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International Market Centers, acquired Shoppe Object

synopsis: International Market Centers (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space, has acquired Shoppe Object, New York’s semiannual home and gift show. Shoppe Object is a design-focused tradeshow featuring a roster of visionary brands and makers. They also operate Shoppe Online, a B2B digital marketplace for home and lifestyle products.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. IMC owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. "
target: Shoppe Object
Shoppe Object is New York’s semiannual home and gift show. Shoppe Object is a design-focused tradeshow featuring a curated roster of visionary brands and makers presented in an elevated setting. They also operate Shoppe Online, a B2B digital wholesale marketplace for home and lifestyle products.
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closed 2/28/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM Asia, acquired Malaysian International Furniture Fair

synopsis: UBM plc announced that it has acquired the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) from its private owners on behalf of UBM Asia. Established in 1995, MIFF is Malaysia's largest exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur and the largest furniture exhibition in South-East Asia.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. It has over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. "
target: Malaysian International Furniture Fair
Malaysian International Furniture Fair is Malaysia's largest exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur and the largest furniture exhibition in South-East Asia. Established in 1995, this annual event is an export-oriented furniture trade show.
price ($mm)
$11
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$7
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closed 9/21/2010 via Market Wire

Bonanzle, acquired 1000 Markets, Inc.

synopsis: Bonanzle, the leader in community-driven social commerce, announced that it has acquired 1000 Markets, one of the premier marketplaces for artisan merchandise. Bonanzle also announced that it is changing its name to Bonanza and introducing a new design to make it even easier for shoppers to find "everything but the ordinary."
buyer: Bonanzle
Bonanzle is an online marketplace focused on unique items that is reflective of the real world shopping experience at a street fair. Working from virtual booths, merchants sell a wide variety of products ranging from old coins and antiques to handbags and candles. "
target: 1000 Markets, Inc.
1000 Markets supports small, artisan businesses as they deliver small-scale authenticity to appreciative customers. The end result, a work in progress, call The Artisan Experience™ on 1000 Markets, and it’s vision for the boutique, art-filled, authentic shopping experience customers dream of.
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closed 4/12/2010 via Company Press Release

Canadian Gift & Tableware Association, purchased Alberta Gift Show & Montreal Gift Show from dmg world media ltd

synopsis: The Canadian Gift and Tableware Association announced that it has acquired the Alberta Gift Show and the Montreal Gift Show from DMG World Media (Canada) Inc., a move that reflects confidence in the health and future of Canada's independent retailers.
buyer: Canadian Gift & Tableware Association
The Canadian Gift & Tableware Association (CGTA) is a national not-for-profit association for giftware wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, importers and exporters. One of the key services the association offers its members and their retail customers is the CGTA Gift Show. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: dmg world media ltd
dmg world media is an international exhibition and publishing company that produces more than 300 market-leading trade exhibitions, consumer shows and fairs, in addition to 45 related magazines, newspapers, directories and market reports.
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closed 2/5/2003 via Company Press Release

EMAP plc, acquired Agor SAS

synopsis: Emap Communications, the b2b division of the media group Emap plc, announced the acquisition of AGOR SAS (AGOR), the market leading independent exhibition business serving the domestic French retail sector in the volume, gifts and clearance goods markets.
buyer: EMAP plc
Emap Communications is the leading UK trade exhibition organiser and the fourth largest trade exhibition organiser in France. EC has over 300 Conferences in 16 countries. Its leading titles include Retail Week, Broadcast, Construction News, Nursing Times and Health Service Journal. "
target: Agor SAS
Agor SAS operates as a trade show organizer serving retail sector in the volume, gifts, and clearance goods markets in France. The company specializes in gifts, textiles, household goods, food products, jewellery-horology, toys, garden products, and leisure and clearance goods.
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$28
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

AmericasMart Atlanta will be merged with International Market Centers,

synopsis: AmericasMart Atlanta will merge with International Market Centers, the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. AmericasMart Atlanta is a gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC brings buyers and sellers from the global marketplace together in the most effective, efficient and compelling venues. "
target: AmericasMart Atlanta
AmericasMart Atlanta is a leading gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world. AmericasMart has 548,000 attendees who each year participate in its 15 annual markets.
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closed 3/12/2010 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired SURVEY Marketing + Consulting GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Clarion Events Ltd, a subsidiary of Veronis Suhler Stevenson Partners LLC, acquired Survey Marketing + Consulting GmbH & Co KG (Survey Marketing), a Bielefeld-based provider of exhibitions organization services for suppliers to the furniture and interior decoration industries.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events organises over 150 exhibitions, conferences and seated events annually across the globe. More than 12,000 companies trust us with their custom each year and over 700,000 people give their valuable time to visit our events. "
target: SURVEY Marketing + Consulting GmbH & Co. KG
SURVEY Marketing + Consulting's main activities include market and product analysis as well as conceptual corporate consulting. SURVEY also specializes in organizing trade fairs at domestic and foreign locations with an emphasis on the furniture and furniture supply industry.
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closed 3/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

KeenOn, acquired Zitra GmbH

synopsis: KeenOn, a subsidiary company of Hermes-Otto International and the largest full service fashion agency in Europe, takes over the Cologne-based B2B platform Zitra, continuing its long-term strategy to digitize this market. Zitra is a business-to-business fashion marketplace.
buyer parent: Otto Group GmbH
buyer: KeenOn
KeenOn is the largest full service fashion agency in Europe. They offer an entirely unique service portfolio at their base in Hamburg, Germany, and in conjunction with a global and expanding sales network. "
target: Zitra GmbH
Cologne-based Zitra is a business-to-business marketplace where retailers and sales agents can order around 20,000 fashion items immediately or pre-order stock items via their desktop or tablet.
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closed 8/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

Teleflora, LLC, acquired Flowerbuyer.com

synopsis: Teleflora, LLC announced the acquisition of Flowerbuyer.com in a move that will offer discounted wholesale prices on fresh flowers to florists across North America, including more than 15,000 shops in Teleflora’s industry-leading network. Flowerbuyer.com is North America’s largest wholesale flower online auction.
buyer parent: Roll Global LLC
buyer: Teleflora, LLC
Teleflora, a subsidiary of Roll International, supplies fresh flowers, plants, and gift items to consumers worldwide through its websites and toll-free number. "
target: Flowerbuyer.com
Flowerbuyer.com, North America’s largest wholesale flower online auction, works with over 200 growers across the world to expand retail offerings and profitability of local florists seeking to increase their profit margins through the purchase of discounted, fresh flowers.
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closed 11/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

BridgeTower Media, acquired Progressive Business Media

synopsis: Progressive Business Media, the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries, announced it is being acquired by BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media is the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries. It is the parent company of brands including Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Home Textiles Today, Casual Living, Designers Today, Exterior Design, and more.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications UK Ltd., acquired London Design Fair

synopsis: Diversified Communications UK Ltd., a trade exhibition and media group in the United Kingdom, has acquired Tent Exhibitions Ltd., a UK company that owns and operates the London Design Fair. Top trade professionals attend the London Design Fair to see and specify the latest furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.
buyer parent: Diversified Communications
buyer: Diversified Communications UK Ltd.
Diversified Communications UK Ltd. organizes events and provides publications for international organizations and regional start-ups in the United Kingdom. It organizes consumer events; and publishes magazines and eMedia products. "
target: London Design Fair
Tent Exhibitions Ltd. is a UK company that owns and operates the London Design Fair. The London Design Fair is an established trade and consumer event. Top trade professionals attend to see and specify the latest furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
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announced 3/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tarsus Group plc, will acquire Life Medya Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti.

synopsis: Tarsus Group bought a 70-percent stake in Turkish Exhibition Company Life Media (Lifemedia Fuarcilik). Tarsus Group will pay approximately £15 million ($24 million) for the 70-percent stake, with £10.6 million ($16.8 million) being paid immediately, followed by estimated deferred payments of approximately £5 million.
buyer: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group is an international media company with a portfolio of exhibitions, conferences, publications and online media that span across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. "
target: Life Medya Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti.
Life Media Fuarcilik Ltd. Sti. has an established position in Turkey’s housewares and gifts business-to-business sector and runs two annual shows in Istanbul - Zuchex (September) and Ideal Home Fair (April), as well as publishes related trade journals - one English and two Turkish language.
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$16 [$15]*
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$7
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closed 9/30/2011 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired George Little Management, LLC

synopsis: Daily Mail and General Trust announced that dmg events, its exhibitions and conference division, completed the disposal of George Little Management (GLM) GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: George Little Management, LLC
George Little Management (GLM) creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
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closed 9/24/2007 via

Daily Mail and General Trust plc, acquired George Little Management, Inc.

synopsis: UK newspaper publisher Daily Mail and General Trust said its exhibitions arm was paying $155 million to buy the remaining 51 percent stake in George Little Management, the largest privately owned tradeshow company in the United States.
buyer: Daily Mail and General Trust plc (LSE:DMGT:$1,671.99)
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is one of the UK's largest media companies and has interests in national and regional newspapers, television and radio. While the majority of the company's activities are based in the UK, it does have worldwide operations. "
target: George Little Management, Inc.
George Little Management ("GLM") is the largest producer and marketer of consumer product tradeshows in North America, serving industries as diverse as giftware, social stationery, home textiles, tabletop, gourmet housewares, contemporary furniture and wellness.
price ($mm)
$155*
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$70
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closed 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Urban Expositions, acquired California Gift Show

synopsis: Urban Expositions has acquired the California Gift Show from Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. This acquisition further solidifies Urban Expositions' plans to unify the Southern California marketplace and the surrounding areas. The California Gift Show is the largest wholesale gift show on the West Coast.
buyer: Urban Expositions
Based in Kennesaw, GA, Urban Expositions offers a complete roster of trade show management services, including exhibit sales and marketing, operations, exhibitor/attendee promotions and services, media relations, seminar and event coordination, database development and management. "
target parent: The Merchandise Mart
target: California Gift Show
From a vital cross-section of established manufacturers to an innovative array of regional, new-to-market offerings, California Gift Show is singularly distinguished as the source for brands that define today’s California lifestyle.
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closed 7/30/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Products Expo

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired the Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Products Expo (CBME) and related businesses on behalf of its UBM Asia division for up to $16.1m.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Products Expo
Launched in 2001, Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Products Expo hold an annual exhibition aimed at international and domestic manufacturers and distributors of child and baby products for the Chinese market.
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closed 3/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

International Market Centers, acquired Shoppe Object

synopsis: International Market Centers (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space, has acquired Shoppe Object, New York’s semiannual home and gift show. Shoppe Object is a design-focused tradeshow featuring a roster of visionary brands and makers. They also operate Shoppe Online, a B2B digital marketplace for home and lifestyle products.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. IMC owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. "
target: Shoppe Object
Shoppe Object is New York’s semiannual home and gift show. Shoppe Object is a design-focused tradeshow featuring a curated roster of visionary brands and makers presented in an elevated setting. They also operate Shoppe Online, a B2B digital wholesale marketplace for home and lifestyle products.
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closed 3/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

International Market Centers, acquired Shoppe Object

synopsis: International Market Centers (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space, has acquired Shoppe Object, New York’s semiannual home and gift show. Shoppe Object is a design-focused tradeshow featuring a roster of visionary brands and makers. They also operate Shoppe Online, a B2B digital marketplace for home and lifestyle products.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. IMC owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. "
target: Shoppe Object
Shoppe Object is New York’s semiannual home and gift show. Shoppe Object is a design-focused tradeshow featuring a curated roster of visionary brands and makers presented in an elevated setting. They also operate Shoppe Online, a B2B digital wholesale marketplace for home and lifestyle products.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

International Market Centers, acquired Pharos by Whereoware

synopsis: International Market Centers announced its launch of IMC_di, a wholly-owned, stand-alone, B2B e-commerce division, with the acquisition of Pharos (formerly a division of Whereoware). Pharos is an integrated sales, marketing and commissioning software tailor-made for the gift and home furnishings industry.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. IMC owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. "
target: Pharos by Whereoware
Pharos enables Vendors and their Sales Rep partners to modernize their business through easy-to-use and affordable e-commerce, marketing, and sales software. Pharos is a one-stop-shop for an impressive and effective online experience.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

International Market Centers, acquired RepZio

synopsis: International Market Centers (“IMC”) announced its launch of IMC_di, a wholly-owned, stand-alone, B2B e-commerce division, with the acquisition of RepZio. RepZio is a patented business-to-business sales solution and digital marketplace enabling wholesale vendors and buyers to connect and transact on a B2B basis.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. IMC owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. "
target: RepZio
RepZio is a patented business-to-business sales solution and digital marketplace enabling wholesale vendors and buyers to connect and transact on a B2B basis.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

AmericasMart Atlanta will be merged with International Market Centers,

synopsis: AmericasMart Atlanta will merge with International Market Centers, the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. AmericasMart Atlanta is a gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC brings buyers and sellers from the global marketplace together in the most effective, efficient and compelling venues. "
target: AmericasMart Atlanta
AmericasMart Atlanta is a leading gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world. AmericasMart has 548,000 attendees who each year participate in its 15 annual markets.
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