LIVE EVENT SPECIALST SNAPPED UP BY GLOBAL GROUP

A West Yorkshire-based provider of staging and design capabilities for live events has been acquired by global business TAIT.

Brilliant Stages, founded in 1983, has worked with a diverse group of clients including: Hugh Jackman, Coldplay, Renault Formula 1 and the Dubai Mall.

The business has delivered advanced staging technologies and entertainment structures around the world.

The acquisition by TAIT was said to bring together more four decades of complementary live event expertise to create a more competitive platform capable of deploying a truly global suite of live event technology and solutions.

Since 1978, TAIT has been a provider of advanced creative, engineering, and automation services to the live entertainment industry.Clients and markets include: Princess Cruises, Fortnite World Cup, Disney, Dubai Expo 2020 and the Olympics.

"We have built the brand brick-by-brick with an equal focus on spectacle, design, employees, and customers," said Brilliant managing director Ben Brooks.

"That is what makes being part of TAIT a perfect match, culturally we are 100 per cent aligned."

Adam Davis, chief creative officer at TAIT, added: "This really is a perfect cultural match. We are excited to share with Brilliant our technology, assets, and lessons learned over our 40 years in the live event business. We have found a true partner in Brilliant and we share a deep belief in delivering excellence to our customers and their fans."

KPMG partner Giles Taylor worked on the deal.

"Brilliant Stages is an outstanding example of how a Yorkshire business can perform on the global stage," said Taylor.

"In the age of streaming, live music events are growing in both scale and economic value, so it's no surprise to see a large international buyer looking to secure the resources of a UK business that has a track record working with major artists."