Like Staging Connections Pty Ltd.

closed 12/16/2003 via BNC Analysis

AAV, Ltd., acquired Staging Connections Pty Ltd.

synopsis: AAV increased its suite of services following the acquisition of the events company, Staging Connections Pty Limited (“SC”). This acquisition was approved by AAV shareholders on 12 December 2003.
buyer: AAV, Ltd. (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections is a worldwide integrated event services group. They deliver events ranging in scale and dimension from small boardroom presentations to gala dinners and conferences; international entertainment and sporting events through to consumer exhibitions and trade shows. "
target: Staging Connections Pty Ltd.
Staging Connections has been supporting the delivery of events in Australia for over 20 years and today has offices throughout the region with more than 750 dedicated staff.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cecoforma, acquired Seauton

synopsis: Cecoforma, a Belgian events and communications agency, has acquired Seauton, a professional event organiser in Belgium. Seauton organises national and international meetings, incentives, congresses and events. The company delivers creative and tailor-made events to help businesses strengthen their professional relationships.
buyer: Cecoforma
Cecoforma is a Belgian events and communications agency. Cecoforma manages events of all sizes, formats and subject matters, from institutional conferences to corporate receptions. The agency organises well-orchestrated events to support their client’s communication and policy strategies. "
target: Seauton
Seauton is a professional event organiser in Belgium. Seauton organises national and international meetings, incentives, congresses and events. The company delivers creative and tailor-made events to help businesses strengthen their professional relationships and to achieve their business targets.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Web

Prestige Global Meeting Source, acquired Groups Meetings Incentives

synopsis: Prestige Global Meeting Source (Prestige), a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services, has acquired Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI), a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI provides creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
buyer: Prestige Global Meeting Source
Founded in 1986, Prestige Global Meeting Source is a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services. Prestige helps their clients find and negotiate the best possible solution for their various meeting and event needs. "
target: Groups Meetings Incentives
Founded in 1984, Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI) is a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI supplies businesses in a variety of industries with creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Web

MCI Group SA, acquired Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.

synopsis: MCI announced the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based Wyndham Jade, an industry-leading event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations.
buyer: MCI Group SA
MCI is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. "
target: Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.
Wyndham Jade is an event and travel management company that specializes in convention housing and registration, meeting management, incentive programs, business travel and site selection. They offer a complete technology solution by combining housing and registration into one integrated platform.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Wecast Network Inc, acquired Wide Angle Group Limited

synopsis: Wecast Network, Inc. announced that it has acquired 55% of Wide Angle Group Limited ("WAG"). WAG, a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company, does work that aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
buyer: Wecast Network Inc (WCST:$6.00)
Wecast Network Inc is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. The company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China. "
target: Wide Angle Group Limited
Wide Angle Group is a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company. Their work aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the controlled chaos, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
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closed 9/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ellis Salsby Ltd, acquired Right Location

synopsis: Ellis Salsby Ltd has acquired fellow conference and event management company Right Location Corporate Services in order to “provide a stronger venue finding and conference management offer" to its clients. Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio.
buyer: Ellis Salsby Ltd
Ellis Salsby Ltd provides event management, venue finding and is a hotel booking agency. "
target: Right Location
Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio, varying from large blue chip organisations to associations, charities and small-to-medium businesses.
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announced 6/11/2012 via PE Hub

Nice Entertainment Group, will acquire Playroom AS

synopsis: Nice Entertainment Group, a pan-Nordic content production group, has signed an agreement to acquire Norwegian event management company Playroom AS. Founded in 2001, Playroom is an entertainment house focused on experience-based communication through event management, artist management and record production.
buyer parent: CapMan Capital Management Oy
buyer: Nice Entertainment Group
Nice Entertainment Group is the largest independent group of creative production companies in the Nordic region. Its annual production of more than 100 series covers all genres and serves all the major channels in the territory. "
target: Playroom AS
Playroom consists of three divisions: events, music and artists. The event division is the largest and has demonstrated strong growth since its inception in 2007. The company is one of the largest in the Norwegian event management business.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Maritz Travel Company, acquired Experient, Inc.

synopsis: Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel is the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to transforming business through people and events. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Experient, Inc.
Experient, Inc. is an event management company. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, corporate and government clients.
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closed 1/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ouest Audiovisuel, acquired RIV Turquoise

synopsis: Ouest Audiovisuel acquired RIV Turquoise , an event and seminar organizer in France.
buyer: Ouest Audiovisuel
Ouest Audiovisuel is an audiovisual and event production company. The company specializes in corporate audiovisual, marketing and sales applications for the creation of reports, web movies, dynamic media (2D/3D images, CD-ROM, DVD), TV ads, TV billboards, web banners and events. "
target: RIV Turquoise
RIV Turquoise offers event coordination and creation, as well as for trips, congresses, seminars, travelling and special programs in France and internationally.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

easyFairs, acquired Fairtec

synopsis: easyFairs, Europe's leading organiser of time & cost-effective trade shows, has acquired the Belgian business-to-business exhibition organiser, Fairtec. The move brings together an impressive portfolio of industrial technology shows in sectors such as measurement and control instrumentation, pumps and valves, subcontracting, safety and security.
buyer parent: Artexis Group
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Fairtec
Fairtec nv is an independent organizer that is also independent of any exhibition center. They offer a variety of trade fairs customized to suit your business. It successfully pioneered time-saving innovations such as the "one-day fair" formula.
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cancelled 8/11/2010 via

PanPacific International, cancelled an acquisition of Queen Entertainment Group

synopsis: The Amergence Group, a company that focuses on the development, nurturing, and rapid expansion of selected emerging or disruptive companies across a wide range of industries and disciplines, announced its first "spin-out" subsidiary, PanPacific International, has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire Queen Entertainment Group.
buyer parent: The Amergence Group
buyer: PanPacific International
PanPacific International has become The Amergence Group's first "Spin-Out" subsidiary. The company is charged with seeking out edgy and/or disruptive businesses in Hong Kong and the surrounding areas and incorporating them within PanPacific International. "
target: Queen Entertainment Group
Queen Entertainment Group -- one of the leaders in Hong Kong event organization, is also known regionally as an exclusive artist agency whose specialties include providing talent for all forms of media, television, video, and print advertising throughout the region.
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closed 11/15/2019 via PR Web

Executive Speakers Bureau, acquired National Keynote Speakers

synopsis: Executive Speakers Bureau, a full service Speakers Bureau, is pleased to announce the acquisition of National Keynote Speakers, which provides companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs.
buyer: Executive Speakers Bureau
Executive Speakers Bureau, founded in 1993, is a full service Speakers Bureau. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, they offer thousands of national speakers as well as speakers local to their clients'​ venues to help meet each organization's individual needs. "
target: National Keynote Speakers
National Keynote Speakers provide companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs. They have a presence in 12 U.S. markets providing their clients with a balanced mix of nationally recognized speakers and local experts.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired Zibrant Ltd.

synopsis: BCD Meetings & Events has taken over Zibrant in a move to strengthen its European offering. Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, BCD Meetings & Events has more than 1,000 resources in over 40 countries, with sales exceeding US $620 million. "
target: Zibrant Ltd.
Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
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closed 2/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd (UBS), one of the leading Chinese agencies specialized in healthcare communications. UBS will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group and will be renamed UBS Saatchi & Saatchi Health.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. It manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, and more. "
target: U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd
U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd is a full-service agency specializing in pharmaceutical PR, marketing and events management. It uses in-depth market intelligence to deliver industry-leading services through brand management and marketing, creative design, and much more.
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closed 11/30/2010 via BNC Analysis

MaryAnne McAdam, purchased The Event Planning Consulting Operations from MedCAREERS GROUP

synopsis: MaryAnne McAdams completed the acquisition of the event planning consulting operations from MedCareers Group, Inc. on November 30, 2010.
buyer: MaryAnne McAdam
MaryAnne McAdams completed the acquisition of the event planning consulting operations from MedCareers Group, Inc. (OTCPK: MCGI.E) on November 30, 2010. "
seller: MedCAREERS GROUP (OTCPK:MCGI:$0.03)
MedCAREERS Group's goal is to build itself into a complete resource for the healthcare professional with an emphasis and understanding of what healthcare professionals need as a resource to assist them in maximizing their careers.
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closed 4/28/2003 via Market Wire

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC

synopsis: Hanley-Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media company serving the residential construction industry, has acquired the key assets of Davis Peterson Collaborative (DPC), producer of home building-related trade shows, events and conferences.
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. "
target: Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC
Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC conducts and manages trade shows, events, and conferences for media organizations, companies, professional organizations, and trade associations.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connect Meetings, acquired BizBash Media

synopsis: Connect Meetings, a division of Tarsus Group, has announced the purchase of BizBash, the iconic trade media company for event and meeting planners, further expanding Connect’s market leading position.
buyer parent: Tarsus Group plc
buyer: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions. "
target: BizBash Media
BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and HR executives.
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closed 9/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Mash Media Group Limited, acquired International Confex

synopsis: Publisher and event organizer Mash Media announced the official acquisition of the International Confex exhibition from UBM Live. International Confex provides the annual meeting place for the events world and connects event professionals with the best venues, destinations, finishing touches, technology and event support services.
buyer: Mash Media Group Limited
Mash Media is the leading publisher of magazines and directories for the event, exhibition, meetings and conference sectors for meetings and events industry. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: International Confex
International Confex provides the annual meeting place for the events world and connects event professionals with the best venues, destinations, finishing touches, technology and event support services the industry has to offer.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Herb Besaw, acquired Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.

synopsis: SPOON Exhibit Services, Inc., a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services, has been acquired by President and CEO, Herb Besaw.
buyer: Herb Besaw
Herb Besaw is the President and CEO of SPOON Exhibits & Events, a full-service tradeshow exhibit house and corporate marketing event and meeting management organization with offices in Macedon, NY, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. "
target: Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.
Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc. is a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services from its headquarters in Macedon, NY.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BusinessWire

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired L37 Creative

synopsis: L37 Creative has been acquired by BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), a global meetings and events agency headquartered in Chicago. L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events, a trusted, award-winning global meetings & events agency, helps companies design and execute meetings and events through strategic solutions, innovation and the power of imagination. "
target: L37 Creative
L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
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closed 12/16/2003 via BNC Analysis

AAV, Ltd., acquired Staging Connections Pty Ltd.

synopsis: AAV increased its suite of services following the acquisition of the events company, Staging Connections Pty Limited (“SC”). This acquisition was approved by AAV shareholders on 12 December 2003.
buyer: AAV, Ltd. (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections is a worldwide integrated event services group. They deliver events ranging in scale and dimension from small boardroom presentations to gala dinners and conferences; international entertainment and sporting events through to consumer exhibitions and trade shows. "
target: Staging Connections Pty Ltd.
Staging Connections has been supporting the delivery of events in Australia for over 20 years and today has offices throughout the region with more than 750 dedicated staff.
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closed 10/21/2015 via PR Newswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Staging Connections Group Limited

synopsis: Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Staging Connections Group Limited, a leader in event staging that provides a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media evert service such as webcasting.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman & Co. is one of Wall Street's premier providers of independent financial services advice offering mergers and acquisitions and related advisory services, capital raising, underwriting, strategic management consulting and competitor benchmarking data and analysis to financial institutions. "
target: Staging Connections Group Limited (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections has been creating events for nearly 30 years. As the leader in event staging they offer a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media event service such as webcasting, Event Feed and Event Poll.
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closed 12/16/2003 via BNC Analysis

AAV, Ltd., acquired Staging Connections Pty Ltd.

synopsis: AAV increased its suite of services following the acquisition of the events company, Staging Connections Pty Limited (“SC”). This acquisition was approved by AAV shareholders on 12 December 2003.
buyer: AAV, Ltd. (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections is a worldwide integrated event services group. They deliver events ranging in scale and dimension from small boardroom presentations to gala dinners and conferences; international entertainment and sporting events through to consumer exhibitions and trade shows. "
target: Staging Connections Pty Ltd.
Staging Connections has been supporting the delivery of events in Australia for over 20 years and today has offices throughout the region with more than 750 dedicated staff.
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closed 12/16/2003 via BNC Analysis

AAV, Ltd., acquired Staging Connections Pty Ltd.

synopsis: AAV increased its suite of services following the acquisition of the events company, Staging Connections Pty Limited (“SC”). This acquisition was approved by AAV shareholders on 12 December 2003.
buyer: AAV, Ltd. (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections is a worldwide integrated event services group. They deliver events ranging in scale and dimension from small boardroom presentations to gala dinners and conferences; international entertainment and sporting events through to consumer exhibitions and trade shows. "
target: Staging Connections Pty Ltd.
Staging Connections has been supporting the delivery of events in Australia for over 20 years and today has offices throughout the region with more than 750 dedicated staff.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

RED Driving School, acquired NFE Group Ltd

synopsis: RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK, has acquired the NFE Group Ltd, a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target: NFE Group Ltd
The NFE Group is a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management. The group also organises car launch events, roadshows and more.
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
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closed 10/21/2015 via PR Newswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Staging Connections Group Limited

synopsis: Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Staging Connections Group Limited, a leader in event staging that provides a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media evert service such as webcasting.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman & Co. is one of Wall Street's premier providers of independent financial services advice offering mergers and acquisitions and related advisory services, capital raising, underwriting, strategic management consulting and competitor benchmarking data and analysis to financial institutions. "
target: Staging Connections Group Limited (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections has been creating events for nearly 30 years. As the leader in event staging they offer a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media event service such as webcasting, Event Feed and Event Poll.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Leisure Time Group, acquired Lime & Soda

synopsis: Leisure Time Group, New Zealand, has purchased Auckland-based event management company; Lime & Soda. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
buyer: Leisure Time Group
Leisure Time Group is a family owned and operated New Zealand travel and event management company that have been providing inspirational and unforgettable experiences since 1987. "
target: Lime & Soda
Lime & Soda is an Auckland-based event management company. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
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announced 12/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Concerto Group will be merged with CH&Co Group,

synopsis: CH&Co Group has announced its merger with the events catering and services company, Concerto Group. Comprised of seven brands, Concerto provides seamless event management, stunning venues, award-winning catering, phenomenal entertainment and trendy bars and restaurants in the UK.
buyer: CH&Co Group
CH&Co Group is a group of specialist businesses designed especially to help clients locate the ideal catering or service solution to suit their needs. CH&Co offers the broadest range of eating, hospitality and venue experiences in the UK. "
target: The Concerto Group
Concerto Group is a hospitality events company operating in the UK marketplace. Comprised of seven brands, Concerto benefits from the unique ability to provide lifestyle events and experiences through one point of contact.
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closed 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Virgin Experience Days

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity announced that funds managed by Inflexion have completed the buyout of Virgin Experience Days, the UK’s leading experiences business. Virgin Experience Days offers curated experiences to consumers and corporates, from flying Spitfires to short luxury breaks, selling over 750,000 experiences annually.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is one of the UK’s leading independent mid-market private equity houses, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working with them to deliver growth. "
target parent: Acorne Ltd
target: Virgin Experience Days
Virgin Experience Days offers curated experiences to consumers and corporates, from flying Spitfires to short luxury breaks, selling over 750,000 experiences annually. Virgin Experience Days operates both B2C and B2B divisions.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Client Focused Media, Inc., acquired Jacksonville Party Company, LLC

synopsis: Client Focused Media, a full-service marketing agency in San Marco, has acquired Jacksonville Party Company, an event planning company known for organizing local events of all sizes.
buyer: Client Focused Media, Inc.
Client Focused Media was founded in 2002 and is a leading integrated marketing firm in Northeast Florida. The company provides strategic planning, event planning, marketing, creative, advertising, media buying, branding, crisis management services and public relations to a variety of clients. "
target: Jacksonville Party Company, LLC
Jacksonville Party Company provides unique ideas and designs along with professional organization and execution of any type of event. The company specializes in casino events, corporate functions, holiday parties, school functions, concerts and fundraisers.
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announced 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ignite!Events STL, will acquire Parties & Props, Ltd.

synopsis: Event production firm Ignite!Events, which is headquartered in Edwardsville, has acquired event design company Parties & Props, Ltd. Under the leadership of mother-daughter team of Mary and Amy Allison, the organization created thousands of successful special events, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, fund-raisers and galas, and corporate events.
buyer: Ignite!Events STL
Ignite!Events specializes in creating events that connect donors with the missions of organizations - igniting fundraising efforts and infusing a spark of excitement, interaction, and innovation into events. "
target: Parties & Props, Ltd.
Under the leadership of mother-daughter team of Mary and Amy Allison, Parties & Props has created thousands of successful special events, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, fund-raisers and galas, private parties, corporate events and unique experiences, in and around the St. Louis area.
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closed 4/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Neuland Concerts GmbH, acquired Neuland Concerts GmbH

synopsis: Neuland Concerts GmbH has been acquired by its management from parent company Warner Music Germany. Neuland Concerts was established in 2008, and it quickly developed into one of Germany’s top live music tour operators. Neuland Concerts offers services in all fields of live entertainment, including corporate and brand events.
buyer: Neuland Concerts GmbH
Neuland Concerts is a German booking agency and tour promoter for many national and international artists. Neuland Concerts offers services in all fields of live entertainment, including corporate and brand events such as the production of special events. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Neuland Concerts GmbH
Neuland Concerts is a German booking agency and tour promoter for many national and international artists. Neuland Concerts offers services in all fields of live entertainment, including corporate and brand events such as the production of special events.
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closed 9/14/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Haycom AV Pty Ltd merged with Norwest Group,

synopsis: Melbourne, Australia-based Haycom has merged with Norwest Group, based in Sydney, Australia. In business for over 40 years, Haycom delivers leading-edge technical productions services for events and road shows encompassing visuals, sound, lighting, recording, webcasting, videoconferencing, audience participation platforms and room dressing/scenic.
buyer: Norwest Group
The Norwest Group provides seamless and cost effective technical solutions for live events across Australasia. They provide audio, lighting, staging, vision rental & production services. "
target: Haycom AV Pty Ltd
Haycom delivers trusted audio-visual production and creative content solutions for live events and experiences. With project managers possessing a minimum of eight years of experience, the Haycom team has deep understanding and appreciation for technology and event services.
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closed 5/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Concept PR merged with Kenyon Fraser Ltd.,

synopsis: Kenyon Fraser has announced that it has merged with Concept PR. Concept PR is a public relations firm providing marketing and event managemnt to clients. Margaret Tarpey will remain as managing director of Concept PR.
buyer: Kenyon Fraser Ltd.
Kenyon Fraser is a full service marketing communications agency with over 90 clients across the UK. Kenyon Fraser was established in 1990 and have been ranked as a PR Week Top 150 company for many years. "
target: Concept PR
Concept PR is a a full service PR, marketing and events management company based in the glorious North West town of Southport, United Kingdom.
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closed 3/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Chime Communications PLC, acquired Rough Hill Limited

synopsis: Chime Communications has announced the acquisition of a 60% stake in a youth marketing agency, Rough Hill. One of Rough Hill's businesses will be injected into a new company within VCCP called VCCP Live, which will be 40% owned by Rough Hill's vendors, Jeremy Simmonds, Matthew Smith and Richard Moore.
buyer: Chime Communications PLC (LSE:CHW:$524.40)
Chime Communications plc, through its subsidiaries, provides public relations, advertising, sports marketing, market research, direct marketing, and design and event management consultancy services in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target: Rough Hill Limited
Rough Hill Limited provides event planning and promotional services. The company sells the tickets of their plan events through their website.
price ($mm)
$1.06*
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closed 8/20/2002 via PR Newswire

Cygnus Business Media, acquired AS3

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business to-business media company, announced it has acquired AS3, the Aviation Services and Suppliers Super Show from The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
buyer parent: ABRY Partners
buyer: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media's leading business publications, tradeshows, conferences, websites, online products and custom marketing capabilities enhance brand identity, generate sales leads, and build product awareness as they strengthen customer/client relationships. "
target: AS3
The GOAL of AS3 is to provide a one-of-a-kind forum for companies, serving the aviation aftermarket service industry, to forge new business relationships and broaden their client base. The economy and ever changing trends in business drive the General Aviation Industry forward to conquer new challe
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closed 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Canossa Events, acquired Cavallino, Inc.

synopsis: Canossa Events has acquired US based concours event and media company Cavallino Inc. With a prestigious reputation for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. Cavallino is also the organiser of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Canossa Events
Canossa Events is a renowned Italian motoring events business. Canossa Events was formed in 2010 and is best known for its classic car rallies and its supercar motor touring events that blend exotic collectable cars, world-class hospitality and road adventures set in Europe and the Middle East. "
target: Cavallino, Inc.
With a prestigious reputation for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. Cavallino is also the organiser of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic. Cavallino Classic is the largest automotive event of the winter season.
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closed 11/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of B2B information, research, events, and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States.
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closed 10/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Michelin, acquired LeFooding.com

synopsis: Michelin, a France-based tire company, has acquired LeFooding.com (Le Fooding), a French restaurant guide. Le Fooding is available in paper, online and app formats. The guide provides info on restaurants, chefs, bars, B&Bs and hotels. The company also organizes various gastronomic events, including Zero Carbo, Bouillon de Minuit, and more.
buyer: Michelin (ENXTPA:ML:$25,657.06)
Michelin, headquartered in France, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry. "
target: LeFooding.com
LeFooding.com (Le Fooding) is a French restaurant guide. Le Fooding is available in paper, online and app formats. The guide provides info on restaurants, chefs, bars, B&Bs and hotels. The company also organizes various gastronomic events, including Zero Carbo, Bouillon de Minuit, and more.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alex Fane, acquired Fane Productions Ltd.

synopsis: Literary events production company Fane Productions has become independent, after its founder Alex Fane sealed a reaquisition of the 80% majority stake from Original Talent. The company focuses on hosting events revolving around literature, podcasts, the stage and screen.
buyer: Alex Fane
Alex Fane is a 25-year-old entrepreneur that formed Fane Productions in February 2017. Fane Productions is one of the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic production companies. "
target parent: Original Talent Limited
target: Fane Productions Ltd.
Fane Productions operates as a unique one-stop shop for top talent from across the global entertainment industry. The company focuses on hosting events revolving around literature, podcasts, the stage and screen and is based in London.
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closed 9/30/2020 via PR Newswire

STEMconnector merged with Pod Network LLC,

synopsis: Pod Network LLC, an award-winning social networking app, has merged with STEMconnector, the nation's largest research-driven professional services company dedicated to developing a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.
buyer: Pod Network LLC
Pod is a social networking platform designed to provide discovery and community building capability in a fast and easy manner. Based on the significance of interests and proximity, Pod serves to help people build and maintain rich networks. "
target: STEMconnector
STEMconnector is the leading corporation connecting all aspects of the STEM community from K-12 to global corporations. STEMconnector provides corporate, postsecondary, K-12, nonprofit, and government members with enterprise-wide support to develop, execute, and scale their STEM talent strategies.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Schneps Media, acquired Dan's Papers, Inc.

synopsis: Schneps Media, the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island, has acquired Dan’s Papers from Manhattan Media, a media company in New York City and the Hamptons. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End.
buyer: Schneps Media
Schneps Media is the leading local media company serving New York City, Westchester and Long Island. IT owns 33 newspapers, 28 magazines and specialty publications and 20 websites, produces numerous podcasts and hosts 50 annual events. "
target parent: Isis Venture Partners
target: Dan's Papers, Inc.
Dan’s Papers is a diversified media company. Dan’s Papers publishes weekly newspapers and magazines that cater to the needs of locals, residents and visitors to the Hamptons and the East End. The company also publishes a monthly real estate magazine and operates food and wine events.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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2E Group AB
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Mecklermedia Corporation
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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GL Events
GL Events
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
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EBITDA ($mm)
$122.92
EBIT ($mm)
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MCH Group AG
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$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
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EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
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Future plc
Future plc
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rev ($mm)
$333.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$83.71
EBIT ($mm)
$60.78
Net Income ($mm)
$27.99
Employees
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Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
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$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
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DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
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$226.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
EBIT ($mm)
$3.91
Net Income ($mm)
$2.91
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Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
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$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
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Eventbrite
Eventbrite
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2020
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$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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1126
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ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
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2020
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$140.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($51.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($96.80)
Net Income ($mm)
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KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
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$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
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