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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel Leaders Group, LLC, acquired Your Event Solutions

synopsis: Travel Leaders Group has acquired Halifax, UK-based YES (Your Event Solutions), an award-winning MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) business with global meetings and event expertise and a reputation for high quality, personalized service.
buyer: Travel Leaders Group, LLC
Travel Leaders Group, LLC provides travel services for vacation and business travel clients in the United States and internationally. The company also offers business travel management, cost management, and incentive travel services. "
target: Your Event Solutions
Your Event Solutions (YES) has grown to be one of the most respected Business Event Solution providers in Europe and beyond. Clients range from smaller companies to multinational corporations with events being held in locations around the globe.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cecoforma, acquired Seauton

synopsis: Cecoforma, a Belgian events and communications agency, has acquired Seauton, a professional event organiser in Belgium. Seauton organises national and international meetings, incentives, congresses and events. The company delivers creative and tailor-made events to help businesses strengthen their professional relationships.
buyer: Cecoforma
Cecoforma is a Belgian events and communications agency. Cecoforma manages events of all sizes, formats and subject matters, from institutional conferences to corporate receptions. The agency organises well-orchestrated events to support their client’s communication and policy strategies. "
target: Seauton
Seauton is a professional event organiser in Belgium. Seauton organises national and international meetings, incentives, congresses and events. The company delivers creative and tailor-made events to help businesses strengthen their professional relationships and to achieve their business targets.
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Aeorema Communications Plc, acquired Eventful Limited

synopsis: UK-based Aeorema Communications plc, the owner of creative agency Cheerful Twentyfirst, has announced the acquisition of the boutique events agency Eventful Ltd. Headquartered in London, Eventful provides venue sourcing, event planning, event design, event management, and incentive travel services, primarily in the luxury events sector.
buyer: Aeorema Communications Plc (GB:AEO.GB:$9.56)
London-based Aeorema Communications plc is a revenue generative, live events agency. The Company, through its events division Cheerful Twentyfirst, specialises in creating engaging, immersive events using the latest technologies and interactive platforms to deliver innovative events. "
target: Eventful Limited
UK-based Eventful provides venue sourcing, event planning, event design, event management, and incentive travel services, primarily in the luxury events sector. The agency has brands across multiple industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, professional services, luxury retail, among others.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Herb Besaw, acquired Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.

synopsis: SPOON Exhibit Services, Inc., a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services, has been acquired by President and CEO, Herb Besaw.
buyer: Herb Besaw
Herb Besaw is the President and CEO of SPOON Exhibits & Events, a full-service tradeshow exhibit house and corporate marketing event and meeting management organization with offices in Macedon, NY, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. "
target: Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.
Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc. is a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services from its headquarters in Macedon, NY.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

MSouth Equity Partners, acquired Nth Degree, Inc.

synopsis: Nth Degree, Inc., one of the nation’s leading event marketing and management companies, announced it has been acquired by MSouth Equity Partners. MSouth is a private equity investment firm that partners with business services companies and their management teams to drive growth.
buyer: MSouth Equity Partners
MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that provides equity capital and expertise to support management teams in acquisitions and recapitalizations of lower middle market companies typically valued between $25 and $200 million. "
target parent: The Gladstone Companies
target: Nth Degree, Inc.
Nth Degree manages trade shows, exhibits, and events, using them as a means to create loyal customers for their clients. Their job is to craft experiences that help build stronger brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, they have 23 satellite offices across North America and Europe.
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announced 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Short's Travel Management, Inc., will acquire Meetings Plus Moore

synopsis: Short’s Travel Management, a travel agency that has developed unique innovative technology solutions for the most complex travel programs, has acquired Meetings Plus Moore, a company with nearly 20 years of experience in meetings and events planning, incentive travel, and sports team event management.
buyer: Short's Travel Management, Inc.
Short's Travel Management operates as a travel agency. They are experts in specialized segments including Corporate, Government, University and Sports Travel, Groups and Meetings, and Air Charters and have developed unique innovative technology solutions for even the most complex travel programs. "
target: Meetings Plus Moore
Meetings Plus Moore is a private company with nearly 20 years of experience in meetings and events planning, incentive travel, and sports team event management. Their in-­depth experience provides them with a unique perspective that allows them to formulate solutions most would never think of.
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closed 11/13/2019 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired Eclipse Group

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, acquired Eclipse, a leading audiovisual and live event production and venue company in Dubai. eclipse is well known in the Gulf Cooperation Council as a leader in project management, equipment rental, and technical services.
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: Eclipse Group
Headquartered in Dubai, Eclipse is a key leader in the regional event industry, with a well-earned reputation for creativity, commitment to health and safety and client satisfaction. Specializing in project management, equipment rental and technical services, Eclipse supports live events.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cosmo Cool Concepts Inc., acquired DM Premier Services

synopsis: Cosmo Cool Concepts, a company that aims to be the preferred Destination Management Company, acquired DM Premier Services, a destination management and special events company, owned and operated by devoted and established members combining their decades of experience into one company.
buyer parent: DMC Network
buyer: Cosmo Cool Concepts Inc.
Cosmo Cool Concepts' aims to be the preferred Destination Management Company. By leveraging their knowledge, innovation, buying power and passion, they deliver the best customer experience. They make all the arrangements for clients events, find the best entertainment and manage transportation. "
target: DM Premier Services
DM Premier Services is a destination management and special events company, owned and operated by devoted and established members combining their decades of experience into one company. They utilize their extensive knowledge of each destination and offer creative and imaginative solutions.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BusinessWire

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired L37 Creative

synopsis: L37 Creative has been acquired by BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), a global meetings and events agency headquartered in Chicago. L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events, a trusted, award-winning global meetings & events agency, helps companies design and execute meetings and events through strategic solutions, innovation and the power of imagination. "
target: L37 Creative
L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Direct Travel, acquired Meridican

synopsis: Direct Travel, Inc., one of the top travel management companies in North America, announced the acquisition of Meridican, a Toronto based award-winning, full-service meetings, events and incentives company focused on delivering world-class incentive travel programs, meetings and conferences, product launches, and consumer events.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: Direct Travel
Direct Travel, Inc. is a leading provider of corporate travel management services. The company has been providing travel management services for over 40 years, working with clients to develop highly customized travel programs. "
target: Meridican
Meridican, founded in 1982, is an award-winning, full-service meetings, events and incentives company focused on delivering world-class incentive travel programs, meetings and conferences, product launches, and consumer events.
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closed 9/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Opus Agency, acquired Number 20

synopsis: Opus Agency, a global leader in event marketing, announced the acquisition of London-based Number 20, an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic experiential marketing advisor to some of the world’s most influential brands. They partner with their clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Number 20
Number 20 is an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
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closed 7/23/2019 via PR Newswire

PeakXV Global Events merged with Empire Entertainment, Inc.,

synopsis: The two global event production agencies Empire Entertainment, Inc. and PeakXV Global Events have merged. The combined entity will now be known simply as Empire. The companies have each become industry leaders in the design, planning, and execution of global media and experiential events worldwide.
buyer: Empire Entertainment, Inc.
Empire is a dynamic, full-service experiential and entertainment production agency that designs and produces projects for corporate, brands, association, not-for-profit, and private clients. Empire has produced major events, broadcasts, parties, conferences, launches, festivals, and awards programs."
target: PeakXV Global Events
Peak XV Global Events is a communications and production company specializing in accelerating movements and creating legacies. Peak XV produces events that not only engage audiences but also work toward making the world a better place.
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announced 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

MB Funds, will acquire Tapaus

synopsis: MB Funds, a private equity investor that works together with the company's operating management, will be acquiring Tapaus, an event agency that creates a platform for the business and customers. Tapaus creates a common ground where people can truly connect, build trust, and get people excited with real encounters.
buyer: MB Funds
Based in Finland, MB Funds is a private equity investor that works together with the company's operating management to establish a long-term relationship based on trust. With the management, they develop a business strategy that supports value enhancement and they set jointly agreed exit goals. "
target: Tapaus
Based in Finland, Tapaus is an event agency that creates a platform for the business and customers. They create a common ground where people can truly connect, build trust, and get people excited with real encounters.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Web

Prestige Global Meeting Source, acquired Groups Meetings Incentives

synopsis: Prestige Global Meeting Source (Prestige), a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services, has acquired Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI), a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI provides creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
buyer: Prestige Global Meeting Source
Founded in 1986, Prestige Global Meeting Source is a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services. Prestige helps their clients find and negotiate the best possible solution for their various meeting and event needs. "
target: Groups Meetings Incentives
Founded in 1984, Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI) is a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI supplies businesses in a variety of industries with creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Infront Sports & Media AG, acquired Threshold Sports

synopsis: Threshold Sports, a London based sports event agency that helps people realize their potential through world-class outdoor and challenge events, has been acquired by Infront, a Swedish sports marketing company managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Infront Sports & Media AG
Infront is a Swedish sports marketing company managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events, including the distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions. "
target: Threshold Sports
Threshold Sports is a London based sports event agency that helps people realize their potential through world-class outdoor and challenge events. Their innovative attitude has enabled them to continually deliver cutting edge participant, corporate and fundraising events for people of all abilities.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Business Post, acquired iQuest Limited

synopsis: The Sunday Business Post has announced the acquisition of event management company iQuest from outgoing owner Michael Nolan. iQuest has an ambitious pipeline of events planned for 2019, following the completion of 14 successful events in 2018 across business, construction, banking and finance, IT and property.
buyer parent: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
buyer: The Business Post
The Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more. "
target: iQuest Limited
iQuest is event management company based in Dublin. iQuest has an ambitious pipeline of events planned for 2019, following the completion of 14 successful events in 2018 across business, construction, banking and finance, IT and property.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BusinessWire

PRA, Inc., acquired Koncept Events

synopsis: PRA Business Events, Inc., a leader in the Business Events industry, has acquired Koncept Events. Koncept Events specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading business event management firm, creating experiences which move hearts, minds, and businesses forward. Through its ownership of events and communication agency One Smooth Stone, PRA offers end-to-end integrated solutions for event experiences. "
target: Koncept Events
Founded in 2007, the award-winning Koncept Events team specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Communique Promotions Ltd. merged with Crown BC,

synopsis: Crown, an event company based in London specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design and more, is merging with Communique, an event company also out of the UK that specializes in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
buyer: Crown BC
Crown is an event company specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design, conference production, film and video production and more. They are based in London, UK. "
target: Communique Promotions Ltd.
Communique is an event company based in the United Kingdom. Working in B2B, B2C and B2E environments across multiple market sectors, they bring ideas to life and connect brands with their audiences. They specialize in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

MCI Group SA, acquired Conferences, Groups and Incentives, Inc.

synopsis: MCI Group Canada, a branch of MCI Group and global leader in engaging audiences with meetings, events and experience, has acquired Montreal-based events planning firm Conferences, Groups & Incentives (CG&I). CG&I is a leading provider of event management services that specializes in every aspect of conference organization and coordination.
buyer: MCI Group SA
MCI Group Canada, a branch of MCI Group, is an independently owned company with a global presence. MCI is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries. "
target: Conferences, Groups and Incentives, Inc.
Based in Canada, Conferences, Groups, & Incentives, Inc. (CG&I) is a leading provider of event management services that specializes in every aspect of conference organization and coordination from the moment of its inception to its completion.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABC Global Services, acquired Global Meetings and Incentives

synopsis: ABC Global Services is expanding into the meeting and event planning sector with the acquisition of Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI), a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
buyer: ABC Global Services
ABC Global Services is a leading supplier of services and technology for travel agencies, advisors and professionals. Founded in 1978, ABC now provides services for nearly 11,000 agency locations of all sizes in 150 countries around the world. "
target: Global Meetings and Incentives
Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI) is a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel Leaders Group, LLC, acquired Your Event Solutions

synopsis: Travel Leaders Group has acquired Halifax, UK-based YES (Your Event Solutions), an award-winning MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) business with global meetings and event expertise and a reputation for high quality, personalized service.
buyer: Travel Leaders Group, LLC
Travel Leaders Group, LLC provides travel services for vacation and business travel clients in the United States and internationally. The company also offers business travel management, cost management, and incentive travel services. "
target: Your Event Solutions
Your Event Solutions (YES) has grown to be one of the most respected Business Event Solution providers in Europe and beyond. Clients range from smaller companies to multinational corporations with events being held in locations around the globe.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel Leaders Group, LLC, acquired Your Event Solutions

synopsis: Travel Leaders Group has acquired Halifax, UK-based YES (Your Event Solutions), an award-winning MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) business with global meetings and event expertise and a reputation for high quality, personalized service.
buyer: Travel Leaders Group, LLC
Travel Leaders Group, LLC provides travel services for vacation and business travel clients in the United States and internationally. The company also offers business travel management, cost management, and incentive travel services. "
target: Your Event Solutions
Your Event Solutions (YES) has grown to be one of the most respected Business Event Solution providers in Europe and beyond. Clients range from smaller companies to multinational corporations with events being held in locations around the globe.
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closed 1/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Travel Leaders Group, LLC, acquired Vacation.com

synopsis: Travel Leaders Group announced the acquisition of Vacation.com® from Amadeus Americas, Inc. Vacation.com easily ranks as North America's largest vacation and cruise selling network in terms of locations with more than 5,100 travel agencies throughout the United States and Canada.
buyer: Travel Leaders Group, LLC
Travel Leaders is transforming travel with a name that boldly embodies commitment to vacation and business travel clients via a progressive approach toward each unique travel experience. "
target parent: Amadeus IT Group S.A.
target: Vacation.com
Vacation.com® is a network of thousands of travel agencies across North America working together to provide the travel experiences clients both expect and deserve.
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announced 4/6/2017 via Reuters

Samsonite, will acquire eBags

synopsis: Samsonite, an American luggage manufacturer and retailer, is to acquire eBags, the world’s leading online retailer of bags and travel accessories. With over 2.5 million unbiased user reviews, they pride themselves on their dedication and reputation for a reliable, safe and enjoyable customer-centric online shopping experience.
buyer: Samsonite
Samsonite is an American luggage manufacturer and retailer, with products ranging from large suitcases to small toiletries bags and briefcases. It was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1910 and its headquarters is located in Hong Kong. "
target: eBags
eBags is the world’s leading online retailer of bags and travel accessories. With over 2.5 million unbiased user reviews, they pride themselves on their dedication and reputation for a reliable, safe and enjoyable customer-centric online shopping experience.
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announced 3/12/2012 via BusinessWire

LTS Nutraceuticals, Inc., will be merged with YTB International, Inc.

synopsis: LTS Nutraceuticals, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of nutritional and personal care products, announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to merge with YTB International, Inc., a provider of e-commerce business solutions.
buyer: LTS Nutraceuticals, Inc.
Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, LTS Nutraceuticals, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets and distributes an expanding line of unique, high-quality vitamins, vitamin boosters, dietary supplements and nutraceuticals. "
target: YTB International, Inc.
YTB International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides e-commerce business solutions for individual consumers and home-based independent representatives in the Continental United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.
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closed 1/21/2011 via PR Newswire

BCD Holdings N.V., acquired CheapTickets

synopsis: BCD Holdings N.V. has acquired CheapTickets, a Dutch flight ticket and accomodations website. BCD Holdings N.V., a Dutch family-owned company founded in 1975 is a market leader in the travel industry.
buyer: BCD Holdings N.V.
BCD Holdings N.V., a Dutch family-owned company founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen, is a market leader in the travel industry. The BCD Holdings companies are BCD Travel, Park 'N Fly, TRX, Airtrade, VakantieXperts, Vayama, and Parkmobile International. "
target parent: Beins Travel Group
target: CheapTickets
CheapTickets.nl is a flight ticket and accomodations website. CheapTickets is active in several countries with different labels such as CheapTickets.de, CheapTicketsbusiness.nl, CheapTickets.ch, CheapTickets.be and GreenTickets.at.
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closed 11/12/2009 via Company Press Release

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Web Reservations International Limited

synopsis: Web Reservations International, global market leader in online hostel and budget accommodation, announced its acquisition by affiliates of private equity investment firm, Hellman and Friedman LLC.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Hellman & Friedman has raised over $25 billion of committed capital and invested in over 60 companies across three principal offices in London, New York and San Francisco. "
target: Web Reservations International Limited
Web Reservations International (WRI) is the leading provider of online reservations to the BIYT market (Budget, Independent and Youth Travel). Through its hostelworld.com and hostels.com websites, WRI offers confirmed online reservations for hostels and budget hotels.
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announced 7/9/2007 via PR Newswire

Zappos.com Inc., will acquire 6pm.com

synopsis: Zappos.com, Inc., a pioneer and leader in the online retail shoe industry, signed a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of 6pm.com from Denver, Colorado-based eBags, Inc., the world's largest retailer of luggage and bags online.
buyer: Zappos.com Inc.
Zappos.com is one of the leaders in online shoe and handbag sales by focusing on providing shoppers with the best possible service and selection. Zappos.com currently stocks more than 3 million shoes, handbags, apparel items and accessories from over 1,000 brands. "
target parent: eBags.com
target: 6pm.com
6pm.com formerly Shoedini.com is the online shoe source that delivers inspiration, information, and variety. From personal assistance to convenient and real-time UPS order tracking, 6pm.com's in-house customer service representatives are focused on your satisfaction.
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Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp., purchased Cruise Newsletter and Travel Newsletter and its home based travel agent business from SmartTraveler.com Inc.

synopsis: Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp., an aggregator of diversified vacation sellers, has acquired certain assets of SmartTraveler.com, Inc., a home-based travel seller and Internet media company. The transaction was effective January 19, 2007. The purchase is expected to be accretive to earnings in 2007.
buyer: Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp.
Online Vacation Center Holdings Corp. is focused on building a network of diversified vacation sellers with a range of products that can be cross-sold to an extensive customer base. "
seller: SmartTraveler.com Inc.
SmartTraveler.com, Inc. is a home-based travel seller and Internet media company.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pierce AB, acquired Motobuykers

synopsis: Pierce, the Swedish e-commerce company for motorcycle and snowmobile parts and accessories, has acquired the Spain-based e-commerce company Motobuykers. Motobuykers is an online shop for motorcycle gear and accessories that carries the top brands and products at the best prices.
buyer: Pierce AB
Pierce AB is one of Europe’s largest and most successful e-commerce companies within the motorcycle and snowmobile parts and accessories industry. Pierce operates stores under the brands 24MX, XLmoto, and Sledstore in 17 European markets. "
target: Motobuykers
Motobuykers is an online shop for motorcycle gear and accessories that carries the top brands and products at the best prices. Founded in 2010, Motobuykers has grown to become one of Spain’s leading e-commerce companies within the motorcycle parts and accessories industry.
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announced 12/27/2017 via Reuters

Scroll Corporation, will acquire Minerva Holdings Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Scroll Corporation, a Japanese company that is engaged in internet shopping sites and printed shopping catalogs, will acquire Minerva Holdings from Decathlon, a French sporting goods retailer. Minerva Holdings is a Japanese company that operates an online shopping website that offers products for camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
buyer: Scroll Corporation (TSE:8005:$531.31)
Scroll Corporation is a Japanese company that is primarily engaged in internet shopping sites and printed shopping catalogs. Their catalogs focus on fashion apparel. They operate a variety of shopping sites that offer cosmetics, brand named bags and accessories, kitchen goods, and furniture. "
target parent: Decathlon S.A.
target: Minerva Holdings Co., Ltd.
Minerva Holdings is a Japanese company that operates an online shopping website. They also offer E-commerce site management solutions and business outsourcing services for E-commerce businesses. Their shopping website offers products related to camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
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announced 11/8/2016 via BusinessWire

SIGNA Retail, will acquire internetstores GmbH

synopsis: EQT has sold its investment in internetstores to SIGNA Retail. The partnership with SIGNA Retail will help internetstores enforce its multi-channel business. Internetstores Holding GmbH, Europe’s leading e-commerce company in bike and outdoor, sets its future course with the acquisition and has found a new, strong partner in SIGNA Retail.
buyer parent: Signa
buyer: SIGNA Retail
SIGNA Retail oversees all of the SIGNA Group’s retail sector operations. SIGNA Group comprises two core businesses: SIGNA Real Estate and SIGNA Retail. SIGNA Retail plays a significant part in leveraging the potential of city-centre stores through targeted, coordinated investments. "
target parent: EQT
target: internetstores GmbH
internetstores Holding GmbH is Europe’s leading e-commerce company in bikes and outdoors. The group runs numerous online shops across 14 European countries: Bikester, Addnature, CAMPZ, fahrrad.de and Brügelmann.
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closed 3/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Motorsport Aftermarket Group, acquired Motorcycle Superstore

synopsis: Motorsport Aftermarket Group, Inc., a family of leading brands and businesses in the powersports industry, announced the acquisition of Motorcycle Superstore, Inc. The Oregon-based Motorcycle Superstore, Inc. joins with J&P Cycles to create the MAG retail group.
buyer: Motorsport Aftermarket Group
Motorsport Aftermarket Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets aftermarket parts for on-road and off-road motorcycles. "
target: Motorcycle Superstore
Motorcycle Superstore, Inc. is the leading online retailer in the powersports industry. Serving motorcycle riders since 1998, Superstore specializes in selling powersports helmets, riding apparel, accessories and parts.
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closed 6/25/2007 via PR Newswire

TV 2, purchased part of Momondo Denmark and a small part of Momondo.com from Momondo.com

synopsis: The young flight search engine Momondo.com, has recently sold a part of Momondo Denmark and a small part of Momondo.com to the largest news and media-corporation in Denmark TV 2.
buyer: TV 2
Denmark's TV 2 encompasses television broadcasting on more than five channels, a radio channel, book publishing and an extensive web presence. "
seller: Momondo.com
Momondo.com is a search tool that helps you find the cheapest flight tickets on the net for flights in Europe.
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closed 12/9/2010 via PR Web

Motorcyclecenter.com, acquired TheHelmetZone.com

synopsis: MotorcycleCenter.com is pleased to announce that it has acquired TheHelmetZone.com, one of the top online sellers of motorcycle helmets, motorcycle jackets, and biker gear. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. TheHelmetZone.com had over 25,000 active customers who will now transfer to MotorcycleCenter.com.
buyer: Motorcyclecenter.com
Motorcycle Center is one of the largest motorcycle retailers online. We carry over 100,000 products of the best motorcycle brands. Our mission is to build a motorcycle center, a place where motorcyclists can find and buy anything motorcycle-related at low prices. "
target: TheHelmetZone.com
TheHelmetZone.com is one of the top online sellers of motorcycle helmets, motorcycle jackets, and biker gear.
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closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Ticketfly, Inc., acquired TicketBreak Corp.

synopsis: Ticketfly, the technology company reimagining the live event experience, announced it has completed the acquisition of TicketBreak, the ticketing service company owned by MapleCore Ltd., a leading Canadian independent music company. TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create improvements to the way people are selling their tickets.
buyer parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
buyer: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee. "
target parent: MapleCore Ltd.
target: TicketBreak Corp.
TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create meaningful, long-term improvements to the way people are selling and administering their ticket inventory.
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closed 1/27/2016 via Market Wire

Readen Holding Corp., acquired Neckermann.com B.V.

synopsis: Readen Holding Corp announced the acquisition of Neckermann.com B.V. Neckermann.com is one of the largest ecommerce companies in Benelux, offering consumers a wide range of more than 150 000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
buyer: Readen Holding Corp. (RHCO:$0.00)
Readen Holding Corp is an investor, venture capital organisation and shareholder of companies operating in different industries. Readen Holding Corp has access to an extensive, influential and loyal network of business relations and investors. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Neckermann.com B.V.
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 9/24/2013 via Bloomberg

Investcorp, acquired Paper Source, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, the Bahrain-based alternative-investment firm, has acquired Chicago-based retailer Paper Source. Investcorp bought the stationery and greeting-card company for an undisclosed amount from Los Angeles-based buyout firm Brentwood Associates Inc. Paper Source, which operates 73 stores, designs and produces fine and artisanal papers.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$452.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Brentwood Associates
target: Paper Source, Inc.
Paper Source is a premier paperie and online retailer offering a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, gift wrap, greeting cards, custom stamps, and a custom collection of envelope and cards.
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announced 2/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Koninklijke Ahold N.V., will acquire bol.com b.v.

synopsis: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. agreed to acquire bol.com b.v. Bol.com is the most visited retail website in the Netherlands serving 3.4 million active customers, with total net sales of €355 million in 2011. It offers a broad range of products in various non-food categories including books, entertainment, electronics and toys.
buyer: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. (AHODF:$70,766.37)
Ahold is an international retailing group based in the Netherlands, with powerful consumer brands in Europe and the United States. The foundation of their company is selling great food – this is what they are known for and is their core business. "
target parent: Cyrte Investments B.V.
target: bol.com b.v.
bol.com b.v. is an online retailer for books and entertainment products. It offers Dutch and English books, music CDs, DVDs, games, software, notebooks and computer accessories, and electronic and telecommunication products.
price ($mm)
$460
rev ($mm)
$467
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Axivate Capital, will acquire Neckermann.com Benelux

synopsis: Dutch investment company Axivate Capital plans to buy mail order firm Neckermann.com Benelux. Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands.
buyer: Axivate Capital
Axivate Capital is an independent investment agency focused on supporting growth ambitions, internationalisation and value creation for Dutch companies in the field of digital media, e-commerce, market intelligence and the travel sector. "
target parent: Neckermann.com
target: Neckermann.com Benelux
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 11/9/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Live Nation, Inc., acquired TicketNet.fr

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of Ticketnet, the second largest ticket retailer in France. This acquisition marks a significant step in Live Nation's global expansion strategy and complements its growing concert promotion activities in France.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$11,547.97)
Live Nation Entertainment is the largest live entertainment company in the world: connecting 200 million fans to 100,000 events in over 40 countries which has made Ticketmaster.com the #3 eCommerce website in the world. "
target: TicketNet.fr
Ticketnet is a leading provider of complete ticketing solutions in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, offering a broad ticketing retail network with ticket distribution, ticketing software editing and ticket management capabilities.
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announced 2/22/2010 via BusinessWire

CitySide Tickets, Inc., will acquire StadiumTickets.com

synopsis: CitySide Tickets, Inc., which owns and operates CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent with StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange.
buyer parent: The Upturn, Inc.
buyer: CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST:$0.00)
CitySide Tickets, Inc. features a competitive and unique feature on the website, the ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes. "
target: StadiumTickets.com
StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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closed 2/8/2010 via BusinessWire

The Upturn, Inc., merged with CitySide Tickets, Inc.

synopsis: The Upturn, Inc. announced the closing of the acquisition of CitySide Tickets, Inc. The Company will be conducting all business under the CitySide Tickets, Inc. name. CitySide Tickets, Inc. owns and operates www.CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue.
buyer: The Upturn, Inc.
TheUpTurn—an innovative online real estate matchmaking exchange where real estate market participants are matched with each other, based on their individual profiles and intended roles in the market. "
target: CitySide Tickets, Inc.
CitySide Tickets, Inc. features a competitive and unique feature on the website, the ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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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: 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: BIT:CDG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casta Diva Group
Casta Diva Group is a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events. The Group is the world’s most extensive network of advertising film and event production.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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ExpoMedia Group, PLC.
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.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$50.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$328.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.56
EBIT ($mm)
$31.08
Net Income ($mm)
$78.26
Employees
1655
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,801.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,746.43
EBIT ($mm)
$2,285.64
Net Income ($mm)
$1,667.76
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: OM:QLRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qliro Group
Qliro Group
Qliro Group is a leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region, and its operations constitute a leading Nordic e-commerce platform with attractive payment solutions. Qliro Group’s platform is used by more than 1,200 merchants, has around 250 million visits annually.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$505.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
910
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Ticker: A053280
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YES24 Co., Ltd.
YES24 Co., Ltd.
Yes24 Co., Ltd. engages in online shopping. Its businesses include tickets, gift items, ebooks, advertisement, movie operations, and other commodities.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$321.65
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.01
Net Income ($mm)
$5.79
Employees
418
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