PMY Group acquires WJHW to create integrated venue tech company

Technology advisory, investment and delivery company PMY Group has acquired Texas-based consulting and design services firm WJHW.

Australia-based PMY said the acquisition of WJHW is the “natural progression” in creating a fully integrated technology company for the venue, infrastructure and event sector following 10 years of collaboration between the two parties.

It is hoped the acquisition will see the two companies align their skill sets and provide a “turnkey solution” to suit growing client needs in the US and around the world.

The WJHW brand will remain in place with continued leadership by founding partners Jack Wrightson and Chris Williams, managing principals René Garza and Josh Beaudoin and the wider WJHW management team. The firm will continue providing designs and client-focused consulting services across a range of projects.

Wrightson, Williams and key members of the WJHW team join PMY as shareholders while leading both WJHW and group strategy throughout the US and internationally.

Paul Yeomans, managing director of PMY, said: “We look forward to embracing WJHW’s market-leading expertise driving significant growth in all key markets. Both WJHW and PMY are aligned on the global opportunity for a fully integrated technology company into the future and we are thrilled to partner with the team to bring our vision to life.”

Wrightson added: “This is a great opportunity for our clients and employees, and we are delighted to be able to share our expertise with a global client base. With PMY, we can now deliver a fully integrated solution and look forward to seeing our proven, leading edge design and consulting services expand worldwide.”

WJHW, which is based in Dallas, has worked with leading architecture firms and clients across US major leagues and the NCAA. Recently completed projects include SoFi Stadium, Allegiant Stadium, Chase Center and Globe Life Field (pictured).

Together with WJHW, PMY has operations in 14 countries with 500 key clients and relationships across major venues, education institutions, public entertainment spaces and major events.

Over the past six months, PMY has integrated UK-based companies C3i Group and Etherlive into its global business.

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