VictoryLive Inc., an event management and ticketing technology service backed by Clearlake Capital Group, has bought Ticket Evolution Inc., a software service for the ticketing industry.

Ticket Evolution manages sports and events tickets for both professional ticket resellers and rightsholders through a B2B marketplace with distribution capabilities. The company offers full-service and automated software-as-a-service, providing operational needs to ticket distributors, including ticket fulfillment and delivery. The deal looks to offer more options for VictoryLive’s rightsholders, resellers and affiliates by partnering with event management and ticketing technology and data providers.

“Our acquisition of Ticket Evolution underscores our fundamental growth strategy for VictoryLive, which looks to expand relationships with and support the growth of event managers by investing in technology and data,” comments Behdad Eghbali, co-founder and managing partner, and James Pade, partner and managing director, of Clearlake.

Sidley Austin LLP acted as legal advisor to Clearlake and VictoryLive. Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP acted as legal advisor to Ticket Evolution.