May 28, 2014

ticketscript announces new £7m investment to support ambitious international growth

Wednesday 28 May 2014 – London, United Kingdom – ticketscript, Europe’s no. 1 digital self-service ticketing platform is delighted to announce an additional investment in its award-winning business.

FF&P Private Equity will be investing £7million in the company, enabling ticketscript to continue its international expansion and develop new services to ensure its clients are continually receiving the very best and innovative self-service ticketing solution.

Since its launch in 2006, ticketscript has grown at a rapid rate – and now has offices in London, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona and Berlin. The last year has seen ticketscript sell over 11 million tickets for its clients and supply ticketing services to over 70,000 events. The investment will enable its ambitious international expansion plans whilst maintaining the quality service that its customers including Secret Cinema, Live Promotions and Brighton Pride expect.

The investment comes at a time of rapid growth and technological development at ticketscript which further cements its position as the disruptive ticketing leader of Europe. The business has recently launched 2 industry firsts:

  1. ticket box office, Europe’s first on-the-door box office sales app. It is a simple, portable, high tech, no investment solution for on-the -door ticket sales.
  2. the #sellmore reporting suite, enabling event promoters to understand their sales patterns, customer demographics and analyse their online marketing through to point of sale via Analytics Connect.

Unlike many other ticketing solutions, ticketscript is a fully neutral organisation – not part owned by any promoter or organisation which would create a conflict of interest. Furthermore, the investment comes on the back of ticketscript’s most successful year to date, providing more fuel for the realisation of the company’s ambitious long-term strategy.

Frans Jonker, CEO of ticketscript commented, “I am very excited to be able to announce this investment, and believe FF&P Private Equity are the perfect partner to help us to take ticketscript to the next level. ticketscript has a ground-breaking, market-leading ticketing solution and this investment will support our increasing client demand and further international expansion”.

Henry Sallitt, Director of FF&P Private Equity, said “We are delighted to have invested in ticketscript as a truly disruptive service provider in the pan-European ticketing market, and back the management’s ambitions to grow their market leading proposition into substantial scale. FF&P Private Equity has been successful in helping its portfolio of entrepreneurial companies to grow their businesses and we look forward to working with ticketscript to help the company develop.”