THE LEICESTERSHIRE-BASED lighting business Hawthorn Theatrical has been acquired by US-based event technology services business PSAV, which works with venues including Boston’s Fenway Park (cap. 37.300) plus the Marriott and Hilton hotel chains Theatrical Ltd.
Although known primarily as a theatre and corporate events supplier, Hawthorn’s live music clients include Sundown Festival (20,000) and New Order. Hawthorn continues to operate under its existing name, while company founder, Martin Hawthorn and his senior team remain in place.
“Martin and his team have built a remarkable business,” says PSAV’s president and CEO Mike McIlwain. “I look forward to introducing their customers to the global reach of PSAV.”
Hawthorn adds, “Hawthorn and PSAV have similar innovative and passionate cultures focused on delivering truly exceptional experiences for our customers. We are joining forces with the industry leader to offer our clients more services in more places.”