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PSAV Acquires Hawthorn

PSAV Acquires Hawthorn

UK – PSAV, a leading global provider of event technology services, and Hawthorn Theatrical, Ltd. (“Hawthorn” or “Company”), one of the largest live technical event production companies in the United Kingdom, announce the acquisition of Hawthorn by PSAV. The joining of companies delivers on PSAV’s vision to connect and inspire people around the globe with impactful meeting and event experiences.

Founded more than 30 years ago by its managing director, Martin Hawthorn, Hawthorn is an award-winning creative technical event production company, recently recognised as ‘Production, Rental and Staging Company of the Year’ at the prestigious AV Awards. Hawthorn offers a comprehensive suite of services, including creative design, production, lighting, audio, video, staging, power distribution and rigging services in the UK. Working with long-term clients, Hawthorn is known for producing impressive events in a wide range of venues that connect technology with creativity. Hawthorn also has a strong and growing presence in the theatre and concert touring market within the UK.

Hawthorn strengthens PSAV’s presence in the UK with the addition of its highly talented creative team, technical resources and customer-focused delivery model. “Martin and his team have built a remarkable business, and I’m excited to welcome them all into the PSAV family.” said Mike McIlwain, president and CEO for PSAV. “I look forward to the opportunity to introduce their customers to the global reach of PSAV.”

The Company, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSAV, will continue to operate under the highly respected Hawthorn brand name. Martin Hawthorn and his senior team will remain in place and continue to execute on their growth plans. "Hawthorn and PSAV have very similar innovative and passionate cultures focused on delivering truly exceptional experiences for our customers,” commented Martin Hawthorn. “We are thrilled to be joining forces with the industry leader to be able to offer our clients more services in more places.”

In picture: Martin Hawthorn and Mike McIlwain.

3rd October 2017

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