Tonka Bay Invests in Image AV

MINNETONKA, MN (April 2, 2024) — Tonka Bay Equity Partners LLC (“Tonka Bay”) invested in Image Audiovisuals (“Image AV”), a leading audiovisual production services company. Tonka Bay has partnered with Image AV owners Dave and Diana Mueller to accelerate a national growth plan of the company.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Image AV offers a full suite of event production and equipment rental services for meeting planners and venue partners, including design, programming, and support services for live, virtual, and hybrid events. Image AV provides services to a diverse mix of corporate, association, institutional, government, and non-profit organizations across various industries. The company is actively seeking to expand their footprint in additional key regional markets in the Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest.

The Muellers, who founded the business in 1988, said, “We have fostered a strong employee culture focused on our customers, and expanded our service offerings through the years to meet their needs. We feel Tonka Bay is the right partner with the right culture and resources to help us continue growing the business and serving our customers.”

Shawn Cappello, Director at Tonka Bay, stated, “We were actively searching for a partner in this industry to leverage our past special events experience, and Image AV rose to the top of the list. Image AV’s talented team and customer service focus shows through in their impressive roster of high-quality customers. We are excited to partner with Dave, Diana, and team to unlock the next stage of growth.”

 About Image AV

Based in Denver, Colorado, Image AV is a full-service production company specializing in live, hybrid, and virtual event services. Image AV creates engaging event experiences by combining the right audiovisual technology with a talented production team. For more information about Image AV, please visit

About Tonka Bay Equity Partners
Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Tonka Bay has been Building Bigger, Better Businesses® for over 25 years. Tonka Bay Equity Partners is a private equity firm that acquires and invests in growth-oriented businesses in the highly engineered manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution sectors. For more information, call (952) 345-2030 or visit

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