By North American Expositions Co.

closed 12/16/2009 via Company Press Release

National Marine Manufacturers Association, acquired New England Boat Show

synopsis: The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced the acquisition of the New England Boat Show from North America Expositions Company as part of a larger strategic repositioning of its boat show portfolio.
buyer: National Marine Manufacturers Association
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80% of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. "
target parent: North American Expositions Co.
target: New England Boat Show
The New England Boat Show is oldest, largest and most respected boating marketplace in the Northeast. The New England Boat Show is held annually at the new, state of the art, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC).
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closed 3/20/2006 via

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachting Promotions, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Yachting Promotions, Inc.. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Southfield, MI, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III in October 2003.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yachting Promotions, Inc.
Yachting Promotions, Inc. & its Show Management operations produce 8 boat shows along with numerous special events. Yachting Promotions has made the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Palm Beach Boat Show three of the world's largest in-water boat shows.
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closed 2/21/2001 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased International Pool and Spa EXPO from National Spa & Pool Institute

synopsis: Hanley-Wood, the leading business-to-business information provider in the residential and commercial construction industry, and the National Spa and Pool Institute (NSPI) announced that they are entering into a long-term partnership designed to grow the pool and spa industry.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller: National Spa & Pool Institute
The NSPI International Pool and Spa EXPO is the largest show of its kind, featuring 600 companies exhibiting their products and services to more than 15,000 industry professionals and conducts more than 100 workshops and seminars targeted to the members of the pool and hot tub industries.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 10/19/2012 via RTT News

United Business Media Limited, acquired EFEM International Fair & Organization

synopsis: UBM announced it has acquired a 70 percent equity share in EFEM, one of Turkey's leading tradeshow organizers. EFEM trade shows specialize in Mother/Baby as well as recreational activities.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: EFEM International Fair & Organization
EFEM, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, is one of Turkey's leading tradeshow organizers. EFEM trade shows specialize in Mother/Baby as well as recreational activities.
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closed 4/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Specialty Equipment Market Association, acquired Performance Racing Industry

synopsis: The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association, which owns the massive SEMA Show for the automotive specialty products sector, bought Performance Racing Industry, producers of the motorsports business magazine and PRI Trade Show.
buyer: Specialty Equipment Market Association
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is a trade association consisting of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. "
target: Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry, a magazine publisher and a provider of an industry trade show, has served tens of thousands of racing entrepreneurs as their key source for industry trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies and much, much more.
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cancelled 7/28/2010 via

Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Infront Sports & Media AG, acquired Threshold Sports

synopsis: Threshold Sports, a London based sports event agency that helps people realize their potential through world-class outdoor and challenge events, has been acquired by Infront, a Swedish sports marketing company managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Infront Sports & Media AG
Infront is a Swedish sports marketing company managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events, including the distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions. "
target: Threshold Sports
Threshold Sports is a London based sports event agency that helps people realize their potential through world-class outdoor and challenge events. Their innovative attitude has enabled them to continually deliver cutting edge participant, corporate and fundraising events for people of all abilities.
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closed 6/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

Hugger Event Management, purchased Fish Expo Atlantic from Diversified Business Communications

synopsis: Portland, ME-based Hugger Event Management LLC has acquired Fish Expo Atlantic, a biennial East coast commercial fishing trade show and conference, from Diversified Business Communications.
buyer parent: Diversified Business Communications
buyer: Hugger Event Management
Hugger Event Management produces SAWLEX, a regional trade show for forestry equipment buyers in South Carolina. The company also provides marketing services to a variety of trade and consumer shows, including the International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). "
seller: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products.
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announced 10/10/2019 via BusinessWire

Major League Fishing, will acquire Fishing League Worldwide

synopsis: Major League Fishing (MLF), a professional bass fishing league and television show, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization.
buyer parent: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
buyer: Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing (MLF) is a professional bass fishing league and television show that airs on Outdoor Channel, World Fishing Network and Discovery Channel. "
target: Fishing League Worldwide
Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete in more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments across five circuits. They are based in Benton, Kentucky.
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closed 4/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Mountain Travel Symposium

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the parent company of Successful Meetings, has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium, an annual conference that attracts mountain destination travel professionals from all over the world in North America.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive. "
target: Mountain Travel Symposium
Mountain Travel Symposium is the single largest and longest-running annual gathering of mountain travel professionals in North America. Representatives from mountain resort businesses have gathered at MTS each spring for nearly 40 years.
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closed 4/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Schneider Publishing

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group acquired the assets of Schneider Publishing, which includes the TEAMS Conference + Expo and Meetings Quest conferences, and the SportsTravel and Association News magazines. Schneider Publishing provides events, conferences, and media and information products to organizers for sports, associations and corporate meetings.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target: Schneider Publishing
Schneider Publishing creates and provides world-class publications, conferences and information products and services that improve the lives of people who use them. They publish the Association News and SportsTravel magazines, and organize the TEAMS Conference and Meetings Quest trade-show series.
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closed 3/20/2006 via

Active Interest Media, acquired Yachting Promotions, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of Yachting Promotions, Inc.. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Southfield, MI, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III in October 2003.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: Yachting Promotions, Inc.
Yachting Promotions, Inc. & its Show Management operations produce 8 boat shows along with numerous special events. Yachting Promotions has made the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show and the Palm Beach Boat Show three of the world's largest in-water boat shows.
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closed 2/21/2001 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased International Pool and Spa EXPO from National Spa & Pool Institute

synopsis: Hanley-Wood, the leading business-to-business information provider in the residential and commercial construction industry, and the National Spa and Pool Institute (NSPI) announced that they are entering into a long-term partnership designed to grow the pool and spa industry.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller: National Spa & Pool Institute
The NSPI International Pool and Spa EXPO is the largest show of its kind, featuring 600 companies exhibiting their products and services to more than 15,000 industry professionals and conducts more than 100 workshops and seminars targeted to the members of the pool and hot tub industries.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 10/19/2012 via RTT News

United Business Media Limited, acquired EFEM International Fair & Organization

synopsis: UBM announced it has acquired a 70 percent equity share in EFEM, one of Turkey's leading tradeshow organizers. EFEM trade shows specialize in Mother/Baby as well as recreational activities.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: EFEM International Fair & Organization
EFEM, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, is one of Turkey's leading tradeshow organizers. EFEM trade shows specialize in Mother/Baby as well as recreational activities.
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$3.39*
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closed 4/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Specialty Equipment Market Association, acquired Performance Racing Industry

synopsis: The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association, which owns the massive SEMA Show for the automotive specialty products sector, bought Performance Racing Industry, producers of the motorsports business magazine and PRI Trade Show.
buyer: Specialty Equipment Market Association
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is a trade association consisting of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. "
target: Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry, a magazine publisher and a provider of an industry trade show, has served tens of thousands of racing entrepreneurs as their key source for industry trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies and much, much more.
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cancelled 7/28/2010 via

Stratus Media Group, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Hot Import Nights

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Hot Import Nights Events and Productions, the owner and operator of live motor sports events including Cars&Models and Hot Import Nights (HIN), a leading series of indoor/outdoor car, music and pop-culture festivals.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights. "
target parent: Digital Age Motorsports, LLC
target: Hot Import Nights
Hot Import Nights Events and Productions is in its 12th year as a leading producer of national touring automotive lifestyle events. The company produces Hot Import Nights and Car&Model shows as the nation's largest and most unique indoor/outdoor car, music, and pop-culture festivals.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Infront Sports & Media AG, acquired Threshold Sports

synopsis: Threshold Sports, a London based sports event agency that helps people realize their potential through world-class outdoor and challenge events, has been acquired by Infront, a Swedish sports marketing company managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Infront Sports & Media AG
Infront is a Swedish sports marketing company managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events, including the distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions. "
target: Threshold Sports
Threshold Sports is a London based sports event agency that helps people realize their potential through world-class outdoor and challenge events. Their innovative attitude has enabled them to continually deliver cutting edge participant, corporate and fundraising events for people of all abilities.
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closed 6/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

Hugger Event Management, purchased Fish Expo Atlantic from Diversified Business Communications

synopsis: Portland, ME-based Hugger Event Management LLC has acquired Fish Expo Atlantic, a biennial East coast commercial fishing trade show and conference, from Diversified Business Communications.
buyer parent: Diversified Business Communications
buyer: Hugger Event Management
Hugger Event Management produces SAWLEX, a regional trade show for forestry equipment buyers in South Carolina. The company also provides marketing services to a variety of trade and consumer shows, including the International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). "
seller: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products.
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announced 10/10/2019 via BusinessWire

Major League Fishing, will acquire Fishing League Worldwide

synopsis: Major League Fishing (MLF), a professional bass fishing league and television show, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization.
buyer parent: Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
buyer: Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing (MLF) is a professional bass fishing league and television show that airs on Outdoor Channel, World Fishing Network and Discovery Channel. "
target: Fishing League Worldwide
Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete in more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments across five circuits. They are based in Benton, Kentucky.
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closed 4/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Mountain Travel Symposium

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the parent company of Successful Meetings, has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium, an annual conference that attracts mountain destination travel professionals from all over the world in North America.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive. "
target: Mountain Travel Symposium
Mountain Travel Symposium is the single largest and longest-running annual gathering of mountain travel professionals in North America. Representatives from mountain resort businesses have gathered at MTS each spring for nearly 40 years.
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closed 4/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Schneider Publishing

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group acquired the assets of Schneider Publishing, which includes the TEAMS Conference + Expo and Meetings Quest conferences, and the SportsTravel and Association News magazines. Schneider Publishing provides events, conferences, and media and information products to organizers for sports, associations and corporate meetings.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target: Schneider Publishing
Schneider Publishing creates and provides world-class publications, conferences and information products and services that improve the lives of people who use them. They publish the Association News and SportsTravel magazines, and organize the TEAMS Conference and Meetings Quest trade-show series.
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