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Weldon, Williams & Lick buys Worldwide Ticketcraft

Ticket printing and services company Weldon, Williams & Lick (WWL) has completed its acquisition of North American rival Worldwide Ticketcraft.

Further details of the purchase were not given, but the deal was announced jointly by Erik Covitz, founder and chief executive of Worldwide Ticketcraft, and Jim Walcott, president and chief executive of Arkansas-based WWL.

The two companies said the move will help them to better serve their customers, while “combining the best practices of each company will offer the admissions industry a full suite of products and smart solution choices”.

WWL was founded in 1898 and offers admission tickets, parking permits, event ticket printing & distribution services, hang tags, credentials, kiosks, and RFID products. The company creates printed ticket products for international events and professional and collegiate sports.

“This is very exciting news for our customers and employees”, said Walcott. “It’s truly an honour to have the opportunity to join with Erik Covitz and his entire team at Worldwide Ticketcraft.”

Worldwide Ticketcraft will remain in Florida and plans to serve its customers with an expanded product line. The company already produces hundreds of millions of thermal and digital products each year, including reserved seating, point of sale, season books and predesigned tickets.

Covitz will serve as vice president of market development for WWL where he will focus on bringing new products and services to the customers of both companies.

Covitz added: “The resources that WWL brings to our company and customers will drive our future growth and new opportunities for our employees.”