PSAV has announced the acquisition of eclipse, an audiovisual and live event production and venue company in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). eclipse is well known in the GCC for its project management, equipment rental, and technical services.
The transaction allowed PSAV to continue building upon its purpose of Connecting and Inspiring People by expanding the breadth of its capabilities throughout the GCC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
eclipse was founded in 2003 by Mark Brown, a renowned leader in the events industry. He worked with everyone from members of the royal family to celebrities. He also worked on events as large as the MTV Music Awards, the opening of the Palm, and FIFA World Congress.
The company, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSAV, will continue to operate under the well-known and highly respected eclipse brand name. eclipse CEO Simon Ransom and his senior team will remain in place and continue to execute on their growth plans, now in partnership with PSAV. Ransom will assume leadership of PSAV UAE operations, and work with Nik Rudge, PSAV’s Managing Director, International, and his team.
“eclipse is an exciting addition to the PSAV group of companies due to its extensive in-house venues and event production expertise, and strong alignment to our purpose and mission,” said Nik Rudge, Managing Director, International for PSAV.
“I am delighted about what this means for PSAV, and more importantly our customers, as we continue to focus on more ways to create amazing event experiences in locations throughout the GCC.”
“We are certainly familiar with PSAV and its long-standing history as a leader in the event experience industry across the globe,” said Ransom. “The entire eclipse family is eager to be joining forces with PSAV and establishing more impactful ways of serving our collective customer base.