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Cobalt Capital Announces Investment in Pyrotek Special Effects Inc., June 23, 2010

Cobalt Capital Announces Investment in Pyrotek Special Effects Inc.

 Oakville, Ontario, June 23, 2010 – Cobalt Capital Partners, L.P. today announced the completion of an investment in Pyrotek Special Effects Inc. (“Pyrotek”), the live entertainment industry’s leading provider of special effects designs, equipment and services.

 “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the founding shareholders of Pyrotek and to work with them to build upon the “best-in-class” reputation, products and service offerings they have developed over many years of hard work and creativity”, said Patrick Keane, President & Chief Executive Officer of Cobalt Capital Inc.  “Pyrotek has an excellent position in a very healthy segment of the entertainment industry and we look forward to working with the company as it continues to develop and deliver its first rate special effects solutions to the world’s leading artists,” added Scott Dunlop, Managing Director of Cobalt Capital Inc.

  Additional financial support for this transaction, and Pyrotek’s growth plans, was provided by BMO Bank of Montreal and BMO Capital Corporation.

 “We are very pleased to be able to add new financial partners to our successful business model as we work to continue to provide our current and future customers with the special effects they need to deliver truly outstanding live experiences to their fans,” said Doug Adams, founder of Pyrotek. 

 “The artists we work with depend upon us to help them make their vision of the show “experience” a reality through creative design, leading special effects technology and logistics expertise that enables them to re-create that experience night after night in the context of a large and complex tour,” added Lorenzo Cornacchia, President of Pyrotek. “I’m looking forward to working with our new financial partners as we continue to deliver leading edge and award winning designs to our clients.”

  About Pyrotek Special Effects Inc. 

With over 25 years of experience and with offices located in Toronto and Las Vegas, Pyrotek is an award winning special effects company providing full service, innovative design and execution of visionary special effects for live productions, including stadium and arena tour productions, award shows, festivals and live television productions. Pyrotek provides full service for North American and World Tours, from working with artists on the design of the show to providing dedicated, licensed technicians to continue working with artists day to day while on tour to ensure that the effects are safely and professionally executed. Along with special effects, Pyrotek’s sister companies, Laser Design Productions (“Laser Design”) and Aqua Visual FX (“AVFX”), provide breathtaking laser and water screen effects.  Artists with which Pyrotek, Laser Design and AVFX are currently working include: Bon Jovi, Green Day, Jonas Brothers, Kid Rock, Lady GaGa, Metallica, Paul McCartney, Rush, TNA Wrestling and many more.  More information about Pyrotek, Laser Design and AVFX can be found at:, and

  About Cobalt Capital

 Cobalt Capital is a boutique private equity firm made up of former business owners and operators seeking to help private companies grow and innovate by investing their own capital and contributing their operating expertise.  The partners of Cobalt Capital have significant business and entrepreneurial experience in a wide range of disciplines, sectors and geographies, and Cobalt Capital works closely with the companies in which it invests in order to help them achieve their growth objectives.


For more information please contact:

 Scott Dunlop

Managing Director

Cobalt Capital Inc.

(905) 815-9755, ext. 231

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Cobalt Capital Inc. is a management company providing management services to Cobalt Capital Partners, L.P. in respect of its investing activities. The officers of Cobalt Capital Inc. are also partners of Cobalt Capital Partners, L.P. and its general partner, Cobalt Capital Management GP, L.P.