NEP Group Continues Run of Acquisitions With Deal for Bexel
The deal will significantly increase NEP’s inventory of flypack systems
NEP Group has acquired Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions (a subsidiary of Vitec Group) in a move that combines two of the biggest vendor names in live sports production. The deal for Bexel further expands the Pittsburgh-based broadcast-services provider’s inventory of flypack systems and equipment for live event production. Bexel will continue to sell specific services under its own brand and operate out of existing facilities, providing flypacks, high-frame-rate specialty cameras, HD- camera chains, lenses, EVS servers, and more.
“NEP and Bexel share similar cultures and have delivered decades of exceptional service to our clients. Our companies have enjoyed a strong working relationship for years,” says NEP CEO Kevin Rabbitt. “Bexel has built a great reputation in the industry, and I’m excited to have them as part of our Worldwide Network. The addition of their scalable flypack systems, as well as other critical integration services, will position us for accelerated growth into 2018 and beyond.”
Headquartered in Burbank, CA, with operations in California and Texas, Bexel has provided outsourced broadcast solutions and rental equipment for premium sports, entertainment, and event productions for more than 35 years. Its U.S.-based scalable flypack systems brings NEP’s inventory to 34 flypack solutions for any size event anywhere around the world.
“Joining forces with the industry leader is excellent news for us and our clients,” says Halid Hatic, president/GM, Bexel. “Our clients will have access to even more resources and talent, and our employees can take their careers to the next level as part of the NEP Worldwide Network. It’s really a fantastic fit and opportunity for both companies.”