Eventbrite acquires Ticketscript

After acquiring Amsterdam-based Ticketscript, Eventbrite now claims to be Europe’s third-largest ticketing platform.

Ticketscript and Eventbrite processed more than 35 million tickets worth more than euro 500 million for close to 1 million events in Europe in 2016. “Following the acquisition, around a quarter (23%) of Eventbrite’s global employees will work in Europe,” the announcement reads.

Ticketscript was founded in 2006. Its headquarters are in Amsterdam with offices in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium.

“We share Eventbrite’s passion for allowing event organizers to control their event marketing and ticketing, whilst retaining their end customer data,” said Frans Jonker, CEO of Ticketscript, who will join Eventbrite as GM for continental Europe. Eventbrite was founded in San Francisco in 2006, and opened its first international business in London in 2011.

Its other European operations are in Ireland, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz said: “This acquisition supercharges Eventbrite’s footprint in Europe and brings 10 additional years of traction in the music space and experience in European markets to our business.

“It perfectly aligns with our strategic vision to become the world’s leading marketplace for live experiences, and adds significant assets and technical power to our platform. We are looking forward to this new partnership combining the best solutions from both companies, and bringing them to our customers around the world.”