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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Urban Expositions, acquired California Gift Show

synopsis: Urban Expositions has acquired the California Gift Show from Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. This acquisition further solidifies Urban Expositions' plans to unify the Southern California marketplace and the surrounding areas. The California Gift Show is the largest wholesale gift show on the West Coast.
buyer: Urban Expositions
Based in Kennesaw, GA, Urban Expositions offers a complete roster of trade show management services, including exhibit sales and marketing, operations, exhibitor/attendee promotions and services, media relations, seminar and event coordination, database development and management. "
target parent: The Merchandise Mart
target: California Gift Show
From a vital cross-section of established manufacturers to an innovative array of regional, new-to-market offerings, California Gift Show is singularly distinguished as the source for brands that define today’s California lifestyle.
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closed 1/28/2013 via PR Newswire

US Antique Shows, acquired Miami National Antiques Show & Sale

synopsis: US Antique Shows is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of the Miami National Antiques Show & Sale from Dolphin Promotions. The Miami National Antiques Show features 150 exhibitors annually, presenting a wide range of quality antique furniture, decorative and fine arts.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: US Antique Shows
US Antique Shows is the world's largest indoor antique show and a division of GLM. US Antique Shows produces fairs in Miami Beach, Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles, and draws annually more than 1,500 dealers exhibiting merchandise to nearly 30,000 consumers and retailers. "
target parent: Dolphin Promotions
target: Miami National Antiques Show & Sale
The Miami National Antiques Show features 150 exhibitors annually, presenting a wide range of quality antique furniture, decorative and fine arts. Now in its 36th year, it is one of the longest-running antique shows in south Florida, an international antiques marketplace during the winter season.
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closed 2/28/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM Asia, acquired Malaysian International Furniture Fair

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has acquired the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) from its private owners on behalf of UBM Asia. Established in 1995, MIFF is Malaysia's largest exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur and the largest furniture exhibition in South-East Asia.
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: Malaysian International Furniture Fair
Malaysian International Furniture Fair is Malaysia's largest exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur and the largest furniture exhibition in South-East Asia. Established in 1995, this annual event is an export-oriented furniture trade show.
price ($mm)
$11
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$7
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2.4x
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closed 4/12/2010 via Company Press Release

Canadian Gift & Tableware Association, purchased Alberta Gift Show & Montreal Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: The Canadian Gift and Tableware Association announced that it has acquired the Alberta Gift Show and the Montreal Gift Show from DMG World Media (Canada) Inc., a move that reflects confidence in the health and future of Canada's independent retailers.
buyer: Canadian Gift & Tableware Association
The Canadian Gift & Tableware Association (CGTA) is a national not-for-profit association for giftware wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, importers and exporters. One of the key services the association offers its members and their retail customers is the CGTA Gift Show. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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announced 4/3/2008 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, will purchase Natural MarketPlace from The Natural Products Association

synopsis: The Natural Products Association announced a new partnership with Penton Media, Inc. aimed at expanding its annual trade show, Natural MarketPlace. Penton will acquire certain assets related to the show from the Natural Products Association, and Penton will manage the show in partnership with the association, beginning in 2009.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
seller: The Natural Products Association
Founded in 1936, the Natural Products Association is the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. The Natural Products Association represents more than 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products.
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closed 2/5/2003 via Company Press Release

EMAP plc, acquired Agor SAS

synopsis: Emap Communications, the b2b division of the media group Emap plc, announced the acquisition of AGOR SAS (AGOR), the market leading independent exhibition business serving the domestic French retail sector in the volume, gifts and clearance goods markets.
buyer: EMAP plc
Emap Communications is the leading UK trade exhibition organiser and the fourth largest trade exhibition organiser in France. EC has over 300 Conferences in 16 countries. Its leading titles include Retail Week, Broadcast, Construction News, Nursing Times and Health Service Journal. "
target: Agor SAS
Agor SAS operates as a trade show organizer serving retail sector in the volume, gifts, and clearance goods markets in France. The company specializes in gifts, textiles, household goods, food products, jewellery-horology, toys, garden products, and leisure and clearance goods.
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$28
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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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announced 8/1/2012 via Company Press Release

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire 75% of Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd, a South African exhibition entity that is the organiser of the agrifood exhibition, Good Food & Wine Show, which is held three times a year in Johannesburg (September), Cape Town (May) and Durban (August).
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano's group of companies are divided into two business areas: management of spaces and services and organization of exhibitions and conferences. "
target: Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.
Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd. is the leading exhibition entity in the Food & Beverage sector in South Africa.
price ($mm)
$5.22*
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$3
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closed 3/12/2010 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired SURVEY Marketing + Consulting GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Clarion Events Ltd, a subsidiary of Veronis Suhler Stevenson Partners LLC, acquired Survey Marketing + Consulting GmbH & Co KG (Survey Marketing), a Bielefeld-based provider of exhibitions organization services for suppliers to the furniture and interior decoration industries.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events organises over 150 exhibitions, conferences and seated events annually across the globe. More than 12,000 companies trust us with their custom each year and over 700,000 people give their valuable time to visit our events. "
target: SURVEY Marketing + Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
SURVEY Marketing + Consulting's main activities include market and product analysis as well as conceptual corporate consulting. SURVEY also specializes in organizing trade fairs at domestic and foreign locations with an emphasis on the furniture and furniture supply industry.
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closed 4/30/2007 via BNC Analysis

ExpoMedia Group, PLC., acquired World Food Market

synopsis: In April 2007, ExpoMedia Group announced the acquisition of the World Food Market event from Ithaca Media. World Food Market (WFM) is the leading exhibition for the ethnic food and world food markets and is held at London’s ExCel.
buyer: ExpoMedia Group, PLC. (:$0.00)
Expomedia Group develops and manages the chain of state-of-the-art exhibition and conference centres, EXPO XXI International Expocentres, in key markets where multi-functional event space is in demand. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: World Food Market
World Food Market is a trade fair that focuses on community foods. It offers ethnic and world specialty food. The company serves retailers, the food service sector, the profit and cost sectors, and wholesalers and importers. World Food Market is based in London, the United Kingdom.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BusinessWire

SIA Snow Show merged with Outdoor Retailer,

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, the producer of Outdoor Retailer, announced the acquisition of the SIA Snow Show, the largest snow sports industry trade show and networking environment globally. Under the ownership of Emerald Expositions, the January SIA Snow Show will merge with Outdoor Retailer to become the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through trade shows, Outdoor Retailer Magazine, product demo events, media events and web-based business solutions. "
target parent: SnowSports Industries America
target: SIA Snow Show
The SIA Snow Show is the largest snow sports industry trade show and networking environment globally. The SIA Snow Show supports the growth and development of snow sports by promoting brands and products at their trade show.
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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 11/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

BridgeTower Media, acquired Progressive Business Media

synopsis: Progressive Business Media, the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries, announced it is being acquired by BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: 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. "
target: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media is the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries. It is the parent company of brands including Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Home Textiles Today, Casual Living, Designers Today, Exterior Design, and more.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications UK Ltd., acquired London Design Fair

synopsis: Diversified Communications UK Ltd., a trade exhibition and media group in the United Kingdom, has acquired Tent Exhibitions Ltd., a UK company that owns and operates the London Design Fair. Top trade professionals attend the London Design Fair to see and specify the latest furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Diversified Communications UK Ltd.
Diversified Communications UK Ltd. organizes events and provides publications for international organizations and regional start-ups in the United Kingdom. It organizes consumer events; and publishes magazines and eMedia products. "
target: London Design Fair
Tent Exhibitions Ltd. is a UK company that owns and operates the London Design Fair. The London Design Fair is an established trade and consumer event. Top trade professionals attend to see and specify the latest furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BusinessWire

Motorcycle Industry Council, acquired AIMExpo

synopsis: The Motorcycle Industry Council announced it has acquired the Motorcycle Group business segment from Marketplace Events LLC. The acquisition includes the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), America's premier motorcycle and powersports show,that caters to trade, media and consumers all under one roof.
buyer: Motorcycle Industry Council
The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect, and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues,"
target parent: Marketplace Events
target: AIMExpo
AIMExpo (The American International Motorcycle Expo) is a catalyst that brings together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling in the U.S.
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Northstar Travel Group, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein Partners acquired Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, from the Wicks Group of Companies. Northstar owns well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and others.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: 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.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
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closed 7/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Northstar Travel Media, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group. Northstar, a $60 million company based in Secaucus, New Jersey, serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies operating in selected segments of the information, education, and media industries. "
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: 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.
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announced 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Life Medya Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti.

synopsis: Tarsus Group bought a 70-percent stake in Turkish Exhibition Company Life Media (Lifemedia Fuarcilik). Tarsus Group will pay approximately £15 million ($24 million) for the 70-percent stake, with £10.6 million ($16.8 million) being paid immediately, followed by estimated deferred payments of approximately £5 million.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: Life Medya Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti.
Life Media Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti. has an established position in Turkey’s housewares and gifts business-to-business sector and runs two annual shows in Istanbul - Zuchex (September) and Ideal Home Fair (April), as well as publishes related trade journals - one English and two Turkish language.
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$16 [$15]*
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$7
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closed 9/30/2011 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired George Little Management, LLC

synopsis: Daily Mail and General Trust announced that dmg events, its exhibitions and conference division, completed the disposal of George Little Management (GLM) GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: George Little Management, LLC
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
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$173
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Urban Expositions, acquired California Gift Show

synopsis: Urban Expositions has acquired the California Gift Show from Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. This acquisition further solidifies Urban Expositions' plans to unify the Southern California marketplace and the surrounding areas. The California Gift Show is the largest wholesale gift show on the West Coast.
buyer: Urban Expositions
Based in Kennesaw, GA, Urban Expositions offers a complete roster of trade show management services, including exhibit sales and marketing, operations, exhibitor/attendee promotions and services, media relations, seminar and event coordination, database development and management. "
target parent: The Merchandise Mart
target: California Gift Show
From a vital cross-section of established manufacturers to an innovative array of regional, new-to-market offerings, California Gift Show is singularly distinguished as the source for brands that define today’s California lifestyle.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Urban Expositions, acquired Hauntcon

synopsis: Urban Expositions announced the acquisition of HAuNTcon, the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, a B2B exposition for the Haunted House Industry. HAuNTcon brings together people who love Haunted Houses, Halloween and scaring people, for four fun-filled days and nights of haunt tours, special events, education and networking.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Urban Expositions
Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 35 events covering six sectors: Gift & Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice & Restaurant, Jewelry and Gaming. Based in Kennesaw, GA, the company also has offices in Trumbull, CT, Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. "
target: Hauntcon
HAuNTcon is a celebration of people who love Haunted Houses and Halloween. It is three days and nights full of networking, haunted attraction tours, educational seminars, make-n-takes teaching the latest Haunting techniques and a tradeshow exhibiting the latest in Haunting props and equipment.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Urban Expositions, acquired LeftField Media LLC

synopsis: LeftField Media announced it has been acquired by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events Company. LeftField is a Norwalk-based event organizer with a growing portfolio of consumer events focused on passionate communities around the US.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Urban Expositions
Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Apparel, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Halloween & Party, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry. "
target: LeftField Media LLC
LeftField Media is a boutique events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Urban Expositions

synopsis: Urban Expositions announced that Clarion Events Ltd. of the United Kingdom has become a majority partner in the company. Urban Expositions maintains its existing corporate identity, executive management team, staff, office locations, brands, and events with plans for collaboration on current as well as future events and acquisitions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Urban Expositions
Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Apparel, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Halloween & Party, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry.
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Urban Expositions, acquired California Gift Show

synopsis: Urban Expositions has acquired the California Gift Show from Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. This acquisition further solidifies Urban Expositions' plans to unify the Southern California marketplace and the surrounding areas. The California Gift Show is the largest wholesale gift show on the West Coast.
buyer: Urban Expositions
Based in Kennesaw, GA, Urban Expositions offers a complete roster of trade show management services, including exhibit sales and marketing, operations, exhibitor/attendee promotions and services, media relations, seminar and event coordination, database development and management. "
target parent: The Merchandise Mart
target: California Gift Show
From a vital cross-section of established manufacturers to an innovative array of regional, new-to-market offerings, California Gift Show is singularly distinguished as the source for brands that define today’s California lifestyle.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Boutique Design New York

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show producer, has acquired Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and its related assets from ST Media Group International, a producer of publications, websites and events for the visual communication markets. BNDY is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target parent: ST Media Group International Inc.
target: Boutique Design New York
Boutique Design New York (BDNY) is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals. BDNY brings interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and hospitality property owners together with manufacturers and marketers of exceptional design elements for hospitality interiors.
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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 5/24/2017 via BusinessWire

SIA Snow Show merged with Outdoor Retailer,

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, the producer of Outdoor Retailer, announced the acquisition of the SIA Snow Show, the largest snow sports industry trade show and networking environment globally. Under the ownership of Emerald Expositions, the January SIA Snow Show will merge with Outdoor Retailer to become the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through trade shows, Outdoor Retailer Magazine, product demo events, media events and web-based business solutions. "
target parent: SnowSports Industries America
target: SIA Snow Show
The SIA Snow Show is the largest snow sports industry trade show and networking environment globally. The SIA Snow Show supports the growth and development of snow sports by promoting brands and products at their trade show.
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announced 12/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Connect Meetings

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the acquisition Connect Meetings, a market leading US business travel and meetings event organizer, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: 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.
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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 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:$373.00)
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 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)
$69
rev ($mm)
$40
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Aviation Week & Space Technology, acquired MRO Network

synopsis: Aviation Week has announced its acquisition of MRO Network, a media outlet which gives a voice to the global MRO community, which will expand its position as the premier information services provider and event producer for the fast-growing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul segment.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine, with 107,000+ paying subscribers. Each week, AW&ST delivers news and analysis of technology, business and operations in every sector of the global industry: civil, military and space. "
target: MRO Network
MRO Network is a media outlet which gives a voice to the global MRO community: people working within commercial aviation engineering and maintenance at airlines, MROs, OEMs, lessors and financiers, suppliers and others allied to the field.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Urban Expositions

synopsis: Urban Expositions announced that Clarion Events Ltd. of the United Kingdom has become a majority partner in the company. Urban Expositions maintains its existing corporate identity, executive management team, staff, office locations, brands, and events with plans for collaboration on current as well as future events and acquisitions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Urban Expositions
Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Apparel, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Halloween & Party, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry.
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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 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:$6,836.37)
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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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications. International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in the market.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
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 parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today
International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in this market. Operating in the $40 billion pizza restaurant industry, International Pizza Expo is the fastest growing foodservice show.
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closed 12/31/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SouthComm Communications, Inc., acquired Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, announced that it has acquired Cygnus Business Media. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and technology markets, providing integrated marketing solutions with print, digital and event properties.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm Communications, Inc. was formed in late 2007. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce. "
target: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company that provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs. Its diverse portfolio serves various market categories and industries with print, digital products and live events.
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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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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 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 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 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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