super app Kidomi to OEMs, mobile carriers, Pay TV companies and retailers worldwide to help them better connect with families in a safe and meaningful way.
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closed 6/13/2012 via BusinessWire

Cvent, Inc., acquired Seed Labs

synopsis: Cvent, the world’s largest cloud-based provider of event management solutions, announced the acquisition of Seed Labs, a leading innovator in mobile applications for consumer and social events. Seed Labs builds mobile applications primarily for consumer events, such as festivals, concerts and sporting events.
buyer: Cvent, Inc. (CVT:$219.51)
Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world’s largest meetings and event management technology company and has over 950 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for online event registration, meeting site selection, event management, e-mail marketing, and web surveys. "
target: Seed Labs
Seed Labs is the leading provider of mobile applications for consumer and social events. Whether it’s for a music festival, sporting event, culinary event or community get-together, Seed Labs builds mobile apps that capture the excitement, shared community, brand and conversation around each event.
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closed 1/26/2012 via PR Web

Chairseven, acquired App Creation Network LLC

synopsis: Chairseven announced that it has acquired App Creation Network, a mobile development studio providing software development and mobile programming services.
buyer: Chairseven
Chairseven is a multi-platform design & software studio that develops pioneering user experiences, applications, and products for some of the world's leading brands. They are a digital creative and consulting agency specializing in strategy, design, content and development. "
target: App Creation Network LLC
The App Creation Network is comprised of creative professionals from all aspects of the Information Technology industry. They are designers, modders, software developers, website creators, and mobile programmers, that bring user-friendly applications.
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closed 2/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Arqiva, Ltd., acquired Capablue

synopsis: Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, has acquired Capablue, the Connected TV, video-on-demand and content solution provider to operators, broadcasters and brands. They work with clients to deliver solutions from product strategy through design, development and testing to the on-going management of live services.
buyer parent: Crestview Partners
buyer: Arqiva, Ltd.
Arqiva, Ltd. provides infrastructure services for broadcast and mobile communications industries. The company provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA. "
target: Capablue
Capablue are experts in enabling Content and TV in the cloud. They work with clients to deliver solutions from product strategy through design, development and testing to the on-going management of live services.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Cvent, Inc., acquired QuickMobile

synopsis: Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, announced it has completed the acquisition of QuickMobile, a pioneer of mobile event apps, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Cvent, Inc. (CVT:$219.51)
Cvent, Inc. is a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company with more than 25,000 customers. Cvent offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. "
target: QuickMobile
QuickMobile is the global leader of mobile event apps for meetings and conferences. Their experts work with event and meeting professionals to develop fully branded event apps that help drive participation, meet stakeholder goals, and keep attendees happy from opening to closing remarks.
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closed 4/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Info Salons Australia Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Freeman announced it has acquired digital technology company Info Salons, a leading provider of registration and attendee database management solutions. Info Salons' bespoke software solutions assist organisers in connecting their buyers and event content to the exhibitor communities they serve.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman is the world’s largest brand experience company. They help clients design, plan, and deliver immersive experiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative, logistics, digital solutions, and event technology, Freeman helps increase engagement and drive business results. "
target: Info Salons Australia Pty Ltd.
Info Salons, the leading event technology company for registration and attendee database management, delivers custom built applications that enhance their clients’ events. Their bespoke software solutions assist organisers in connecting buyers and event content to their exhibitor communities.
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closed 2/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Patron Technology, acquired Greencopper

synopsis: Patron Technology, an industry-leading ticketing and event experience software company, announced it has acquired Greencopper, a global provider of mobile and web technologies for live events.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Patron Technology
Patron Technology provides innovative and industry-leading technology that enables its customers to create deeper and more profitable relationships with their ticket buyers, fans, and supporters. Patron Technology is building a platform that addresses other sectors of the ticketing & CRM market. "
target: Greencopper
Greencopper provides engaging technology solutions to some of the most prestigious music festivals around the world. Innovations range from cutting-edge mobile apps to powerful web and social media engines, as well as interactive music discovery tools.
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closed 3/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Smart City Networks, acquired AppBurst, LLC

synopsis: Smart City Holdings, the nation's leading telecommunications and technology services provider for the convention industry, has announced the acquisition of AppBurst, a mobile app company headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida that specializes in developing mobile applications for the event and conference industry.
buyer: Smart City Networks
Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Holdings is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry and the 20th largest privately held company in Central Florida. "
target: AppBurst, LLC
AppBurst is a mobile application development and internet marketing company, building native applications for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, as well as mobile web apps. They provide specialized and custom services to industries ranging from events to video games.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Viaccess-Orca Ltd., acquired BigHill Companies Oy

synopsis: Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services, announced that it has acquired BigHill, a Finland-based software company that specializes in developing mobile apps for TV content.
buyer parent: Orange S.A.
buyer: Viaccess-Orca Ltd.
As a leading global provider of content protection, delivery, and discovery solutions, Viaccess-Orca is shaping the ultimate content experience. By enabling service providers to securely deliver an engaging user experience on any device, Viaccess-Orca is reinventing the entertainment landscape. "
target: BigHill Companies Oy
BigHill is a Finland-based software company that specializes in developing mobile apps for TV content. Since 2009, BigHill has provided mobile TV applications to Orange on iOS® and Android™ devices.
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closed 12/8/2016 via PR Newswire

DTS, Inc., acquired All In Media

synopsis: DTS, Inc., a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, has announced the acquisition of All In Media, a leading worldwide supplier of smartphone apps and broadcast systems for the radio industry. All In Media's deep experience in broadcasting and mobile app development has led to the creation of more than 500 radio station apps.
buyer parent: Tessera Holding Corporation
buyer: DTS, Inc. (DTSI:$163.70)
Since 1993, DTS, Inc. has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema, automotive and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. "
target: All In Media
All In Media is a leading worldwide supplier of smartphone apps and broadcast systems for the radio industry. All In Media's deep experience in broadcasting and mobile app development has led to the creation of more than 500 radio station apps worldwide.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

esanum, acquired Mobile Event Guide GmbH

synopsis: esanum, one of the leading international online networks for physicians, has acquired Berlin start-up Mobile Event Guide. Mobile Event Guide is specialized in the development of mobile apps for events like conferences and workshops, and will be integrated into esanum.
buyer: esanum
With a reach of over 250,000 physicians, esanum is one of the largest online physician communities of the world. esanum facilitates intersdisciplinary knowledge transfer and networking among colleages. Access is restricted solely to medical doctors, and every member is checked and verified. "
target parent: WestTech Ventures GmbH
target: Mobile Event Guide GmbH
Mobile Event Guide was founded in 2009 with the target of merging the traditional event booklet with the growing smartphone market. They aim to enhance overall event communication and assist organizers in generating additional revenues.
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closed 6/13/2016 via Company Press Release

NewsCycle Solutions, acquired DoApp, Inc.

synopsis: Newscycle Solutions, a leading provider of software and services for the global media industry, announced it has acquired DoApp, Inc, a mobile application development and mobile ad network company. With over 500 customers using the DoApp platform, the company has developed more than 1500 mobile apps for the news publishing and broadcast industries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: NewsCycle Solutions
Newscycle develops and delivers software technology that empowers the global news media industry. Their solutions enable publishers to thrive in a rapidly transforming market. They help their clients to create stronger, better informed communities. "
target: DoApp, Inc.
DoApp Inc. designs mobile applications (apps) and websites for the broadcast, radio, and newspaper industries and has built a mobile ad network that enables local businesses to quickly and easily advertise on mobile and tablet devices.
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announced 6/10/2020 via PR Newswire

eResonate Media Corporation, will acquire Livit Media Inc.

synopsis: eResonate Media Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire the technology and other assets from Livit Media, a creative agency that develops their own software, including proprietary VR and AR platforms, and produces everything from scripted content to global live streams.
buyer: eResonate Media Corporation
eResonate Media Corporation was founded by former media executive and professional investor Gary Kucher, who made it his mission to build and provide better tools and resources for small live-music venues and musicians. eResonate's platform and mobile app will grant new access to fans worldwide. "
target: Livit Media Inc.
Livit Media Inc. are more than a Creative Agency. They develop their own software, including proprietary VR and AR platforms, and produce everything from scripted content to global live streams. Livit builds and manages XR campaigns for the world's biggest brands and businesses.
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closed 7/20/2011 via BusinessWire

Bally Technologies, Inc., acquired Macro View Labs

synopsis: Bally Technologies, Inc., a leader in gaming-industry technology, announced that it has acquired privately held MacroView Labs. MacroView Labs is the leading provider of mobile applications and mobile websites to the casino industry, with a customer base of more than 20 casinos, including some of the world’s largest gaming operators.
buyer: Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI:$1,137.28)
With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies designs, manufactures, operates and distributes advanced gaming devices, systems and technology solutions worldwide. "
target: Macro View Labs
MacroView Labs is the leading provider of mobile applications and mobile websites to the casino industry, with a customer base of more than 20 casinos, including some of the world’s largest gaming operators, and more than 1 million users of their provided applications.
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closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Stratalux, acquired Tojo Media LLC

synopsis: Stratalux, has announced the acquisition of the AWS Software division of Tojo Media. Tojo Media is a digital media solutions company led by Joseph Hunt that specializes in building software for media and entertainment clients to be used in the Amazon AWS public cloud.
buyer: Stratalux
Stratalux is one of the original AWS managed services companies and Advanced Consulting Partners that helps businesses migrate, manage and optimize their workloads on the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure. "
target: Tojo Media LLC
Tojo Media is a digital media solutions company led by Joseph Hunt that specializes in building software for media and entertainment clients to be used in the Amazon AWS public cloud. Tojo Media specializes in producing digital video experiences for their customers.
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closed 9/25/2012 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired EQAL

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., the leading digital health and wellness company, announced the acquisition of EQAL, a next-generation media company which creates and manages digital media properties for consumer brands and celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel and Lauren Conrad.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, it inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. "
target: EQAL
EQAL is a leading media company that builds strong online communities around entertainment and consumer brands. EQAL combines proprietary technology with community management and editorial services to convert a distributed fan base into a highly-engaged community around a brand.
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announced 6/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Baozun Inc., will acquire eFashion China

synopsis: Baozun Inc., the leading brand e-commerce service partner that helps brands execute their e-commerce strategies in China, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% equity interest in Shanghai Yi Shang Network Information Co Ltd (eFashion China), a leading provider of e-commerce solutions for fashion brands in China.
buyer: Baozun Inc. (BZUN:$1,446.27)
Baozun Inc. is the leader and a pioneer in the brand e-commerce service industry in China. Baozun empowers a broad and diverse range of brands to grow and succeed by leveraging its end-to-end e-commerce service capabilities, omni-channel coverage and technology-driven solutions. "
target: eFashion China
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Shanghai, eFashion China is an e-commerce solution provider that is focused on bringing international fashion brands to China.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dzeta Conseil, acquired Ad4Screen

synopsis: Dzeta Conseil, a private equity firm based in Paris, France, has acquired majority stake in Ad4Screen, a mobile marketing & advertising group based in Paris, France. Ad4Screen helps advertisers and publishers with their mobile needs every step of the way.
buyer: Dzeta Conseil
Dzeta Conseil is a private equity firm based in Paris, France. Dzeta wants to acquire interests, with preference of majority, in companies whose value can be significantly increased by the improvement in operating performance. "
target: Ad4Screen
Ad4Screen is a mobile marketing & advertising group based in Paris, France. Ad4Screen helps advertisers and publishers with their mobile needs every step of the way.
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

ax Inc, will acquire bitcraft Co.,Ltd.

synopsis: Japan-based Ax inc., a provider of innovative middleware for image and voice processing, will acquire Bitcraft. Headquartered in Tokyo, Bitcraft specializes in developing backend solutions for console and mobile video games. Bitcraft also supports clients on the frontend development of games and the creation of web-based administration tools.
buyer parent: Axell Corporation
buyer: ax Inc
Japan-based ax Inc. is a total solution for machine learning, from SDK tools up to integration support and application development. ax Inc does consulting related to AI (development of AI applications, etc), development and sale of framework related to AI, and the sale of middleware (AXIP). "
target: bitcraft Co.,Ltd.
Japan-based Bitcraft specializes in developing backend solutions for console and mobile video games. They also support clients on the frontend development of games and create web-based administration tools. Bitcraft's server-side offer includes REST backends and peer-to-peer communication for games.
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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 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 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 5/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Anna Valley, acquired Production Plus

synopsis: Anna Valley has confirmed the acquisition of event technical support provider Production Plus. Production Plus, based in the UK, is a long established leading provider in technical services to the events, hospitality, corporate and private markets.
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. Their highly experienced and knowledgeable team represents the industry’s best talent. "
target: Production Plus
Production Plus, based in the UK, is a long established leading provider in technical services to the events, hospitality, corporate and private markets. They operate from their 20,000ft facility in Hertfordshire and service anywhere that their clients need them to go!
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announced 2/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Solotech, will acquire Morris Light and Sound, Inc.

synopsis: Solotech, a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology, is to acquire Nashville-based Morris Light & Sound, one of the premier audio and lighting providers in the US, partnering with clients such as Florida Georgia Line, the Country Music Association and the Nashville Predators.
buyer: Solotech
Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 15 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. "
target: Morris Light and Sound, Inc.
Morris Light & Sound is one of the premier audio and lighting providers in the US, partnering with clients such as Florida Georgia Line, the Country Music Association and the Nashville Predators.
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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 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 4/3/2019 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:$16,433.94)
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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