PRG has announced that VER has merged into the Production Resource Group in Europe and the Middle East.

The entities will be commonly controlled by The Jordan Company, GSO Capital Partners and PRG Management. Jere Harris will serve as Chairman and CEO of PRG and VER, and Stephan Paridaen will be President and COO. Both companies will offer the ability to share equipment, knowledge and personnel.

Harris commented: “For more than 20 years PRG has been diligent in offering its clients the best production service and equipment in the entertainment industry. Growth across disciplines, markets and geographies has always been a key part of our strategy.

“Now, our ability to support all types of entertainment productions globally will take on new meaning, raising an already high bar to an unprecedented level. We believe that this approach will bring about innovation, an exciting level of service, and even more transformative collaboration with our partners. It feels historic, not only for PRG and VER, but for the entertainment industry.”

PRG and VER are both well established in concert touring in lighting, video, media servers, and staging innovations. Globally, VER and PRG will have approximately 70 locations across five continents.