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Curated Events acquires Sugarplum Tent Co.

Company News, News | June 27, 2023 | By:

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Dubin Clark, with offices in Boston and Jacksonville, Fla., a private equity firm focused on building niche market leaders in the lower middle market, announced one of its portfolio companies, Curated Events, has acquired Sugarplum Tent Co., Boyds, Md. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Founded in 1990, Sugarplum Tent Co. is a full-service provider of long- and short-term tent rentals for weddings, corporate events, and other special events throughout Maryland and the eastern shore, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Sugarplum provides many different styles of high-end tenting including sailcloth, clear, white and a new state-of-the-art garden tent, as well as under-the-tent offerings of flooring, staging and lighting. 

“Sugarplum Tent Co. has been on our radar for years. When the opportunity developed to potentially acquire the business, I knew this would be a great fit with our Curated Events platform,” said Brent Paris, managing partner, Dublin Clark. 

“We have been big fans of Sugarplum Tent Co. for a number of years. Their reputation for high-quality tents and structure, as well as a keen eye for details, set them apart from the pack in the Mid-Atlantic region. We are thrilled to welcome Sugarplum into the Curated Events family,” said Al Dyess, CEO, Curated Events. 

Barbi Richardson, and her late husband, Davis, founded Sugarplum Tent Co. 30 years ago. 

“When I made the decision to sell the business, I was focused on ensuring that the Sugarplum reputation and our valued team members would continue to be treated in the manner that we built the business,” said Richardson. “I have been impressed with the Curated Events team and their attention to the smallest details. I am confident that I made the right choice with Dublin Clark and Curated Events. The business is in great hands.” 

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