Like Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.

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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$1
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2.4x
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8.9x
closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Questex, LLC, purchased Live Experience Assets from Informa plc

synopsis: Questex announces it is acquiring Live Experience assets from Informa including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is an online publication and well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals. "
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is a well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals. The World Tea Expo is the hub for tea industry professionals. The Club Industry Show is a conference focused on the business of fitness.
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announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WABI and WCJB TV Stations from Diversified Communications

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$1,084.13)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired World Tea Expo

synopsis: Penton announced that it has acquired World Tea Expo, the leading event and digital information company dedicated to the global tea industry. World Tea Expo serves the growing North American specialty multi-billion dollar tea market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: World Tea Expo
World Tea Media produces the annual World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling and education.
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closed 1/4/2012 via Company Press Release

F+W Media, Inc., acquired World Tea Media

synopsis: World Tea Media, dedicated to providing business solutions for the global tea industry, announced that it was acquired by F+W Media, Inc. a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target: World Tea Media
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, World Tea Media is an integrated media company dedicated to providing business solutions to the global tea industry. Its events include the annual World Tea Expo and World Tea East.
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closed 10/1/2007 via PR Newswire

BNP Media, acquired MeatProcessingXchange

synopsis: BNP Media has announced the acquisition of the MeatProcessingXchange (MPX) from Watt Publishing Company.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: Watt Publishing Co.
target: MeatProcessingXchange
Meat Processing’s dynamic, strategic, one-on-one event, MeatProcessingXchange is designed to foster highly customized and confidential, strategic discussions between senior executives with decision-making authority leading meat & poultry companies and a select number of innovative, suppliers.
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closed 1/12/2006 via Company Press Release

Ascend Media, Inc., purchased Food Safety Summit from Eaton Hall

synopsis: Ascend Media announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Food Safety Summit from Eaton Hall Exhibitions, Florham Park, NJ. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Ascend Media, Inc.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries. "
seller: Eaton Hall
Eaton Hall is a publishing and trade show firm which specializes in bringing buyers and sellers together. Eaton Hall Publishing, publishers of business-to-business media targeting marketers. Our publications include: Exhibit Marketing Magazine.
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announced 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Interwine

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, will acquire a 60% stake in Interwine, the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: Interwine
Interwine is the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries. Interwine helps build connections between Chinese importers and different foreign exhibitors in Asia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
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0.0x
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announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Comexposium SA, will acquire Adhesion Group S.A.

synopsis: Comexposium Holding SAS, the leading French exhibitions company, announced that it has reached a binding agreement to acquire Adhesion Group S.A. from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Adhesion Group is a Paris-based exhibitions business and organizer of Vinisud, the international trade fair for Mediterranean wines.
buyer: Comexposium SA
The Comexposium Group, one of the world’s leading event organizers, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. "
target parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
target: Adhesion Group S.A.
Adhesion Group is a Paris-based exhibitions business. Its principal event, Vinisud, is the international trade fair for Mediterranean wines, the world’s leading wine region, and it attracts around 1,650 exhibitors from countries around the Mediterranean.
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closed 7/12/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Winexpo

synopsis: UBM Sinoexpo announces that it has acquired the Winexpo tradeshow from Shanghai Golden Commercial Exhibition Co Ltd. Winexpo is held in May and in November each year in Shanghai. First launched in 2005, Winexpo focuses on serving the fast-growing China wine market.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Shanghai Golden Commercial Exhibition Co., Ltd.
target: Winexpo
Winexpo is held in May and in November each year in Shanghai. First launched in 2005, Winexpo focuses on serving the fast-growing China wine market. The May 2012 event was held in INTEX Shanghai and attracted almost 100 exhibitors and over 5,300 trade visitors.
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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 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. (:$0.00)
Expomedia Group develops and manages the chain of state-of-the-art exhibition and conference centres, EXPO XXI International Expocentres, in key markets where multi-functional event space is in demand. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: World Food Market
World Food Market is a trade fair that focuses on community foods. It offers ethnic and world specialty food. The company serves retailers, the food service sector, the profit and cost sectors, and wholesalers and importers. World Food Market is based in London, the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$1.56
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announced 12/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gary Solomon Jr. and Neal Bodenheimer, will acquire Tales of the Cocktail

synopsis: Gary Solomon Jr., head of the Solomon Group production and design group, and Neal Bodenheimer, co-owner of the cocktail lounge Cure and the restaurant Cane & Table signed a letter of intent to take over Tales of the Cocktail, the annual bar and spirits industry conference. Tales offers seminars, tastings, networking events and much more.
buyer: Gary Solomon Jr. and Neal Bodenheimer
Gary Solomon Jr. is head of the Solomon Group production and design group. Neal Bodenheimer is co-owner of the cocktail lounge Cure and the restaurant Cane & Table. "
target: Tales of the Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail is an annual bar and spirits industry conference. Tales has grown into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more.
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closed 9/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Technomic Information Services

synopsis: Winsight, LLC, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, a suite of digital products, and more. "
target: Technomic Information Services
Technomic is the "go-to" source for food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. They impact growth and profitability for their clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights.
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closed 7/25/2006 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Secant, Inc.

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. the world's leading provider of enterprise market information solutions has acquired the assets of Secant, Inc., a leading beverage alcohol consultancy and information provider offering a comprehensive portfolio of innovative data acquisition, transformation and reporting applications.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
IRI is the world's leading provider of consumer, shopper, and retail market intelligence and insights supporting 95 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500 consumer packaged goods (CPG), retail and healthcare companies. "
target: Secant, Inc.
Secant, Inc. specializes in the consumer packaged goods and beverage alcohol industries. Secant understands the complexities of the alcohol beverage industry environment and the need for data collaboration and insights throughout the value chain.
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closed 2/22/2006 via BusinessWire

ACNielsen Corporation, acquired Beverage Data Network

synopsis: ACNielsen U.S., a subsidiary of VNU, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Beverage Data Network (BDN), the leading supplier of wholesaler sales data to the wines and spirits industry.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: ACNielsen Corporation
With operations in more than 90 countries, ACNielsen (separate from Nielsen Media Research) is the world's top compiler of consumer data. The company's measurement and analysis services include bar code scanning and store audits, consumer panels, and customized research. "
target: Beverage Data Network
Beverage Data Network (BDN) collects, validates and delivers actual product movement data, tracked from the supplier to the wholesale distributor to the retailer.
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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 6/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, acquired StockFood GmbH

synopsis: The Munich-based StockFood GmbH is now part of Hubert Burda Media´s network. StockFood is one of Germany’s most respected photo agencies. As market leader it carries works by more than 1,000 food photographers from around the world.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. With a strong focus on its digital portfolio and the international media market, it has been growing for several years. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. "
target: StockFood GmbH
StockFood is one of Germany’s most respected photo agencies. As market leader it carries works by more than 1,000 food photographers from around the world
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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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$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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2.4x
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8.9x
announced 7/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire MADE Expo

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a binding preliminary contract for the acquisition of 60% of the company MADE Expo from Federlegno Arredo Eventi SpA. MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames.
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano is the domestic market leader and one of the main integrated operators worldwide in the exhibition and congress sector. The Group manages the leading exhibition site in Italy and dominates events in numerous sectors, including fashion, food, engineering, construction and more. "
target parent: Federlegno Arredo Eventi Spa
target: MADE Expo
MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames. MADE Expo is a biennial international exhibition of architecture and construction dedicated to designers.
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announced 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd, will acquire Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano has signed the contract for the sale of the stake of 75% in its Chinese subsidiary Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. - organizer, among other things, of the event "Food Hospitality World China", to Singex Exhibitions Pte. Ltd.
buyer: Singex Exhibition Ventures Pte Ltd
Based in Singapore, the SingEx group of companies has played an integral role in the development of the exhibitions and events industry in the Asian region since 1978. SingEx Exhibitions owns, develops and manages a series of trade exhibitions and conferences in Singapore and key emerging markets. "
target parent: Fiera Milano International SPA
target: Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
Worldex Fiera Milano Exhibitions (Guangzhou) which is present in the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, has a portfolio of exhibitions in the agrifood, professional hospitality and energy saving technology sectors.
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$2.92*
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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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8.9x
announced 7/26/2012 via Company Press Release

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire Interteks

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a preliminary contract for the acquisition of 60% of the Turkish trade fair operator, Interteks Uluslararasi Fuarcilik A.S., the local market leader, which has a diversified portfolio of exhibitions in the beauty and personal care, home and garden, hospitality, sailing and logistics sectors.
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano's group of companies are divided into two business areas: management of spaces and services and organization of exhibitions and conferences. "
target: Interteks
Founded in 1976, İnterteks is the oldest, most experienced, most innovative, well known and respected trade fair organiser in Turkey, bringing buyers and sellers together for years with 460 international events in over 30 different industries.
price ($mm)
$2.50*
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$2
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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 1/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Surge Private Equity LLC, acquired Norris Conference Centers

synopsis: Norris, a privately held corporation specializing in the hosting of meetings and events at their facilities across central Texas, has been recapitalized by Surge Private Equity LLC, a Dallas based private equity firm that seeks to invest in small, growing businesses.
buyer: Surge Private Equity LLC
Surge Private Equity is a Dallas based private equity firm that seeks to invest in small, growing businesses. They target profitable businesses in the software, technology, and healthcare industries valued around $10MM in enterprise value. "
target: Norris Conference Centers
Norris Conference Centers is a privately held corporation specializing in the hosting of meetings and events at their facilities across central Texas. Norris provides training hosting services to over 2,500 clients across its five facilities in Texas.
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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 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired NEC Group

synopsis: Blackstone announced the acquisition of the National Exhibition Centre Group (NEC Group), a leading live events venue operator in the UK, from LDC. NEC has grown into the UK’s live events business of choice for organizers, exhibitors and visitors, playing host to over seven million guests and 750 events every year.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$2,038.15)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: NEC Group
Based in the UK, NEC Group is the leading live events business operating in exhibitions, conferences, music, sports, family entertainment, and hospitality. Their vision is to be Europe's most successful live events business, operating leading leisure, entertainment and business destinations.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Branded Asia

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis, part of Japan’s leading advertising agency group Dentsu Inc., has acquired the live events producer Branded. Branded will join lifestyle marketing agency MKTG to scale capabilities in live media events through the development of new age creative, content and IP ownership in the high growth areas of entertainment.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mktg, inc. (CMKG:$134.90)
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, and more. "
target: Branded Asia
Branded is an award-winning live events producer based in Hong Kong. Branded creates and produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events including the YouTube FanFest global tour.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Questex, LLC

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm focused on the business services and consumer sectors, announced that it has acquired Questex, a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vice Media Inc., acquired Villain LLC

synopsis: Vice Media, a global media channel focusing on investigative journalism and enlightening videos, has acquired Villain LLC, a company that operates as an events and fabrication agency, providing events production services. The company is based in Brooklyn, New York.
buyer: Vice Media Inc.
VICE is a global media channel focusing on investigative journalism and enlightening videos about everything from world news, travel, art, drugs, politics, sports, fashion, sex, and super cute animals. "
target: Villain LLC
Villain LLC operates as an events and fabrication agency, providing events production services. The company is based in Brooklyn, New York.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

NetMediaGroup, acquired Editialis

synopsis: NetMediaGroup, a business to business media group, announces the acquisition of Editialis, a multi-media communications group highly recognized for its print and digital publishing activities, content production and BtoB events.
buyer: NetMediaGroup
NetMediaGroup is a business to business media group for IT decision makers, such as Silicon, ITespresso, ZDNET.de, etc., and for the Digital ecosystem. They are a leader in building brands through transactional marketing. "
target: Editialis
Based in France, the Editialis group is designed to support decision-makers in their professional performance. The Editialis group offers advertisers unparalleled audience hubs to get in touch with marketing and commercial decision-makers.
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announced 1/30/2018 via Market Watch

Informa plc, will acquire United Business Media Limited

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has accepted a takeover offer from Informa plc, which the companies say will create the world's largest business-to-business events group. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. They help customers in hundreds of professional, commercial and academic communities connect and learn, and create and provide access to content so they can work smarter and make better decisions faster. "
target: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media (UBM) is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. UBM organises over 300 market-leading B2B events every year. At their events they create the environments which allow business to flourish. UMB operates in more than 20 countries and in over 50 different sectors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5,438 [$6,168]
rev ($mm)
$1,423
EBITDA ($mm)
$420
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
14.8x
closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

synopsis: MediaSchool Group announced their acquisition of Cristal Events from Startinvest. Cristal Events organizes advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specialising in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. Boasting an offer of 25 schools, MediaSchool is present in 9 cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: Cristal Events SA
Cristal Events is an event company that operates advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Their events include the Cristal Festival, the Cristal Awards, and Digital Tuesday.
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closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Comexposium SA, acquired Converse Media Ltd

synopsis: Comexposium has acquired a 60 per cent stake in the UK holding company Converse Media. Converse Media, a B2B industry events specialist, owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
buyer: Comexposium SA
The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world leaders in event organization, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events, covering 11 different sectors of activity such as food, agriculture, fashion, homeland security, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. "
target: Converse Media Ltd
Converse Media is a B2B industry events specialist that owns a majority stake in both Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark, which organize exhibitions, conferences and training courses over a wide range of sectors in Sweden and Denmark.
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announced 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Liquid Asset Partners LLC, will acquire Skip Barber Racing School LLC

synopsis: Skip Barber Racing School is selling their assets and intellectual property to Liquid Asset Partners. The school is one of the largest racing institutions, with a 40+ year history providing racing instruction, defensive and high-performance driving classes, amateur and professional racing championships, and corporate entertainment experiences.
buyer: Liquid Asset Partners LLC
Liquid Asset Partners works with banks, retailers, bankruptcy courts, trustees, manufacturers, and lenders. They specialize in turning underperforming assets into cash. They make cash purchases or run commission based disposition sales in retail, industrial, wholesale, motorsports & equipment. "
target: Skip Barber Racing School LLC
Skip Barber Racing School is the world's largest and premier racing and driving school. They operate a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, and corporate events. They deliver high quality instruction, equipment, facilities and memorable experiences.
price ($mm)
$0.83
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announced 7/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH, will acquire Euroforum

synopsis: Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, announces the majority acquisition of its German/Swiss domestic conference business Euroforum by leading German media group, Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH
Handelsblatt Publishing Group is the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. The Düsseldorf based publishing group represents independent quality journalism. Over two million customers regularly read its flagship publications Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Euroforum
As an event organiser, EUROFORUM draws on experts in the fields of economics, science and politics to create a platform for knowledge transfer and exchange of ideas. During their high-quality conferences, seminars, & annual congresses the latest trends are examined & current information are offered.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

meetyoo conferencing GmbH, acquired ubivent GmbH

synopsis: Meetyoo Conferencing GmbH, a professional service provider offering audio conferences, web conferences and webcasts, has acquired Ubivent, Europe's leading virtual event specialist. They offer virtual event solutions and services that allow global organizations to complement or substitute physical events.
buyer: meetyoo conferencing GmbH
Based in Berlin, meetyoo conferencing GmbH is a professional service provider offering audio conferences, web conferences and webcasts. "
target: ubivent GmbH
Ubivent is Europe's leading virtual event specialist. They offer virtual event solutions and services that allow global organizations to complement or substitute physical events.
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
price ($mm)
$1,545
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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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announced 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co.,Ltd., will acquire SinoMedia Holding Limited

synopsis: Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co., Ltd., a company in China principally engaged in the development and operation of real estate, will acquire SinoMedia, a leading media corporation in China.
buyer: Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co.,Ltd. (SZSE:000038:$62.56)
Shenzhen Capstone Industrial Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the development and operation of real estate. The company is based in Shenzhen, China. "
target: SinoMedia Holding Limited
SinoMedia is a leading business information and media services provider founded in Hong Kong in 1996. SinoMedia's clients run the full gamut of top companies doing business in China. Publications clients include the European Chambers of Commerce, China Economic Review and Starwood Hotels Group.
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$207.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.55
EBIT ($mm)
$11.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1374
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$202.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.43
EBIT ($mm)
$28.08
Net Income ($mm)
$14.45
Employees
307
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,487.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,890.57
EBIT ($mm)
$2,466.44
Net Income ($mm)
$1,813.38
Employees
33200
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,663.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,154.77
EBIT ($mm)
$721.83
Net Income ($mm)
$393.19
Employees
11000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: SEHK:752
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico is a global group of agencies specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands for businesses, institutions and governments. Pico brings brands to life and creates experiences through Total Brand Activation – from strategy to execution.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$617.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.51
EBIT ($mm)
$43.22
Net Income ($mm)
$34.18
Employees
2000
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$477.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$116.03
EBIT ($mm)
$70.58
Net Income ($mm)
$9.07
Employees
1644
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Ticker: LSE:WIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc
Wilmington plc is a dynamic and expanding group of companies providing information and training to professional business markets. Its businesses enable professionals and their organisations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$162.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.04
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$17.35
Employees
856
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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.19
EBIT ($mm)
$0.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: GB:AEO.GB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheerful Scout
Cheerful Scout
Cheerful Scout produces award-winning work of all different genres including drama, documentary, animation and presentation. Whether it be for broadcast, DVD, live events or online, their job is always to find the best way to make your audience sit up and take notice - and ultimately remember.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.57
EBIT ($mm)
$0.54
Net Income ($mm)
$0.43
Employees
21
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Ticker: OTCPK:ITRK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interlink Plus, Inc.
Interlink Plus, Inc.
InterLink Plus is a professional Trade Show Services provider in Las Vegas offering a wide array of affordable trade show services including staffing, marketing, booth design and set up.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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