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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
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: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
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$37
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

MP International Pte Ltd, acquired Futr Group

synopsis: MP International (MPI), a global full-service events management company, has acquired a majority stake in FUTR Group, a global year-round platform covering the future trends shaping retail, marketing and commerce. FUTR Summits is an annual gathering of brands and retailers that provides cutting-edge business insights, technologies, and solutions.
buyer parent: Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
buyer: MP International Pte Ltd
MP International (MPI) is a global full-service events management company. The group specialises in organising exhibitions, conferences and special events. MPI embodies more than a quarter century of event building, marketing and management experience in both Eastern and Western cultures. "
target: Futr Group
FUTR Group is a global year-round platform covering the future trends shaping retail, marketing and commerce. FUTR Summits is an annual gathering of brands and retailers that provides cutting-edge business insights, technologies, and solutions.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EnsembleIQ, acquired Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.

synopsis: EnsembleIQ, the Chicago-based retail intelligence firm, has purchased substantially all media, digital and event assets from New York-based media company Lebhar-Friedman. The acquired brands comprise several leading retail brands, including Drug Store News, Chain Store Age and Hardware and Building Supply Dealer.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: EnsembleIQ
EnsembleIQ is a premier business intelligence resource that exists to help people and their organizations succeed. It is structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and healthcare professionals, and more. "
target: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Lebhar Friedman is the leading business-media resource for the retail industry, delivering actionable information, solutions, and networking opportunities through high-value content and engaging live events.
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closed 12/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, acquired Atticus Events Limited

synopsis: dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, a leading international events company, has acquired UK-based boutique business forum organizer Atticus Events. Atticus, through their subsidiary HI Design, organizes specialist business meetings between key buyers from currently active hotel projects and a curated selection of International FF&E suppliers.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa
dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa owns many leading brands including The Big 5 portfolio of construction events, INDEX – the Middle East’s largest event for the interior design industry and The Hotel Show, the longest running and most important event for the hospitality industry. "
target: Atticus Events Limited
Atticus Events is a boutique business forum organizer based in the United Kingdom. Through their subsidiary, HI Design, Atticus organizes specialist business meetings between key buyers from currently active hotel projects and a curated selection of International FF&E suppliers.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito/Edgell, acquired The Path to Purchase Institute

synopsis: RFE Investment Partners announces the acquisition of the Path to Purchase Institute, publisher of the monthly Shopper Marketing magazine. Shopper Marketing, which claims a monthly circulation of over 18000, as well as the Institute's events, e-learning, and book publishing businesses, will be joined under the RFE umbrella by Stagnito/Edgell titles.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito/Edgell
The Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: The Path to Purchase Institute
The Path to Purchase Institute is a global association serving the needs of retailers, brands and the entire ecosystem of solution providers along the path to purchase. Through a variety of platforms, the Institute engages, informs and empowers its members and the industry at-large.
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closed 2/4/2013 via PE Hub

IMG Arts and Entertainment, acquired Taste Festivals

synopsis: Brand Events has sold Taste Festivals, its subsidiary which runs Taste of London and The Big Feastival, to entertainment company IMG Arts & Entertainment. Taste Festivals is a company which runs a series of food festivals around the world.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Arts and Entertainment
IMG Arts and Entertainment delivers a variety of arts and entertainment events, including the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Australia, Nobel Peace Prize concerts in Oslo and the British Military Tournament in London. "
target parent: Brand Events Limited
target: Taste Festivals
Taste Festivals are unique events where the host city’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs gather in a stunning venue to present their signature dishes to thousands of ‘foodie’ visitors.
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$7.82
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closed 1/23/2012 via Market Wire

Topspin Partners, acquired Stagnito, Inc.

synopsis: Topspin LBO announced that it has completed the acquisition of Stagnito Media, a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications including Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
buyer: Topspin Partners
Topspin Partners LBO is a lower middle-market private equity fund based on Long Island that acquires smaller middle-market companies across the continental United States. "
target parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
target: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito Media is a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications such as Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
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: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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announced 1/14/2019 via Company Press Release

PSAV, will acquire Encore Event Technologies

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, have entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Encore Event Technologies, a global provider of event technology, staging and production services. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts, hotels and casinos, as well as a creative production company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target parent: The Freeman Companies
target: Encore Event Technologies
Encore Event Technologies is a provider of audiovisual, event technology, staging and production services. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts, hotels and casinos, as well as a creative production company for clients around the world.
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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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$17
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Burba Hotel Network

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group announced it has acquired the hotel investment event portfolio from Burba Hotel Network("BHN"), the American Hotel & Lodging Association (the "AHLA"), & their other partners. BHN produces 10 hospitality investment events and conferences around the world, including in Los Angeles, Miami, Hong Kong, Singapore, London & Mumbai.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the owner of well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Business Travel News, & more. The company produces more than 60 face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, and the meetings industry. "
target: Burba Hotel Network
Burba Hotel Network (BHN) is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Questex, LLC, acquired The Annual Hotel Conference

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information and events company, announced it has acquired TheAHC Company Limited, organizer of The Annual Hotel Conference, the United Kingdom's leading industry event in the individual, boutique, branded and consortium hotel segments.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
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. "
target: The Annual Hotel Conference
From its beginnings in a small, invitation-only gathering targeted at the regional individual and small-chain hotel owner and operator, The Annual Hotel Conference (The AHC) has grown over its 13-year lifetime into one of the UK's largest hotel industry events outside London.
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Legend Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Legend Exhibitions, the organisation behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
target: Legend Exhibitions Limited
Legend Exhibitions is the organization behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events. Legend Exhibitions’ portfolio includes RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo), Retail Design Expo, and Retail Digital Signage Expo.
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closed 4/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, acquired Mountain Travel Symposium

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the parent company of Successful Meetings, has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium, an annual conference that attracts mountain destination travel professionals from all over the world in North America.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media serves the retail travel, corporate travel management and and meetings markets. Its brands include Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Business Travel News, Procurement.travel, and Incentive. "
target: Mountain Travel Symposium
Mountain Travel Symposium is the single largest and longest-running annual gathering of mountain travel professionals in North America. Representatives from mountain resort businesses have gathered at MTS each spring for nearly 40 years.
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

ICSC (International Counsel Shopping), acquired Pinnacle Publishing Group

synopsis: The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced that it has purchased select assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG), a Massachusetts based conference organizer and magazine publisher that serves the specialty retail industry.
buyer: ICSC (International Counsel Shopping)
ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. "
target: Pinnacle Publishing Group
Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc., is a publishing and tradeshow company focused on the retail industry. Pinnacle Publishing Group specializes in reporting on retail trends, visual merchandising techniques, growth strategies and retail entrepreneurial success stories.
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closed 9/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito Media, Inc., acquired Tesoro Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced it has acquired Tesoro Business Media, producer of Store Brands Decisions and Green Retail Decisions events and digital media. Launched by Tesoro founder and CEO John Failla in 2011, Store Brands Decisions operates in the same vertical market as Stagnito Media's Private Label Store Brands properties.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Media, Inc.
Stagnito Media, LLC serves B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, conferences and custom media. "
target: Tesoro Business Media
Tesoro Business Media makes a difference and creates value by bringing proven best practices in interactive B2B media to the retailing and consumer products industries.They serve their markets with eNewsletters, websites, research reports, webinars, white papers, conferences and awards programs.
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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 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 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 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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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
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: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
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: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Bicycle Retailer

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the publisher of VeloNews, has acquired Bicycle Retailer & Industry News from Emerald Expositions. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Bicycle Retailer
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
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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:$400.50)
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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closed 8/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Technology Brands from EH Media

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer, announced the acquisition of a leading technology event and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
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. "
seller: EH Media
EH Media has a powerful portfolio of B2C and B2B media products that reach their highly-engaged audiences. The Technology Brands from EH Media include Total Tech Summit, CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
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: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
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closed 8/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Swim Collective and Active Collective

synopsis: Emerald Expositions scooped up a few more trade shows with the acquisition of the Swim Collective and Active Collective events from their founder Shannon Leggett. Swim Collective is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target: Swim Collective and Active Collective
Swim Collective, created in 2010 and now held seasonally twice a year, is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective, launched in 2014 and also held twice a year, is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show and has built a national reputation.
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closed 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:$400.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target 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 3/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Three Tradeshows from Vendome Group, LLC

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired several leading brands in the healthcare and senior living design market from Vendome Group, LLC. Based in Cleveland, OH, these brands are Healthcare Design Conference and Expo, Environments For Aging (EFA) and Construction SuperConference (CSC).
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
seller: Vendome Group, LLC
Healthcare Design Conference and Expo is focused on evidence-based design for healthcare facilities; Environments For Aging is focused on living environments for the aging population. Construction SuperConference is for lawyers providing advice in commercial construction markets.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Jewelers of America, acquired National Jeweler

synopsis: The operations of National Jeweler have transitioned from Emerald Expositions to Jewelers of America, the organizations announced. National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website. Its news analysis identifies the trends that shape the industry.
buyer: Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, with a primary purpose to promote confidence in the jewelry industry. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: National Jeweler
National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website, NationalJeweler.com. Its news analysis covers all the topics of importance to the retail community, disseminates trade and consumer research, and identifies trends.
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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:$400.50)
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 6/17/2013 via Market Wire

Onex Corporation, acquired Nielsen Expositions

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V., for $950 million in cash consideration. Nielsen Expositions is a leading operator of large, business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$12,803.00)
Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Onex manages investment platforms focused on private equity, real estate and credit securities. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites.
price ($mm)
$950
rev ($mm)
$183
EBITDA ($mm)
$94
EV / rev
5.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.1x
closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nielsen Expositions, acquired The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

synopsis: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association has been acquired by Nielsen Expositions. The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a premier trade event dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites. "
target: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show
The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating product manufacturers, distributors, agents and retailers, and serves as the key order-writing event in the industry for licensed sports goods.
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closed 3/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Stagnito, Inc., purchased Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food Media Group. The Retail Food Group is comprised of four leading brands; Convenuence Store News, Convenuence Store News for The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, and The Gourmet Retailer.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 3/3/2010 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Media, LLC, purchased Five Business Travel Titles from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Media, the world’s largest business-to-business media company serving the travel and meetings industries, has acquired five media brands from The Nielsen Company’s Business Media Travel Group.
buyer parent: Boston Ventures Management, Inc.
buyer: Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands Travel Weekly, Meetings & Conventions and TravelAge West. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 1/14/2010 via Company Description

Duncan McIntosh Company Incorporated, acquired Editor & Publisher Company

synopsis: Editor & Publisher, the only independent news organization reporting on all aspects of the transforming newspaper business, has resumed publication in print and online following its sale to Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., the Irvine, Calif.-based magazine and newspaper publisher.
buyer: Duncan McIntosh Company Incorporated
Duncan McIntosh's publications include Boating World magazine; Sea Magazine, America's Western Boating Magazine; The Log Newspaper; and FishRap News. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Editor & Publisher Company
Editor & Publisher is the only independent news organization reporting on all aspects of the transforming newspaper business.
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closed 6/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., purchased American Artist, Drawing, Watercolor, and Workshop magazines from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Interweave, one of the nation’s leading art and craft media companies with businesses in magazine and book publishing, online media, television and video programming, and events for craft enthusiasts, has completed the acquisition of American Artist, Drawing, Watercolor, and Workshop magazines from Nielsen Business Media.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
seller parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 2/8/2007 via PR Newswire

3i Group Plc, acquired VNU Business Media Europe ltd.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company has completed the sale of its VNU Business Media Europe unit to 3i, Europe's leading private-equity and venture-capital firm. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$1,653.85)
3i is a world leader in private equity and venture capital We focus on buyouts, growth capital and venture capital and invest across Europe, the US and Asia. Our competitive advantage comes from our international network. 3i manages over £5.7 billion of assets. "
target parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
target: VNU Business Media Europe ltd.
VNU Business Media Europe is the leading European technology publisher in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Belgium in advertising and readership marketshare. In these seven countries we publish approximately 70 trade magazines, all together some 70 million copies per year.
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closed 9/29/2006 via Company Press Release

Hanley Wood, LLC, purchased ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Information

synopsis: Hanley Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the housing and construction industries, announced today the purchase of ARCHITECTURE and ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING from VNU Business Media, Inc. ARCHITECTURE will immediately be merged into Hanley Wood's newest launch, ARCHITECT, which debuts in October.
buyer parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
seller parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
seller: VNU Business Information (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 3/2/2005 via BusinessWire

Edgell Communications, Incorporated, acquired Apparel Magazine

synopsis: Edgell Communications Inc., a leading business-to- business media company, today acquired Apparel magazine from VNU Inc. The acquisition further enhances Edgell's position in the retail and consumer goods markets and complements its portfolio of magazines, executive conferences, new media and Web events.
buyer: Edgell Communications, Incorporated
Consumer Goods Magazine Hospitality Technology Retail Information Systems Retail Systems Reseller Data Capture Reseller "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Apparel Magazine
Apparel seeks to advance the competitiveness of apparel and soft goods businesses. Through our analyses of product development and design, sourcing and manufacturing, merchandising and sales, information systems, and distribution and retailing, it is our goal to facilitate key value decisions for e
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2002 via BusinessWire

VNU Business Media, acquired Publicaciones Profesionales SA

synopsis: The acquisition fits with VNU's strategy to establish market leading positions in selected segments of the market for professional information and further strengthens its publishing presence in the advertising and marketing sector. VNU holds prestigious publications such as Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek in the United States
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: VNU Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Publicaciones Profesionales SA
The acquisition includes the market leading weekly 'Anuncios', the yearbook 'Los Anuncios del Año' and awards including 'La Fiesta de la Publicidad'. Furthermore, the company owns the web site Anuncios Online (www.anuncios.com) and the daily newsletter Anuncios Press, with information about the adv
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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$400.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
price ($mm)
$37
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Charterhouse, one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, is to acquire Tarsus Group, a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse is one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe. The PE firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Western Europe and works closely with incumbent management teams, providing them with active support to drive growth. "
target: Tarsus Group plc (LSE:TRS:$126.34)
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies.
price ($mm)
$662
rev ($mm)
$127
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire CloserStill

synopsis: Funds advised by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) have signed an agreement to invest in CloserStill Media (“CloserStill”), one of the world’s leading independent organisers of trade shows and events. Providence agreed to acquire a majority stake from Inflexion Private Equity, NVM Private Equity and management.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target: CloserStill
CloserStill is a leading business trade show operator focusing on the healthcare, learning and technology sectors. CloserStill operates a portfolio of some of the fastest-growing, award-winning events, including: the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, The Pharmacy Show, and more.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABF, a.s., acquired Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.

synopsis: ABF, a.s., an organizer of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic, has acquired Incheba Expo Praha, one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
buyer: ABF, a.s.
ABF, a.s. organizes exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Their trade fairs offers state-of-the-art products, technologies and services. ABF's portfolio of fairs include the 3DEXPO, AKTIV55+, For Arche, For Babies, For Bikes, For Gastro & Hotel, For Logistic, For Industry, and more. "
target: Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.
Founded in 1992, Incheba Expo Praha is one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
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announced 6/14/2018 via Reuters

Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will purchase Exhibition Business from Gifts & Accessories

synopsis: Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest event organiser, will acquire Gifts & Accessories' exhibition business. Gifts & Accessories is an Indian magazine about gifts and stationery products. Their exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products.
buyer: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. From automotive to logistics, from textiles to music, from energy efficiency to security, from homes to beauty – Messe Frankfurt's programme of events is extremely comprehensive. "
seller: Gifts & Accessories
Gifts & Accessories's exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products. Gifts & Accessories is India’s first and only magazine devoted to novelty gifts and stationery products.
price ($mm)
$0.91
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/5/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired FISA S.A.

synopsis: GL events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has acquired a 60% stake in FISA from Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura, the oldest trade association in Chile. FISA is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. FISA organizes B2B events for a variety of industries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target parent: Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura
target: FISA S.A.
FISA (La Feria Internacional de Santiago) is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. It operates mainly in the B2B segment, organizing events in sectors that include mining, construction, shipbuilding, healthcare, security, electricity, renewable energy, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Terrapinn Holdings, acquired Science Media Partners Ltd

synopsis: Terrapinn, the global events company, announced that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
buyer: Terrapinn Holdings
Terrapinn is a global events company. They organize and manage a range of conferences and trade exhibitions on various topics, including energy and resources, enterprise technology, marketing, finance and investment and more. They also offer various management and professional training programs. "
target: Science Media Partners Ltd
Science Media Partners (SMP) is an international events and publishing company based in the UK and is focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Trade Press Media Group

synopsis: Glendale-based Trade Press Media Group, Inc. announced it has been acquired by Forum Media Group, an international media company based in Merching, Germany. Trade Press Media Group, which was founded in 1915, is a business-to-business media company serving the facilities management, commercial cleaning and the U.S. rail markets.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum Media Group is an international media company headquartered in Merching, Germany. They provide businesses with high quality information products, professional training, and further education. They also offer a large portfolio of special interest publications, magazines, and renowned events. "
target: Trade Press Media Group
Trade Press Media Group provides insight, education, industry news, events, and technology tools to B2B decision makers in facilities management, commercial cleaning and rail transportation industries. They publish six business-to-business magazines and put on market-leading trade shows.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG, will acquire Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Messe Düsseldorf will sell all of its shares in trade fairs organiser Igedo Company to Philip Kronen, Igedo's managing director. With its core fashion expertise, the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years.
buyer: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation. "
target parent: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
target: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation.
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closed 7/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity funds managed by Blackstone announce the acquisition of Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, from private equity funds managed by Providence Equity Partners. Clarion operates and delivers over 180 events and exhibitions in more than 50 countries globally.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: 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.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd. merged with UBM Malaysia,

synopsis: UBM Malaysia, the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia, has merged with Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES), the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia. MES has vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Malaysia
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of a larger B2B global organization, UBM Asia Ltd which in turn is part of UBM Plc. They are the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia. "
target: Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd is the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia (founded to organize trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Asia). They have vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
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announced 12/13/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire AllWorld Exhibitions

synopsis: Global B2B events organiser, UBM plc announces that it has agreed to acquire Allworld Exhibitions. Allworld is the leading privately-owned Asian exhibitions business operating 51 tradeshows in 11 countries and across nine industry sectors.
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: AllWorld Exhibitions
Allworld is a pure-play events business serving nine different industry sectors. Allworld has industry-leading events in attractive sectors including Food & Hospitality, Packaging, Manufacturing, TMT and Oil & Gas. It has international sales teams based in London and Singapore.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
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announced 7/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Magellan VI SAS, will purchase Tarsus France from Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Tarsus Group has announced a multi-million dollar deal to sell its French exhibition and conference portfolio to a vehicle set up for the deal, Magellan VI SAS. The private company is owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat and Claire Gadrat controlling a majority holding and just under 50% held by private equity concerns.
buyer: Magellan VI SAS
Magellan VI SAS is a private company owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat set up for the purchase of Tarsus France. "
seller: Tarsus Group plc (LSE:TRS:$126.34)
Tarsus’s French portfolio includes education, marketing, IT and MICE conferences and exhibitions. 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.
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$7.94
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Clarion, organiser of more than 200 leading events worldwide, has been sold to global asset management firm Providence Equity, a leading global investor specialising in media, communications, education and information industries.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organisers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences.
price ($mm)
$307
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 9/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Informa Middle East Limited, acquired Channels Exhibitions LLC

synopsis: Informa Middle East has acquired Channels Exhibitions. The company launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Middle East Limited
Informa Middle East offers a comprehensive programme of conferences, training courses and exhibitions, providing companies with up-to-the-minute business information. "
target: Channels Exhibitions LLC
Channels Exhibitions LLC launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
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National Jeweler

GLM

Nielsen Expositions

The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

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Nielsen Business Media

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Nielsen Business Media

VNU Business Media Europe ltd.

VNU Business Information

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Publicaciones Profesionales SA

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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$491.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$246.75
EBIT ($mm)
$210.24
Net Income ($mm)
$253.09
Employees
1655
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Infomedia Limited
Infomedia Limited
Infomedia is a leading supplier of information solutions to the parts and service sector of the global automotive industry. Infomedia’s business solutions are currently used each business day by over 150,000 dealership personnel. They are produced in over 30 languages and at work in 186 countries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$52.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.76
EBIT ($mm)
$11.25
Net Income ($mm)
$9.34
Employees
250
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Ticker: TSE:3963
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synchro Food Co., Ltd.
Synchro Food Co., Ltd.
Synchro Food is a Japan-based company that operates various websites for the food service industry. Their websites provide companies with various services that are useful for opening and managing a restaurant. Users can search for real estate, interior decorators, job-hunting services, and more.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$12.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.43
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
48
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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)
$9,389.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,858.08
EBIT ($mm)
$2,427.91
Net Income ($mm)
$1,850.70
Employees
30000
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,003.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$934.40
EBIT ($mm)
$608.99
Net Income ($mm)
$263.55
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: 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
2018
rev ($mm)
$522.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$137.74
EBIT ($mm)
$94.83
Net Income ($mm)
$18.97
Employees
1857
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Ticker: LSE:TRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarsus Group plc
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$126.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.62
EBIT ($mm)
$28.94
Net Income ($mm)
$13.68
Employees
688
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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: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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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: SGX:5HJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cityneon Holdings Limited
Cityneon, a Singapore-based company, specializes in crafting quality customer and brand experiences in the fields of Intellectual Property Rights, Interior Architecture, Events, Exhibitions and Theme Parks, working with governments, businesses, brands and organisations worldwide.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$74.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.54
EBIT ($mm)
$8.12
Net Income ($mm)
$7.13
Employees
264
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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.
year
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:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$491.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$246.75
EBIT ($mm)
$210.24
Net Income ($mm)
$253.09
Employees
1655
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