We are delighted to announce the planned acquisition of LaytonDings Entertainments Ltd (LDE).
LDE is a growing entertainment agency who we have successfully traded with for many years, and the new, exciting partnership will create greater market synergies.
Following the acquisition, Marc Layton will continue as Managing Director of LDE while taking on the role of head of tedtalent, our leading entertainment agency.
Robin Breese-Davies, ted CEO, said: “Today marks an exciting time for the agency side of our business, tedtalent, and for the company overall.
“We are delighted to share the news that ted has announced plans to acquire LDE and I look forward to welcoming Marc into the ted family.
“We continue to press the boundaries of our business with the ultimate goal of exceeding client, venue and artistes needs and expectations.”
The milestone acquisition highlights the forward-thinking approach we have adopted in the entertainment industry, displaying a dynamic aptitude for new market opportunities.
In 2016, we launched a separate business called Represented Talent, which is a dedicated artiste management company to provide premium leading talent specifically to cruise, theatre and television.
And the planned acquisition of LDE marks an important fusion of the three agency businesses. Each will continue to trade separately, but together offer a range of creative and live entertainment product solutions.
Marc Layton added: “This news is an exciting development for our agency.
“We have our own independent client base and industry leading portfolio of direct artiste access and look forward to developing this further with ted.”
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