Apiary-backed TAG acquires Leeds Enterprises
TAG, the award-winning travel management company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Leeds Enterprises, the Los Angeles-based specialist travel management provider to the touring and entertainment industry with clients including Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera and The Eagles.
Andy Leeds started the business in 1983, which now handles a portfolio of over 40 bands and artists, including some of the largest grossing tours in recent history. Andy and his team bring with them over 80 years of touring experience and expertise and are highly respected in the industry.
TAG’s Touring Director, Byron Carr said, “I have personally known Andy for five years; however, I have admired and known of his reputation for many more. His 35 years of touring travel experience and passion for the business is second to none.”
Andy Leeds said, “We are looking forward to joining forces with TAG and believe that our businesses naturally complement one another. TAG, an industry leader in Touring Travel, will provide new technology and vast industry knowledge as a partner. Together, we will provide the highest levels of service and support to all our clients.”
Mark Salter, Managing Partner of Apiary Capital, commented, “This is a compelling acquisition that strengthens TAG’s comprehensive global offering and is another testament to Apiary’s commitment to supporting our portfolio companies with their buy-and-build strategies.”
TAG (formerly known as The Appointment Group) is the leading travel management company to the global live music and entertainment touring industry. TAG works with tour and production managers to arrange complex, world-wide travel itineraries for performing artists and their support teams. Headquartered in the UK, TAG has over 350 staff in eleven offices across four continents, including London, Manchester, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Singapore.
For further information on TAG, please visit: www.tag-group.com