The Appointment Group (TAG) has acquired the travel management division of Satellite Office Services (SOS).

TAG, an event and travel management company, bought SOS, a provider of logistical support for international concert tours, festivals, and special events, for an undisclosed sum.

It follows the appointment of former dnata Travel senior vice president Steve Barrass who joined TAG as chief executive this month August.

The Appointment Group specialises in the music, entertainment, film and media industries and acts as a travel management company to wealthy private clients.

SOS focuses mainly on supporting production crews and steel teams on major tours.

The combined travel business will trade as TAG Global Touring and will be managed from TAG’s Los Angeles office.

TAG’s global touring director, Byron Carr said: “We have admired SOS as a business for a number of years and at times enjoyed working alongside them for mutual clients.”

SOS founding partner Lori Tierney said: “We are excited to join forces with TAG and believe that our businesses naturally complement each other. Our first-hand experience on the road informs every aspect of the service we provide, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and perspective with TAG’s team of specialist entertainment travel agents.”