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PSAV inks Hawthorne Theatrical acquisition agreement

Event technology services provider PSAV has acquired live technical event production firm Hawthorn Theatrical in a bid to ramp up its presence in the meeting an event experiences market.

Founded over 30 years ago by managing director Martin Hawthorn, Hawthorn is an award-winning creative technical event production company. The firm offers a wide range 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 acclaimed events in a variety of venues that connect technology with creativity. Hawthorn also boasts a strong and growing presence in the theatre and concert touring market within the UK.

The acquisition is designed to strengthen PSAV’s presence in the UK with the addition of its 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 at 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 Hawthorn brand name.

“Hawthorn and PSAV have very similar innovative and passionate cultures focused on delivering truly exceptional experiences for our customers,” commented Hawthorn. “We are thrilled to be joining forces with the industry leader to be able to offer our clients more services in more places.”