History

History

1989
1989

The concert promoters Marcel Avram and Matthias Hoffmann found CTS Computer Ticket Service GmbH in Munich on 4 November.

1996
1996

CTS is acquired by Klaus-Peter Schulenberg. Just a year later, the company is in the black for the first time.

1999
19991999

CTS becomes CTS EVENTIM and the limited company (GmbH) becomes a stock corporation (AG) through a change of legal form.

2000
2000

After two years of development, CTS EVENTIM in January launches the world’s most modern ticketing software.

2000
20002000

On 1 February, CTS EVENTIM makes its successful debut on the Frankfurt stock exchange. It is initially listed on the ‘Neuer Markt’.

2000
2000 to 20022000 to 2002

CTS EVENTIM expands into live entertainment and acquires stakes in a number of German concert promoters. These include the Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur, the Peter Rieger Konzertagentur, Semmel Concerts, Argo Konzerte, FKP Scorpio, and Dirk Becker Entertainment. This makes CTS EVENTIM the first company ever to unite ticketing and live entertainment under a shared umbrella.

2002
20022002

CTS EVENTIM takes over the internet platform getgo.de.

2004
20042004

CTS EVENTIM is awarded the contract to market the tickets for the FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany. The sale of 3.2 million tickets goes smoothly.

2008
20082008

Together with other sponsors, CTS EVENTIM ensures the long-term continuation of the ‘Kontaktstudiengang Popularmusik’ at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. Since then, the course has operated under the name EVENTIM POPKURS. Its graduates include artists such as Peter Fox, Johannes Oerding, Revolverheld, Wir sind Helden, and many others.

2009
20092009

CTS EVENTIM becomes Europe’s leading concert promoter and the world’s third largest. The company still retains these positions today.

2010
20102010

With the acquisition of Ticketcorner, CTS EVENTIM becomes the ticketing market leader in Switzerland.

2010
20102010

In Germany, CTS EVENTIM takes over the activities of Ticket Online and also concludes an exclusive ticketing contract with Stage Entertainment.

2010
2010

CTS EVENTIM’s Group revenue exceeds the 500-million-euro mark for the first time.

2010
20102010

CTS EVENTIM takes over the operation of the LANXESS arena in Cologne and, together with Anschutz Entertainment Group, acquires the legendary Hammersmith Apollo in London, which has operated under the name EVENTIM Apollo since 2013.

2013
20132013

CTS EVENTIM wins the official ticketing services contract for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

2013
20132013

CTS EVENTIM expands its European market leadership in live entertainment by acquiring a majority stake in Switzerland’s ABC Production.

2014
20142014

CTS EVENTIM acquires Stage Entertainment’s ticketing companies in Spain, the Netherlands, and France. An exclusive ticketing agreement for Europe and Russia is also concluded with Stage.

2014
20142014

CTS EVENTIM is chosen as the exclusive ticketing partner for the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championship in Cologne and Paris.

2014
2014

CTS EVENTIM completes a change of legal form to a partnership limited by shares (KGaA). EVENTIM Management AG becomes the personally liable partner of the KGaA.

2014
20142014

CTS EVENTIM becomes the exclusive ticketing partner for the XXXI Summer Olympic Games and the XV Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

2015
20152015

CTS EVENTIM enters the German cinema ticketing market by acquiring a stake in kinoheld.

2016
20162016

CTS EVENTIM forms a ticketing joint venture with the Danish media company Egmont, thereby strengthening its position in Scandinavia.

2016
20162016

CTS EVENTIM expands to South America through a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment in Brazil.

2017
2017

For the first time in its history, CTS EVENTIM generates revenues exceeding one billion euros, a normalised EBITDA of more than 200 million euros, and a Group profit of more than 100 million euros.

2017
2017 to 2018

With the acquisition of the Italian promoters Vertigo, Friends and Partners, D’Alessandro e Galli, and Vivo Concerti, CTS EVENTIM becomes the leading provider of Live Entertainment in Italy within just a few months.

2018
2018

With EVENTIM BRAND CONNECT, a new business unit is created that centrally handles of the requirements of marketing partners in the Ticketing and Live Entertainment segments.

2018
2018

Together with the Austrian company Kapsch TrafficCom, CTS EVENTIM is commissioned to collect German passenger vehicle tolls, thereby introducing its expertise to a business segment outside the ticketing and live entertainment sectors for the first time.

2019
2019

CTS EVENTIM bundles its Live Entertainment forces in the pan-European promoter network EVENTIM LIVE, which comprises 26 promoters in 10 countries.

today
todaytoday

CTS EVENTIM is a leading global ticketing and live entertainment provider. Around 250 million tickets are sold each year through the company’s platforms.

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