See Tickets, a leading, independent, full-service ticketing business wholly owned by Vivendi, today announce the acquisition of LiveBuzz, a leading provider of services to the UK exhibition services segment. This transaction expands See Tickets’ presence in growing businesses.
Already the market leader in UK consumer exhibition ticketing, See Tickets has the ambition to become the market leader in trade exhibition registration services.
This acquisition perfectly complements its existing activities and will result in significant benefits for clients and consumers alike. The transaction is immediately accretive to earnings.
The board of See Tickets has been impressed with the technology and expertise demonstrated at LiveBuzz. It plans to invest in the teams and in technology to expand the business further.
Rob Wilmshurst, Global CEO at See Tickets, said: ”We are delighted to have completed this transaction and warmly welcome the LiveBuzz team to the See Tickets family. We firmly believe there is huge potential in this acquisition and the efficient combination of both existing operations will provide a powerful operating framework that will be unrivalled and will greatly benefit all stakeholders in the exhibition space in the UK and progressively in the other countries where See Tickets operates”.
Emma Eveleigh of LiveBuzz said: “I am hugely encouraged that See Tickets have acquired the business and will invest towards our next phase of growth. I am truly delighted to continue to lead LiveBuzz and combine our respective areas of expertise for the good of the industry. The evolutionary thinking and proven capability of LiveBuzz, is being aligned with an industry titan. Here we go Rock & Roll – what’s not to be excited about”.
About See Tickets
See Tickets is a leading, independent, full-service ticketing business. Headquartered in the UK, See Tickets has offices in 10 countries including France, US, Spain, Netherlands and Switzerland with 8,000 clients globally.
In the UK, See Tickets’ consumer exhibitions clients include Immediate Live (formerly Upper Street Events and River Street Events), Brand Events, Clarion, Media 10, NCC Events, Raccoon Events, Bodypower, M Squared Media and Touchpoint Live Media.
LiveBuzz is an award-winning provider of event registration, event websites and event staffing. LiveBuzz makes the professional lives of event organisers and event marketing managers better, providing services including digital badges, smooth visitor flow, contactless registration and lead retrieval.