By ENK International

closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired ENK International

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC , a multi-platform events and information services company and owner of Advanstar Communications, has completed the acquisition of ENK International LLC. With this acquisition, Advanstar Global significantly expands its international fashion event portfolio across multiple segments and markets.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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closed 12/20/2007 via PR Newswire

ENK International, acquired WSA Global Holdings, LLC

synopsis: Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented Encino, CA-based WSA Global Holdings LLC in its sale to ENK International. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories. "
target: WSA Global Holdings, LLC
WSA Global Holdings, LLC currently operates several divisions including show operations, publishing, and retail relations. The WSA shows provide the forum for the entire footwear industry to connect manufacturers and buyers, showcase designer brand fashions, and evaluate trends.
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closed 5/17/2006 via

Forstmann Little & Co., acquired ENK International

synopsis: ENK International, the Fashion Industry's most exclusive tradeshow organization, and Forstmann Little & Co., a New York private investment firm, today announced that Forstmann Little will make a substantial investment in ENK to provide capital to further accelerate ENK's impressive growth.
buyer: Forstmann Little & Co.
Since 1978, Forstmann Little has made 30 acquisitions and significant equity investments, returning billions of dollars to its investors. The firm's best-known investments include Gulfstream Aerospace, General Instrument and Ziff-Davis Publishing. "
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

AmericasMart Atlanta will be merged with International Market Centers,

synopsis: AmericasMart Atlanta will merge with International Market Centers, the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. AmericasMart Atlanta is a gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC brings buyers and sellers from the global marketplace together in the most effective, efficient and compelling venues. "
target: AmericasMart Atlanta
AmericasMart Atlanta is a leading gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world. AmericasMart has 548,000 attendees who each year participate in its 15 annual markets.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs (Liberty Fairs), a men's contemporary fashion trade event, has acquired Capsule from Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events business. Capsule is a fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
buyer: Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs
Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs (Liberty Fairs) is a men's contemporary fashion trade event held bi-annually in New York City and Las Vegas. Liberty curates the most forward thinking brands and brings them together with the industry's top buyers in an inspiring design-driven environment. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers. The event is hosted 12 times a year and only the world's most innovative and sought-after brands are invited to participate.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Premium Exhibition Group

synopsis: Clarion Events announced that it had acquired a majority stake in Premium Exhibition Group from Waterland Private Equity. Premium Exhibition Group is a German organiser of trade fairs, conferences and events in and around the fashion sector.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets. "
target parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
target: Premium Exhibition Group
Premium is an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment, taking place twice annually in the STATION-Berlin exhibition halls. Premium is the only trade show in the world to bring together premium brands from the fashion and lifestyle sectors at such a high level of quality.
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closed 10/31/2016 via Company Press Release

Premium Group, acquired Show & Order GmbH

synopsis: Premium Group, which organises the international fashion trade shows PREMIUM, SEEK and BRIGHT, #FASHIONTECH, has acquired Show & Order, an international fashion trade show. Show & Order was founded in 2011 by the Cologne-based Verena Malta who has transformed the platform to become a fixed element on Berlin’s trade show scene.
buyer: Premium Group
PREMIUM is an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment, taking place twice annually in the STATION-Berlin exhibition halls. PREMIUM is the only trade show in the world to bring together premium brands from the fashion and lifestyle sectors at such a high level of quality. "
target: Show & Order GmbH
Show & Order is an international organizer of fashion trade events. Show & Order was founded in 2011 by the Cologne-based Verena Malta who, over the past few years, has transformed the platform to become a fixed element on Berlin’s trade show scene.
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closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Business Journals, Inc.

synopsis: UBM plc announced the acquisition of Business Journals Inc (BJI), a producer of fashion trade shows in New York and Las Vegas. BJI serves the men's apparel and women's apparel and accessories markets under the following leading tradeshow brands: AccessoriesTheShow, EDIT, FAME, Moda, MRket and Stitch.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a leading b2b media company. BJI Fashion Group publishes the nationally recognized b2b publications MR Magazine and Accessories Magazine, plus produces MRket, AccessoriesTheShow, Edit, Fame, Moda and Stitch trade shows.
price ($mm)
$69
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$40
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announced 6/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zalando SE, will acquire Bread & Butter Tradeshow GmbH & Co.KG

synopsis: German fashion etailer Zalando has agreed to acquire the Berlin trade show Bread & Butter. As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, Bread & Butter represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.
buyer: Zalando SE (XTRA:ZAL:$3,848.76)
Zalando SE provides online sales of fashion accessories. They offer clothing, sports products, shoes, bags, and other accessories for men, women, and children. Zalando markets its products in Europe. "
target: Bread & Butter Tradeshow GmbH & Co.KG
As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, BREAD & BUTTER represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.
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announced 3/1/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Asia, will acquire NovoMania

synopsis: UBM Asia announces that it has signed a binding agreement with Novo Mania Limited, the organiser of NovoMania, to acquire this annual urban fashion event in Shanghai. Upon completion, UBM will own 60% of a joint venture company, with Novo Mania Limited, called UBM Novomania, to organise NovoMania from 2013 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. It has over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. "
target: NovoMania
NovoMania is the leading and largest selective tradeshow in China gathering urban fashion brands, buyers, department stores and real estate. It acts as a platform to introduce more international brands and concepts into China.
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closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired ENK International

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC , a multi-platform events and information services company and owner of Advanstar Communications, has completed the acquisition of ENK International LLC. With this acquisition, Advanstar Global significantly expands its international fashion event portfolio across multiple segments and markets.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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announced 3/5/2012 via Company Press Release

Global Sources, will acquire China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire an 80 percent interest in the China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair (SZIC), one of the largest fashion shows in Asia. SZIC is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major cities in garment designing and manufacturing in China.
buyer: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces and print/digital magazines. "
target: China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair
China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair (SZIC) is one of the largest fashion shows in Asia. SZIC is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major cities in garment designing and manufacturing in China. Started in 2001, the show has continually grown and developed each year.
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closed 1/16/2009 via Company Press Release

Business Journals, Inc., acquired The Haberdashery Group

synopsis: Business Journals Inc. (BJI), the parent company of MR Magazine, MRketplace.com and the MRket trade show, has acquired the New York Haberdashery Group, operator of the Haberdashery trade show. BJI will be re-launching the show in the Javits Center during New York Market Week this coming July, and renaming it MRket NYC.
buyer: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a business media company that produces business-to-business magazines, trade shows, seminars and web sites. Our properties are the premier information resources in each of the markets we serve. "
target: The Haberdashery Group
The New York Haberdashery Group is the operator of the Haberdashery trade show.
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closed 9/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Fédération Française de la Chaussure, acquired SEPIC SAS

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media, has today announced the acquisition of SEPIC SAS from the Fédération Française de la Chaussure.
buyer: Fédération Française de la Chaussure (LSE:TRS:$126.34)
Tarsus Group is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media. The Group has five business divisions: Labels and Packaging; Discount Goods; Caroo; France; and Medical. "
target parent: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
target: SEPIC SAS
SEPIC owns and operates the Mod'Amont and Midec exhibitions in Paris. Mod'Amont is the leading international exhibition for clothing accessories. It is held each February and September. Midec, is the leading French shoe exhibition and is also held in February and September each year in Paris.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 8/14/2007 via BNC Analysis

Business Journals, Inc., acquired West Coast Exclusive

synopsis: Business Journals Inc., publisher of MR – The Magazine of Menswear Retailing and producer of 15 fashion industry tradeshows, acquired key assests of The Exclusive, a high-end men's tradeshow. The upcoming edition is scheduled for Aug. 26-28 at the Venetian Hotel Palazzo Ballroom in Las Vegas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a business media company that produces business-to-business magazines, trade shows, seminars and web sites. Our properties are the premier information resources in each of the markets we serve. "
target: West Coast Exclusive
The Exclusive began in 1997 in Los Angeles as an independent rep show called the Westcoast Exclusive. Hyela Sablosky, Larry Hymes and Herb Goetz were all independent reps who shared a belief that the major trade shows were too expansive in scope and were becoming increasingly cost prohibitive.
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closed 5/17/2006 via

Forstmann Little & Co., acquired ENK International

synopsis: ENK International, the Fashion Industry's most exclusive tradeshow organization, and Forstmann Little & Co., a New York private investment firm, today announced that Forstmann Little will make a substantial investment in ENK to provide capital to further accelerate ENK's impressive growth.
buyer: Forstmann Little & Co.
Since 1978, Forstmann Little has made 30 acquisitions and significant equity investments, returning billions of dollars to its investors. The firm's best-known investments include Gulfstream Aerospace, General Instrument and Ziff-Davis Publishing. "
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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closed 8/29/2005 via BusinessWire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Project Trade Show

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company, today announced that it has acquired Project Trade Show group, a series of trade events that serves the premium contemporary sector of the fashion market.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Project Trade Show
Project has established a strong position in the industry by combining traditional and alternative event elements to offer a product that meets the unique needs of customers in the fashion forward, premium niche. Delivering a newfound excitement in men's wear and the massive momentum of the premium
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closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Further adding onto its fashion portfolio, Reed Exhibitions has bought Capsule. Launched in 2007 by BPMW, Capsule has 12 shows annually held in New York, Paris, Berlin and Las Vegas that specialize in presenting a curated assortment of high-end progressive and independent designers to a worldwide community of retailers and fashion editors.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target parent: BPMW
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
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closed 10/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S., acquired Platform Exhibitions

synopsis: The ITE Group has announced the acquisition by its Turkish subsidiary, E Uluslararasi Fuar ("EUF"), of 100% of the shares of Platform Exhibitions Inc, organizers of Beauty Eurasia. Beauty Eurasia, is the leading trade exhibition for the beauty, personal care and cosmetics industries in Turkey and the surrounding region.
buyer parent: ITE Group, Plc.
buyer: E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S.
E Uluslararasi Fuar ("EUF") organized numerous events all of which are known as the first and only exhibitions of their respective sectors in Turkey. The main exhibitions organized by EUF are: Optics, Stationary and Office and Ankomak(Construction Machinery). "
target: Platform Exhibitions
Platform Exhibitions organizes exhibitions in Istanbul/Turkey. One of their Exhibitions, Beauty Eurasia, is the leading trade exhibition for the beauty, personal care and cosmetics industries in Turkey and the surrounding region.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BtoBonline.com

Reed Exhibitions, acquired The Agenda Trade Show

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Agenda trade show for the streetwear and action sports industries. Agenda, launched in 2003 with 33 brands, is held twice a year in Long Beach; it features 550 brands.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: The Agenda Trade Show
The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries to unite. Agenda caters to the needs of buyers and brands that exist on a higher level of design and aesthetic.
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closed 4/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Eurovet, acquired CURVExpo

synopsis: World leading lingerie and swimwear show organizer EUROVET announced that it has acquired 100 percent of CURVExpo, the only trade show representing the designer lingerie, men’s underwear and swimwear in North America.
buyer: Eurovet
Eurovet is the world leading lingerie and swimwear trade show organizer. The close ties they maintain with professional organisations make their trade shows comprehensive events in their activity sectors. "
target: CURVExpo
CURVExpo is a company that organizes expositions to present the best international and domestic brands featuring lingerie, body wear, home accessories, active wear, and other clothing accessories.
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closed 8/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Swim Collective and Active Collective

synopsis: Emerald Expositions scooped up a few more trade shows with the acquisition of the Swim Collective and Active Collective events from their founder Shannon Leggett. Swim Collective is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target: Swim Collective and Active Collective
Swim Collective, created in 2010 and now held seasonally twice a year, is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective, launched in 2014 and also held twice a year, is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show and has built a national reputation.
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closed 7/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Premium Group, acquired Bright GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: The Premium Group, organiser of Berlin trade shows Premium and Seek, has bought streetwear exhibition Bright. Bright is a tradeshow that presents the segments streetwear, sportswear, skateboarding, board sports, sneakers and accessories.
buyer: Premium Group
PREMIUM was founded in 2003 and is the international specialist trade show for fashion in the advanced contemporary segment. It takes place twice a year at STATION-Berlin. PREMIUM brings together quality fashion and lifestyle. "
target: Bright GmbH & Co. KG
Bright is a tradeshow that presents the segments streetwear, sportswear, skateboarding, board sports, sneakers and accessories. BRIGHT presents itself as an authentic platform that portrays today’s lifestyle culture in a way that rings true to its target audience.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

AmericasMart Atlanta will be merged with International Market Centers,

synopsis: AmericasMart Atlanta will merge with International Market Centers, the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. AmericasMart Atlanta is a gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC brings buyers and sellers from the global marketplace together in the most effective, efficient and compelling venues. "
target: AmericasMart Atlanta
AmericasMart Atlanta is a leading gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world. AmericasMart has 548,000 attendees who each year participate in its 15 annual markets.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs (Liberty Fairs), a men's contemporary fashion trade event, has acquired Capsule from Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events business. Capsule is a fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
buyer: Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs
Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs (Liberty Fairs) is a men's contemporary fashion trade event held bi-annually in New York City and Las Vegas. Liberty curates the most forward thinking brands and brings them together with the industry's top buyers in an inspiring design-driven environment. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers. The event is hosted 12 times a year and only the world's most innovative and sought-after brands are invited to participate.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Premium Exhibition Group

synopsis: Clarion Events announced that it had acquired a majority stake in Premium Exhibition Group from Waterland Private Equity. Premium Exhibition Group is a German organiser of trade fairs, conferences and events in and around the fashion sector.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets. "
target parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
target: Premium Exhibition Group
Premium is an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment, taking place twice annually in the STATION-Berlin exhibition halls. Premium is the only trade show in the world to bring together premium brands from the fashion and lifestyle sectors at such a high level of quality.
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closed 10/31/2016 via Company Press Release

Premium Group, acquired Show & Order GmbH

synopsis: Premium Group, which organises the international fashion trade shows PREMIUM, SEEK and BRIGHT, #FASHIONTECH, has acquired Show & Order, an international fashion trade show. Show & Order was founded in 2011 by the Cologne-based Verena Malta who has transformed the platform to become a fixed element on Berlin’s trade show scene.
buyer: Premium Group
PREMIUM is an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment, taking place twice annually in the STATION-Berlin exhibition halls. PREMIUM is the only trade show in the world to bring together premium brands from the fashion and lifestyle sectors at such a high level of quality. "
target: Show & Order GmbH
Show & Order is an international organizer of fashion trade events. Show & Order was founded in 2011 by the Cologne-based Verena Malta who, over the past few years, has transformed the platform to become a fixed element on Berlin’s trade show scene.
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closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Business Journals, Inc.

synopsis: UBM plc announced the acquisition of Business Journals Inc (BJI), a producer of fashion trade shows in New York and Las Vegas. BJI serves the men's apparel and women's apparel and accessories markets under the following leading tradeshow brands: AccessoriesTheShow, EDIT, FAME, Moda, MRket and Stitch.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a leading b2b media company. BJI Fashion Group publishes the nationally recognized b2b publications MR Magazine and Accessories Magazine, plus produces MRket, AccessoriesTheShow, Edit, Fame, Moda and Stitch trade shows.
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$69
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announced 6/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zalando SE, will acquire Bread & Butter Tradeshow GmbH & Co.KG

synopsis: German fashion etailer Zalando has agreed to acquire the Berlin trade show Bread & Butter. As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, Bread & Butter represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.
buyer: Zalando SE (XTRA:ZAL:$3,848.76)
Zalando SE provides online sales of fashion accessories. They offer clothing, sports products, shoes, bags, and other accessories for men, women, and children. Zalando markets its products in Europe. "
target: Bread & Butter Tradeshow GmbH & Co.KG
As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, BREAD & BUTTER represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.
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announced 3/1/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Asia, will acquire NovoMania

synopsis: UBM Asia announces that it has signed a binding agreement with Novo Mania Limited, the organiser of NovoMania, to acquire this annual urban fashion event in Shanghai. Upon completion, UBM will own 60% of a joint venture company, with Novo Mania Limited, called UBM Novomania, to organise NovoMania from 2013 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. It has over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. "
target: NovoMania
NovoMania is the leading and largest selective tradeshow in China gathering urban fashion brands, buyers, department stores and real estate. It acts as a platform to introduce more international brands and concepts into China.
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closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired ENK International

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC , a multi-platform events and information services company and owner of Advanstar Communications, has completed the acquisition of ENK International LLC. With this acquisition, Advanstar Global significantly expands its international fashion event portfolio across multiple segments and markets.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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announced 3/5/2012 via Company Press Release

Global Sources, will acquire China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire an 80 percent interest in the China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair (SZIC), one of the largest fashion shows in Asia. SZIC is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major cities in garment designing and manufacturing in China.
buyer: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces and print/digital magazines. "
target: China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair
China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair (SZIC) is one of the largest fashion shows in Asia. SZIC is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major cities in garment designing and manufacturing in China. Started in 2001, the show has continually grown and developed each year.
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closed 1/16/2009 via Company Press Release

Business Journals, Inc., acquired The Haberdashery Group

synopsis: Business Journals Inc. (BJI), the parent company of MR Magazine, MRketplace.com and the MRket trade show, has acquired the New York Haberdashery Group, operator of the Haberdashery trade show. BJI will be re-launching the show in the Javits Center during New York Market Week this coming July, and renaming it MRket NYC.
buyer: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a business media company that produces business-to-business magazines, trade shows, seminars and web sites. Our properties are the premier information resources in each of the markets we serve. "
target: The Haberdashery Group
The New York Haberdashery Group is the operator of the Haberdashery trade show.
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closed 9/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Fédération Française de la Chaussure, acquired SEPIC SAS

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media, has today announced the acquisition of SEPIC SAS from the Fédération Française de la Chaussure.
buyer: Fédération Française de la Chaussure (LSE:TRS:$126.34)
Tarsus Group is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media. The Group has five business divisions: Labels and Packaging; Discount Goods; Caroo; France; and Medical. "
target parent: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
target: SEPIC SAS
SEPIC owns and operates the Mod'Amont and Midec exhibitions in Paris. Mod'Amont is the leading international exhibition for clothing accessories. It is held each February and September. Midec, is the leading French shoe exhibition and is also held in February and September each year in Paris.
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$20
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$15
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closed 8/14/2007 via BNC Analysis

Business Journals, Inc., acquired West Coast Exclusive

synopsis: Business Journals Inc., publisher of MR – The Magazine of Menswear Retailing and producer of 15 fashion industry tradeshows, acquired key assests of The Exclusive, a high-end men's tradeshow. The upcoming edition is scheduled for Aug. 26-28 at the Venetian Hotel Palazzo Ballroom in Las Vegas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a business media company that produces business-to-business magazines, trade shows, seminars and web sites. Our properties are the premier information resources in each of the markets we serve. "
target: West Coast Exclusive
The Exclusive began in 1997 in Los Angeles as an independent rep show called the Westcoast Exclusive. Hyela Sablosky, Larry Hymes and Herb Goetz were all independent reps who shared a belief that the major trade shows were too expansive in scope and were becoming increasingly cost prohibitive.
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closed 5/17/2006 via

Forstmann Little & Co., acquired ENK International

synopsis: ENK International, the Fashion Industry's most exclusive tradeshow organization, and Forstmann Little & Co., a New York private investment firm, today announced that Forstmann Little will make a substantial investment in ENK to provide capital to further accelerate ENK's impressive growth.
buyer: Forstmann Little & Co.
Since 1978, Forstmann Little has made 30 acquisitions and significant equity investments, returning billions of dollars to its investors. The firm's best-known investments include Gulfstream Aerospace, General Instrument and Ziff-Davis Publishing. "
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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closed 8/29/2005 via BusinessWire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Project Trade Show

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company, today announced that it has acquired Project Trade Show group, a series of trade events that serves the premium contemporary sector of the fashion market.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Project Trade Show
Project has established a strong position in the industry by combining traditional and alternative event elements to offer a product that meets the unique needs of customers in the fashion forward, premium niche. Delivering a newfound excitement in men's wear and the massive momentum of the premium
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$9.90
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closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Further adding onto its fashion portfolio, Reed Exhibitions has bought Capsule. Launched in 2007 by BPMW, Capsule has 12 shows annually held in New York, Paris, Berlin and Las Vegas that specialize in presenting a curated assortment of high-end progressive and independent designers to a worldwide community of retailers and fashion editors.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target parent: BPMW
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
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closed 10/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S., acquired Platform Exhibitions

synopsis: The ITE Group has announced the acquisition by its Turkish subsidiary, E Uluslararasi Fuar ("EUF"), of 100% of the shares of Platform Exhibitions Inc, organizers of Beauty Eurasia. Beauty Eurasia, is the leading trade exhibition for the beauty, personal care and cosmetics industries in Turkey and the surrounding region.
buyer parent: ITE Group, Plc.
buyer: E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S.
E Uluslararasi Fuar ("EUF") organized numerous events all of which are known as the first and only exhibitions of their respective sectors in Turkey. The main exhibitions organized by EUF are: Optics, Stationary and Office and Ankomak(Construction Machinery). "
target: Platform Exhibitions
Platform Exhibitions organizes exhibitions in Istanbul/Turkey. One of their Exhibitions, Beauty Eurasia, is the leading trade exhibition for the beauty, personal care and cosmetics industries in Turkey and the surrounding region.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BtoBonline.com

Reed Exhibitions, acquired The Agenda Trade Show

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Agenda trade show for the streetwear and action sports industries. Agenda, launched in 2003 with 33 brands, is held twice a year in Long Beach; it features 550 brands.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: The Agenda Trade Show
The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries to unite. Agenda caters to the needs of buyers and brands that exist on a higher level of design and aesthetic.
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closed 4/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Eurovet, acquired CURVExpo

synopsis: World leading lingerie and swimwear show organizer EUROVET announced that it has acquired 100 percent of CURVExpo, the only trade show representing the designer lingerie, men’s underwear and swimwear in North America.
buyer: Eurovet
Eurovet is the world leading lingerie and swimwear trade show organizer. The close ties they maintain with professional organisations make their trade shows comprehensive events in their activity sectors. "
target: CURVExpo
CURVExpo is a company that organizes expositions to present the best international and domestic brands featuring lingerie, body wear, home accessories, active wear, and other clothing accessories.
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closed 8/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Swim Collective and Active Collective

synopsis: Emerald Expositions scooped up a few more trade shows with the acquisition of the Swim Collective and Active Collective events from their founder Shannon Leggett. Swim Collective is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target: Swim Collective and Active Collective
Swim Collective, created in 2010 and now held seasonally twice a year, is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective, launched in 2014 and also held twice a year, is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show and has built a national reputation.
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closed 7/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Premium Group, acquired Bright GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: The Premium Group, organiser of Berlin trade shows Premium and Seek, has bought streetwear exhibition Bright. Bright is a tradeshow that presents the segments streetwear, sportswear, skateboarding, board sports, sneakers and accessories.
buyer: Premium Group
PREMIUM was founded in 2003 and is the international specialist trade show for fashion in the advanced contemporary segment. It takes place twice a year at STATION-Berlin. PREMIUM brings together quality fashion and lifestyle. "
target: Bright GmbH & Co. KG
Bright is a tradeshow that presents the segments streetwear, sportswear, skateboarding, board sports, sneakers and accessories. BRIGHT presents itself as an authentic platform that portrays today’s lifestyle culture in a way that rings true to its target audience.
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