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MRE Partners completes investment in Curated Events

By Stephen Elliott

July 23, 2023

Curated Events logoMRE Partners has completed an investment in Curated Events, Raleigh, N.C., an event service provider in the eastern U.S. Curated offers a large and diverse rental selection in the southeast. The company also offers a unique set of planning options and additionally offers large-scale and customized tent structures for luxury events nationwide through its Skyline Tent Co. brand. 

“We are excited to be partnering with the Curated team to build the undisputed market leader in premium event services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Our goal is to provide an unparalleled level of selection and service to our clients,” said David Williams, founder, MRE. 

“The company (Curated Events) is at a nice inflection point in its evolution. We like the industry shift towards customized experiences, the market fragmentation, and the opportunity to drive an improved customer experience through continued professionalization and technology,” said Jon Schwartz, director of private investments, MRE. 

“We are thrilled by this partnership,” said Al Dyess, CEO, Curated. “MRE’s values, expertise and commitment to growth perfectly align with our mission and goals for the future.” 

Moving forward, and in partnership with MRE, Curated is looking to execute an aggressive growth plan via organic initiatives and acquisitions. MRE partnered with Blue Marlin Partners, Stonehenge Capital, Cohesive Capital, and UMB Financial. 

Dubin Clark launched the Curated Events platform in February 2017 and subsequently led the acquisition of eight add-ons to build scale, service offerings and geographic reach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.