Freeman Sells Party Time Rentals to Groupe ABP

April 27, 2012

DALLAS – April 27, 2012 – Freeman, the premier provider of integrated services for face-to-face marketing events, announced today that it is selling Party Time Rentals to Groupe ABP in Le Gardeur, near Repentigny and Montreal, Quebec. In 2000, Freeman acquired Party Time Rentals.

Due to Party Time Rentals’ unique strengths, service offerings and location, it has operated as an independent Freeman brand since 2000. Recently, the Freeman leadership team decided Party Time Rentals could best execute its strategy as part of another organization.

“We were happy to find the ideal buyer in Groupe ABP,” said Joe Popolo, Freeman CEO. “Their focus aligns with the strategic goals of Party Time Rentals.” Groupe ABP and Party Time Rentals concentrate their services on the rental of equipment for special events such as; exhibits, events, parties, weddings, festivals, concerts and more.

“We’re thrilled to have Party Time Rentals join us,” said Pierre Lepine co -founder of Groupe ABP. “Their offerings and Ottawa location will allow us to more readily provide excellent event rental services to a wider customer base.”

Freeman will partner with Party Time Rentals in its strategic markets and their joint customers will continue to receive the exceptional service they’ve come to expect. For more information on Groupe ABP, visit the website at

About Freerman

Since 1927, Freeman has provided customers with comprehensive services for face-to-face marketing events including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with 70 offices in North America, Freeman produces more than 15,000 events annually, including 54% of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows. Freeman has the ability to assist customers in all aspects of the trade show process, from set-up to take-down and everything in between. An employee-owned company, Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people, providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous awards for excellence in the trade show industry. For more information, visit

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