SCHILLER PARK -- PSAV, a global provider of event technology services, said it has acquired Hawthorn Theatrical, Ltd. for an undisclosed sum.
Founded more than 30 years ago by CEO Martin Hawthorn, the company is an award-winning creative technical event production company, was recently recognized as 'Production, Rental and Staging Company of the Year' at the AV Awards. Hawthorn offers a comprehensive suite of services, including creative design, production, lighting, audio, video, staging, power distribution and rigging services in the U.K.
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 theater and concert touring market within the U.K.
The company, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSAV, will continue to operate under the Hawthorn brand name. Martin Hawthorn and his senior team will remain in place and continue to execute on their growth plans.
Hawthorn strengthens PSAV's presence in the U.K. 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."