PSAV, a provider of event technology services, and Hawthorn Theatrical, one of the largest live technical event production companies in the UK, announce the acquisition of Hawthorn by PSAV.

Founded more than 30 years ago by its managing director, Martin Hawthorn, Hawthorn is a creative technical event production company, offering a comprehensive suite of services, including creative design, production, lighting, audio, video, staging, power distribution and rigging services in the UK.

Hawthorn strengthens PSAV’s presence in the UK. Mike McIlwain, president and CEO at PSAV, commented: “Martin and his team have built a remarkable business, and I’m excited to welcome them all into the PSAV family. I look forward to the opportunity to introduce their customers to the global reach of PSAV.”

The company, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSAV, will continue to operate under the Hawthorn brand name. Hawthorn and his senior team will remain in place and continue to execute on their growth plans.

“Hawthorn and PSAV have very similar innovative and passionate cultures focused on delivering truly exceptional experiences for our customers,” added Hawthorn.  “We are thrilled to be joining forces with the industry leader to be able to offer our clients more services in more places.”