London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 29 May 2014
FF&P Private Equity will be investing £7million in the company, enabling ticketscript to continue its international expansion and develop new services to ensure its clients are continually receiving the very best and innovative self-service ticketing solution.
Since its launch in 2006, ticketscript has grown at a rapid rate - and now has offices in London, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona and Berlin. The last year has seen ticketscript sell over 11 million tickets for its clients and supply ticketing services to over 70,000 events. The investment will enable its ambitious international expansion plans whilst maintaining the quality service that its customers - including Secret Cinema, Live Promotions and Brighton Pride - expect.
The investment comes at a time of rapid growth and technological development at ticketscript which further cements its position as the disruptive ticketing leader of Europe. The business has recently launched 2 industry firsts:
ticket box office, Europe’s first on-the-door box office sales app. It is a simple, portable, high tech, no investment solution for on-the -door ticket sales.
the #sellmore reporting suite, enabling event promoters to understand their sales patterns, customer demographics and analyse their online marketing through to point of sale via Analytics Connect.
Unlike many other ticketing solutions, ticketscript is a fully neutral organisation - not part owned by any promoter or organisation which would create a conflict of interest. Furthermore, the investment comes on the back of ticketscript’s most successful year to date, providing more fuel for the realisation of the company’s ambitious long-term strategy.
Frans Jonker, CEO of ticketscript commented, “I am very excited to be able to announce this investment, and believe FF&P Private Equity are the perfect partner to help us to take ticketscript to the next level. ticketscript has a ground-breaking, market-leading ticketing solution and this investment will support our increasing client demand and further international expansion.”
Henry Sallitt, Director of FF&P Private Equity, said, “We are delighted to have invested in ticketscript as a truly disruptive service provider in the pan-European ticketing market, and back the management’s ambitions to grow their market leading proposition into substantial scale. FF&P Private Equity has been successful in helping its portfolio of entrepreneurial companies to grow their businesses and we look forward to working with ticketscript to help the company develop.”
ticketscript, Europe’s number one self-service digital ticketing company, provides event organisers with solutions, tools and technology that enable them to sell more tickets directly to their audiences and communities in a highly targeted and profitable way. Founded in 2006, ticketscript works with a range of music events, festivals, trade fairs, exhibitions and sports events including The MOBOs, Brighton Pride, Secret Cinema, Hed Kandi, Waterstones and Truckfest.
About FF&P Private Equity:
FF&P Private Equity is a private equity growth investor in the UK lower-mid market. It invests between £3m - £15m in companies valued from £5m to £50m in a variety of situations including minority investments, management buyouts / buy-ins, development and replacement capital. Through its extensive network of contacts and working in partnership with its investors and portfolio companies, it aims to create market-leading companies that deliver superior returns to all shareholders.
FF&P Private Equity Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.