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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 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 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:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: 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 7/30/2007 via BNC Analysis

The ASI Show!, acquired Promoshows

synopsis: The ASI Advantages Roadshow, run by The ASI Show, is pleased to announce the acquisition of PromoShows East Coast Showcases, consisting of the East Coast Business Gifts and Promotional Products Showcase and East Coast Super Showcase.
buyer: The ASI Show!
The ASI Show was created for active ASI member distributors and suppliers and attracts the most industry distributors. Offering a full education conference, networking opportunities and a manageable one floor/one hall show floor layout, The ASI Show provides a complete trade show experience. "
target: Promoshows
For over 20 years, PromoShows, owned by Paul Jenne, has been bringing together suppliers and distributors on the East Coast. PromoShows East Coast Showcases, consists of the East Coast Business Gifts and Promotional Products Showcase and East Coast Super Showcase.
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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 3/7/2007 via PR Newswire

Accor SA, acquired Kadeos

synopsis: Accor Services has acquired Kadeos, the PPR Group's gift card and voucher business, for 210 million euros. The acquisition positions Accor Services as the leader of the gift card and voucher market in France.
buyer: Accor SA (ENXTPA:AC:$2,283.39)
Accor, the European leader in hotels and tourism, and a global leader in corporate services. It offers to its individual and corporate clients nearly 40 years of expertise in its two core businesses: Hotels, and Services to corporate clients and public institutions. "
target: Kadeos
Kadeos designs and markets eight gift cards and nine gift vouchers for businesses and consumers. These single- and multi-banner products can be used in more than 82 chains, including prestigious PPR banners.
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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closed 3/14/2006 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Group Inc., acquired Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc., the leading global advertising and marketing services group, has acquired a majority ownership interest in Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited, a leading field marketing company based in China.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC:$15,385.20)
Omnicom Group Inc. is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services. "
target: Unisono Fieldmarketing International Limited
Unisono Fieldmarketing provides field marketing and merchandising services in China for both multinational and local clients.
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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 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Colruyt Group, acquired Daltix

synopsis: Colruyt Group, a Belgian retailer group, has acquired a 65% stake in Daltix, a retail data analytics firm in Belgium. Daltix collects and analyzes information from web shops and translates them into insights that go beyond data. Their powerful retail insights help retailers to make well-informed decisions on pricing, promotions and products.
buyer: Colruyt Group (ENXTBR:COLR:$10,823.54)
Colruyt Group operates in the food and non-food distribution sector in Belgium, France and Luxembourg with approximately 540 own stores and over 600 affiliated stores. In Belgium this includes Colruyt, OKay, Bio-Planet, Cru, Dreamland, Dreambaby and the affiliated stores Spar and Spar Compact. "
target: Daltix
Daltix is a retail data analytics firm in Belgium. Daltix collects, analyzes and enriches information from web shops and translates them into insights that go beyond data. Their powerful retail insights help retailers and suppliers to make well-informed decisions on pricing, promotions and products.
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closed 6/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired RSI Research Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Environics Analytics (EA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of RSI Research Solutions Inc. (RSI). Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. EA offers the full range of analytical services and provides authoritative reports, software and modeling approaches. "
target: RSI Research Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
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announced 4/17/2017 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Market Track

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data, and technology-enabled businesses.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based investment firm with more than $28 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Aurora Capital Group
target: Market Track
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Market Track is the leading provider of advertising, promotion, and eCommerce intelligence solutions, offering the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels available.
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closed 8/10/2012 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Market Track

synopsis: Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of promotional intelligence solutions in North America, from Monitor Clipper Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Group is a private equity firm that acquires and builds companies in partnership with operating management. The Firm currently manages approximately $2 billion in capital and is committed to investing in middle market companies with unique, defensible market positions. "
target parent: Monitor Venture Associates, LLC
target: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns.
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closed 1/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

CDMS Limited, acquired Transactis Ltd.

synopsis: Transactional data supplier Transactis has been acquired by marketing services group CDMS. Primarily known as a print and mailing house, CDMS is a sister company to the UK's biggest home shopping group, Shop Direct.
buyer parent: Shop Direct Group
buyer: CDMS Limited
Primarily known as a print and mailing house, CDMS is a sister company to the UK's biggest home shopping group, Shop Direct. CDMS claims a turnover of over £70 million, handling 1.5% of all UK mail and 7% of B2C direct mail. "
target: Transactis Ltd.
Transactis Ltd. operates as a transactional data company which provides customer and prospect data solutions to organizations for acquiring, retaining, and managing their customers.
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closed 10/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

SGS International, acquired Multi-Ad Services Inc.

synopsis: Louisville-based SGS International LLC, a package-production and marketing-services firm, is acquiring Peoria, Ill.-based MultiAd Inc., which provides product packaging images and related data to the retail food industry.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: SGS International
SGS International, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a fully integrated marketing services company, with a strong backbone as a global leader in digital imaging and design-to-print graphic services. "
target: Multi-Ad Services Inc.
Multi-Ad Services, Inc. provides advertising and marketing solutions for manufacturers, retailers, and media professionals. Multi-Ad offers Kwikee, which provides manufacturer-approved grocery and CPG images, data and related content.
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closed 3/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Wunderman, acquired FusePump Ltd.

synopsis: Wunderman, the world’s largest digital agency network, has acquired FusePump Ltd., a company specializing in product data and content for digital marketing, in a strategic move that will enhance Wunderman’s data offerings in EMEA and beyond.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman offers Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Powered by complex analytics and strategic insight, creative content engages the consumer as participant, creator and champion in always-on conversations to propel their clients’ growth. "
target: FusePump Ltd.
FusePump are experts in the area of product data, product data management and multi-channel marketing. FusePump extracts product data from e-commerce websites and other data sources, making it available for integration into hundreds of marketing channels and advertising applications.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Mood Media Corporation, acquired South Central A\V

synopsis: Mood Media, the world’s leading in-store media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience, announced that it has acquired South Central A\V, a company that sight, sound, scent and audio-visual systems solutions to businesses throughout the US.
buyer: Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM:$465.27)
Mood Media is the world’s leading in-store media solutions company dedicated to elevating the Customer Experience. They create greater emotional connections between brands and consumers through the right combination of sight, sound, scent, social and systems solutions. "
target: South Central A\V
South Central A\V provides sight, sound, scent and audio-visual systems solutions to businesses throughout the US including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and Tennessee.
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closed 7/31/2017 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired SMA Entertainment

synopsis: Stingray, a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has concluded the acquisiton of Satellite Music Australia PTY Ltd. (SMA), a subsidiary of Macquarie Media Operations PTY Limited (MRN) and a leading Australian provider of in-store media solutions servicing more than 2,200 locations.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: SMA Entertainment
Satellite Music Australia PTY Ltd. (SMA) is a leading Australian provider of in-store media solutions servicing more than 2,200 locations. SMA Entertainment is a B2B content provider of audio and visual solutions, complimenting and enhancing the aesthetic that businesses want for themselves.
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announced 7/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Dealers United, will acquire What's Next Media

synopsis: Leading digital automotive company Dealers United announced a final agreement to acquire Seattle-based media and video production company What's Next Media. What's Next Media provides dealerships high-quality automotive video content, including video consulting and assets for Facebook and YouTube advertising.
buyer: Dealers United
Dealers United is a leading digital marketing firm for automotive dealerships. Dealers United is an online membership that helps auto dealers nationwide improve their dealerships. Dealers United ensures that every dealer, regardless of its size, grows and succeeds in the automotive industry. "
target: What's Next Media
What's Next Media helps auto dealers create high-resolution, professional videos to convey their optimal marketing message. What's Next Media has driven outstanding success and results for their clients, and has often won NADA's 20 Group "Best Idea" contests for their dealership-branded content.
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closed 11/26/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

Flick Fusion, acquired Dealer Fusion

synopsis: Flick Fusion, a company that specializes in creating, managing, and distributing dynamic and cost-effective online and mobile video products, announced the acquisition of Dealer Fusion, a video marketing provider to more than 500 auto dealerships nationwide.
buyer: Flick Fusion
Flick Fusion specializes in creating, managing, and distributing dynamic and cost-effective online and mobile video products. Each video is designed to help dealerships reach and engage with customers, delivering rich content that results in increased sales and ROI. "
target: Dealer Fusion
Since 2000, Dealer Fusion has been helping dealers increase their online advertising effectiveness and increasing conversion rates. Dealer Fusion collects Studio Quality Photos and creates Broadcast Quality Videos.
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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 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 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 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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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.
price ($mm)
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$26
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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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 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 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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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.
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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.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$9.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.57
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$0.43
Employees
21
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Ticker: OTCPK:ITRK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interlink Plus, Inc.
Interlink Plus, Inc.
InterLink Plus is a professional Trade Show Services provider in Las Vegas offering a wide array of affordable trade show services including staffing, marketing, booth design and set up.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.03)
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0
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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.
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Employees
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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
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rev ($mm)
$50.00
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$207.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.55
EBIT ($mm)
$11.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1374
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$202.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.43
EBIT ($mm)
$28.08
Net Income ($mm)
$14.45
Employees
307
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
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rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE: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
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,030.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,055.90
EBIT ($mm)
$2,607.51
Net Income ($mm)
$1,917.10
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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