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closed 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

The Expo Group, Inc., acquired Educe LLC

synopsis: The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has acquired Educe LLC, a firm committed to adding value to the events and engagement strategy for higher education institutions.
buyer: The Expo Group, Inc.
The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner helping organizations grow their attendee, exhibitor and sponsorship revenue through the design and execution of unique, compelling and memorable experiences. The company is headquartered in Dallas. "
target: Educe LLC
Educe is a boutique firm focused entirely on the needs of higher education. They have worked on campuses, taught at conferences, served on boards, and been tapped as trusted counsel by leadership. They specialize in engagement strategies, event design and production, higher education and more.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CollegeDekho, acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: CollegeDekho, a unique universities discovery platform in India, has acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS), a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
buyer: CollegeDekho
CollegeDekho is a unique universities discovery platform in India. CollegeDekho connects education seekers with education providers and offers information about colleges, courses, entrance exam details, admission notifications, changes in exam pattern, scholarships and all related topics. "
target: Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.
Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS) is a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international students realize their dream of a US education. SFS focuses on helping high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
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closed 3/27/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Paulien & Associates merged with SmithGroup,

synopsis: SmithGroup, one of the nation’s leading integrated design firms, has completed a merger with Denver-based higher education planning firm, Paulien & Associates. With a focus on academic facilities, Paulien & Associates provide strategic insights on campus-wide space efficiency as well as facility programming and planning.
buyer: SmithGroup
SmithGroup is one of the world’s preeminent integrated design firms. Working across a network of 14 offices in the U.S. and China, a team of 1,300 experts is committed to excellence in strategy, design, and delivery. "
target: Paulien & Associates
Paulien & Associates is a premiere higher education planning firm, with experience on more than 700 campuses across the United States. With a focus on academic facilities, they provide strategic insights on campus-wide space efficiency as well as facility programming and planning.
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closed 3/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

NV5 Global, Inc., acquired The Sextant Group, Inc.

synopsis: NV5 Global, Inc. , a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, announced that it has acquired The Sextant Group, Inc., a national leading provider of audiovisual, information and communications technology, acoustics consulting, and design services headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.
buyer: NV5 Global, Inc. (NVEE:$491.68)
NV5 Global, Inc. is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions. NV5 primarily focuses on five business verticals: construction quality assurance, infrastructure engineering and support services, energy, program management, and environmental solutions. "
target: The Sextant Group, Inc.
The Sextant Group is the most prominent Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Acoustics Design firm in the US higher education market. The firm’s highly certified and experienced employees have a diverse set of audiovisual, IT, acoustics, lighting, and security systems skills.
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closed 12/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Capp & Co. Limited, acquired Koru

synopsis: Capp & Co., a leader in strength-based talent assessment, announces that it has completed its acquisition of Koru Careers, Inc.'s predictive hiring business. With Koru's assessment of the Koru7™ Impact Skills and its predictive hiring platform, Capp is now able to assess a wider range of work-related strengths and predict the fit of job applicants.
buyer: Capp & Co. Limited
Capp & Co. designs new and better ways of assessing people. At the heart of their product offering is their 'Strengths' methodology' developed by their CEO Alex Linley, an expert in the field of Positive Psychology. Capp works with clients across the entire candidate and employee life cycle. "
target: Koru
Koru is the leader in predictive hiring based on what really drives performance. Based on the Koru7™Impact Skills and using its predictive hiring platform, Koru identifies the predictors of performance and develops models to assess fit of applicants in jobs.
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announced 9/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

RISE Education Cayman Ltd., will acquire The Edge Learning Center

synopsis: RISE Education entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Edge Learning Center. The Edge is a Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides young students after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: RISE Education Cayman Ltd. (REDU:$126.04)
RISE Education is a junior English Language Training provider based in China. They pioneered the application of subject-based learning philosophy in China, which uses language arts and social science to teach English in an immersive way that helps students learn to speak like a native speaker. "
target: The Edge Learning Center
The Edge is a leading Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides students aged 12 years old or above with after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer a broad range of educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Education Advisory Board

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm, will acquire the The Advisory Board Company's education business, including Royall & Company. The Advisory Board Company is a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners invests in software, data and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies’ realizing their full potential. "
target parent: The Advisory Board Company
target: Education Advisory Board
EAB, the education business of The Advisory Board Company, is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and services to improve the performance of more than 1,200 educational institutions.
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$1,550
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pu-Xin Education, acquired ZMN Education

synopsis: Puxin Education is announcing that it has completed the 100% acquisition of ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN), a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target: ZMN Education
ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN) is a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
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closed 5/5/2016 via PE Hub

NLD Investment LLP, acquired EIC Group

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners announced that funds advised by CVC have completed the sale of Education International Corporation (“EIC”) to a consortium led by NLD Investment LLP, a leading Chinese private equity fund, in partnership with the management and the founder of EIC. EIC is China’s largest overseas educational counselling service provider.
buyer: NLD Investment LLP
NLD Investment is a leading China based private equity fund with total assets under management of over RMB 10 billion. Their strategy is to invest in companies managed with top-notched management teams and leverage their capital market strength to help companies to achieve next stage of growth. "
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: EIC Group
EIC is the leading provider of overseas education counselling services to students in China. The Company is also a leading integrated overseas education advisory services provider in China, offering market leading complementary test preparation services.
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited merged with Campus Link,

synopsis: Crimson Consulting, the New Zealand-founded education consultancy that helps students win entry to the world's elite universities, has merged with not-for-profit e-learning platform Campus Link. Campus Link founder Anne Gaze has taken a shareholding in Crimson and will take on the role of CEO of Crimson Consulting's New Zealand operations.
buyer: Campus Link
Campus Link aims to provide low-cost revision courses that all secondary students struggling with particular subjects can afford. Campus Link tutored 7000 students in 2015, covering the New Zealand educational standard NCEA, the International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge syllabuses. "
target: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting, founded by two Auckland teenagers in February 2014, offers consultancy services to those applying for highly competitive slots in university in the United States and England.
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announced 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd., will acquire Can-Achieve Education

synopsis: Beijing Lanxum Technology Co. declared to acquire the 100% stake in Can-Achieve and Can-Honest Global Education, which will become wholly owned subsidiaries, both being Chinese top foreign educational service providers, forming cooperation with more than 700 educational institutions from US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. (SZSE:300010:$182.53)
Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. is a supplier of office information system services. Lanxum Technology’s solutions and services mainly include file management outsourcing services, audio and video solutions and services, as well as content management solutions. "
target: Can-Achieve Education
Can-Achieve is China's premier education marketing and student recruitment company based in Beijing. For over a decade, through its national network in almost all major cities in China, it has helped over 20,000 Chinese students to achieve their dream to study abroad.
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closed 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

FPP EDU Media, Inc., acquired The Student World

synopsis: FPP EDU Media is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Student World from AdGen. The Student World is the UK's premier study abroad advisory service where students, parents and teachers can find out more about the opportunities and possibilities of pursuing an education abroad.
buyer: FPP EDU Media, Inc.
FPP Edu Media is a leader in international student recruitment solutions. FPPEDUMedia began in a small garage in northeastern Brazil with only an idea and a desire to bridge a gap in international education - matching qualified students with quality international programs. "
target parent: AdGen UK
target: The Student World
The Student World is the UK's premier study abroad advisory service where students, parents and teachers can find out more about the opportunities and possibilities of pursuing an education abroad.
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announced 11/24/2014 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, will acquire Uhak.com Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the shares of Uhak.com Co., Ltd., a South Korean based student recruiting agency, providing information and registration services to South Korean students looking to study abroad.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target: Uhak.com Co., Ltd.
Ukak.com is the largest South Korean based education information and counseling center, with eight branch offices in South Korea and overseas offices in Canada, the United States, England, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
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$7.19
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closed 8/21/2014 via Market Wire

Noel-Levitz, Inc. merged with RuffaloCODY,

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced the acquisition of Noel-Levitz. Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education strategic enrollment planning, student marketing and recruitment, financial aid, student retention, and market research. RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services and specializes in strategic oversight, outreach, and engagement services and software platforms all designed to foster the organizational/constituent relationship. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Noel-Levitz, Inc.
A trusted partner to higher education, Noel-Levitz helps campuses and systems reach and exceed their goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success. During our 30-year history, more than 1,800 campuses have invited Noel-Levitz to collaborate with them.
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closed 5/6/2013 via BusinessWire

WageWorks, Inc., acquired Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc.

synopsis: WageWorks, Inc., a leading provider of Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs), such as pretax accounts for health, commuter and other employee benefits, announced its acquisition of Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc., an administrator of benefit programs with a focus on higher education and health care institutions, based in Newton, Massachusetts.
buyer: WageWorks, Inc. (WAGE:$475.20)
WageWorks helps lower the cost of living for more than a million working families. The company enables participants to save money on health care, wellness, child and elder care, commuting, and tuition expenses. "
target: Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc.
Based in Newton, MA, Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc, has developed benefit programs for over 500 New England based organizations since 1976. Crosby has built its stellar reputation by concentrating on the design and delivery of quality benefit services.
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

ESM, acquired BridgeSpan Financial LLC

synopsis: ESM acquired BridgeSpan Financial, a creator of unique solutions to forecast and manage student loan borrower delinquency and default. ESM will offer the Student Loan Chaperone service to schools, delivering personalized counseling and coaching for students to explore repayment options that fit their needs and lifestyles.
buyer: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country. "
target: BridgeSpan Financial LLC
BridgeSpan Financial LLC is an education finance company established in 2008 with the mission of creating better solutions for forecasting and managing student loan borrower delinquency and default.
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closed 12/21/2006 via Company Press Release

IBT Education Ltd, acquired Study Overseas Ltd (UK)

synopsis: IBT Education Limited announced the 100% acquisition of the largest British education consultancy in India, Study Overseas Limited and its associate company Employment Overseas Ltd , for a combined consideration of £3.74 million.
buyer: IBT Education Ltd (ASX:NVT:$750.17)
IBT Education is an industry leader in providing pre-university and university pathway programs for domestic and overseas students, as well as Year 10-12, ELICOS and English preparatory courses, Foundation, Degree, Pre-Masters and Masters programs in a wide range of disciplines. "
target: Study Overseas Ltd (UK)
Study Overseas Ltd (UK) is one of the few education consultancies to offer FREE services to students.
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closed 4/27/2004 via PR Newswire

SunGard Asset Management Systems, acquired Collegis Inc.

synopsis: Frontenac Company LLC, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, announced today that it has sold Collegis Inc., a provider of IT services to universities and colleges, to SunGard Data Systems, Inc.
buyer parent: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
buyer: SunGard Asset Management Systems
SunGard Asset Management Systems (AMS) provides a comprehensive range of asset management solutions to global financial institutions, including rapidly growing regional asset management institutions, small to mid-sized asset managers, foundations, and fiduciaries. SunGard delivers integrated soluti "
target parent: Frontenac Company
target: Collegis Inc.
Founded in 1986, Collegis helps improve the delivery of education, increase student recruitment and retention, and increase revenues while stabilizing and reducing costs. Collegis offers unparalleled knowledge, expertise and accountability exclusive to the unique needs of higher education. Through
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Web

Six Red Marbles, acquired Triple SSS Press

synopsis: Six Red Marbles (SRM) announces the acquisition of Triple SSS Press Media Development, Inc. (Triple SSS). Triple SSS has supported the educational content industry in print and online content/courseware development for nearly 20 years.
buyer parent: Jouve
buyer: Six Red Marbles
Six Red Marbles (SRM) delivers high-quality educational programs at scale and has decades of experience developing custom materials and assessments that can align with any educational standard. They have developed thousands of interactive learning programs. "
target: Triple SSS Press
Triple SSS Press has supported the educational content industry in print and online content/courseware development for nearly 20 years. Triple SSS provides digital content and courseware services to the educational and professional marketplace.
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closed 4/11/2019 via Company Press Release

National Express LLC, acquired WeDriveU

synopsis: WeDriveU, the leader in transportation solutions specializing in corporate and university shuttles, announced that National Express Group Holdings Limited has acquired a majority stake. National Express LLC is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, PLC, one of the premier transportation firms in the UK.
buyer parent: National Express Group PLC
buyer: National Express LLC (LSE:NEX:$3,198.30)
National Express LLC is the North American subsidiary of National Express Group, PLC, one of the premier transportation firms in the UK. NELLC is a leader in transit and student transportation, providing the highest level of safety, transportation, and customer service. "
target: WeDriveU
WeDriveU is the leader in transportation solutions, specializing in corporate and university shuttles. Recognized as a pioneer in mobility, WeDriveU is a strategic partner to the world’s top brands, with client programs that consistently earn awards for excellence in commuting and sustainability.
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$84*
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$21
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closed 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

The Expo Group, Inc., acquired Educe LLC

synopsis: The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has acquired Educe LLC, a firm committed to adding value to the events and engagement strategy for higher education institutions.
buyer: The Expo Group, Inc.
The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner helping organizations grow their attendee, exhibitor and sponsorship revenue through the design and execution of unique, compelling and memorable experiences. The company is headquartered in Dallas. "
target: Educe LLC
Educe is a boutique firm focused entirely on the needs of higher education. They have worked on campuses, taught at conferences, served on boards, and been tapped as trusted counsel by leadership. They specialize in engagement strategies, event design and production, higher education and more.
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closed 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

The Expo Group, Inc., acquired Educe LLC

synopsis: The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has acquired Educe LLC, a firm committed to adding value to the events and engagement strategy for higher education institutions.
buyer: The Expo Group, Inc.
The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner helping organizations grow their attendee, exhibitor and sponsorship revenue through the design and execution of unique, compelling and memorable experiences. The company is headquartered in Dallas. "
target: Educe LLC
Educe is a boutique firm focused entirely on the needs of higher education. They have worked on campuses, taught at conferences, served on boards, and been tapped as trusted counsel by leadership. They specialize in engagement strategies, event design and production, higher education and more.
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closed 10/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Unispace, acquired Downstream, LLC

synopsis: Global workplace strategy, design and construction firm Unispace announced its acquisition of Downstream, a global experiential design expert with an expansive portfolio of integrated digital and physical experiences in global tech hubs, flagship retailers, major sports venues and other destination spaces around the world.
buyer: Unispace
Unispace is a global workplace strategy, design, and construction firm. Unispace creates workplaces powered by collaborative client partnerships, delivered seamlessly across borders, and enabled by industry-leading intelligence and technology. "
target: Downstream, LLC
Downstream is a global leader in the development of unique, digitally augmented environments and public spaces. Downstream is at the forefront of brand communication, reaching around the globe, building compelling brand experiences for some of the biggest and most dynamic companies in the world.
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closed 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Sparks Marketing Group, acquired 3D Exhibits, Inc.

synopsis: Sparks, a leading global brand experience agency, has acquired 3D Exhibits, a known leader in the trade show exhibits industry. 3D Exhibits designs and creates custom trade show exhibits, branded environments, and corporate events. The acquisition significantly increases Sparks' trade show business.
buyer: Sparks Marketing Group
Sparks is a live + digital brand experience agency. Through a mix of sound strategy, breakthrough creative and flawless execution, Sparks creates memorable trade show exhibits, live and virtual events, brand activations, retail environments, and other immersive experiences that deepen relationships."
target: 3D Exhibits, Inc.
3D Exhibits designs and creates custom trade show exhibits, branded environments, and corporate events. From design to implementation, marketing to analytics, interactive technology to data management, 3D Exhibits makes its clients' work easier, more effective, more efficient, and more fun.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eurofiere, acquired Xilos Temporary Architecture

synopsis: Eurofiere, an Italian design general contractor, responsible for the overall management of the design and implementation of spaces and environments of high communicative value, has acquired Xilos, an Italian company that builds brand experience through temporary architectures for trade fairs, showrooms, exhibitions and retail.
buyer parent: EOS Investment Management Group
buyer: Eurofiere
Eurofiere S.p.a. is an Italian design general contractor, responsible for the overall management of the design and implementation of spaces and environments of high communicative value: stands and events, museums, exhibitions and corporate offices, showrooms and concept stores. "
target: Xilos Temporary Architecture
Xilos Temporary Architecture, headquartered in Bologna, boasts 90 years of experience in building brand experience through temporary architectures for trade fairs, showrooms, exhibitions and retail. Their added value is generated by the combination of physical space and virtual environment.
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closed 1/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired Hargrove

synopsis: PSAV has acquired Hargrove, Inc., a leading experiential events and exhibitions production company. This acquisition brings Hargrove within the same family of companies as PSAV, a leading global provider of audiovisual and event experiences.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a leading provider in the audiovisual and event experiences industry delivering creative production, advanced technology and staging to help their customers deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target: Hargrove
Hargrove is a global leader in brand storytelling, creative innovative experiential environments for events, exhibits, trade shows and marketing productions around the world. For more than 70 years the Hargrove team has designed and delivered creative solutions for brands aiming to stand apart.
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closed 4/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Adcom Event AG, acquired Triebwerk Event AG

synopsis: Adcom Event announces the acquisition of Triebwerk Event. Triebwerk Event is a marketing company based in Basel, Switzerland. Its core business is designing concepts for tradeshows. Other services include marketing strategy and promotions.
buyer: Adcom Event AG
Adcom Event SA is a leading event and promotion agency in Switzerland. Their services include planning and executing corporate events; branding; signage; communicative integration; social media activatiion; PR; and more. "
target: Triebwerk Event AG
Triebwerk Event AG provides marketing and promotion services. Its core business is designing concepts for tradeshows. The company is based in Basel, Switzerland.
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closed 3/28/2013 via BusinessWire

The Freeman Companies, acquired SO Group

synopsis: The Freeman Company (UK), Ltd., and SO Group announced that Freeman, the premier provider of integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, has acquired the business and assets of SO Group, one of the leading event services firms based in the United Kingdom.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually. "
target: SO Group
SO Group is one of the most influential exhibition and events companies in the UK. It is a delivery partner to 88% of top UK organizers and preferred supplier to a third of the biggest venues in the country.
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closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

StradaMarketing S.A., acquired Facett & Création - SAS

synopsis: Marketing group Marketeo, the holding company of the operational marketing agency Strada Marketing, and based in Lyon, bought the service of hostess service Facett & Création. Facett & Création, based in France, is an agency for the provision of personnel, specializing in events, based in Paris and Bordeaux.
buyer: StradaMarketing S.A.
Strada Marketing is an agency specializing in the design and implementation of operations in operational marketing. It is involved in: Creation of traffic, point of sale marketing, animation/theatricalization, street marketing (sampling, flyers), road show/event tours, and buzz marketing. "
target: Facett & Création - SAS
Facett & Création, based in France, is an agency for the provision of personnel, specializing in events, based in Paris and Bordeaux.
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announced 3/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Chime Communications PLC, will acquire iLUKA Limited

synopsis: Chime Communications has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of iLUKA Limited, a specialised agency, developing and delivering coordinated strategic activations for sponsors and other stakeholders at global events.
buyer: Chime Communications PLC (LSE:CHW:$524.40)
Chime Communications plc, through its subsidiaries, provides public relations, advertising, sports marketing, market research, direct marketing, and design and event management consultancy services in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target: iLUKA Limited
iLUKA Limited is a specialised agency, developing and delivering coordinated strategic activations for sponsors and other stakeholders at global events. It executes cutting edge event hospitality experiences born from intelligent strategic direction.
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$8.35
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announced 10/21/2013 via Company Press Release

marketech360, will acquire marketech360

synopsis: Holly Stevens, Marketech360's Director of Projects, will acquire Marketech, a resource for performance measurement-driven programs and booth staff training that improve trade show exhibiting and event results. They provide a variety of customized live, distance, and self-paced training solutions to prepare staff to work at trade shows and meetings.
buyer: marketech360
marketech360, founded, in 1985, a specialist in exhibit-based marketing knows that exhibitors need a systematic, disciplined approach to exhibiting that includes effective planning, training and metrics. "
target: marketech360
marketech360, founded, in 1985, a specialist in exhibit-based marketing knows that exhibitors need a systematic, disciplined approach to exhibiting that includes effective planning, training and metrics.
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closed 3/5/2009 via Market Wire

ICON International merged with Delphi Productions,

synopsis: Delphi Productions and ICON Exhibits have announced their merger, creating a diversified enterprise with a more robust product, service and events marketing solutions for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace.
buyer: Delphi Productions
Delphi designs, builds and produces experience-based exhibits and media for tradeshows, events and museums. Our designers, managers and crafts people draw on diverse backgrounds to create exhibits and events that respond to the challenges of today's sophisticated audiences. "
target: ICON International
ICON provides marketing solutions for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace.
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closed 4/4/2007 via Company Press Release

The Freeman Companies, acquired ProActive, Inc.

synopsis: Freeman has finalized the acquisition of ProActive, Inc. effective Wednesday, April 4, 2007. ProActive is a nationally recognized firm based in Chicago that supports face-to-face marketing events through strategic design and fulfillment of communications that are aligned with their clients' brand strategies.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman supports the power of face-to-face marketing by providing full-service resources for expositions, corporate events, conventions and exhibit programs from its 26 city locations across North America. "
target: ProActive, Inc.
ProActive's suite of services includes communications strategy, creative direction, content development, production, and assessment and measurement for live events, business meetings, trade shows, corporate training and other communication based programs.
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closed 12/14/2009 via PR Newswire

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired Virtual Press Office

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Virtual Press Office (VPO) from its private shareholders on behalf of PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) for an initial cash consideration of $6.5m, with a further performance-related consideration of up to $3.5m payable over three years.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: Virtual Press Office
VPO is the market-leading provider of communications and marketing services to live event organisers, exhibitors and attendees. VPO was established in 1996 and now serves more than 500 tradeshows and conferences and 10,000 customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$6.50
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closed 3/31/2009 via PR Newswire

CMG Holdings, Inc., acquired The Experiential Agency

synopsis: CMG Holdings, Inc., a full service global marketing, sports, entertainment and management communications company operating in the sectors of talent management, event management and commercial rights, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, has completed the acquisition of the assets of The Experiential Agency, Inc.
buyer: CMG Holdings, Inc.
CMG Holdings, Inc. is a full service global marketing and communications company operating in the sectors of talent management, event management and commercial rights. "
target: The Experiential Agency
XA, The Experiential Agency, is a top tier provider of integrated event marketing programs and experiential environments serving a client roster of midsize luxury and lifestyle clientele, as well as Fortune 100 such as Goldman Sachs.
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closed 12/30/2015 via Company Press Release

BrandMaster, acquired Gothia Adb AB

synopsis: BrandMaster, a leading software and consultancy company within Brand Management and MRM (Marketing Resource Management) have acquired Gothia Adb AB. The company is a consulting firm with some of the Nordic’s most sought after experts when it comes to streamlining marketing and publishing related workflows.
buyer: BrandMaster
BrandMaster is an online marketing platform, designed to help plan, collect, share, adapt, and distribute all marketing online. "
target: Gothia Adb AB
Gothia are experts in marketing and publishing workflows and very experienced in areas such as lean management, process development, and change management.
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closed 6/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Highway 85 Creative, acquired Architectural Impressions

synopsis: Highway 85 Creative, the Southwest’s one-stop-shop for exhibit and environmental design, has acquired Architectural Impressions, an exhibit design company acclaimed for quality and creativity. They design, create, build and deliver industry leading exhibits to tradeshows around the world.
buyer: Highway 85 Creative
Highway 85 Creative is the Southwest’s one-stop-shop for exhibit and environmental design. The firm focuses on providing creative and culturally relevant trade show exhibits, but also has experience in retail experiences, interior & exterior graphics, wide format printing, vehicle wraps and more. "
target: Architectural Impressions
Architectural Impressions is an exhibit design company acclaimed for quality and creativity. They design, create, build and deliver industry leading exhibits to tradeshows around the world.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Kreps PR & Marketing merged with BrandStar,

synopsis: Kreps PR & Marketing has merged with BrandStar, an integrated production and marketing agency. Kreps PR is a full-service public relations firm. Kreps PR offers public relations, social media, marketing, event and activation, and crisis management services to clients in multiple industries.
buyer: BrandStar
BrandStar is an integrated production and marketing agency. BrandStar combines creative storytelling, marketing strategy, results-driven media, technology innovation, and television production to help brands grow. They offer services for branded entertainment, marketing, production, and more. "
target: Kreps PR & Marketing
Kreps PR & Marketing is a full-service public relations firm. Kreps PR offers public relations, social media, marketing, event and activation, and crisis management services to clients in multiple industries. They deliver measurable communications programs that build brand value.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Leisure Time Group, acquired Lime & Soda

synopsis: Leisure Time Group, New Zealand, has purchased Auckland-based event management company; Lime & Soda. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
buyer: Leisure Time Group
Leisure Time Group is a family owned and operated New Zealand travel and event management company that have been providing inspirational and unforgettable experiences since 1987. "
target: Lime & Soda
Lime & Soda is an Auckland-based event management company. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
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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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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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