Creative Technology and NEP Group acquires Bright Group

Creative Technology and NEP Group sign an agreement to acquire Vantaa-based Bright Group.

Creative Technology Northern Europe AB and parent company NEP Group have signed a definitive agreement to purchase Bright Group, a 360° live events service supplier in Northern Europe.

Headquartered in Vantaa near Helsinki, Finland, Bright Group was established in 2011 when AVABCAC and Eastway joined forces to support the event and entertainment services business in the Nordics. Since then, more than 20 live event companies in Northern Europe have joined Bright Group – many of which have over 30 years of experience in the industry. Today, Bright Group employs teams across its locations in Sweden, Norway and Finland.

The addition of Bright Group provides both companies’ clients with access to an even more robust set of outsourced, end-to-end solutions supported by a deeper pool of skilled engineers and technicians.

“This acquisition will be great for our clients in Northern Europe and globally,” said NEP Live Events Global President, Graham Andrews. “Adding Bright Group’s resources to NEP’s and our Creative Technology division gives us the ability to offer the ‘best of the best’ in innovative solutions, talent and resources. It’s also a great cultural fit. We have a great deal of respect for Bright Group’s work and their people.”

Bright Group Chairman, Göran Carlson commented: “As the Nordic forerunner, Bright Group has plenty to offer on an international scale. Our skilled professionals have decades worth of experience, and we are passionate about what we do. In the future, we can create unique events for even wider audiences.”

After a brief transition period following closing, Bright Group will become part of NEP’s Creative Technology division and will go to market as part of CT Northern Europe.

“There are so many great synergies with combining our two businesses. It is a perfect match in terms of capacity and strengths on the Norway and Sweden Live Events markets. Add to that a well driven Finnish business on a market where we have no Live Events presence today. And last but not least this deal gives Bright and their skilled team the opportunity to service their clients globally in the large network of CT and NEP companies across the globe. This is very exciting,” said Creative Technology Northern Europe Managing Director, Patrik Dejve.