Patron Technology, a portfolio company of Providence Strategic Growth, has acquired Greencopper Publishing Inc. The transaction closed in early February 2018 and financing terms were not disclosed.
Montreal based Greencopper provides engaging technology solutions to some of the most prestigious music festivals around the world. Innovations range from cutting-edge mobile apps to powerful web and social media engines, as well as interactive music discovery tools. In 2017, more than 15 million people at 300 festivals worldwide used Greencopper and Fast Company ranked the company among the World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Live Events.
In July 2017, Providence Strategic Growth, the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity, acquired a majority stake in Patron Technology.
photo credit: Greencopper
Patron Technology Acquires Greencopper
NEW YORK, NY — February 22, 2018 – Patron Technology, an industry-leading ticketing and event experience software company, today announced it has acquired Greencopper, a global provider of mobile and web technologies for live events. Greencopper will continue to service its clients with innovative technology and outstanding customer service as the company becomes integrated as a part of the growing Patron Technology platform. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Greencopper helps live event goers engage more deeply with the events they attend through mobile apps and web tools. Greencopper’s innovations also offer interactive maps, messaging and music discovery tools that foster deeper connections with fans throughout the live event to enhance their experience.
According to Patron Technology CEO Marc Jenkins, “Greencopper’s innovative technology perfectly aligns with our mission to enable Patron Technology’s clients to create deeper and more profitable relationships with their ticket buyers, fans, and supporters. Greencopper extends Patron Technology’s product offerings by providing an increasingly important and innovative technology component for live events. We look forward to working with Gwenaël and the Greencopper team to build Greencopper’s presence on a worldwide basis.”
Greencopper’s clients range from small festivals to some of the world’s largest live events including Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Roskilde Festival, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Bottlerock, Pitchfork Music Festival and Stagecoach Festival. The company is based in Montreal with a local presence in France, the United States, Denmark and the Netherlands and now provides digital solutions for more than 300 events in over 25 countries annually.
“We are thrilled to join Patron Technology,” said Gwenaël Le Bodic, Greencopper founder and CEO. “Greencopper looks forward to providing its unique mobile expertise to the group with an international reach into more than 25 countries. By combining Patron Technology’s assets with those of Greencopper, our company will be able to offer its 300+ event portfolio an extended set of services and technologies.”
Greencopper provides engaging technology solutions to some of the most prestigious music festivals around the world. Innovations range from cutting-edge mobile apps to powerful web and social media engines, as well as interactive music discovery tools. Greencopper’s best-in-class technology guides fans throughout the entire festival experience— before, during and after the festival. In 2017, more than 15 million people at 300 festivals worldwide used Greencopper and Fast Company ranked the company among the World’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Live Events.
About Patron Technology
Patron Technology provides innovative and industry-leading technology that enables its live event customers to create deeper and more profitable relationships with their ticket buyers, fans, and supporters. Under the investment umbrella of Providence Strategic Growth, Patron Technology’s products include PatronManager, ShowClix, Ticketleap, SeatAdvisor, and Greencopper. The company is actively engaged in building a broad platform that addresses other sectors of the ticketing & CRM market in the U.S. and abroad. www.patrontechnology.com
Gwenaël Le Bodico