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PSAV Announces Agreement to be Acquired by Blackstone

July 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

Global audiovisual supplier PSAV has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity and real estate funds affiliated with investment firm Blackstone from affiliates of Goldman Sachs and Olympus Partners. The announcement was made June 19, 2018.


FMAV Acquires Ruoff & Company

April 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

Canadian-owned audiovisual company FMAV today announced its acquisition of Ruoff & Company, an established leader in corporate audiovisual and event production. This move supports FMAV’s continued growth plans in the Canadian corporate events market. “With a shared philosophy focused on client


Quest AV Named a Fastest-Growing Company

September 22, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Toronto-based Quest Audio Visual has landed on Canadian Business and PROFIT’s 28th annual PROFIT 500 list, ranking Canada’s fastest-growing companies, for the second straight year, it was announced Sept. 19. Ranked among Canadian businesses by its five-year revenue growth, Quest


FMAV Named Halifax Convention Centre AV Partner

August 7, 2016 by douloff

HALIFAX — FMAV has been named as the official in-house audiovisual partner for the Halifax Convention Centre, it was announced on Aug. 5. As the first supplier selected for the new convention centre venue, expected to open in 2017, FMAV


Freeman, IdeaLab Partner on Touch Screen Kiosks

June 10, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Freeman Audio Visual Canada and IdeaLab Innovation Corp. have partnered to create a lineup of touch-screen kiosks, it was announced June 6. “IdeaLab has connected the dots to deliver a complete solution that includes a wide variety of


Freeman AV Ottawa Wins Consumer Choice Award

June 2, 2016 by douloff

OTTAWA — Freeman Audio Visual Canada has been selected by the Ottawa consumer and business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fourth year in a row, it was announced


FMAV Adds to Team

May 4, 2016 by Lori Smith

Audiovisual and event technology company FMAV has added four events industry veterans to its team. Alissa Hurley, CMM and Wentworth Willock joined the company on the executive level in February. Hurley, who has more than 20 years experience specializing in digital


Pan Pacific Vancouver Begins Reno

April 29, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Pan Pacific Vancouver will continue to offer five-star service throughout a major renovation of its guestrooms and public spaces, which begins this month. Intended to complement the property’s oceanfront setting, the guestroom refresh is inspired by modern Italian elegance,


Goldman Sachs Acquires PSAV

November 27, 2013 by Lori Smith

Event technology and audiovisual company PSAV has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Goldman Sachs from its current private equity owner, Kelso & Company. Founded in 1937, PSAV operates in Canada, the United States, Europe, the


Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Completes $12 Million Reno

October 31, 2013 by meetingscanada

With a $12 million renovation completed, the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel has re-opened its doors to business guests, meeting hosts and leisure travelers, reports Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Richfield Hospitality, Inc. The hotel, which is located 10 minutes from


bb Blanc Named Exclusive Audiovisual Supplier for Toronto Venue

September 11, 2013 by meetingscanada

bb Blanc has been appointed the exclusive in-house audiovisual supplier to the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, part of the Toronto Reference Library, one of the city’s most distinct venues. bb Blanc is also the exclusive Canadian provider for atmosphere, an