Like Exhibit Source, Inc.

closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Condit, acquired Exhibit Source, Inc.

synopsis: Condit Exhibits, a full-service exhibit house established in 1945, has acquired Exhibit Source, a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size.
buyer: Condit
Condit Exhibits is a full-service exhibit house established in 1945. They specialize in creating event and trade show booths, museum displays, and temporary structures for clients around the globe. "
target: Exhibit Source, Inc.
Exhibit Source Inc is a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size. Their services include custom exhibit fabrication and finishing, graphics production and finishing, exhibit transportation, and secure warehousing for trade show displays and convention exhibits.
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announced 5/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Leade.rs, Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire networking and event-matching platform Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Leade.rs, Inc.
Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur, is a networking and event-matching platform. Leade.rs is a platform to connect great events to amazing speakers.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fern Exposition Services, LLC, acquired Triumph Expo & Events

synopsis: Cincinnati, Ohio-based event production services provider Fern has acquired Seattle-based Triumph Expo & Events. Triumph officially opened its doors April 1, 1999. Since then they have grown and evolved from a small, local trade show contracting company to a sophisticated marketing partner for their national client base.
buyer: Fern Exposition Services, LLC
Fern Exposition & Event Services is a full service exhibition services contractor, providing convention, tradeshow, exposition, and corporate event services throughout the United States and Canada. Incorporated in 1909, Fern is ranked among the nation’s top service contractors. "
target: Triumph Expo & Events
Triumph officially opened its doors April 1, 1999. Since then they have grown and evolved from a small, local trade show contracting company to a sophisticated marketing partner for their national client base.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fern Exposition Services, LLC, acquired DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services

synopsis: Cincinnati, Ohio-based event production services provider Fern has acquired Portland-based DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services, a full-service general contractor for trade shows and events.
buyer: Fern Exposition Services, LLC
Fern Exposition & Event Services is a full service exhibition services contractor, providing convention, tradeshow, exposition, and corporate event services throughout the United States and Canada. Incorporated in 1909, Fern is ranked among the nation’s top service contractors. "
target: DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services
DWA Trade Show & Exposition Service is a full-service general contractor for trade shows and events. DWA offers a complete inventory of items used by show managers and exhibitors including booth furnishings, tables, chairs, easels, Modular Display System Rental booths and much more.
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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.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BusinessWire

M&M The Special Events Company, acquired Marquee Event Group

synopsis: M&M Event Rentals, a leading event rental company, announced the acquisition of Marquee Event Group, a full-service event rental company with four divisions: Marquee Rents, Marquee Tents, Marquee Linens and Marquee San Antonio.
buyer parent: Dubin Clark & Co.
buyer: M&M The Special Events Company
M&M is a leading event rental company helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate & non-profit events in Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville. "
target: Marquee Event Group
Marquee Event Group began in 1985 as a small party rental store and have evolved over the past 30 years into a full-service event rental company with four divisions: Marquee Rents, Marquee Tents, Marquee Linens and Marquee San Antonio.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PE Hub

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals, acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC

synopsis: PRO EM Party & Event Rentals, a single, one-stop source for events of any size, has acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC (URS), a nationwide event rental company specializing in major event planning and execution. From movie premieres, festivals, corporate parties and sporting events, and backyard barbeques, URS has served all types of events.
buyer parent: Dos Rios Partners
buyer: PRO EM Party & Event Rentals
PRO EM Party & Event Rentals serves as a single, one-stop source for events of any size. Whether searching for an event management company, event rentals such as tents, tables and chairs, commercial services or all three, PRO EM’s knowledgeable team is ready to make the event a complete success. "
target: Universal Resource Supply, LLC
Universal Resource Supply (URS) is a nationwide event rental company specializing in major event planning and execution. From movie premieres, festivals, corporate parties and sporting events, to elegant weddings, quinceaneras, and even backyard barbeques, URS has served all types of events.
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closed 5/1/2017 via BusinessWire

MCH Group AG, acquired MC2

synopsis: MCH Group, a globally leading live marketing company with its head office in Basel, Switzerland has acquired a 100% holding in MC2 ("MC-squared"), a recognized leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry in the U.S.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$521.44)
MCH Group is a globally leading live marketing company with a comprehensive services network spanning the entire exhibition and event market. It organizes and hosts about 90 exhibitions, including the globally leading Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. "
target: MC2
MC2 ("MC-squared") is a leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry. The company provides and manages integrated marketing programs, creating experiences where people meet people. MC2 is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York and 14 other locations in the U.S. and a location in Germany.
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dubin Clark & Co., acquired M&M The Special Events Company

synopsis: M&M Event Rentals, Chicago, has completed a recapitalization transaction with private equity firm Dubin Clark & Co., Boston. M&M is a leading event service company, helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate and non-profit events each year in Chicago and Dallas.
buyer: Dubin Clark & Co.
Since their founding in 1984, Dubin Clark has consistently partnered with outstanding management teams in building world-class businesses. "
target: M&M The Special Events Company
M&M is a leading event service company, helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate and non-profit events each year in Chicago and Dallas.
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announced 1/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

8I Holdings Limited, will acquire Hemus Pacific Pte Ltd.

synopsis: 8I Holdings advises that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire 51% of Hemus Pacific Private Limited, a successful property and events management business. Their service specialization profile encompasses Venue sourcing and management, Logistic supports and Events Marketing and Management.
buyer: 8I Holdings Limited (ASX:8IH:$24.01)
8I Holdings is the holding company of the 8I Group that is based in Singapore and operates an investment business in listed securities, real property developments, and a financial education and training seminar business. "
target: Hemus Pacific Pte Ltd.
Hemus Pacific is an event services company that offers a comprehensive array of resources and solutions to events. Their service specialization profile encompasses Venue sourcing and management, Logistic supports and Events Marketing and Management.
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closed 1/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. merged with Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited,

synopsis: Events agency Lloyd Paul Events has merged with Northamptonshire-based Mobile Promotions. The company provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services.
buyer: Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited
Mobile Promotions is an event company. From roadshows and sampling campaigns to hospitality and shopping centre promotions, they have a team of people who will help companies stand out from the crowd. "
target: Lloyd Paul Events Ltd.
Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Lutterworth, United Kingdom.
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closed 11/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Group Delphi, acquired Image Exhibits

synopsis: Group Delphi, which makes exhibits for trade shows and other events, acquired Image Exhibits in Fort Wayne. Image Exhibits, Inc. designs and develops show exhibit products for trade shows, museums, corporate lobby exhibitions, and point of purchase displays.
buyer: Group Delphi
Group Delphi supplies strategic and creative solutions for companies’ face-to-face marketing needs. The company has a robust product, service and solutions offering for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace. "
target: Image Exhibits
Image Exhibits, Inc. designs and develops show exhibit products for trade shows, museums, corporate lobby exhibitions, and point of purchase displays. The company offers portable and modular banner stands; extruded aluminum structures; kiosks; and wall, show room, and table top displays.
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

MC2, acquired proFair

synopsis: MC2, an exhibit, event and environment company, has announced the acquisition of a longtime strategic partner, proFair GmbH, a brand and event marketing company.
buyer parent: Cowen Group, Inc.
buyer: MC2
MC2, an event marketing company, engages in designing, creating, and managing events and corporate meetings. The company’s services include creation and management of custom exhibits for conventions, trade shows, and corporate marketing events. "
target: proFair
With almost 30 years of experience, proFair is the full-service agency that provides live communication and unmistakeable brand presentations for trade fairs and events around the world.
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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 10/28/2011 via BusinessWire

General Graphics Exhibits merged with Group Delphi,

synopsis: Group Delphi and GGE announced their merger, creating an organization with deeper expertise, broader capabilities and increased services for tradeshow, event, museum, media and retail customers. The move makes the combined organization one of the most significant companies in the San Francisco Bay Area exhibit and events scene.
buyer: Group Delphi
Group Delphi supplies strategic and creative solutions for companies’ face-to-face marketing needs. The company has a robust product, service and solutions offering for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace. "
target: General Graphics Exhibits
General Graphics Exhibits serves the convention, museum, and creative markets by designing ways for its customers to meet their goals and succeed in their respective markets through graphics and exhibits.
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closed 3/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions, acquired Nuance International

synopsis: Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions has announced the acquisition of Nuance International, a global exhibit and interiors design and project management firm in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Gielissen, based in the Netherlands for nearly 75 years, is one of the largest interiors, events, exhibitions, and exhibit fabrication companies in the world.
buyer: Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions
Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions specializes in interiors and exhibitions, providing full-service solutions for clients, from consultation and concept development to implementation. "
target: Nuance International
Nuance International is a world-class provider of design, project management, and production of trade show exhibits, interior environments, private events, corporate theater and experiences.
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closed 12/1/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Production Resources Group, acquired Innovative Event Production

synopsis: Production Resource Group, L.L.C., a leading entertainment and event technology company, announced that it has purchased Innovative Event Production. The acquisition reinforces PRG's position as the foremost provider of client services, equipment and technology solutions in the entertainment, meetings and events industry.
buyer: Production Resources Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: Innovative Event Production
For over 15 years, IEP has provided equipment and services to the event industry, including Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, government agencies and non-profits.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor, LLC, acquired Harry Walker Agency

synopsis: Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries, acquired The Harry Walker Agency, the Leading Speakers Agency that partners with event planners and connect them with the world’s most important voices.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: Harry Walker Agency
The Harry Walker Agency is the Leading Speakers Agency. They partner with event planners and connect them with the world’s most important voices. They have long-standing relationships with hundreds of speakers worldwide, including World Leaders and the biggest names in film, music and more.
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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 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Condit, acquired Exhibit Source, Inc.

synopsis: Condit Exhibits, a full-service exhibit house established in 1945, has acquired Exhibit Source, a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size.
buyer: Condit
Condit Exhibits is a full-service exhibit house established in 1945. They specialize in creating event and trade show booths, museum displays, and temporary structures for clients around the globe. "
target: Exhibit Source, Inc.
Exhibit Source Inc is a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size. Their services include custom exhibit fabrication and finishing, graphics production and finishing, exhibit transportation, and secure warehousing for trade show displays and convention exhibits.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Condit, acquired Exhibit Source, Inc.

synopsis: Condit Exhibits, a full-service exhibit house established in 1945, has acquired Exhibit Source, a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size.
buyer: Condit
Condit Exhibits is a full-service exhibit house established in 1945. They specialize in creating event and trade show booths, museum displays, and temporary structures for clients around the globe. "
target: Exhibit Source, Inc.
Exhibit Source Inc is a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size. Their services include custom exhibit fabrication and finishing, graphics production and finishing, exhibit transportation, and secure warehousing for trade show displays and convention exhibits.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Condit, acquired Exhibit Source, Inc.

synopsis: Condit Exhibits, a full-service exhibit house established in 1945, has acquired Exhibit Source, a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size.
buyer: Condit
Condit Exhibits is a full-service exhibit house established in 1945. They specialize in creating event and trade show booths, museum displays, and temporary structures for clients around the globe. "
target: Exhibit Source, Inc.
Exhibit Source Inc is a leader in designing custom tradeshow displays for businesses of any size. Their services include custom exhibit fabrication and finishing, graphics production and finishing, exhibit transportation, and secure warehousing for trade show displays and convention exhibits.
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announced 5/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Leade.rs, Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire networking and event-matching platform Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Leade.rs, Inc.
Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur, is a networking and event-matching platform. Leade.rs is a platform to connect great events to amazing speakers.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fern Exposition Services, LLC, acquired Triumph Expo & Events

synopsis: Cincinnati, Ohio-based event production services provider Fern has acquired Seattle-based Triumph Expo & Events. Triumph officially opened its doors April 1, 1999. Since then they have grown and evolved from a small, local trade show contracting company to a sophisticated marketing partner for their national client base.
buyer: Fern Exposition Services, LLC
Fern Exposition & Event Services is a full service exhibition services contractor, providing convention, tradeshow, exposition, and corporate event services throughout the United States and Canada. Incorporated in 1909, Fern is ranked among the nation’s top service contractors. "
target: Triumph Expo & Events
Triumph officially opened its doors April 1, 1999. Since then they have grown and evolved from a small, local trade show contracting company to a sophisticated marketing partner for their national client base.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fern Exposition Services, LLC, acquired DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services

synopsis: Cincinnati, Ohio-based event production services provider Fern has acquired Portland-based DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services, a full-service general contractor for trade shows and events.
buyer: Fern Exposition Services, LLC
Fern Exposition & Event Services is a full service exhibition services contractor, providing convention, tradeshow, exposition, and corporate event services throughout the United States and Canada. Incorporated in 1909, Fern is ranked among the nation’s top service contractors. "
target: DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services
DWA Trade Show & Exposition Service is a full-service general contractor for trade shows and events. DWA offers a complete inventory of items used by show managers and exhibitors including booth furnishings, tables, chairs, easels, Modular Display System Rental booths and much more.
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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.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BusinessWire

M&M The Special Events Company, acquired Marquee Event Group

synopsis: M&M Event Rentals, a leading event rental company, announced the acquisition of Marquee Event Group, a full-service event rental company with four divisions: Marquee Rents, Marquee Tents, Marquee Linens and Marquee San Antonio.
buyer parent: Dubin Clark & Co.
buyer: M&M The Special Events Company
M&M is a leading event rental company helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate & non-profit events in Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Atlanta, Memphis and Nashville. "
target: Marquee Event Group
Marquee Event Group began in 1985 as a small party rental store and have evolved over the past 30 years into a full-service event rental company with four divisions: Marquee Rents, Marquee Tents, Marquee Linens and Marquee San Antonio.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PE Hub

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals, acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC

synopsis: PRO EM Party & Event Rentals, a single, one-stop source for events of any size, has acquired Universal Resource Supply, LLC (URS), a nationwide event rental company specializing in major event planning and execution. From movie premieres, festivals, corporate parties and sporting events, and backyard barbeques, URS has served all types of events.
buyer parent: Dos Rios Partners
buyer: PRO EM Party & Event Rentals
PRO EM Party & Event Rentals serves as a single, one-stop source for events of any size. Whether searching for an event management company, event rentals such as tents, tables and chairs, commercial services or all three, PRO EM’s knowledgeable team is ready to make the event a complete success. "
target: Universal Resource Supply, LLC
Universal Resource Supply (URS) is a nationwide event rental company specializing in major event planning and execution. From movie premieres, festivals, corporate parties and sporting events, to elegant weddings, quinceaneras, and even backyard barbeques, URS has served all types of events.
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closed 5/1/2017 via BusinessWire

MCH Group AG, acquired MC2

synopsis: MCH Group, a globally leading live marketing company with its head office in Basel, Switzerland has acquired a 100% holding in MC2 ("MC-squared"), a recognized leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry in the U.S.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$521.44)
MCH Group is a globally leading live marketing company with a comprehensive services network spanning the entire exhibition and event market. It organizes and hosts about 90 exhibitions, including the globally leading Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. "
target: MC2
MC2 ("MC-squared") is a leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry. The company provides and manages integrated marketing programs, creating experiences where people meet people. MC2 is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York and 14 other locations in the U.S. and a location in Germany.
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dubin Clark & Co., acquired M&M The Special Events Company

synopsis: M&M Event Rentals, Chicago, has completed a recapitalization transaction with private equity firm Dubin Clark & Co., Boston. M&M is a leading event service company, helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate and non-profit events each year in Chicago and Dallas.
buyer: Dubin Clark & Co.
Since their founding in 1984, Dubin Clark has consistently partnered with outstanding management teams in building world-class businesses. "
target: M&M The Special Events Company
M&M is a leading event service company, helping to produce thousands of parties, weddings, corporate and non-profit events each year in Chicago and Dallas.
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announced 1/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

8I Holdings Limited, will acquire Hemus Pacific Pte Ltd.

synopsis: 8I Holdings advises that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire 51% of Hemus Pacific Private Limited, a successful property and events management business. Their service specialization profile encompasses Venue sourcing and management, Logistic supports and Events Marketing and Management.
buyer: 8I Holdings Limited (ASX:8IH:$24.01)
8I Holdings is the holding company of the 8I Group that is based in Singapore and operates an investment business in listed securities, real property developments, and a financial education and training seminar business. "
target: Hemus Pacific Pte Ltd.
Hemus Pacific is an event services company that offers a comprehensive array of resources and solutions to events. Their service specialization profile encompasses Venue sourcing and management, Logistic supports and Events Marketing and Management.
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closed 1/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. merged with Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited,

synopsis: Events agency Lloyd Paul Events has merged with Northamptonshire-based Mobile Promotions. The company provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services.
buyer: Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited
Mobile Promotions is an event company. From roadshows and sampling campaigns to hospitality and shopping centre promotions, they have a team of people who will help companies stand out from the crowd. "
target: Lloyd Paul Events Ltd.
Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Lutterworth, United Kingdom.
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closed 11/12/2013 via BNC Analysis

Group Delphi, acquired Image Exhibits

synopsis: Group Delphi, which makes exhibits for trade shows and other events, acquired Image Exhibits in Fort Wayne. Image Exhibits, Inc. designs and develops show exhibit products for trade shows, museums, corporate lobby exhibitions, and point of purchase displays.
buyer: Group Delphi
Group Delphi supplies strategic and creative solutions for companies’ face-to-face marketing needs. The company has a robust product, service and solutions offering for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace. "
target: Image Exhibits
Image Exhibits, Inc. designs and develops show exhibit products for trade shows, museums, corporate lobby exhibitions, and point of purchase displays. The company offers portable and modular banner stands; extruded aluminum structures; kiosks; and wall, show room, and table top displays.
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

MC2, acquired proFair

synopsis: MC2, an exhibit, event and environment company, has announced the acquisition of a longtime strategic partner, proFair GmbH, a brand and event marketing company.
buyer parent: Cowen Group, Inc.
buyer: MC2
MC2, an event marketing company, engages in designing, creating, and managing events and corporate meetings. The company’s services include creation and management of custom exhibits for conventions, trade shows, and corporate marketing events. "
target: proFair
With almost 30 years of experience, proFair is the full-service agency that provides live communication and unmistakeable brand presentations for trade fairs and events around the world.
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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 10/28/2011 via BusinessWire

General Graphics Exhibits merged with Group Delphi,

synopsis: Group Delphi and GGE announced their merger, creating an organization with deeper expertise, broader capabilities and increased services for tradeshow, event, museum, media and retail customers. The move makes the combined organization one of the most significant companies in the San Francisco Bay Area exhibit and events scene.
buyer: Group Delphi
Group Delphi supplies strategic and creative solutions for companies’ face-to-face marketing needs. The company has a robust product, service and solutions offering for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace. "
target: General Graphics Exhibits
General Graphics Exhibits serves the convention, museum, and creative markets by designing ways for its customers to meet their goals and succeed in their respective markets through graphics and exhibits.
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closed 3/7/2011 via BusinessWire

Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions, acquired Nuance International

synopsis: Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions has announced the acquisition of Nuance International, a global exhibit and interiors design and project management firm in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. Gielissen, based in the Netherlands for nearly 75 years, is one of the largest interiors, events, exhibitions, and exhibit fabrication companies in the world.
buyer: Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions
Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions specializes in interiors and exhibitions, providing full-service solutions for clients, from consultation and concept development to implementation. "
target: Nuance International
Nuance International is a world-class provider of design, project management, and production of trade show exhibits, interior environments, private events, corporate theater and experiences.
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closed 12/1/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Production Resources Group, acquired Innovative Event Production

synopsis: Production Resource Group, L.L.C., a leading entertainment and event technology company, announced that it has purchased Innovative Event Production. The acquisition reinforces PRG's position as the foremost provider of client services, equipment and technology solutions in the entertainment, meetings and events industry.
buyer: Production Resources Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: Innovative Event Production
For over 15 years, IEP has provided equipment and services to the event industry, including Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, government agencies and non-profits.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor, LLC, acquired Harry Walker Agency

synopsis: Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries, acquired The Harry Walker Agency, the Leading Speakers Agency that partners with event planners and connect them with the world’s most important voices.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: Harry Walker Agency
The Harry Walker Agency is the Leading Speakers Agency. They partner with event planners and connect them with the world’s most important voices. They have long-standing relationships with hundreds of speakers worldwide, including World Leaders and the biggest names in film, music and more.
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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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