PSAV buys eclipse
PSAV buys eclipse
PSAV, a global company offering event experiences, has acquired audiovisual and live event production and venue company eclipse. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. eclipse, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSAV, will continue to operate under the eclipse brand name. In addition, eclipse CEO Simon Ransom and his senior team will remain in place and continue to execute on the growth plans, in partnership with PSAV. The senior management team of both eclipse and PSAV will continue its UAE operations.
Ransom will assume leadership of PSAV UAE operations as the group director, and work with Nik Rudge, PSAV’s managing director, International, and his team. The deal allows PSAV to continue building on business by expanding the breadth of its capabilities throughout the GCC. PSAV is headquartered in Schiller Park, Illinois in the United States.
eclipse was founded in 2003 by Mark Brown, who had worked with several major celebrities and high-profile figures. He has also worked on the MTV Music Awards, the opening of the Palm, and FIFA World Congress.
‘eclipse is an exciting addition to the PSAV group of companies due to its extensive in-house venues and event production expertise, and strong alignment to our purpose and mission,’ said Rudge. ‘I am delighted about what this means for PSAV, and more importantly our customers, as we continue to focus on more ways to create amazing event experiences in locations throughout the GCC.’
Ransom added: ‘The entire eclipse family is eager to be joining forces with PSAV and establishing more impactful ways of serving our collective customer base.’
The PSAV family consists of approximately 14,000 professionals across 2,100 on-site venue locations and more than 50 branch offices. The company operates in more than 20 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.