Beyond Capital Partners acquires shareholding in BigCityBeats GmbH to support global expansion of World Club Dome
October 2018, Frankfurt am Main – Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (“Beyond Capital”) advised Beyond Capital Partners Fund I on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Frankfurt based BigCityBeats GmbH (“BCB”). The parties agreed confidentiality about the purchase price.
Since its inception in 2005, the BigCityBeats group established itself to one of the leading producers and hosts of stadium based events for club music and successfully created a global brand recognition under the trademark of „World Club Dome“. Jointly together with Beyond Capital Partners, the international roll-out of BigCityBeats and its brands and events “World Club Dome”, „World Club Dome - Winter Edition“, „Zero Gravity“ and „World Club Dome Cruise Edition“ will be furthermore promoted on a global level.
Bernd Breiter, CEO and founder of BigCityBeats, comments:
„Over the past 15 years, with gently effort and own resources, we built a globally established brand. In the past years we experienced a fast expansion of our event concept BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME towards other countries. For that reason, we are used to walk the innovative and extraordinary mile. Hence, we started to convert entire cruise ships into swimming clubs as much as we did with airplanes and the ICE train. The maximum challenge and at the same time the most exciting project has been the joint project together with ESA European Space Agency to build the first agravic club through a Zero-G flight. During this event, we achieved a worldwide media presence of almost one billion people globally in February 2018. I anticipate in this expansion a huge potential for us wherefore we must expand our own resources. For the future expansion, we have been looking for a strong and like-minded partner on our side. Therefore, I am proud that we have decided to team-up with Beyond Capital Partners, a strong, professional and enthusiastic partner with whom I am going to realize my future projects on the one side while simultaneously keeping the spirit of a family-run company on the other side.”
„BigCityBeats and Family Breiter combine more than 20 years of successful expertise in the music and entertainment industry in Germany and stand as a testimonial with their brand „World Club Dome“ as being one of the most relevant and successful trademarks in the event and club music segment worldwide. The combination of their entire entrepreneurial commitment, a long-standing experience and the motivation to establish BigCityBeats on an even more global scale inspired and convinced us. All over the world, music events belong to the fastest growing segments in the lifestyle and entertainment sector and hence, offer a significant opportunity to enhance BigCityBeats´ already strong position over the coming years”, states Christoph D. Kauter, Founder and Managing Partner of Beyond Capital Partners.
About Beyond Capital Partners
Beyond Capital Partners is an investment company focusing on the acquisition of majority shareholdings of profitable small- and medium sized enterprises in the German speaking DACH region. With its portfolio comprising LDBS Lichtdienst, Larsen Indoor Light Concept, Heitronic, sysob IT, EBERTLANG Distribution and BigCityBeats, Beyond Capital Partners holds currently six investments in the fields of lighting services, IT-security and lifestyle & entertainment.
Label, radio shows, club nights, event agency, merchandising company, live entertainment – BigCityBeats has been one of the most successful event brands in Germany for 15 years. BigCityBeats – the name says it all. The sound of the big cities. The metropolises. BigCityBeats brought this idea to life, and shortly after the turn of the millennium it catapulted into a platform that redefines event productions and has given its former stamp a completely new signature. From the big city into the world. From Frankfurt am Main to Asia. Europe. To the seas, the rails, the air, and almost to space, to zero gravity with the ESA. The creative mind behind this was, and remains, Bernd Breiter, who made a big name for himself as a music producer in the 1990s and now works with his team of 14 to put spectacular events together. Being satisfied with the laurels of success is not the credo of the Frankfurt-based institution that wrote event, music and club history with the first zero-gravity club ("Zero Gravity"), the "ICE Club Trains", a flying club, the "BigCityBeats Club Jet", or cruise ships and hotels converted into clubs for the WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition – and which will certainly make even more history with future events as 2bp Communications, who puts on events locally!