Livingstone’s Business Services sector team is pleased to announce the partnership of ABCOMRENTS, a leading provider of event technology equipment rentals and services; and Dubin Clark & Company, Inc., a middle market private equity firm with a distinguished track record of rental sector success. ABCOM’s partnership with Dubin Clark provides the Company with access to investment capital and industry expertise, paving the way for its next growth phase.
Founded in 1989, Chicago-based ABCOM specialises in state-of-the-art IT & digital signage solutions and full-service event support. With over 2,500 SKUs available for rent, resale, and integration, clients rely on ABCOM’s innovative technology offering to create unique attendee experiences and bring their events to life. With a core focus on the event rental industry, the Company supplies venues of all types and sizes, including tradeshows, exhibitions, conventions, user conferences, and other corporate functions.
“Throughout the entire process, Livingstone acted as an extension of our team and was instrumental in our search for, and ultimate decision to partner with, Dubin Clark,” said Sonny Goyal, CEO of ABCOM. “Dubin Clark provides us with both the capital and industry expertise required to continue to serve our clients at a world-class level, while also accelerating our goal of becoming the premier, go-to provider of IT & digital signage solutions throughout North America.”
In recent years, ABCOM has grown rapidly, both organically and via acquisitions. In addition to its Chicago headquarters, ABCOM operates locations in Las Vegas, Orlando, and Texas (3) and, with Dubin Clark’s help, has plans to continue expansion via new locations and partnerships. In collaboration with Dubin Clark, the Company will grow and expand, on a transcontinental basis, the three foundational pillars of its business model, namely: ABCOMRENTS (Technology Rentals); ABCOMDSS (Digital Signage Solutions); and ABCOMAMS (Asset Management Services).
Established in 1984, Dubin Clark seeks to partner with outstanding management teams in several sectors of focus, including speciality rentals. Dubin Clark aims to invest in companies with unique business models and strong growth trajectories. Thereafter, Dubin Clark seeks to amplify value by providing the support and capital necessary to maximise the potential of its partners’ businesses.
“For nearly 30 years, ABCOM has been able to consistently adapt within an ever-changing technology and events landscape, building a strong, well-respected brand in the process,” said Brent Paris, Managing Partner of Dubin Clark. “We are excited to partner with such an innovative team and to help ABCOM grow its market share across the country.”
“Speaking on behalf of the Livingstone team, it was truly a pleasure working with another owner-entrepreneur to complete a successful deal and achieve a great outcome for both our client and its new partner,” said Brennan Libbey, Partner at Livingstone.
“With the operational support and financial backing of Dubin Clark, we have no doubt that ABCOM will continue its market share growth and become a highly-scalable platform for industry consolidation,” added Robert Tymowski, Director at Livingstone.
Livingstone acted as exclusive financial adviser to ABCOM during its partner search. In addition to Livingstone’s advisory services, Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered provided legal counsel and Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd. provided supplemental accounting services to ABCOM’s in-house resources.