A Brilliant agreement for Vari-Lite and Tomcat


Dallas-based Vari-Lite International Inc. has sold its London-based subsidiary Brilliant Stages Ltd. to a subsidiary of Tomcat Global Corporation. Details of the transaction were not released. Brilliant Stages designs and constructs stage sets for touring bands, television shows, and trade events.

Vari-Lite's chairman and CEO, Rusty Brutsche, noted that he has been friends with Tomcat president Mitch Clark for some time and that a "real synergy" exists between Tomcat and Brilliant Stages. He declared, "We have every confidence that this change will be to the benefit of both organizations and that Brilliant Stages will continue to flourish under Tomcat's management."

This announcement comes as Vari-Lite continues to reshape its future by focusing on what the company describes as "core business opportunities in professional automated lighting and sound reinforcement products and services."