NEP Group Acquires Big Picture in Australia; Strengthens Concert, Festival Event Support and More
NEP Group has acquired Big Picture in Australia and New Zealand, a leading supplier of video production and equipment for concert tours, music festivals, broadcast, corporate and special events. Big Picture is headquartered in Sydney with additional operations in Auckland and the deal strengthens NEP’s Live Events business and market standing by adding live entertainment event capabilities in Australia and New Zealand. The move complements NEP’s Mediatec Asia Pacific brand and also adds extensive LED screens and flypacks, as well as two outside broadcast trucks, to NEP’s deep pool of existing global resources.
“The addition of Big Picture’s AV technology and talented staff allows NEP’s Live Events companies to better serve our clients in the region, and enables us to fully support the live entertainment market locally,” says Kevin Rabbitt, CEO of NEP. “It’s a great fit for NEP, Big Picture and Mediatec Asia Pacific. Our cultures – and our people – are aligned: we put our clients first.”
Joe Bonanno, managing director of Big Picture, says the company’s team is excited to join the group and tap into even greater technical and engineering resources, broader geographic support, and innovative broadcast and media solutions for its clients. Big Picture will continue to operate under the Big Picture brand, with Bonanno staying on to run the Big Picture day-to- day business. Owen Davison of Mediatec Asia Pacific will continue to run Mediatec Asia Pacific, focusing on live sporting events, as well as corporate, television, broadcast and special events, in the market.