Dec 16 2020
MONKFISH JOINS THE ALL THINGS LIVE PARTNERSHIP
One of Denmark’s leading event agencies – Monkfish – joins All Things Live, the leading independent live entertainment company in the Nordics. Monkfish retains the company’s independence and continues its positive development in close cooperation with more than 130 new colleagues in All Things Live, which has a wide-ranging network and activities in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
“I am pleased that our fantastic team at Monkfish will now become part of the All Things Live family and have even better opportunities of creating the best experiences for existing and new customers. We maintain our independence and the uncompromising focus on creativity and thoroughness that has always set Monkfish apart. The new partnership offers strong organisational support and a good foundation for strengthening Monkfish’s profile towards existing and new customers. At the same time, we are looking forward to contributing to the All Things Live community with our knowhow and network,” says Rikke Salling, founder and CEO of Monkfish.
Rikke Salling founded Monkfish in 2007 with an emphasis on creating tailored and memorable events for large corporate customers such as Novo Nordisk, Bestseller and Nordea, looking for a professional partner for concept development, planning and execution – and appreciating that ‘Extremely thorough’ is Monkfish’s motto. The company’s employees and a network of cooperation partners organise and execute 25-35 events annually and have welcomed a series of artists such as Jan Gintberg, Hella Joof and Nikolaj Lie Kaas and arranged concerts with Lukas Graham and The Minds of 99.
“Monkfish creates unique experiences for some of the largest corporate customers in Denmark and has established a strong market position, which we are looking forward to develop with Rikke and her team in cooperation with the other members of the All Things Live partnership. Together, we will have an even stronger platform for creating more fantastic events and experiences for our customers,” says Kim Worsøe, CEO of All Things Live Group.
The acquisition does not entail changes for customers, partners or employees as market proximity is a key focus area for the All Things Live partnership. The parties have agreed not to disclose price or additional details of the transaction.
Rikke Salling, Monkfish
+45 20 10 59 10 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Worsøe, All Things Live Group
+45 33 12 20 00 / email@example.com
Monkfish was founded in 2007 in Denmark, and the company’s six employees create, plan and execute corporate events including exhibitions, conferences, product launches as well as company parties and award ceremonies. Based on creativity and professionalism, Monkfish has established a loyal blue-chip customer base with many repeat projects.
About All Things Live
All Things Live was established in December 2018 following Waterland Private Equity’s acquisition of leading Nordic live entertainment companies in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The partnership entered the Finnish scene in 2019.
All Things Live has more than 130 employees and cover the full spectrum from local Norwegian concerts and comedy productions over Swedish musical productions, Danish stand-up events and electronic music festivals to arena concerts.
All Things Live represents over 200 local artists on exclusive contracts, promotes more than 4,000 local and international events with more than 1 million tickets sold per year and has entered into a number of partnerships with large corporate clients.