Like ASE Group, Inc.

closed 1/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Bishop-McCann, LLC, acquired ASE Group, Inc.

synopsis: Bishop-McCann, a worldwide leader in the meetings, incentive programs, and events industry, has acquired ASE Group, Inc., a leading meetings and events agency focused on advancing the franchise industry. ASE is known for its customer-centric focus and advancing every client’s brand strategy through operational excellence and product leadership.
buyer: Bishop-McCann, LLC
Bishop-McCann is one of the global leaders in producing meetings, incentive programs, and events. The Bishop-McCann team executes all aspects of meeting and incentive travel planning, including event strategy, hotel procurement, air travel, event logistics, keynote event technology, and more. "
target: ASE Group, Inc.
ASE Group, Inc. is an agile meeting and event management firm specializing in Franchise, Dealer, and Retail conferences. The company is known for its customer-centric focus within the franchise industry, advancing brand strategy through operational excellence.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

MSouth Equity Partners, acquired Nth Degree, Inc.

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

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

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

PSAV, acquired Eclipse Group

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

Cosmo Cool Concepts Inc., acquired DM Premier Services

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

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired L37 Creative

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

Direct Travel, acquired Meridican

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

Opus Agency, acquired Number 20

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

PeakXV Global Events merged with Empire Entertainment, Inc.,

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

MB Funds, will acquire Tapaus

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

Prestige Global Meeting Source, acquired Groups Meetings Incentives

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

Infront Sports & Media AG, acquired Threshold Sports

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

The Business Post, acquired iQuest Limited

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

PRA, Inc., acquired Koncept Events

synopsis: PRA Business Events, Inc., a leader in the Business Events industry, has acquired Koncept Events. Koncept Events specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading business event management firm, creating experiences which move hearts, minds, and businesses forward. Through its ownership of events and communication agency One Smooth Stone, PRA offers end-to-end integrated solutions for event experiences. "
target: Koncept Events
Founded in 2007, the award-winning Koncept Events team specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel Leaders Group, LLC, acquired Your Event Solutions

synopsis: Travel Leaders Group has acquired Halifax, UK-based YES (Your Event Solutions), an award-winning MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) business with global meetings and event expertise and a reputation for high quality, personalized service.
buyer: Travel Leaders Group, LLC
Travel Leaders Group, LLC provides travel services for vacation and business travel clients in the United States and internationally. The company also offers business travel management, cost management, and incentive travel services. "
target: Your Event Solutions
Your Event Solutions (YES) has grown to be one of the most respected Business Event Solution providers in Europe and beyond. Clients range from smaller companies to multinational corporations with events being held in locations around the globe.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Communique Promotions Ltd. merged with Crown BC,

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

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

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

ABC Global Services, acquired Global Meetings and Incentives

synopsis: ABC Global Services is expanding into the meeting and event planning sector with the acquisition of Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI), a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
buyer: ABC Global Services
ABC Global Services is a leading supplier of services and technology for travel agencies, advisors and professionals. Founded in 1978, ABC now provides services for nearly 11,000 agency locations of all sizes in 150 countries around the world. "
target: Global Meetings and Incentives
Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI) is a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Premiere Speakers Bureau, acquired National Speakers Bureau

synopsis: National Speakers Bureau is acquired by employee-owned Premiere Speakers Bureau of Nashville. National Speakers Bureau is a company that offers meetings and events services; they provide a list of event speakers that clients can choose from.
buyer: Premiere Speakers Bureau
Premiere Speakers Bureau is an event services agency. Since its founding in 1994, the full-service bureau has developed an extensive roster of motivational, keynote and business speakers. Premiere's focus is making sure that the clients’ event is seamless and stress-free. "
target: National Speakers Bureau
National Speakers Bureau is a company that offers meetings and events services. National Speakers Bureau provides a list of event speakers that clients can choose from.
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closed 7/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

McVeigh Associates merged with Fourth Wall Events, WorldTek Events,

synopsis: Fourth Wall Events, a corporate event and meeting planning company, and WorldTEK Events, a full-service B2B global events and meetings management company, have merged with and acquired McVeigh Associates, the industry leader in Strategic Meeting Management.
buyer: WorldTek Events
buyer: Fourth Wall Events
WorldTEK Events is a full-service B2B global events and meetings management company with more than 40 years of direct experience. Fourth Wall Events is a corporate event and meeting planning company. "
target: McVeigh Associates
McVeigh Associates is the industry leader in Strategic Meeting Management. They partner with enterprise and Fortune 500 companies to coordinate every aspect for their client's global meetings and conferences.
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closed 1/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Bishop-McCann, LLC, acquired ASE Group, Inc.

synopsis: Bishop-McCann, a worldwide leader in the meetings, incentive programs, and events industry, has acquired ASE Group, Inc., a leading meetings and events agency focused on advancing the franchise industry. ASE is known for its customer-centric focus and advancing every client’s brand strategy through operational excellence and product leadership.
buyer: Bishop-McCann, LLC
Bishop-McCann is one of the global leaders in producing meetings, incentive programs, and events. The Bishop-McCann team executes all aspects of meeting and incentive travel planning, including event strategy, hotel procurement, air travel, event logistics, keynote event technology, and more. "
target: ASE Group, Inc.
ASE Group, Inc. is an agile meeting and event management firm specializing in Franchise, Dealer, and Retail conferences. The company is known for its customer-centric focus within the franchise industry, advancing brand strategy through operational excellence.
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closed 1/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Bishop-McCann, LLC, acquired ASE Group, Inc.

synopsis: Bishop-McCann, a worldwide leader in the meetings, incentive programs, and events industry, has acquired ASE Group, Inc., a leading meetings and events agency focused on advancing the franchise industry. ASE is known for its customer-centric focus and advancing every client’s brand strategy through operational excellence and product leadership.
buyer: Bishop-McCann, LLC
Bishop-McCann is one of the global leaders in producing meetings, incentive programs, and events. The Bishop-McCann team executes all aspects of meeting and incentive travel planning, including event strategy, hotel procurement, air travel, event logistics, keynote event technology, and more. "
target: ASE Group, Inc.
ASE Group, Inc. is an agile meeting and event management firm specializing in Franchise, Dealer, and Retail conferences. The company is known for its customer-centric focus within the franchise industry, advancing brand strategy through operational excellence.
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closed 1/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Bishop-McCann, LLC, acquired ASE Group, Inc.

synopsis: Bishop-McCann, a worldwide leader in the meetings, incentive programs, and events industry, has acquired ASE Group, Inc., a leading meetings and events agency focused on advancing the franchise industry. ASE is known for its customer-centric focus and advancing every client’s brand strategy through operational excellence and product leadership.
buyer: Bishop-McCann, LLC
Bishop-McCann is one of the global leaders in producing meetings, incentive programs, and events. The Bishop-McCann team executes all aspects of meeting and incentive travel planning, including event strategy, hotel procurement, air travel, event logistics, keynote event technology, and more. "
target: ASE Group, Inc.
ASE Group, Inc. is an agile meeting and event management firm specializing in Franchise, Dealer, and Retail conferences. The company is known for its customer-centric focus within the franchise industry, advancing brand strategy through operational excellence.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

MSouth Equity Partners, acquired Nth Degree, Inc.

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

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

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

PSAV, acquired Eclipse Group

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

Cosmo Cool Concepts Inc., acquired DM Premier Services

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

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired L37 Creative

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

Direct Travel, acquired Meridican

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

Opus Agency, acquired Number 20

synopsis: Opus Agency, a global leader in event marketing, announced the acquisition of London-based Number 20, an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic experiential marketing advisor to some of the world’s most influential brands. They partner with their clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Number 20
Number 20 is an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PE Hub

Opus Agency, acquired Tencue Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Opus Agency, a leader of global event experiences, announced its acquisition of Tencue Productions, Inc., an award-winning creative and communications agency. Tencue specializes in bringing artistry to in-person and online events and offers industry-leading technical and design innovations to corporate event production for clients across the globe.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic experiential marketing advisor to some of the world’s most influential brands. We partner with our clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Tencue Productions, Inc.
Tencue Productions, Inc. is an award-winning creative and communications agency. Tencue specializes in bringing artistry and social science to in-person and online events and offers industry-leading technical and design innovations to corporate event production for clients across the globe.
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closed 7/23/2019 via PR Newswire

PeakXV Global Events merged with Empire Entertainment, Inc.,

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

MB Funds, will acquire Tapaus

synopsis: MB Funds, a private equity investor that works together with the company's operating management, will be acquiring Tapaus, an event agency that creates a platform for the business and customers. Tapaus creates a common ground where people can truly connect, build trust, and get people excited with real encounters.
buyer: MB Funds
Based in Finland, MB Funds is a private equity investor that works together with the company's operating management to establish a long-term relationship based on trust. With the management, they develop a business strategy that supports value enhancement and they set jointly agreed exit goals. "
target: Tapaus
Based in Finland, Tapaus is an event agency that creates a platform for the business and customers. They create a common ground where people can truly connect, build trust, and get people excited with real encounters.
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$26
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Web

Prestige Global Meeting Source, acquired Groups Meetings Incentives

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

Infront Sports & Media AG, acquired Threshold Sports

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

The Business Post, acquired iQuest Limited

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

PRA, Inc., acquired Koncept Events

synopsis: PRA Business Events, Inc., a leader in the Business Events industry, has acquired Koncept Events. Koncept Events specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading business event management firm, creating experiences which move hearts, minds, and businesses forward. Through its ownership of events and communication agency One Smooth Stone, PRA offers end-to-end integrated solutions for event experiences. "
target: Koncept Events
Founded in 2007, the award-winning Koncept Events team specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Travel Leaders Group, LLC, acquired Your Event Solutions

synopsis: Travel Leaders Group has acquired Halifax, UK-based YES (Your Event Solutions), an award-winning MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) business with global meetings and event expertise and a reputation for high quality, personalized service.
buyer: Travel Leaders Group, LLC
Travel Leaders Group, LLC provides travel services for vacation and business travel clients in the United States and internationally. The company also offers business travel management, cost management, and incentive travel services. "
target: Your Event Solutions
Your Event Solutions (YES) has grown to be one of the most respected Business Event Solution providers in Europe and beyond. Clients range from smaller companies to multinational corporations with events being held in locations around the globe.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Communique Promotions Ltd. merged with Crown BC,

synopsis: Crown, an event company based in London specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design and more, is merging with Communique, an event company also out of the UK that specializes in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
buyer: Crown BC
Crown is an event company specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design, conference production, film and video production and more. They are based in London, UK. "
target: Communique Promotions Ltd.
Communique is an event company based in the United Kingdom. Working in B2B, B2C and B2E environments across multiple market sectors, they bring ideas to life and connect brands with their audiences. They specialize in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

PRA, Inc., acquired One Smooth Stone

synopsis: PRA , a leading event management and solutions company has acquired One Smooth Stone. One Smooth Stone is an an event and communications agency. They design and produce events to help global brands achieve strategic objectives by producing a variety of face-to-face and online business events, engagement strategies and communication campaigns.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading event management and solutions company. They serve some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create end-to end integrated solutions for event experiences for meetings and incentives that move hearts, minds and businesses forward. "
target: One Smooth Stone
One Smooth Stone is an event and communication agency. They've spent more than 20 years crafting and delivering events to help organizations achieve strategic objectives by producing events, communication strategies and destination experience.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: MCI Group Canada, a branch of MCI Group and global leader in engaging audiences with meetings, events and experience, has acquired Montreal-based events planning firm Conferences, Groups & Incentives (CG&I). CG&I is a leading provider of event management services that specializes in every aspect of conference organization and coordination.
buyer: MCI Group SA
MCI Group Canada, a branch of MCI Group, is an independently owned company with a global presence. MCI is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries. "
target: Conferences, Groups and Incentives, Inc.
Based in Canada, Conferences, Groups, & Incentives, Inc. (CG&I) is a leading provider of event management services that specializes in every aspect of conference organization and coordination from the moment of its inception to its completion.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DRP UK Limited, acquired HMX Corporate Communication Ltd

synopsis: drp, a creative communications agency, has acquired HMX Corporate Communication Ltd, a UK-based communications agency that specializes in producing effective and engaging video programmes, interactive media, and live events for businesses. HMX provides their services to leading professional services firms and high tech businesses.
buyer: DRP UK Limited
DRP UK Limited operates as a communication agency. They are one of the longest established, trusted and uniquely integrated communication and production specialists, famous for making anything possible as they connect people, build brands and help grow organisations worldwide. "
target: HMX Corporate Communication Ltd
HMX Corporate Communication is a UK-based communications agency that specializes in producing effective and engaging video programmes, interactive media, and live events for businesses. HMX provides their services to leading professional services firms and high tech businesses.
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EBIT ($mm)
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Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Interlink Plus, Inc.
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Casta Diva Group
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GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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4506
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Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico Far East Holdings Ltd
Pico is a global group of agencies specialising in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands for businesses, institutions and governments. Pico brings brands to life and creates experiences through Total Brand Activation – from strategy to execution.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$51.51
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Interlink Plus, Inc.
Interlink Plus, Inc.
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Casta Diva Group
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MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
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EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
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968
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Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
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ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
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$207.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.55
EBIT ($mm)
$11.03
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Italian Exhibition Group
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Cityneon Holdings Limited
Cityneon, a Singapore-based company, specializes in crafting quality customer and brand experiences in the fields of Intellectual Property Rights, Interior Architecture, Events, Exhibitions and Theme Parks, working with governments, businesses, brands and organisations worldwide.
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$74.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.54
EBIT ($mm)
$8.12
Net Income ($mm)
$7.13
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Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
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$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
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Digital360
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EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
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$0.38
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ExpoMedia Group, PLC.
Expomedia Group develops and manages the chain of state-of-the-art exhibition and conference centres, EXPO XXI International Expocentres, in key markets where multi-functional event space is in demand.
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Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
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$328.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$55.56
EBIT ($mm)
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RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
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$10,044.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,057.29
EBIT ($mm)
$2,597.13
Net Income ($mm)
$1,979.70
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Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
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$3,705.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,168.00
EBIT ($mm)
$730.10
Net Income ($mm)
$397.70
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11000
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