Transaction

Experiential marketing meets event technology

Blackstone-backed PSAV gains entre to trade show and live event marketplace through acquisition of Hargrove

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  • B2B Information and Events
  • Events and Conferences
  • Marketing Services and Technology

JEGI CLARITY has advised Hargrove, an experiential events and exhibitions production company, on their sale to PSAV, a global provider of audiovisual and event experiences, and a portfolio company of Blackstone.

Hargrove, founded in 1946, is an award-winning, full-service creative and technical production company serving every segment of the live events market. The Company brings to life high-impact, face-to-face experiences for some of the world’s best recognized corporations, associations and government agencies. Hargrove has executed some of the most high-profile political events, including every U.S. Presidential Inauguration since Harry Truman, major global summits, and highly innovative consumer product company brand activations.

The acquisition brings together in one ownership group a best-in-class experiential events company with one of the largest event technology providers in North America and Europe. It represents PSAV’s entry into the global trade show market and accelerates its expansion into live experiential events. For Hargrove, the acquisition expands its scale, provides access to leading technology, a vast customer base, and a platform for international growth.

When we started our process, we knew how important it was to surround ourselves with the best professionals in the industry. By selecting JEGI CLARITY, we selected the best! We could not have been happier with the JEGI CLARITY team. Their knowledge and pure joy of such a demanding process rose above the challenges we faced every day. Their dedication, perseverance and adamant demeanor kept us on message and on schedule, ensuring a successful outcome. We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with the JEGI CLARITY team, as they are true professionals and made our experience a positive one. We look forward to working together again in the future.

Tim McGill, CEO, Hargrove
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