Specialist production agency Star Live has agreed to sell its mobile seating and stage fleet to Actavo Events for an undisclosed sum. The deal includes mobile grandstands, 10 metre mobile stages and a 15m mobile orbit stage (pictured). It is understood the two businesses will work closely to ensure a smooth transition for all Star Live contracts.

Having launched in the UK in 2010, Actavo Events has established itself as an event infrastructure supplier providing Layher event scaffolding structures, fencing and barriers. It said the addition of the mobile business is in line with its UK growth strategy and will enhance its product offering at a time when mobile stages are in high demand given the increase in shows that the industry has seen recently.

Actavo Events MD John O’Donoghue said, “Staging is undoubtedly a “showstopper” product, having this within our product range elevates our position within the traditional supply chain.

“We’re looking forward to engaging with the mobile fleet’s client base, many of whom we already have an excellent working relationship with and value our customer service focussed approach, to ensure a smooth transition. It also opens up opportunities within our own client base and is a chance to make new contacts given the competitive nature of the mobile staging market at present.”

Star Live’s CEO Grahame Muir added, “Star Live’s direction of travel is very much to grow our four business pillars; entertainment, sport, brands and design & build. This sale enables us to devote more focus to our flagship Titan and VerTech stage systems alongside our recent investment into Viewbox modular structures. Star Live is also very focussed on further developing our global reach, particularly in South East Asia, Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East region. Actavo is the perfect partner to carry forward Star Live’s mobile fleet – we see positives for both parties with this acquisition being the springboard for greater future collaborations.”