Mergers & Acquisitions

DEAG acquires Regular Music through Kilimanjaro 

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DEAG Deutsche Entertainment has acquired Scottish event promoter, Regular Music, through its UK subsidiary Kilimanjaro Group. 

Regular’s chief executive Mark Mackie will remain a shareholder and at the helm of the company in the long term.

Based in Edinburgh, Regular has staged concerts from international artists including Oasis, REM, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Bon Iver, Stereophonics, Lana Del Rey and The Proclaimers.

As well as promoting concerts in Scotland, the company also produces the annual Summer Nights at the Bandstand series of concerts in Glasgow each summer. Brian Wilson, The National, Pixies, Patti Smith, Van Morrison and Texas have all featured since the series was established in 2014.

The Regular acquisition helps to expand Kilimanjaro’s presence in Scotland, with the company already owning and operating Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

Professor Peter Schwenkow, chief executive of DEAG, said: “Mark has established Regular Music as one of Scotland’s leading live event promoters over the past few years. We are excited about the opportunity to develop the business together in the future whilst creating synergies between all of our UK companies including Belladrum.

“DEAG’s success is based on entrepreneurship and Mark will be a valued addition to our group of entrepreneurs. DEAG‘s presence in the UK and Ireland will be significantly strengthened through this new partnership and it fits extremely well with our strategy to further grow our business in our core markets.”

Mackie added: “With DEAG, we have the right partner at our side to make our presence even more international. However, it’s clear that DEAG care deeply about local identity and autonomy and with Stuart Galbraith and his team at Kilimanjaro it has been proven to work I have personally known Stuart for more than 35 years, since we both started out in the business and am very much looking forward to working closely with him and the Kilimanjaro team.”