PSG-backed ShootProof buys Táve

ShootProof, which is backed by Providence Strategic Growth, has acquired Táve, a provider of studio management solutions. No financial terms were disclosed.

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ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ShootProof, a leading global provider of online gallery software and related services for professional and semi-professional photographers, today announced the acquisition of Táve, a SaaS company offering one of the most advanced and customizable platforms for managing creative event-based businesses. With the addition of Táve’s robust business management capabilities, ShootProof now offers photographers a uniquely powerful and comprehensive solution to grow their businesses, complete with rich customer engagement, business management and e-commerce capabilities. Táve is the first acquisition made by ShootProof following its partnership with Providence Strategic Growth. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

ShootProof and Táve offer fully integrated and highly complementary solutions that empower professional and semi-professional photographers throughout the development of their businesses. Táve’s ability to help photographers operate their business throughout the entire customer lifecycle, managing everything from leads to proposals to financial reporting, combined with the ShootProof platform’s beautiful client galleries featuring interactive and rich e-commerce capabilities, will provide photographers with the comprehensive set of tools they need to run successful and sustainable businesses.

“Táve has a powerful product and is led by a great team that is focused on delivering exceptional customer service, which is reflected in the incredible loyalty of their customers,” said Colin Breece, CEO and Co-Founder of ShootProof. “We’re excited to offer our customers the benefits of a comprehensive solution as well as the continued flexibility to select and integrate with other leading providers. Importantly, both Táve and ShootProof share the same deep commitment to customer success, and we are excited to partner with the Táve team as we continue to scale our platform and capitalize on the opportunities in this fragmented market.”

“We founded Táve with the vision of helping photographers more easily run their creative business and achieve their dreams,” says Adrian Ziemkowski, Co-Founder of Táve. “Colin and the ShootProof team are the ideal partner for us. We are confident that their excellent technology platform, deep customer relationships, incredible growth and robust team will enable us to realize our vision at scale.”

The entire Táve team has relocated to ShootProof’s Atlanta headquarters. Mr. Ziemkowski will continue to lead the Táve product line as a member of the ShootProof leadership team.

For more information, visit ShootProof.

About ShootProof
ShootProof is a leading provider of online gallery software and sales tools for professional and semi-professional photographers around the world. The user-friendly platform enables photographers to share and sell their photos commission-free in customizable galleries and apps, and deliver a better client experience with digital downloads, proofing, printing, and more. Founded in 2010, ShootProof serves tens of thousands of photographers in 38 countries, offering 18 different languages for galleries.

About Táve
Táve is a cloud-based studio management solution that enables businesses to automate workflow with proposals, booking management, invoicing, expense tracking, activity monitoring, online contract signing and more. Over the last decade, Táve built one of the most advanced and customizable platforms for managing creative event-based businesses.

About Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners L.L.C.
Providence Strategic Growth (“PSG”) is an affiliate of Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”). Established in 2014, PSG focuses on growth equity investments in lower middle market software and technology-enabled service companies, primarily in North America. Providence is a premier global asset management firm that pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm’s inception in 1989, Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, RI, and also has offices in New York and London. For more information on PSG, please visit https://www.provequity.com/private-equity/psg, and for more information on Providence, please visit www.provequity.com.