PSAV announced today that it has completed its
previously announced acquisition of Encore Event Technologies. PSAV and Encore, both global
leaders in event experiences and production services, combine their deep expertise and shared
commitment to be an invaluable global partner for the meeting industry. Terms of the transaction
were not disclosed.
“The combination of Encore and PSAV is monumental for the industry and all who rely on us for
their event experience needs. It provides us with the ability to expand our capabilities and footprint
in order to better serve our collective meeting planner customers and valued venue partners,”
said Mike McIlwain, CEO of PSAV.
“The Encore team is very much aligned to our purpose,
mission and values, and I am confident our expanded team will exceed our own expectations
when it comes to helping our customers achieve their meeting and event goals.”
Bob Priest-Heck, Chief Executive Officer of The Freeman Company, said,
“This divestiture is an
important milestone and will allow Freeman to invest deeper in our broad competencies in brand
and event strategy, world-class creative, event technology, digital and logistics. The combination
of Encore and PSAV creates tremendous opportunities for Encore to accelerate its growth and
provide enhanced value to its clients, partners and world-class team. We wish our Encore
colleagues continued success as part of PSAV moving forward.”
Encore has a long and distinguished history dedicated to helping create high-impact meetings
and live events for the hospitality industry. Encore operates as 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.
PSAV has an equally impressive history that includes more than 80 years as a global leader in
event experiences. Its extensive footprint and menu of capabilities have effectively served its
customers across the globe.
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