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GL events acquire Slick Seating

Global event services supplier GL events, owners of UK based temporary structure suppliers GL events Owen Brown and Snowdens has acquired 70% of Slick Seating Systems Ltd in a deal that will further strengthen GL events' Services division.

Created in 2000, building on experience acquired as a consultant for installers of temporary equipment for the Sydney Olympic Games, Slick Seating Systems has become a leading designer and manufacturer in the universe of grandstands and seating solutions for the UK and Commonwealth markets.

Its offering covers the installation of fixed infra­struc­ture and long-term rental including grandstands for stadiums as well as temporary instal­la­tions for events. They have provided permanent seating solutions to the likes of Blackpool FC and Harlequins Rugby Club.

Olivier Hohn managing director of GL events Structures and Grandstands Division commented: "This acquisition will enable GL events to strengthen its presence in the market for grandstand instal­la­tions and seating solutions for events and complete the Group's range of expertise by becoming both a designer and manufacturer of grandstands and seating systems."

Founder Lea Adams will remain CEO and shareholder at Slick Seating.

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