(eap) The private equity firm of Bluestone Equity Partners, which is focused on the sports, media and entertainment sectors, has announced a minority investment in RWS Global. Through this strategical step, Bluestone will hold two seats on RWS Global’s Board of Directors.
“Bluestone partners with uniquely capable and scalable businesses to accelerate growth on a global basis, creating lasting value for all stakeholders,” says Bobby Sharma, Bluestone’s Founder & Managing Partner. “RWS Global represents the platinum standard in live entertainment, having established a dominant position in a market sector primed for explosive growth. Its visionary Founder & CEO, Ryan Stana, has built an industry cornerstone, earning the admiration and trust of many of the world’s most well-known and respected brands, corporations, and organizations. RWS Global is a perfect addition to Bluestone’s strategic growth equity portfolio, and as its first institutional investor, we’re excited to be an integral part of its next chapter as an industry pillar.”
Ryan Stana comments, “Turning the big and small moments into powerful and lasting memories is what we do. This is an inflection point on a remarkable journey that has taken us to over 500 productions a year, on land and sea, and virtually every corner on Earth. In a world driven by experiential culture, RWS Global continues to shatter expectations of what live experiences can and should be, reinvigorating in-person moments for both guests and brands alike. We couldn’t ask for a better partner than Bluestone to take us to the next level of growth, and an even higher level of operation, service and commitment to our clients.”
Previously known as RWS Entertainment Group, the company, which also owns the companies ted, JRA and ARC, has been operating under the RWS Global umbrella brand since May of this year. ■