July 27, 2023

Class VI Partners Represents CMI AV in its Partnership with ON Services

Class VI Partners (“Class VI”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of CMI AV (“CMI” or the “Company”) by ON Services (“ON Services” or “ON”), a portfolio company of 4612 Group. The partnership represents the next step in CMI’s legacy as a nationally recognized event management company.

CMI provides audio-visual services of all varieties, including design & production, equipment solutions, custom experiences, and more, predominantly serving the association and hotel markets. CMI has a tremendous track record of success with its highly talented team of professionals and a sterling reputation for quality event management, evidenced by its longstanding customer relationships. Following the transaction, Eric Smith will remain an owner and leader of the company.

“Eric has created an amazing business. We are thrilled to have found a great partner in ON Services to continue to grow and enhance what Eric and his team have built,” said Zack Gibson, Managing Director for Class VI.

“We feel fortunate to have played a part in finding Eric a partner with a shared vision for the growth ofCMI and are anxious to see what this exciting business combination can achieve,” said Cameron McCaslin, Vice President for Class VI.

“I am excited for this next phase of growth for CMI and incredibly thankful for the guidance Class VI Partners provided throughout the transaction process. They did a 10/10 job making sure I fully understood each phase and deserve a lot of credit for negotiating a great outcome for all parties involved,” said Eric Smith, owner and President of CMI AV.

ON Services is an Atlanta-based company offering a full range of audio-visual services for meetings and events, from concept to set-up. ON was founded more than 30 years ago and has developed a reputation for delivering quality.

The transaction closed on June 30th, 2023. Nixon Peabody served as legal counsel to CMI, and Nelson Mullins served as legal counsel to ON Services.

For more information about the transaction, please contact Cameron McCaslin at (303) 243-5610 or cmccaslin@classvipartners.com, and Paul Zetterberg at (303) 243-5605 or pzetterberg@classvipartners.com.

About Class VI Partners
Class VI provides middle-market investment banking services, including mergers and acquisitions advisory, corporate advisory, business valuation, and private capital raising services through its affiliate, Class VI Securities, LLC and Member FINRA. Class VI is also affiliated with and offers wealth management services through Class VI Family Office, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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