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announced 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Interwine

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

Comexposium SA, will acquire Adhesion Group S.A.

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

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Winexpo

synopsis: UBM Sinoexpo announces that it has acquired the Winexpo tradeshow from Shanghai Golden Commercial Exhibition Co Ltd. Winexpo is held in May and in November each year in Shanghai. First launched in 2005, Winexpo focuses on serving the fast-growing China wine market.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Shanghai Golden Commercial Exhibition Co., Ltd.
target: Winexpo
Winexpo is held in May and in November each year in Shanghai. First launched in 2005, Winexpo focuses on serving the fast-growing China wine market. The May 2012 event was held in INTEX Shanghai and attracted almost 100 exhibitors and over 5,300 trade visitors.
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announced 12/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Gary Solomon Jr., head of the Solomon Group production and design group, and Neal Bodenheimer, co-owner of the cocktail lounge Cure and the restaurant Cane & Table signed a letter of intent to take over Tales of the Cocktail, the annual bar and spirits industry conference. Tales offers seminars, tastings, networking events and much more.
buyer: Gary Solomon Jr. and Neal Bodenheimer
Gary Solomon Jr. is head of the Solomon Group production and design group. Neal Bodenheimer is co-owner of the cocktail lounge Cure and the restaurant Cane & Table. "
target: Tales of the Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail is an annual bar and spirits industry conference. Tales has grown into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Questex, LLC, purchased Live Experience Assets from Informa plc

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

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

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,138.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
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$85
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired World Tea Expo

synopsis: Penton announced that it has acquired World Tea Expo, the leading event and digital information company dedicated to the global tea industry. World Tea Expo serves the growing North American specialty multi-billion dollar tea market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: World Tea Expo
World Tea Media produces the annual World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling and education.
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announced 8/1/2012 via Company Press Release

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire 75% of Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd, a South African exhibition entity that is the organiser of the agrifood exhibition, Good Food & Wine Show, which is held three times a year in Johannesburg (September), Cape Town (May) and Durban (August).
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano's group of companies are divided into two business areas: management of spaces and services and organization of exhibitions and conferences. "
target: Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.
Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd. is the leading exhibition entity in the Food & Beverage sector in South Africa.
price ($mm)
$5.22*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.4x
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8.9x
closed 1/4/2012 via Company Press Release

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

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

BNP Media, acquired MeatProcessingXchange

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

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

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

GL Events, will acquire Interwine

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, will acquire a 60% stake in Interwine, the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: Interwine
Interwine is the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries. Interwine helps build connections between Chinese importers and different foreign exhibitors in Asia.
price ($mm)
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$8
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announced 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Interwine

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, will acquire a 60% stake in Interwine, the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: Interwine
Interwine is the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries. Interwine helps build connections between Chinese importers and different foreign exhibitors in Asia.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire ZhongZhiXing

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has announced that they will be acquiring ZhongZhiXing Group, a Chinese event services provider specializing in event engineering and logistics and event organization services.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: ZhongZhiXing
Based in China, ZhongZhiXing Group is an event services provider. ZhongZhiXing has an excellent reputation and long-standing relationships with a number of exhibition organizers and owners of well-known event sites.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/5/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired FISA S.A.

synopsis: GL events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has acquired a 60% stake in FISA from Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura, the oldest trade association in Chile. FISA is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. FISA organizes B2B events for a variety of industries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target parent: Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura
target: FISA S.A.
FISA (La Feria Internacional de Santiago) is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. It operates mainly in the B2B segment, organizing events in sectors that include mining, construction, shipbuilding, healthcare, security, electricity, renewable energy, and more.
price ($mm)
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$12
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Midest

synopsis: GL events acquired Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Midest
Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Agence CCC

synopsis: GL Events announces the acquisition of CCC, an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Agence CCC
CCC is an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
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announced 6/29/2009 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Alice Evénements SAS

synopsis: GL events has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of Alice Events, a leader in its sector in France. Alice comes to events of major accounts for the organization of corporate events, consumer transactions and business tourism.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event Organisation, and integrated Services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Alice Evénements SAS
Alice Evénements SAS offers tourism services. The agency also organizes trade fairs in the areas of real estate and motorbikes and rally-raids, Tunisia and Morocco.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Interwine

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, will acquire a 60% stake in Interwine, the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: Interwine
Interwine is the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries. Interwine helps build connections between Chinese importers and different foreign exhibitors in Asia.
price ($mm)
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$8
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closed 6/10/2020 via Company Press Release

Wisdom Gaming Group, acquired GoldRushGG

synopsis: Wisdom is excited to announce the acquisition of Gold Rush, a community content and tournament brand that has produced a number of brilliant events and broadcasts for the Rocket League esports community.
buyer: Wisdom Gaming Group
Wisdom Gaming Group is a creative and consulting agency with a focus on digital marketing and esports activations. As a trusted leader of community-focused programming and tournament organization, Wisdom puts its energy into making shows with outstanding talent for an audience of refined tastes. "
target: GoldRushGG
Gold Rush is a community content and tournament brand that has produced a number of brilliant events and broadcasts for the Rocket League esports community.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Not Just Events, acquired Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon

synopsis: Not Just Events, an event management company in New Zealand, has acquired the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon, a running event in New Zealand. The Vineyard Half offers a weekend of challenge and reward in the wine region of Marlborough. The event features 21.1km and 12km courses where race entrants can choose to run, walk or do a hybrid of both.
buyer: Not Just Events
Not Just Events is an event management company in New Zealand. Not Just Events specalises in sporting events and covers all facets of event management. The company manages the Christchurge Airport Marathon, Le Race, Festival of Cycling, and the Elite National Road Championships. "
target: Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon
The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon is a running event in New Zealand. The Vineyard Half offers an unforgettable weekend of challenge and reward in the wine region of Marlborough. The event features 21.1km and 12km courses where race entrants can choose to run, walk or do a hybrid of both.
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closed 4/7/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MCI Group SA, purchased Event Portfolio from Lift & Co.

synopsis: Lift & Co. is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with MCI USA, a recognized leader in meetings, events, and conferences, to grow Lift & Co.’s events portfolio. MCI USA will assume operational control of Lift & Co.’s event portfolio and will begin to work with the Company on the newly scheduled Toronto Expo 2020.
buyer: MCI Group SA
Based in Switzerland, MCI Group is the global leader in engaging and activating audiences. MCI helps organizations harness the power of community by applying strategic engagement solutions to build unforgettable online and offline experiences that inspire, educate and enhance business performance. "
seller: Lift & Co. (TSXV:LIFT:$5.09)
Started in 2016, the Lift & Co. events portfolio serves over 40,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors annually. Lift & Co.'s events are a pillar of the North American cannabis industry,
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announced 3/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Advance, Inc., Orkila Capital, LLC, will acquire Ironman

synopsis: Advance announced that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Wanda Sports Group Company Limited to acquire The IRONMAN Group.  The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series. Orkila Capital will co-invest in The IRONMAN Group.
buyer: Orkila Capital, LLC
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned business that owns, operates and invests in companies spanning media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Orkila Capital is a growth equity investment firm founded by Jesse Du Bey. "
target parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
target: Ironman
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series and many more. It is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports.
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$730
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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:$9.56)
London-based Aeorema Communications plc is a revenue generative, live events agency. The Company, through its events division Cheerful Twentyfirst, specialises in creating engaging, immersive events using the latest technologies and interactive platforms to deliver innovative events. "
target: Eventful Limited
UK-based Eventful provides venue sourcing, event planning, event design, event management, and incentive travel services, primarily in the luxury events sector. The agency has brands across multiple industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, professional services, luxury retail, among others.
price ($mm)
$0.49
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announced 3/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire BEAT Gaming Corp.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the shares of BEAT Gaming Corp., an arm's length private Toronto-based esports organizer and management company. BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.80)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: BEAT Gaming Corp.
BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG. In addition to running their own events, they provide consulting, tournament organization and marketing services out of Toronto, Ontario Canada.
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$0.57
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amuka Esports, acquired Incendium Gaming Ltd.

synopsis: Amuka Esports announced it has fully acquired Incendium Gaming, a leading tournament organizer in the fighting game community (FGC). Founded in 2019, Incendium has hosted over 20 events under its own brand and is contracted out to produce tournaments for larger events like GOML and World Gaming.
buyer: Amuka Esports
Amuka Esports creates localized esports hubs in cities across North America. Each hub consists of a game venue, tournament organizer, content team, merchandise brands and incubator. "
target: Incendium Gaming Ltd.
Incendium Gaming specializes in producing tournaments and events for the fighting game community (FGC). They host bi-weekly and monthly events at Waves Gaming in Toronto as well as host major events for game publishers such as Capcom and Bandai Namco.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

California Center for the Arts, Escondido, acquired The Barn Stage Company Inc.

synopsis: The California Center for the Arts, Escondido has acquired The Barn Stage Company, a professional theatre company that produces musical theater and plays. The Barn Stage Company will relocate to Escondido where it aims to produce Broadway quality performances of original and local works.
buyer: California Center for the Arts, Escondido
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County. The Center runs an extensive education program and produces free community events, such as the Jazz Jam Sessions, Holiday Tree Lighting, Day of the Dead, 4th of July and WOW First Wednesdays performances."
target: The Barn Stage Company Inc.
The Barn Stage Company aims to preserve, strengthen, and advance Musical Theater as a vital social and cultural platform by creating theatrical experiences of the highest professional standards. The company supports projects that are aesthetically, thematically, and methodologically diverse.
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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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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Australian Esports League, will acquire The Cubs Esports Pty Ltd

synopsis: Leading esports companies Cubs Esports and Critical Hit Entertainment (CHE), operator of The Australian Esports Leage (AEL), officially announce their intention to merge. The new group will continue to trade under the CHE banner. Cubs Esports is a leading Esports company formerly known as Diemens Esports.
buyer: Australian Esports League
The Australian Esports League (AEL) is a provider of premier esports competitions in Australia, attracting competitors from across the nation. The vision of the AEL is to develop the most entertaining, engaging and respected esports experience in Australia. It is owned by Critical Hit Entertainment."
target: The Cubs Esports Pty Ltd
Cubs Esports is a leading Esports company formerly known as Diemens Esports. The Cubs are an Australian based esports franchise coming to gaming arenas.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

LivexLive Media, acquired React Presents

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, has acquired React Presents from LiveStyle, the largest global producer of live music events. React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company. Their events include the Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby on the Beach, and more.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$37.96)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: React Presents
React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company. React Presents produces events and festivals in Chicago, Detroit and other select markets throughout the Midwest U.S., including the Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby on the Beach, and various other large events.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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$15
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closed 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired PR Worldwide

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in the live entertainment division of PR Worldwide, one of Malaysia’s leading live events promoters. 
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$11,547.97)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: PR Worldwide
Established in 1999, PR Worldwide has been instrumental in the establishment of the Malaysian live entertainment industry. One of the most prominent live events businesses in the Asia Pacific region, the company has promoted a vast array of international acts and family shows.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

MSouth Equity Partners, acquired Nth Degree, Inc.

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

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

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

PSAV, acquired Eclipse Group

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, acquired Eclipse, a leading audiovisual and live event production and venue company in Dubai. eclipse is well known in the Gulf Cooperation Council as a leader in project management, equipment rental, and technical services.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target: Eclipse Group
Headquartered in Dubai, Eclipse is a key leader in the regional event industry, with a well-earned reputation for creativity, commitment to health and safety and client satisfaction. Specializing in project management, equipment rental and technical services, Eclipse supports live events.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cosmo Cool Concepts Inc., acquired DM Premier Services

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

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired L37 Creative

synopsis: L37 Creative has been acquired by BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), a global meetings and events agency headquartered in Chicago. L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events, a trusted, award-winning global meetings & events agency, helps companies design and execute meetings and events through strategic solutions, innovation and the power of imagination. "
target: L37 Creative
L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eventim, acquired Talent Concert International

synopsis: CTS Eventim, a Germany-based leading international provider of Ticketing and Live Entertainment, has acquired Talent Concert International, a Russian tour and concert promoter that has organized live performances by Blur, Nick Cave, Motörhead, Rihanna and Robbie Williams.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$1,469.65)
Headquartered in Germany, CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment. In 2018, approx. 250 million tickets were marketed using their systems. They also operate some of Europe’s most renowned venues, such as the LANXESS arena and the EVENTIM Apollo. "
target: Talent Concert International
Talent Concert International is a Russian tour and concert promoter. TCI has organized live performances by Blur, Nick Cave, Motörhead, Rihanna and Robbie Williams. TCI focuses on Moscow and St. Petersburg but also organizes shows in Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok.
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announced 10/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Silver Lake Partners, will acquire TEG Pty Limited

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, will acquire TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company, from Affinity Equity Partners (S) Pte Ltd and its affiliates. TEG’s integrated live entertainment platform combines ticketing and event promotion, venue management, data analytics, and marketing services.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over US $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Affinity Equity Partners
target: TEG Pty Limited
Based in Australia, TEG is a dynamic and integrated group that promotes live sports and entertainment, provides essential ticketing, technology, and e-commerce services and is a major player in data science and analytics, digital marketing, and customer research.
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