(Pictured: An event at the Sheraton Center Toronto Hotel organized by PSAV.)
On Oct. 26, PSAV, a global leader in event experiences announced the acquisition of FMAV, a leading audiovisual and live event production company in Canada. The transaction allows PSAV to continue building upon its purpose of “Connecting and Inspiring People” by expanding the breadth of its capabilities, particularly in the live event production business in Canada. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
FMAV was founded more than 40 years ago and has won numerous industry awards, including multiple Canadian Special Events and ILEA awards. The FMAV team provides extensive creative production services for galas and special events, conferences and conventions, corporate meetings, outdoor events and hotel venues. FMAV has a celebrated customer base throughout Canada’s major metropolitan areas who rely on the company’s services to engage their audiences.
The company, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSAV, will continue to operate under the well-known and highly respected FMAV brand name. FMAV CEO Bill Brown and his senior team will remain in place and continue to execute on their growth plans, now in partnership with PSAV.
“FMAV is an ideal addition to the PSAV group of companies due to its event production expertise and strong alignment to our purpose and mission,” says Mike McIlwain, CEO of PSAV. “Bill is an exceptional leader who has built the FMAV business and team into an industry leader across Canada. I am excited 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 many different types of locations.”
“We are certainly familiar with PSAV and its long-standing history as a leader in the event experience industry, not just in Canada, but across the globe,” says Bill Brown. “The entire FMAV family is eager to be joining forces with PSAV and establishing more impactful ways of serving our collective customer base.”
FMAV is the audiovisual and event technology company for people who plan meetings and live events. FMAV has more than 250 staff across Canada with offices from coast to coast, including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. For more info, visit fmav.ca.
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting professionals deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and events. The team consists of more than 9,000 professionals across 1,500 on-site venue locations and 49 branch offices within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. It is the trusted partner and exclusive on-site provider of choice at leading venues worldwide. PSAV was recently named to the Forbes 2018 America’s Best Employer list. The company is headquartered in Schiller Park, Ill. For more info, visit www.psav.com