The Arena Group has added US-based temporary structures, staging, lighting and furniture supplier, Karl’s Event Services, to its international portfolio for an undisclosed sum.
“This acquisition enables the Arena Group to broaden its ability to deliver truly international event overlay and temporary infrastructure,” CEO Greg Lawless, pictured right, with Karl’s Event Services’ chief executive John Haener, said.
“The benefits of this increasing global network will be enjoyed by clients of all sizes as the sharing of knowledge, experience, technology and working practices continues to improve our offering.”
Founded in 1966 and based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Karl’s has operational bases in New Jersey, Orlando and Ft Irwin, California. Its clients include the NFL Super Bowl, Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week and PGA events.
The transaction has been supported by MML Capital Partners and Sports Investment Partners (SIP), both of which have a significant shareholding in Arena Group.