HomeTown Ticketing, a provider of digital ticketing for schools, districts, conferences and associations, has acquired Ticket Spicket, a Virginia-based digital ticketing platform.
The company, which is part of the Nexa Equity portfolio, will now serve more than 300,000 events annually and 40 million guests in all 50 states across the US.
Ticket Spicket focuses on education from kindergarten to 12th grade, which includes high school athletics departments and student activities programs.
The switch to digital ticketing and payment solutions allows athletic directors and school administrators to manage, promote, staff and hold events more effectively. Schools will also benefit from more automated processes, real-time data reporting and communication tools.
Ryan Hart, chairman of HomeTown Ticketing, said: “We are thrilled that Ticket Spicket is joining the HomeTown Ticketing family. The acquisition brings together the two fastest-growing leaders in the virtual ticketing space under one roof and translates to immediate value for our customers as a result of an even more robust and feature-rich platform.”
Ticket Spicket co-founders Russell Hertzberg and Donnie Schemetti will join HomeTown Ticketing and continue to support the Ticket Spicket platform. They added: “We’re excited to partner with HomeTown Ticketing, a fast-growing company that shares our values and commitment to customer service. We look forward to continuing our mission with expanded resources as part of the broader HomeTown team.”
The acquisition is the first since private equity firm Nexa Equity invested in HomeTown Ticketing earlier this year.
Vlad Besprozvany, managing partner at Nexa Equity, said: “We are thrilled to support both HomeTown and its management team in the strategic acquisition of Ticket Spicket.”
Todd Cramer, principal at Nexa Equity, added: “This acquisition enables both teams to further execute on their combined goals of bringing digital-first solutions to schools and organisations.”