All Things Live acquires majority stake in Ostend Beach Festival

Independent live music promoter All Things Live has acquired a majority stake in Ostend Beach Festival in Belgium. The three-day festival hosts more than 100 artists across four different stages and boasts a capacity in excess of 22,500 visitors.  Festival co-founder Jan Mortelmans and Kevin Beirens will maintain a minority stake and continue to lead …

HID Global increases events presence with Janam Technologies acquisition

Stockholm-headquartered access solutions provider, ASSA ABLOY, has acquired Janam Technologies, a provider of handheld mobile computers and readers.  The acquisition was completed through identity solutions technology provider, HID Global, which is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group.  Janam’s acquisition will aim to enhance HID’s events access portfolio and improve the experience for fans globally. With …

Events.com acquires Brown Paper Tickets – TheTicketingBusiness News

Events.com has acquired the assets of ticketing company Brown Paper Tickets (BPT). The Events.com platform provides a range of software and services through several brands to aid event discovery, ticketing, sponsorship, marketing and management. It was recently revealed that Brown Paper Tickets still owed millions of dollars to customers and event producers, even after a settlement with the …

Clearlake Capital Group acquires Ticket Evolution

Clearlake Capital Group has acquired Ticket Evolution, an end-to-end software provider for the event ticketing industry.  The acquisition was completed through Victory Live, an event management and ticketing technology platform backed by Clearlake and Clearlake operating advisor, Sam Soni. Soni said: “We are excited to add Ticket Evolution to our platform and believe that this …

The Nederlander Organization acquires TixTrack

The Nederlander Organization has announced its acquisition of digital ticketing solutions company, TixTrack. Following the acquisition, TixTrack will continue to be operated by its co-founders Steven Sunshine and Michael Arya, and chief technology officer Mike Ripberger. Sean Free, who is currently the vice-president of sales and ticketing at Nederlander, will also join the executive team …

See Tickets acquires Exhibition Architect

Independent ticketing company See Tickets has acquired exhibitor manual and marketplace provider, Exhibition Architect (EA).  The acquisition confirms See Tickets’ ambitions in the exhibition and conference industry, after acquiring LiveBuzz, a provider of services to the UK exhibition sector including event registration, event websites and event staffing, in October last year.  Rob Wilmshurst, global chief …

Tickets For Less acquires Ticket Express

Event distribution company Tickets For Less has acquired reseller Ticket Express, which is based in Omaha, Nebraska. Ticket Express has provided clients with tickets across Nebraska and Western Iowa in the US for almost 30 years, and will now operate under the Tickets For Less brand. It is hoped the strategic acquisition will bring Tickets …

Live Nation Entertainment closes acquisition of OCESA

Live Nation Entertainment has completed its acquisition of a 51% controlling interest in Latin American promoter OCESA Entretenimiento. The acquisition was originally announced in July 2019, but Live Nation pulled out in 2020 due to the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Live Nation had agreed to acquire a 40% stake in OCESA from Grupo …

OVG completes acquisition of Spectra

Oak View Group has completed its acquisition of Spectra, the venue management and hospitality provider, to create a full-service live events company.  OVG, the global venue development, advisory and investment company for sports and live entertainment sectors, originally announced the merger at the end of August.  The deal was able to be completed after approval …

See Tickets acquires LiveBuzz – TheTicketingBusiness News

Independent ticketing company See Tickets has acquired LiveBuzz, a provider of services to the UK exhibition sector.  See Tickets, which is owned by French global media company Vivendi, believes the acquisition will compliment its existing activities. The transaction is immediately accretive to earnings.  Global chief executive at See Tickets Rob Wilmshurt said: “We are delighted …