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January 27th, 2014

Olympus Lights Up The Stage With PSAV Acquisition

Olympus Partners has teamed up with Goldman Sachs to acquire PSAV, a leading event technology and audiovisual company. Since 1937, PSAV has set the standard for event technology services within the hotel, resort and conference center industry. PSAV offers expertise for everything from intimate gatherings to large conventions.

“We are thrilled to complete our acquisition by Olympus Partners and Goldman Sachs,” said Mike McIlwain, President & CEO of PSAV. “We are eager to work with them to continue providing exceptional service and value to more customers in more geographies.”

“We are excited to partner with Goldman Sachs to invest in PSAV, a market leader with an unmatched range of event technology and services and a blue chip customer base of hotel clients,” said Manu Bettegowda, Partner at Olympus Partners. “We look forward to working with PSAV’s talented management team to continue to drive the company‚Äôs growth.”

Founded in 1988, Olympus Partners is a private equity firm focused on providing equity capital for middle market management buyouts and for companies needing capital for expansion. Olympus is an active, long-term investor across a broad range of industries, including restaurants, consumer products, healthcare services, financial services and business services.

Olympus manages in excess of $5 billion on behalf of corporate pension funds, endowment funds and state-sponsored retirement programs. The investment in PSAV is Olympus’ first investment out of its $2.3 billion sixth fund.

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