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VC-backed Vendini buys ticketing software provider Boxxo

U.S. live event management platform Vendini has acquired Boxxo, a ticketing software company based in Montréal.

No financial terms were disclosed.

Founded in 2000 by President Bernard Boissonneault, Boxxo helps theatre, cultural, sports and leisure organizations in Québec sell tickets.

San Francisco-based Vendini said the acquisition expands its customer base and footprint in the Canadian market.

Vendini is backed by Level Equity Management, a U.S. growth equity firm.

PRESS RELEASE

Vendini Takes Lead in Canadian Ticketing Market with Boxxo Acquisition

Company Expands Current Footprint; Strengthens Team with Deal

September 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO & MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vendini, the company that makes the business of live events simple, today announced that it has acquired Boxxo, Quebec’s leading ticketing software company. Boxxo has been helping arts organizations in Quebec sell tickets for more than 15 years. It currently serves many theaters, cultural, sports and leisure organizations in Quebec. For Vendini, this move expands the company’s customer base and its international presence.

“Today we’re welcoming a team of people who share the same passion for live events as we do,” said Mark Tacchi, Vendini’s Founder and CEO. “Boxxo brings tremendous love and experience needed for the French Canadian market. Together, Boxxo and Vendini are honored to now be the largest ticketing solution serving Quebec.”

Vendini has made several strategic acquisitions over the last several years as it expands its platform capabilities and serves a broader range of customers. This includes InTicketing, CrowdTorch, and Dataflow. Much like the deal with Boxxo, each of these acquisitions helped Vendini increase market share and add capabilities that have allowed it to deliver the leading white-label ticketing solution to the broader live events market.

“Vendini has had a strong presence in Canada for many years, and we were looking for a partner in the market that would help us more quickly address our customers’ interest in moving to a cloud environment,” said Boxxo founder and president, Bernard Boissonneault. “The opportunity to deliver a key customer need and extend our market across Canada, with a like-minded company like Vendini was our ideal solution.”

Boxxo team members will join Vendini and continue to serve Boxxo’s customers. Like Vendini, Boxxo’s team includes many with deep roots in the arts, bringing additional expertise in what event managers and live events staff need from their event management solution provider both from technology and high-level service.

About Vendini
At Vendini, our mission is to make the business of live events simple with a complete event management platform that protects the customer’s brand. We designed our all-in-one system to help venues and promoters easily market to fans, manage logistics and ultimately sell more tickets for the highest possible revenue. Vendini customers include Artisan Center Theater, Beachclub, Igloofest, Birthplace of Country Music, Duluth Playhouse, Gotham Comedy Club, New City Gas, the Triad Theatre, and thousands more. Vendini is based in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Petaluma, CA; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Knoxville, TN; Montreal, QC, and Gualdo Tadino, Italy.

To learn more about what the Vendini solution can do for your live event organization, please visit: http://www.vendini.com/

Contacts
SpeakerBox Communications for Vendini
Robin Bectel
vendini@speakerboxpr.com