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Kilimanjaro acquires literary events company Fane Productions

By | Published on Monday 25 October 2021

Alex Fane

The UK division of German live company DEAG, that being Kilimanjaro Live, has announced that it has acquired literary events production firm Fane Productions, which was founded and is led by Alex Fane.

“Having known Alex for several years we are pleased to welcome Fane Productions into the Kili Group”, says Kilimanjaro Live CEO Stuart Galbraith. “We look forward to working with Alex for many years to come and expanding and growing the Fane family both in the UK and internationally”.

Fane himself adds: “I’m delighted to be partnering with DEAG and Kilimanjaro Live as we look to our next steps as a company. After a year of exponential growth and our busiest autumn ever, it’s the perfect time to join forces with an industry leader who understands our business and can offer us the expertise and investment we need to expand our offer within the UK and beyond”.

Since DEAG took control of Kilimanjaro in 2014, the UK business has made a number of acquisitions, up until now mainly within live music. Fane Productions puts on spoken word events in the UK and Australia, with shows headlined by Margaret Atwood, Malala Yousafzai, Grayson Perry, Judi Dench and more. Last year, during the pandemic, it also launched an online events business.