Like HBG Events FZ LLC

announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Italian Exhibition Group, will acquire HBG Events FZ LLC

synopsis: Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a leading company in Italy in the organisation of international trade fairs, will acquire HBG Events FZ LLC, based in the United Arab Emirates. HBG Events FZ LLC ("HBG") has been the organiser of the co-located events "Dubai Muscle Show" and "Dubai Active" since 2016.
buyer: Italian Exhibition Group (BIT:IEG:$202.47)
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more. "
target: HBG Events FZ LLC
HBG Events FZ LLC ("HBG") has been the organiser of the co-located events "Dubai Muscle Show" and "Dubai Active" since 2016, which together represent the largest fitness event in the Middle East.
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announced 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

iCollege Ltd., will acquire Friendship Games

synopsis: iCollege, a training organization that provides practical and comprehensive specialist education to students from all over the world, is acquiring Friendship Games Pty Ltd, a company that organizes a cultural and sporting event and exchange program between Western Australia and Shanghai.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$1.58)
iCollege is a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world. They help workers stay relevant in an ever-changing employment environment. The online education provider creates more engaging training experiences for people looking to get ahead. "
target: Friendship Games
Friendship Games Pty Ltd organizes a cultural and sporting event and exchange program between Western Australia and Shanghai. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Cottesloe, Australia.
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closed 6/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Blue Star Sports, acquired PrimeTime Sports

synopsis: Blue Star Sports is rapidly growing and announces the acquisition of PrimeTime Sports. PrimeTime Sports is a premier sports-event management company. As one of the most recognized basketball, soccer, and 7-on-7 football tournament companies in America, it currently holds a spot as one of the top 5 basketball event operators in the country.
buyer: Blue Star Sports
Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. "
target: PrimeTime Sports
The formula for PrimeTime Sports' success has been simple, offer teams great value and provide a level of organization and professionalism unmatched in the youth sports market.
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announced 6/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital Private Equity, will acquire Varsity Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Bain Capital Private Equity
Bain Capital Private Equity pioneered the value added investment approach. They partner with their management teams to provide the strategic and analytic resources needed to build and grow great companies. They’ve made over 270 investments that have generated industry leading returns. "
target parent: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
target: Varsity Brands, Inc. (VBR:$156.40)
With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation through three unique businesses: Herff Jones, a Varsity Achievement Brand; BSN SPORTS, a Varsity Sport Brand; and Varsity Spirit.
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closed 6/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

One-Zero, acquired Irish Sponsorship Summit

synopsis: Sportstech conference One-Zero announced its merger with the Irish Sponsorship Summit - one of Ireland's leading sports business conferences - ahead of its 2019 gathering. The Irish Sponsorship Summit is Ireland’s premier sports sponsorship event, The Irish Sponsorship Summit has grown to become the largest of its kind in Europe.
buyer: One-Zero
One-Zero 2019 will be one of Europe's largest sports business conferences, connecting those who work and trade within sport. On 17 September 2019, over 500 industry professionals from across top agencies, brands, publishers, start-ups and governing bodies will gather at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. "
target: Irish Sponsorship Summit
The Irish Sponsorship Summit is Ireland’s premier sports sponsorship event, The Irish Sponsorship Summit has grown to become the largest of its kind in Europe. Over 300 of the industry’s most influential leaders from across Ireland and Europe have come together on March 15th.
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closed 7/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Premium Group, acquired Bright GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: The Premium Group, organiser of Berlin trade shows Premium and Seek, has bought streetwear exhibition Bright. Bright is a tradeshow that presents the segments streetwear, sportswear, skateboarding, board sports, sneakers and accessories.
buyer: Premium Group
PREMIUM was founded in 2003 and is the international specialist trade show for fashion in the advanced contemporary segment. It takes place twice a year at STATION-Berlin. PREMIUM brings together quality fashion and lifestyle. "
target: Bright GmbH & Co. KG
Bright is a tradeshow that presents the segments streetwear, sportswear, skateboarding, board sports, sneakers and accessories. BRIGHT presents itself as an authentic platform that portrays today’s lifestyle culture in a way that rings true to its target audience.
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Greens Worldwide Incorporated, acquired New England Pro Tour, Inc.

synopsis: Greens Worldwide Incorporated announced today that it has closed its acquisition of New England Pro Tour, Inc. in a share exchange agreement whereby New England Pro Tour, Inc. has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Greens Worldwide.
buyer: Greens Worldwide Incorporated
Greens Worldwide Incorporated is a vertically integrated sports marketing company engaged in golf events and with companies involved in managing those events and is publicly traded under the stock symbol GRWW. "
target: New England Pro Tour, Inc.
The New England Pro Golf Tour was founded in 2001. The Tour started with 50 players in the field each week. The tour has grown to 120 players and purses in excess of $1.3 million in 2006.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Silva International Investments, acquired Globe Soccer

synopsis: Silva International Investments, an investment company which has investments in a range of companies across media, sports, entertainment, art and real estate, has acquired a majority stake in Globe Soccer, the company which organizes and owns the rights to the annual Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai.
buyer: Silva International Investments
Silva International is an investment company which has investments in a range of companies across media, sports, entertainment, art and real estate. It was established in 2015 by Riccardo Silva. "
target: Globe Soccer
Globe Soccer organizes and owns the rights to annual global soccer awards in Dubai. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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closed 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Athletx, acquired Baseball Youth

synopsis: Louisville-based Athletx Sports Group, a youth baseball events company, has acquired Morehead, Ky.-based Baseball Youth, the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network, featuring a large media presence that includes Baseball Youth Magazine (print and digital), baseballyouth.com, Baseball Youth TV and sponsored driven Baseball Youth FANFEST tours.
buyer: Athletx
Athletx Sports Group is a Louisville-based youth baseball events company. They host championship-caliber youth baseball tournaments across the country. "
target: Baseball Youth
Baseball Youth is the Nation’s Largest Youth Baseball Network, featuring a large media presence that includes Baseball Youth Magazine (print and digital), baseballyouth.com, social media platforms (over 350,000 followers), Baseball Youth TV and sponsored driven Baseball Youth FANFEST tours.
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closed 3/15/2017 via New York Times

Mark Ein and Fred Luddy, acquired Mylan WTT

synopsis: Billie King announced that she sold her majority ownership in the World Team Tennis (Mylan WTTF) league to Mark Ein, the owner of the Washington Kastles franchise, and Fred Luddy, owner of the San Diego Aviators. Mylan WTT is a leading tennis organization that showcases one of the most unique formats in sports.
buyer: Mark Ein and Fred Luddy
Mark Ein is the founder and owner of the Washington Kastles, his hometown’s World TeamTennis (WTT) franchise. Fred Luddy is the owner of the San Diego Aviators. "
target: Mylan WTT
Mylan WTT is a leading tennis organization that showcases one of the most unique formats in sports. Co-founded by Billie Jean King, Mylan WTT features the biggest names in the world playing in an innovative team format comprised of men and women.
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announced 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Perform Group, will acquire Opta Sportsdata Ltd.

synopsis: Perform Group agreed to buy Opta Sports Data. which operates as a compiler of sports performance data. Opta tracks key player and team performance statistics such as distance covered, shots taken and defenders beaten. That data is used by sports clubs to evaluate individual and team performances, as well as by media companies to highlight trends.
buyer: Perform Group
Perform is a world leader in monetising sport and entertainment rights in digital media. They have been consistent and renowned innovators since 2000, and a major driving force in the commercialisation of sport and entertainment rights on TV, on mobile and online. "
target: Opta Sportsdata Ltd.
Opta is the world's leading sports data company. It collects, packages, analyses and distributes more live data, in more detail, than anyone else. The level of detail it collects brings an added dimension to the world of sport.
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closed 3/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Sportradar AG, acquired Sports Statistics & Information Systems Ltd

synopsis: Sportradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data, has invested in Sports Statistics & Information Systems Ltd. (SportStat), a UK based sports data provider, specialising in UK sports such as Darts, Snooker, Rugby Union & Rugby League.
buyer: Sportradar AG
Sportradar is the world’s leading supplier of sports and betting-related data. Sportradar has developed into a key player providing all necessary data for the betting and sports media industry, such as fixtures, results, odds compiling and in-running services, as well as statistics and live scores. "
target: Sports Statistics & Information Systems Ltd
SportStat delivers fast, accurate and reliable sports data to the gaming industry, sports professionals and across all media platforms. SportStat specialises in Darts, Snooker, Rugby Union & Rugby League.
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closed 11/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Dick's Sporting Goods, acquired GameChanger Media, Inc.

synopsis: DICK'S Sporting Goods, an omni-channel sporting goods retailer, announced the acquisition of GameChanger Media, a live scoring app that delivers data-driven coaching insights, live play-by-play updates and instant game recap stories for amateur baseball & softball teams, as a new part of their Team Sports HQ suite of digital youth sports offerings.
buyer: Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS:$8,529.25)
DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. "
target: GameChanger Media, Inc.
Founded in 2009, GameChanger Media is changing the way amateur sports teams collect, manage and share real-time information. Its mobile app and website provide scorekeeping, stats, live GameStream plays and recap stories for thousands of youth, high school and college teams.
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closed 8/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Swim Collective and Active Collective

synopsis: Emerald Expositions scooped up a few more trade shows with the acquisition of the Swim Collective and Active Collective events from their founder Shannon Leggett. Swim Collective is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target: Swim Collective and Active Collective
Swim Collective, created in 2010 and now held seasonally twice a year, is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective, launched in 2014 and also held twice a year, is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show and has built a national reputation.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BtoBonline.com

Reed Exhibitions, acquired The Agenda Trade Show

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Agenda trade show for the streetwear and action sports industries. Agenda, launched in 2003 with 33 brands, is held twice a year in Long Beach; it features 550 brands.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: The Agenda Trade Show
The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries to unite. Agenda caters to the needs of buyers and brands that exist on a higher level of design and aesthetic.
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closed 6/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Green Star Media, acquired Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin

synopsis: Specialist digital publishing group Green Star Media has acquired Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin from AIM-listed Electric Word for an undisclosed sum. Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin are leading sports science newsletters.
buyer: Green Star Media
Green Star Media is a digital media company providing expert training plans, advice and insight to amateur and professional sports coaches, athletes and physios worldwide. Their mission is to publish the best sports coaching advice that benefits coaches, players and the game. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin
Peak Performance and Sports Injury Bulletin are leading sports science newsletters. They provide free advisory email newsletters that reveal ways to improve strength and fitness, and recover more quickly from injury.
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closed 2/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Sanitas Sociedad Anonima De Seguros, acquired Healthia Salud Inteligente

synopsis: Sanitas has acquired Healthia, the digital health services platform, to reinforce its strategic commitment to the digitization of its products and services in order to be closer to the needs of the people. Healthia is a Sports Medicine platform, one of the areas of expertise of Sanitas, which is an official medical provider of Real Madrid.
buyer parent: BUPA
buyer: Sanitas Sociedad Anonima De Seguros
Sanitas is the leading health and wellness company in our country. Currently, they offer products and services tailored to the real needs of clients at every stage of their lives, through a unique comprehensive health model that includes: health insurance, hospitals and medical centers, etc. "
target: Healthia Salud Inteligente
Healthia is a digital health services platform, specializing in Sports Medicine. Healthia focuses on patients' needs and their ability to provide transparent and responsive access to on-demand medical services they might need.
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closed 11/11/2014 via Company Press Release

HockeyTech Canada ULC, acquired LeagueStat

synopsis: HockeyTech acquires LeagueStat, the world’s leading hockey scoring and stats technology used by elite hockey leagues. LeagueStat technology is used by league officials to tabulate the official statistics at hockey games. In real time, those game stats immediately feed to league, team and media websites and mobile apps for fan consumption.
buyer: HockeyTech Canada ULC
HockeyTech is a worldwide leader in providing hockey-related technologies, analytics and information services. At HockeyTech’s core is their Hockey Player Information and Scouting System. It is the world’s largest private data repository on hockey player, team, and league information. "
target: LeagueStat
LeagueStat is the world leading hockey stats and scoring service. Their web based services include Mobile App development, scoring, real time stats, reporting, and administration. They provide the most comprehensive suite of available tools for both communications and operations.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Italian Exhibition Group, will acquire HBG Events FZ LLC

synopsis: Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a leading company in Italy in the organisation of international trade fairs, will acquire HBG Events FZ LLC, based in the United Arab Emirates. HBG Events FZ LLC ("HBG") has been the organiser of the co-located events "Dubai Muscle Show" and "Dubai Active" since 2016.
buyer: Italian Exhibition Group (BIT:IEG:$202.47)
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more. "
target: HBG Events FZ LLC
HBG Events FZ LLC ("HBG") has been the organiser of the co-located events "Dubai Muscle Show" and "Dubai Active" since 2016, which together represent the largest fitness event in the Middle East.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Italian Exhibition Group, will acquire HBG Events FZ LLC

synopsis: Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a leading company in Italy in the organisation of international trade fairs, will acquire HBG Events FZ LLC, based in the United Arab Emirates. HBG Events FZ LLC ("HBG") has been the organiser of the co-located events "Dubai Muscle Show" and "Dubai Active" since 2016.
buyer: Italian Exhibition Group (BIT:IEG:$202.47)
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more. "
target: HBG Events FZ LLC
HBG Events FZ LLC ("HBG") has been the organiser of the co-located events "Dubai Muscle Show" and "Dubai Active" since 2016, which together represent the largest fitness event in the Middle East.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Italian Exhibition Group, acquired FIMAST

synopsis: Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos, has acquired FIMAST from Principemedia, a leading media company in Italy. FIMAST is the leading Italian tradefair for the textile and hosiery sector. FIMAST features manufacturers of machinery and other equipment for the sock, hosiery and finishing industries.
buyer: Italian Exhibition Group (BIT:IEG:$202.47)
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more. "
target parent: Principemedia Srl
target: FIMAST
FIMAST is the leading Italian tradefair for the textile and hosiery sector. FIMAST features manufacturers of machinery and other equipment for the sock, hosiery and finishing industries. The show covers preparatory machines, yarns and hosiery accessories, knitting machines, and more.
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

D&D Conference and Event Management Ltd. merged with Activate Event Management Ltd,

synopsis: Activate Event Management, a team of professional event strategists and planners, has merged with the production and event management business of D&D Conferences. D&D Conferences is a leading event management company with over 30 years experience, and they pride themselves in offering a flexible service to meet their client’s needs.
buyer: Activate Event Management Ltd
Activate Event Management is a team of professional event strategists and planners who know better, who care, and who try harder than most. Together, they design experiences from concept to implementation. "
target: D&D Conference and Event Management Ltd.
As a leading event management company with over 30 years experience, D&D Conference and Event Management prides themselves in offering a flexible service to meet their client’s needs. D&D’s dedicated team has the expertise, inspiration and passion to run any size of event from concept to completion.
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closed 11/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

TechnologyAdvice, acquired Nashcocktail

synopsis: TechnologyAdvice, a resource for both buyers and sellers of business technology, has acquired Nashcocktail, a digital media networking event series in Nashville. With Nashcocktail, each month, marketers, developers, digital specialists, recruiters and tech-related individuals network to meet new people, employees and friends.
buyer: TechnologyAdvice
TechnologyAdvice is a resource for both buyers and sellers of business technology. By educating and advising buyers on the best technology for their needs, they help them improve their business, and simplify their operations. "
target: Nashcocktail
Established in July 2010, Nashcocktail is a fun evening of casual networking, and free food and drinks. Each month, marketers, developers, digital specialists, recruiters and tech-related individuals network to meet new people, employees and friends.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Herb Besaw, acquired Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.

synopsis: SPOON Exhibit Services, Inc., a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services, has been acquired by President and CEO, Herb Besaw.
buyer: Herb Besaw
Herb Besaw is the President and CEO of SPOON Exhibits & Events, a full-service tradeshow exhibit house and corporate marketing event and meeting management organization with offices in Macedon, NY, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. "
target: Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.
Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc. is a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services from its headquarters in Macedon, NY.
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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 9/12/2019 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 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 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 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 6/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oxygen, acquired Pop Haus

synopsis: Oxygen, an agency specializing in press relations and public relations, acquires Lille, France based Pop Haus. Pop Haus is a communications agency specializing in public relations and event planning.
buyer: Oxygen
OXYGEN is an independent communications consultancy specialized in Press Relations and Digital Communication. OXYGEN assists more than 100 clients in the development of their reputation in France and abroad. "
target: Pop Haus
Pop Haus is a communications agency specializing in public relations and event planning. Their team cleverly combines complementary skills and combines creativity and rigor to best meet every request from customers.
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closed 8/8/2017 via PR Newswire

CI Capital Partners LLC, acquired AlliedPRA, Inc.

synopsis: CI Capital Partners, a North American private equity investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in AlliedPRA from UK private equity firm Core Capital Partners LLP. AlliedPRA is a leading event management and solutions company with a reach in over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector.
buyer: CI Capital Partners LLC
CI Capital Partners LLC is a leading North American private equity investment firm with approximately $2.4 billion in assets under management. Since its inception, CI Capital and its portfolio companies have made over 230 acquisitions representing approximately $8 billion in enterprise value. "
target parent: Core Capital Partners LLP
target: AlliedPRA, Inc.
AlliedPRA is a leading event management and solutions company with a reach in over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create destination experiences for meetings, incentives and events that move hearts, minds and businesses forward.
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closed 4/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

insignis Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH, acquired Hill + Ohrt GmbH

synopsis: insignis Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH, a Hannover, Germany-based public relations agency, has acquired Hill + Ohrt GmbH, a public relations and event management agency also based in Hannover. Hill + Ohrt provides services that include the development, planning, and implementation of press conferences, press tours, and corporate events worldwide.
buyer: insignis Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH
insignis Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH is a communications agency that focuses on strategic public relations and content consulting for companies across a variety of sectors. insignis has 10 employees is based in Hannover, Germany. "
target: Hill + Ohrt GmbH
Hill + Ohrt is an event management and public relations firm based in Hannover, Germany. Hill + Ohrt services include the development, planning, and implementation of press conferences, press tours, and corporate events worldwide.
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announced 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Praveg Communications Limited will be merged with Sword and Shield Pharma Ltd.,

synopsis: Praveg Communications Ltd., a leading communication Company with proven competence in organizing large scale Exhibitions and Events, will merge with Sword & Shield Pharma Ltd., an integrated global pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives.
buyer: Sword and Shield Pharma Ltd. (BSE:531637:$0.00)
Sword & Shield Pharma is an integrated global pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. They offer a portfolio of products including Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, generics, differentiated formulations and News Chemical Entities. "
target: Praveg Communications Limited
Praveg Communications Ltd., is a leading communication Company with proven competence in organizing large scale Exhibitions and Events. During the last 16 years, Praveg has designed, executed and managed more than 500 major national & international Events and Exhibitions.
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closed 4/10/2017 via BusinessWire

PineRock, acquired BellaRose Associates LLC

synopsis: PineRock, a global communications agency widely known for delivering top-quality live event production, strategic communications and award-winning service to clients, announced the acquisition of BellaRose Associates, a full-service production company.
buyer: PineRock
PineRock is a global communications agency widely known for delivering top-quality live event production, strategic communications and award-winning service to clients. PineRock, headquartered in New York City, has been creating award-winning programs for the world's best-known brands. "
target: BellaRose Associates LLC
BellaRose Associates is a full service meetings, training, and communications production company. They deliver solutions for corporate brands, associations and government agencies. Working in close partnership with their clients, they build brands, create engaging experiences, & transform audiences.
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closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

CAPA, acquired CAP Image

synopsis: CAPA, a French press agency and production company founded in 1989, has acquired CAP Image, a French company founded in 1993 that produces and organizes public events, conventions, and meetings. CAP Image will become CAPA Event.
buyer: CAPA
CAPA is a French press agency and production company founded in 1989. It produces news reports, news magazines, documentaries, television fiction, corporate films and multimedia. "
target: CAP Image
CAP Image produces and organizes public events, conventions, and meetings. CAP Image was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Saint-Nazaire, France.
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closed 2/27/2017 via PR Newswire

BridgeTower Media, acquired Color Magazine

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of Color Magazine, a premiere publication focused on publishing and events for diverse business professionals. Based in Boston, Color Magazine was founded in 2007 by Josefina Bonilla.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
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: Color Magazine
Color Magazine is a premier all-inclusive magazine that highlights topics of interest revolving around professionals of color. In addition to their magazine they also host three annual events, each with a unique focus, but with the same goal of elevating professionals of color.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

AlliedPRA, Inc., acquired Destination Services Corporation

synopsis: AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, has acquired Destination Services Corporation (DSC), the leading destination management firm covering the Rocky Mountain region of North America. For more than 30 years, DSC has provided award-winning destination management and event production services.
buyer: AlliedPRA, Inc.
AlliedPRA is a leading event management and solutions company with a reach in over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create destination experiences for meetings, incentives and events that move hearts, minds and businesses forward. "
target: Destination Services Corporation
Destination Services Corporation (DSC) is an award-winning destination management firm. They specialize in providing high impact program development and event planning services & logistics to clients around the world, hosting hundreds of groups annually at resort and city destinations.
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announced 11/21/2016 via PR Newswire

ExhibitQuest, Inc will be merged with PG Exhibits,

synopsis: ExhibitQuest announced that they will be merging with PG Exhibits, a full service exhibit firm specializing in creating environments that fit their clients’ needs and budget. ExhibitQuest has been providing clients' modular exhibit solutions to meet their event and marketing needs for over 25 years.
buyer: PG Exhibits
Since 1979, PG Exhibits has been specializing in the design and fabrication of exhibits, environments, and marketing centers. In addition, PG provides show management and event services. PG is headquartered in Colorado with several remote sales offices throughout the United States. "
target: ExhibitQuest, Inc
ExhibitQuest is a full-service trade show exhibit design company. They've been helping businesses achieve marketing success at trade shows and events. Their team of expert takes personalization to the next level to ensure that their client's requests are fulfilled and their expectations exceeded.
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Italian Exhibition Group
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year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: AIM:BONH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media is a digital media and events company specializing in enterprise technology, growth business, investment and diversity. Their award-winning magazines and content, engaging and responsive websites, exciting events and highly acclaimed research touched millions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.19
EBIT ($mm)
$0.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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ExpoMedia Group, PLC.
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rev ($mm)
$50.00
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Ticker: TSE:7080
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield is a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry. Sportsfield plans and operates Sponavi, the largest sports-focused job-hunting event for university graduates. The company also provides recruitment consulting services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.96
EBIT ($mm)
$1.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1.22
Employees
201
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Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
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rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:3966
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.93
Employees
241
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
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2019
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$2,544.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,068.30
EBIT ($mm)
$839.60
Net Income ($mm)
$463.90
Employees
8068
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase is a web and database analytics company that offers a growing suite of tools to support B2B marketing and sales. The Fastbase platform gathers and displays detailed information on website visitors, including the name of the company and the contact information of company employees.
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2019
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0
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Ticker: LSE:EXPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$4,861.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,509.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,197.00
Net Income ($mm)
$695.00
Employees
17200
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,696.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$978.30
EBIT ($mm)
$617.70
Net Income ($mm)
$313.20
Employees
8000
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Ticker: BIT:TECN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., through its subsidiaries, provides IT and credit information solutions in Italy. The company offers IT solutions and services for the dematerialization and digitalization of document processes through document management, electronic storage, and electronic invoicing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$280.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.00
EBIT ($mm)
$56.71
Net Income ($mm)
$34.22
Employees
1294
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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