Etix Acquires Star Tickets, TicketForce
MORRISVILLE, NC—Etix, an international ticketing solutions provider to more than 2,000 clients in 40 countries, announced today that it has acquired both Michigan-based Star Tickets and Arizona-based TicketForce. Combined with rapid organic growth, these targeted acquisitions further expand Etix’s footprint in the event ticketing space. These acquisitions are the latest in a series of companies acquired by the North Carolina ticketing company since founder and CEO Travis Janovich returned to the helm in 2015.
“We continue to be strategic in pursuing growth acquisitions, and both TicketForce and Star Tickets are great fits within the Etix family,” said Etix CEO and founder Travis Janovich. “We look forward to working with both the Star Tickets and TicketForce teams to ensure their clients receive the best technology and service in the industry,” adds Paxton Badham, Etix President.
“We’ve been impressed by Etix’s clients-first approach and elected to partner with them knowing that our clients will be in good hands,” said Star Tickets President Jack Krasula. “Their client services focus and manpower will be a great asset for our clients. We are truly excited.”
TicketForce co-founder and CEO Lynne Smith also recognized the shared values between her organization and Etix. “When we started TicketForce, we wanted to mesh our love of live events with our ability to deliver technology that clients and fans could use,” remarked Smith. “We see this mirrored in how Etix approaches relationship-based service with smart, tech-based solutions. We look forward to working alongside the Etix team to continue to provide first-class service and technology to our clients.”
Star Tickets and TicketForce are Etix’s fourth and fifth acquisitions in the last two years. Targeted acquisitions have successfully supplemented fast-paced organic growth over the same period.
“We continue to aggressively invest in our technology and add key employees to ensure we meet and exceed our clients’ expectations,” said Travis Janovich. “We plan on carrying our strong momentum into 2020 and beyond.”
Founded in 2000, Etix is in an international, web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment, travel and sports industries. As the largest independent ticketing company in North America, Etix provides flexible and secure online and box office ticketing solutions, integrated digital marketing services, and robust e-commerce fulfillment to more than 1,800 fairs, festivals, venues, theatres, arenas, performing arts centers and multi-use facilities. Headquartered in Morrisville, NC, Etix has offices in China, Germany, Holland, and Japan, as well as Rockhouse Partners, a full-service digital marketing agency.
Aaron Bare Director of Marketing, Etix