Dec 12 2019
Stand Up Norge, the leading provider of comedy in Norway, joins entertainment group All Things Live. Latter continues unchanged, and All Things Live aims to export the Norwegian stand up success to the other Nordic countries. The agreement strengthens All Things Live’s market position in Norway underlines the group’s position as the leading independent entertainment group in the Nordics.
– We have achieved a lot in Norway, and we now turn to the Nordics to delight our neighbours as well. We look forward to working with our colleagues in All Things Live aiming to attract even more international stand up stars to Norway, says Elina Krantz.
Krantz founded Stand Up Norge in 1997 and the leading venue for comedy performances in Norway, Latter, in 2004. The full-suite entertainment company operates across most parts of the live entertainment value chain, has 17 permanent and 50 affiliated comedians, and will perform close to 1,900 performances this year with an expected turnover of around NOK 200 million.
All Things Live was established last year and has swiftly become the Nordic region’s leading independent player in live entertainment. The group is supported by Waterland Private Equity and has acquired concert organizer Atomic Soul and Friction in Norway as well as five other leading companies in Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The network now has 85 employees, represents over 150 artists and produces more than 3,000 events annually.
Elina Krantz sells Stand Up Norge and becomes a partner and co-owner of All Things Live.
– Our operations will continue as before under the well-known Latter brand. Employees, comedians, partners and the audience are not affected apart from comedians and copywriters being offered opportunities on new stages and the audience benefiting from a broader range of artists performing with us, explains Elina Krantz.
– Stand Up Norge is a well-run company with many talented comedians and great prospects in Norway and beyond. We look forward to strengthening our position in Norway and introducing talents, texts and experiences from Norway in the other Nordic countries, says Kim Worsøe, CEO of All Things Live Group.
The parties agree not to disclose the financial details of the transaction, which is subject to competition authorities’ approval.
Elina Krantz, Stand Up Norge
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Kim Worsøe, All Things Live Group
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About Stand Up Norge
Stand Up Norge is the largest provider of comedy in Norway with 17 permanent and 50 affiliated comedians. The company develops concepts, executes comedy productions and operates Latter – the leading venue for comedy in Norway. Stand Up Norge sold almost 300,000 tickets in 2018 and had nearly 200,000 visitors at Latter.
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.
With the addition of WKND Festival (Finland) and Stand Up Norge (Norway) in 2019, the partnership will have more than 100 employees and cover the full spectrum from Norwegian acts and comedy productions over Swedish musical productions, Danish stand-up events and a Finnish electronic music festival to stadium concerts with international artists such as The Rolling Stones, Green Day and Eminem.
All Things Live represents 150 local artists on exclusive contracts, promotes 3,000 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.