Learfield acquires GoVision
Learfield has expanded its range of services to sports and entertainment partners with the acquisition of GoVision, a provider of mobile and modular LED video technology to many major sports, concerts and racing events, according to a press release from Learfield.
Today's announcement was made jointly by Learfield President and CEO Greg Brown and GoVision Founder and CEO Chris Curtis.
"GoVision is a terrific company with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit," said Greg Brown, president and CEO of Learfield. "The services and equipment they provide help bring events to life and it will be a fantastic addition to capabilities we can provide our partners."
The transaction, the terms of which are confidential, takes effect immediately. The company will continue to operate under the GoVision name and brand, and all current employees will remain with the firm, the release said. GoVision Founder and CEO Curtis will report to Learfield COO Marc Jenkins.
"We have long admired the relationships Learfield has cultivated throughout college athletics and in the business community," Curtis said. "This is a great day for GoVision and our employees and customers. With Learfield's help, we will be well-positioned to greatly expand the award-winning services we provide our clients, delivering unrivaled experiences."
GoVision recently completed the installation of what it calls the world's largest outdoor, permanent, center-hung digital display, dubbed "Colossus," for Panasonic and the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
"Many of our schools and other partners organize and stage huge events every week and our new association with GoVision will equip us and our clients with the ability to add excitement and new entertainment capabilities to these incredible games and events," Jenkins said.