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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 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 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 8/10/2017 via PR Web

MCI Group SA, acquired Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.

synopsis: MCI announced the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based Wyndham Jade, an industry-leading event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations.
buyer: MCI Group SA
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 since 1987. "
target: Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.
Wyndham Jade is an event and travel management company that specializes in convention housing and registration, meeting management, incentive programs, business travel and site selection. They offer a complete technology solution by combining housing and registration into one integrated platform.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Wecast Network Inc, acquired Wide Angle Group Limited

synopsis: Wecast Network, Inc. announced that it has acquired 55% of Wide Angle Group Limited ("WAG"). WAG, a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company, does work that aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
buyer: Wecast Network Inc (WCST:$6.00)
Wecast Network Inc is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. The company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China. "
target: Wide Angle Group Limited
Wide Angle Group is a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company. Their work aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the controlled chaos, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
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closed 9/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ellis Salsby Ltd, acquired Right Location

synopsis: Ellis Salsby Ltd has acquired fellow conference and event management company Right Location Corporate Services in order to “provide a stronger venue finding and conference management offer" to its clients. Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio.
buyer: Ellis Salsby Ltd
Ellis Salsby Ltd provides event management, venue finding and is a hotel booking agency. "
target: Right Location
Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio, varying from large blue chip organisations to associations, charities and small-to-medium businesses.
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announced 6/11/2012 via PE Hub

Nice Entertainment Group, will acquire Playroom AS

synopsis: Nice Entertainment Group, a pan-Nordic content production group, has signed an agreement to acquire Norwegian event management company Playroom AS. Founded in 2001, Playroom is an entertainment house focused on experience-based communication through event management, artist management and record production.
buyer parent: CapMan Capital Management Oy
buyer: Nice Entertainment Group
Nice Entertainment Group is the largest independent group of creative production companies in the Nordic region. Its annual production of more than 100 series covers all genres and serves all the major channels in the territory. "
target: Playroom AS
Playroom consists of three divisions: events, music and artists. The event division is the largest and has demonstrated strong growth since its inception in 2007. The company is one of the largest in the Norwegian event management business.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Maritz Travel Company, acquired Experient, Inc.

synopsis: Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel is the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to transforming business through people and events. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Experient, Inc.
Experient, Inc. is an event management company. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, corporate and government clients.
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closed 1/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ouest Audiovisuel, acquired RIV Turquoise

synopsis: Ouest Audiovisuel acquired RIV Turquoise , an event and seminar organizer in France.
buyer: Ouest Audiovisuel
Ouest Audiovisuel is an audiovisual and event production company. The company specializes in corporate audiovisual, marketing and sales applications for the creation of reports, web movies, dynamic media (2D/3D images, CD-ROM, DVD), TV ads, TV billboards, web banners and events. "
target: RIV Turquoise
RIV Turquoise offers event coordination and creation, as well as for trips, congresses, seminars, travelling and special programs in France and internationally.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

easyFairs, acquired Fairtec

synopsis: easyFairs, Europe's leading organiser of time & cost-effective trade shows, has acquired the Belgian business-to-business exhibition organiser, Fairtec. The move brings together an impressive portfolio of industrial technology shows in sectors such as measurement and control instrumentation, pumps and valves, subcontracting, safety and security.
buyer parent: Artexis Group
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Fairtec
Fairtec nv is an independent organizer that is also independent of any exhibition center. They offer a variety of trade fairs customized to suit your business. It successfully pioneered time-saving innovations such as the "one-day fair" formula.
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cancelled 8/11/2010 via

PanPacific International, cancelled an acquisition of Queen Entertainment Group

synopsis: The Amergence Group, a company that focuses on the development, nurturing, and rapid expansion of selected emerging or disruptive companies across a wide range of industries and disciplines, announced its first "spin-out" subsidiary, PanPacific International, has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire Queen Entertainment Group.
buyer parent: The Amergence Group
buyer: PanPacific International
PanPacific International has become The Amergence Group's first "Spin-Out" subsidiary. The company is charged with seeking out edgy and/or disruptive businesses in Hong Kong and the surrounding areas and incorporating them within PanPacific International. "
target: Queen Entertainment Group
Queen Entertainment Group -- one of the leaders in Hong Kong event organization, is also known regionally as an exclusive artist agency whose specialties include providing talent for all forms of media, television, video, and print advertising throughout the region.
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closed 8/10/2006 via BusinessWire

Carlson Marketing Group, acquired TQ3Navigant Performance Group

synopsis: Carlson Marketing announced it has acquired TQ3Navigant Performance Group in the United States, continuing the agency's growth as a powerhouse in the meetings, incentive, and event marketing business. Because Carlson is privately owned, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Carlson Marketing Group
Carlson Marketing is the world's leading relationship building company. Carlson Marketing designs and delivers loyalty, engagement and event programs for some of the world's best known brands. "
target: TQ3Navigant Performance Group
TQ3Navigant Performance Group brings innovation to incentives, meetings and special events management. With expertise in product development, operations, customer service and technology, we are committed to fiscal responsibility and client satisfaction.
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closed 12/16/2003 via BNC Analysis

AAV, Ltd., acquired Staging Connections Pty Ltd.

synopsis: AAV increased its suite of services following the acquisition of the events company, Staging Connections Pty Limited (“SC”). This acquisition was approved by AAV shareholders on 12 December 2003.
buyer: AAV, Ltd. (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections is a worldwide integrated event services group. They deliver events ranging in scale and dimension from small boardroom presentations to gala dinners and conferences; international entertainment and sporting events through to consumer exhibitions and trade shows. "
target: Staging Connections Pty Ltd.
Staging Connections has been supporting the delivery of events in Australia for over 20 years and today has offices throughout the region with more than 750 dedicated staff.
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closed 11/15/2019 via PR Web

Executive Speakers Bureau, acquired National Keynote Speakers

synopsis: Executive Speakers Bureau, a full service Speakers Bureau, is pleased to announce the acquisition of National Keynote Speakers, which provides companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs.
buyer: Executive Speakers Bureau
Executive Speakers Bureau, founded in 1993, is a full service Speakers Bureau. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, they offer thousands of national speakers as well as speakers local to their clients'​ venues to help meet each organization's individual needs. "
target: National Keynote Speakers
National Keynote Speakers provide companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs. They have a presence in 12 U.S. markets providing their clients with a balanced mix of nationally recognized speakers and local experts.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired Zibrant Ltd.

synopsis: BCD Meetings & Events has taken over Zibrant in a move to strengthen its European offering. Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, BCD Meetings & Events has more than 1,000 resources in over 40 countries, with sales exceeding US $620 million. "
target: Zibrant Ltd.
Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
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announced 8/2/2018 via Company Press Release

Ebix, Inc., will acquire Leisure Corp.

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry, will acquire Leisure Corp., an Indian Events related travel space (MICE) & Luxury Trains company that focuses on insurance and financial sector clients. Leisure Corp. offers solutions for Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions, Incentives, and more.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$570.76)
Ebix is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. Ebix offers application software products for the insurance industry ranging from carrier systems and agency systems to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance and financial industries. "
target: Leisure Corp.
Leisure Corp. is an Indian Events related travel space (MICE) & Luxury Trains company that focuses on insurance and financial sector clients. They offer solutions for Meetings, Conferences or Conventions; Exhibitions, Events or Entertainment; Rewards or Incentives; and luxury holiday experiences.
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closed 2/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd (UBS), one of the leading Chinese agencies specialized in healthcare communications. UBS will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group and will be renamed UBS Saatchi & Saatchi Health.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. It manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, and more. "
target: U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd
U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd is a full-service agency specializing in pharmaceutical PR, marketing and events management. It uses in-depth market intelligence to deliver industry-leading services through brand management and marketing, creative design, and much more.
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closed 11/30/2010 via BNC Analysis

MaryAnne McAdam, purchased The Event Planning Consulting Operations from MedCAREERS GROUP

synopsis: MaryAnne McAdams completed the acquisition of the event planning consulting operations from MedCareers Group, Inc. on November 30, 2010.
buyer: MaryAnne McAdam
MaryAnne McAdams completed the acquisition of the event planning consulting operations from MedCareers Group, Inc. (OTCPK: MCGI.E) on November 30, 2010. "
seller: MedCAREERS GROUP (OTCPK:MCGI:$0.03)
MedCAREERS Group's goal is to build itself into a complete resource for the healthcare professional with an emphasis and understanding of what healthcare professionals need as a resource to assist them in maximizing their careers.
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closed 12/21/2017 via BusinessWire

Eurazeo, Primavera Capital Group, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company listed in Paris, in partnership with Primavera Capital Group, a major China-based investment firm, has announced the completion of the acquisition of WorldStrides, a premier experiential education provider serving students of all ages.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,066.01)
buyer: Primavera Capital Group
With a diversified portfolio of approximately ~$8 billion in assets under management, of which $1 billion is from third parties, Eurazeo is a leading global investment company with offices in Paris and Luxembourg, New York, Shanghai and Sao Paolo. "
target parent: Metalmark Capital LLC
target: WorldStrides
WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is the largest educational travel organization in the United States. The company was founded by a middle school teacher in 1967 and provides unique programs for more than 400,000 students annually.
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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 4/10/2019 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 4/10/2019 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 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 8/10/2017 via PR Web

MCI Group SA, acquired Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.

synopsis: MCI announced the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based Wyndham Jade, an industry-leading event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations.
buyer: MCI Group SA
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 since 1987. "
target: Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.
Wyndham Jade is an event and travel management company that specializes in convention housing and registration, meeting management, incentive programs, business travel and site selection. They offer a complete technology solution by combining housing and registration into one integrated platform.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Wecast Network Inc, acquired Wide Angle Group Limited

synopsis: Wecast Network, Inc. announced that it has acquired 55% of Wide Angle Group Limited ("WAG"). WAG, a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company, does work that aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
buyer: Wecast Network Inc (WCST:$6.00)
Wecast Network Inc is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. The company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China. "
target: Wide Angle Group Limited
Wide Angle Group is a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company. Their work aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the controlled chaos, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
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closed 9/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ellis Salsby Ltd, acquired Right Location

synopsis: Ellis Salsby Ltd has acquired fellow conference and event management company Right Location Corporate Services in order to “provide a stronger venue finding and conference management offer" to its clients. Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio.
buyer: Ellis Salsby Ltd
Ellis Salsby Ltd provides event management, venue finding and is a hotel booking agency. "
target: Right Location
Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio, varying from large blue chip organisations to associations, charities and small-to-medium businesses.
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announced 6/11/2012 via PE Hub

Nice Entertainment Group, will acquire Playroom AS

synopsis: Nice Entertainment Group, a pan-Nordic content production group, has signed an agreement to acquire Norwegian event management company Playroom AS. Founded in 2001, Playroom is an entertainment house focused on experience-based communication through event management, artist management and record production.
buyer parent: CapMan Capital Management Oy
buyer: Nice Entertainment Group
Nice Entertainment Group is the largest independent group of creative production companies in the Nordic region. Its annual production of more than 100 series covers all genres and serves all the major channels in the territory. "
target: Playroom AS
Playroom consists of three divisions: events, music and artists. The event division is the largest and has demonstrated strong growth since its inception in 2007. The company is one of the largest in the Norwegian event management business.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Maritz Travel Company, acquired Experient, Inc.

synopsis: Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel is the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to transforming business through people and events. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Experient, Inc.
Experient, Inc. is an event management company. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, corporate and government clients.
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closed 1/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ouest Audiovisuel, acquired RIV Turquoise

synopsis: Ouest Audiovisuel acquired RIV Turquoise , an event and seminar organizer in France.
buyer: Ouest Audiovisuel
Ouest Audiovisuel is an audiovisual and event production company. The company specializes in corporate audiovisual, marketing and sales applications for the creation of reports, web movies, dynamic media (2D/3D images, CD-ROM, DVD), TV ads, TV billboards, web banners and events. "
target: RIV Turquoise
RIV Turquoise offers event coordination and creation, as well as for trips, congresses, seminars, travelling and special programs in France and internationally.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

easyFairs, acquired Fairtec

synopsis: easyFairs, Europe's leading organiser of time & cost-effective trade shows, has acquired the Belgian business-to-business exhibition organiser, Fairtec. The move brings together an impressive portfolio of industrial technology shows in sectors such as measurement and control instrumentation, pumps and valves, subcontracting, safety and security.
buyer parent: Artexis Group
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Fairtec
Fairtec nv is an independent organizer that is also independent of any exhibition center. They offer a variety of trade fairs customized to suit your business. It successfully pioneered time-saving innovations such as the "one-day fair" formula.
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cancelled 8/11/2010 via

PanPacific International, cancelled an acquisition of Queen Entertainment Group

synopsis: The Amergence Group, a company that focuses on the development, nurturing, and rapid expansion of selected emerging or disruptive companies across a wide range of industries and disciplines, announced its first "spin-out" subsidiary, PanPacific International, has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire Queen Entertainment Group.
buyer parent: The Amergence Group
buyer: PanPacific International
PanPacific International has become The Amergence Group's first "Spin-Out" subsidiary. The company is charged with seeking out edgy and/or disruptive businesses in Hong Kong and the surrounding areas and incorporating them within PanPacific International. "
target: Queen Entertainment Group
Queen Entertainment Group -- one of the leaders in Hong Kong event organization, is also known regionally as an exclusive artist agency whose specialties include providing talent for all forms of media, television, video, and print advertising throughout the region.
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closed 12/16/2003 via BNC Analysis

AAV, Ltd., acquired Staging Connections Pty Ltd.

synopsis: AAV increased its suite of services following the acquisition of the events company, Staging Connections Pty Limited (“SC”). This acquisition was approved by AAV shareholders on 12 December 2003.
buyer: AAV, Ltd. (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections is a worldwide integrated event services group. They deliver events ranging in scale and dimension from small boardroom presentations to gala dinners and conferences; international entertainment and sporting events through to consumer exhibitions and trade shows. "
target: Staging Connections Pty Ltd.
Staging Connections has been supporting the delivery of events in Australia for over 20 years and today has offices throughout the region with more than 750 dedicated staff.
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closed 12/18/2013 via AP - Associated Press

RLJ Equity Partners, acquired Naylor LLC

synopsis: RLJ Equity Partners, LLC, an RLJ portfolio company, announced its acquisition of Naylor, LLC, a leading provider of outsourced business and communications services for the North American association marketplace.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: RLJ Equity Partners
RLJ Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on generating long-term capital appreciation by investing in profitable and growing businesses led by strong management teams. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Naylor LLC
Naylor provides customized communications and business services that include a full suite of print and digital media, event management, exchange event and related marketing and business services for over 450 associations in the United States and Canada.
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closed 11/15/2019 via PR Web

Executive Speakers Bureau, acquired National Keynote Speakers

synopsis: Executive Speakers Bureau, a full service Speakers Bureau, is pleased to announce the acquisition of National Keynote Speakers, which provides companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs.
buyer: Executive Speakers Bureau
Executive Speakers Bureau, founded in 1993, is a full service Speakers Bureau. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, they offer thousands of national speakers as well as speakers local to their clients'​ venues to help meet each organization's individual needs. "
target: National Keynote Speakers
National Keynote Speakers provide companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs. They have a presence in 12 U.S. markets providing their clients with a balanced mix of nationally recognized speakers and local experts.
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closed 10/2/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Convention Data Services

synopsis: Freeman®, the world’s leading provider of live events and brand experiences, announced that it has acquired Convention Data Services (CDS), a trusted event registration, business intelligence, and lead management company servicing top show organizers worldwide.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman is the world’s leading brand experience company. They help clients design and deliver immersive live experiences. Through comprehensive offerings including strategy, creative, logistics, digital, and event technology, Freeman helps increase audience engagement and drive business results. "
target: Convention Data Services
Convention Data Services ("CDS") is a trusted event registration, business intelligence, and lead management company servicing top show organizers worldwide. CDS has been serving the needs of leading show organizers for over 30 years, providing world-class event registration and digital services.
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closed 6/18/2008 via BNC Analysis

Global Events, acquired Paint The Town Red

synopsis: One of Europe's largest event agencies, Global Events, has acquired New York-based event marketing company Paint The Town Red as part of its international expansion. It's named Howard Givner, who founded Paint The Town Red in 1988, CEO of Global Events North America.
buyer: Global Events
Global Events was conceived as an integrated event organizer; in other words, the company is in charge of each and every aspect involved in the organization of an event. The firm has the capacity to offer a single person to work hand-in-hand with the client. "
target: Paint The Town Red
Paint The Town Red is a full-service event planning company serving a wide range of clients since 1988. With over 400 events per year and relationships with over 600 venues, we can help you plan and execute a truly memorable event that meets your style and budget.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired Zibrant Ltd.

synopsis: BCD Meetings & Events has taken over Zibrant in a move to strengthen its European offering. Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, BCD Meetings & Events has more than 1,000 resources in over 40 countries, with sales exceeding US $620 million. "
target: Zibrant Ltd.
Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
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closed 2/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd (UBS), one of the leading Chinese agencies specialized in healthcare communications. UBS will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group and will be renamed UBS Saatchi & Saatchi Health.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. It manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, and more. "
target: U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd
U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd is a full-service agency specializing in pharmaceutical PR, marketing and events management. It uses in-depth market intelligence to deliver industry-leading services through brand management and marketing, creative design, and much more.
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closed 11/30/2010 via BNC Analysis

MaryAnne McAdam, purchased The Event Planning Consulting Operations from MedCAREERS GROUP

synopsis: MaryAnne McAdams completed the acquisition of the event planning consulting operations from MedCareers Group, Inc. on November 30, 2010.
buyer: MaryAnne McAdam
MaryAnne McAdams completed the acquisition of the event planning consulting operations from MedCareers Group, Inc. (OTCPK: MCGI.E) on November 30, 2010. "
seller: MedCAREERS GROUP (OTCPK:MCGI:$0.03)
MedCAREERS Group's goal is to build itself into a complete resource for the healthcare professional with an emphasis and understanding of what healthcare professionals need as a resource to assist them in maximizing their careers.
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closed 4/28/2003 via Market Wire

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC

synopsis: Hanley-Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media company serving the residential construction industry, has acquired the key assets of Davis Peterson Collaborative (DPC), producer of home building-related trade shows, events and conferences.
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
target: Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC
Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC conducts and manages trade shows, events, and conferences for media organizations, companies, professional organizations, and trade associations.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connect Meetings, acquired BizBash Media

synopsis: Connect Meetings, a division of Tarsus Group, has announced the purchase of BizBash, the iconic trade media company for event and meeting planners, further expanding Connect’s market leading position.
buyer parent: Tarsus Group plc
buyer: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions. "
target: BizBash Media
BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and HR executives.
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