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closed 9/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Veronafiere, acquired Milanez & Milaneze

synopsis: Veronafiere announced the acquisition of 60 percent of Milanez & Milaneze. Milanez & Milaneze organizes the International Marble and Granite Fair. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Serra, Brazil.
buyer: Veronafiere
Veronafiere specialises in set-ups for exhibitions, shows, conventions and special events, including billboards and visual communication, multi-vision, design and integrated production of advertising graphics and photography. "
target: Milanez & Milaneze
Milanez & Milaneze has been the organizer of the International Marble and Granite Fair since the beginning on 1989.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 5/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

United Business Media Limited, acquired Expo CIHAC

synopsis: Business services provider UBM reported acquiring Expo CIHAC from Centro Impulsor de la Construcción y Habitación A.C. or CIHAC, the Mexican construction industry trade association. Expo CIHAC was introduced in 1989 and is currently among Mexico's ten largest tradeshows and the largest serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Expo CIHAC
Expo CIHAC is currently Mexico's largest tradeshow serving the infrastructure, construction and housing markets. Expo CIHAC exhibitors span the industry including construction materials, machinery, hand and power tools, prefabricated building systems and technologies, financial services, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
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0.0x
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closed 7/29/2011 via Company Press Release

UBM Built Environment, acquired Ecobuild

synopsis: UBM plc announces it has acquired International Business Events Limited – owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business. Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Built Environment
UBM Built Environment is UBM’s specialist media division focusing on the Property, Interiors, Architecture, Construction, and Infrastructure markets in the UK and internationally. "
target: Ecobuild
Ecobuild is the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to sustainable building products and is the fastest-growing trade event in the UK. Launched in 2004, the number of professionals visiting the event has grown from 6,100 in 2006 to more than 55,000 in 2011.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$15
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5.4x
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closed 6/14/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Sienna Interlink

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired a 75% equity stake in Sienna Interlink, a Brazilian exhibition company based in Sao Paulo. Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow.
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: Sienna Interlink
Sienna Interlink’s main asset is the Concrete Show South America, the region’s largest concrete industry tradeshow. Held each August in Sao Paolo, the show serves suppliers of concrete and cement equipment and machinery, building systems, materials, additives, tools and related services.
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$11*
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closed 11/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

Naylor LLC, acquired Southern Building Show

synopsis: Naylor, a company that mainly manages events for associations, has acquired the Southern Building Show from founders PJ and Ken Kanline.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia
buyer: Naylor LLC
Naylor is North America's leading provider of integrated communications and image-building solutions for associations. With three decades of experience covering more than 85 industries—representing billions in buying power—Naylor is uniquely qualified to help you build your association’s image. "
target: Southern Building Show
With an exhibit hall that showcases the most current building products and services available in the market combined with the cutting-edge education programming, the Southern Building Show has earned a reputation as one of the housing industry's top overall educational experiences.
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closed 11/16/2006 via Company Press Release

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., acquired York Communications

synopsis: Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. (MMPI) and York Communications/MediaEdge Communications West, joint owners of Canada’s top design, construction and real estate expositions and events, announced the purchase of 13 leading trade shows and 20 popular conferences.
buyer: Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
For 75 years, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. has been North America’s specialist in marketing support of buildings with wholesale showrooms. MMPI is both a property manager and trade show producer, divisionally organized by the industries housed in its buildings and represented at its events. "
target: York Communications
Since its inception in 1988, York Communications has evolved into Canada’s leading trade show and conference organizer in the fields of construction, energy, homebuilding, property management, and real estate.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 8/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Boyne Capital Partners, acquired AC Business Media

synopsis: Boyne Capital has partnered with management to acquire AC Business Media, Inc., a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain, and digital and data-driven marketing verticals.
buyer: Boyne Capital Partners
Boyne Capital is a private equity firm focused on investments in lower middle market companies. Boyne has successfully invested in a broad range of industries, including healthcare services, agriculture, consumer products, niche manufacturing, and business & financial services among others. "
target: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a leading B2B media and business intelligence company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets.
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closed 8/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AC Business Media, acquired Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups

synopsis: Cygnus Business Media announced that it has sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups to AC Business Media Inc., an independent corporation based in Delaware. The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms.
buyer: AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cygnus Heavy Construction and Logistics Groups
The Construction Group brands reach the entire heavy construction market, providing integrated media solutions with digital, print, event and social media platforms. The Logistics Group includes Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazines, with digital platforms for both brands.
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announced 7/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire MADE Expo

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a binding preliminary contract for the acquisition of 60% of the company MADE Expo from Federlegno Arredo Eventi SpA. MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames.
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano is the domestic market leader and one of the main integrated operators worldwide in the exhibition and congress sector. The Group manages the leading exhibition site in Italy and dominates events in numerous sectors, including fashion, food, engineering, construction and more. "
target parent: Federlegno Arredo Eventi Spa
target: MADE Expo
MADE Expo is a major Italian event (and one of the largest in Europe) for the world of architecture, building, construction and door and window frames. MADE Expo is a biennial international exhibition of architecture and construction dedicated to designers.
price ($mm)
$2.09*
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Unity Media Plc

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Kent-based Unity Media, a publisher of a number of market leading brands in the built environment including: Roofing, Cladding & Insulation, Glass & Glazing, Heating & Plumbing Monthly, Building Products and Your Build. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an exhibition for the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Unity Media Plc
Unity Media is an independent publisher of market-leading business-to-business publications for the construction market. Unity also organizes the RCI Show, an annual, national exhibition to support the roofing, cladding and insulation sectors.
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 11/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Brands from Informa plc

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of a number of Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands, expanding its position as one of the fastest growing B2B companies. The media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence in the energy, transportation, buildings, design & manufacturing sectors.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure and Auto aftermarket media brands provide essential information, insight and intelligence on trends and technologies to millions of engaged decision makers in the energy, transportation, buildings, and design & manufacturing sectors.
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closed 10/14/2014 via PR Newswire

PennWell Corporation, acquired Revo Media Partners Limited

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
buyer: PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. "
target: Revo Media Partners Limited
Revo Media Partners Limited is the owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading trade publications in the energy efficiency lighting space.
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announced 4/15/2021 via Company Press Release

The Blue Book Building and Construction Network will be merged with Dodge Data & Analytics,

synopsis: Dodge Data & Analytics, a data, analytics, news, and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry, and The Blue Book Building & Construction Network, an employee-owned enterprise that is the largest most active construction network in the U.S., announced that they are combining their businesses in a merger.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Dodge Data & Analytics
Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American commercial construction industry. The company’s information enables building product manufacturers, general contractors and subcontractors, architects and engineers to large markets. "
target: The Blue Book Building and Construction Network
The Blue Book Network, an Employee-Owned enterprise, is the largest and most active construction network in the United States. The Blue Book Network provides the commercial construction industry accurate, complete and up-to-date information on the people and products required for their projects.
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closed 11/3/2017 via PR Web

JDM Technology Group, acquired IndustrySmarts Inc.

synopsis: JDM Technology Group, a global group of software providers for the architecture, engineering and construction industries, has acquired IndustrySmarts Inc. IndustrySmarts Inc. provides on-line business-to-business information portals and development services to contractors, distributors and manufacturers in the building and construction industries.
buyer: JDM Technology Group
JDM Technology Group is a global software business focused on delivering business software systems for the architecture, engineering and construction industries with over 50,000 users served in 40 countries on 6 continents, employing over 300 staff. "
target: IndustrySmarts Inc.
IndustrySmarts Inc. provides on-line business-to-business information portals, and web marketing and development services to contractors, distributors and manufacturers in the building and construction industries.
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closed 8/4/2015 via BusinessWire

CMD Group merged with ISqFt,

synopsis: iSqFt and CMD Group announced the companies have merged. CMD is one of the leading providers of construction information in North America. iSqFt provides the commercial construction industry a leading software-as-a-service solution in addition to bid information both powered by a vast network of construction professionals across the United States.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: ISqFt
iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its customers access to a network that connects tens of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: CMD Group
CMD ("Construction Marketing Data") is a leading North American provider of construction information. CMD’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and technologies includes national, regional and local project leads, marketing solutions and market intelligence.
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closed 11/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired McGraw Hill Construction

synopsis: McGraw Hill Financial announced it has completed the previously disclosed sale of McGraw Hill Construction to Symphony Technology Group. McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals’ decisions and strengthen their market position.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw Hill Construction
McGraw Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. They Provide project and product information to industry news, trends and forecasts, and document productivity tools.
price ($mm)
$320
rev ($mm)
$170
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announced 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Segulah Advisor AB, will acquire Docu Group AG

synopsis: Segulah IV L.P. has entered into an agreement to acquire DOCU Group Sweden AB. DOCU Nordic is the leading database and services provider to the Nordic construction industry, supplying clients with proprietary project and product information which is critical for its clients’ sales and lead generation.
buyer: Segulah Advisor AB
Segulah is a Nordic private equity firm. They currently manage 8.5 billion Swedish kronor invested in three funds: Segulah II, L.P., Segulah III, L.P. and Segulah IV, L.P. International pension funds, endowments and insurance companies are their primary sources of capital commitments. "
target parent: GMT Communications Partners
target: Docu Group AG
The Docu Group is a European group which counts among the leading information services in the construction sector. As an international, multimedia service provider, the DOCUgroup supplies specialised information, content and solutions for industry, markets, products and events.
price ($mm)
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$49
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closed 9/30/2010 via BusinessWire

Yardi Systems, Inc., acquired Point2 Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Yardi Systems has acquired Point2 Technologies Inc. Point2 develops, markets, and supports online marketing software solutions for the real estate industry. The company also develops, markets, and supports inventory management and online marketing software for the heavy equipment industry.
buyer: Yardi Systems, Inc.
Yardi Systems has been committed to the design, development, and support of real estate investment management and property management software for nearly 30 years. The Yardi Voyager™ system is the most comprehensive single real estate management platform on the market today. "
target: Point2 Technologies Inc.
Point2 develops and markets web-based inventory management and online marketing software solutions for the real estate and heavy equipment industries across 120 countries.
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closed 9/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Veronafiere, acquired Milanez & Milaneze

synopsis: Veronafiere announced the acquisition of 60 percent of Milanez & Milaneze. Milanez & Milaneze organizes the International Marble and Granite Fair. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Serra, Brazil.
buyer: Veronafiere
Veronafiere specialises in set-ups for exhibitions, shows, conventions and special events, including billboards and visual communication, multi-vision, design and integrated production of advertising graphics and photography. "
target: Milanez & Milaneze
Milanez & Milaneze has been the organizer of the International Marble and Granite Fair since the beginning on 1989.
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closed 9/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Veronafiere, acquired Milanez & Milaneze

synopsis: Veronafiere announced the acquisition of 60 percent of Milanez & Milaneze. Milanez & Milaneze organizes the International Marble and Granite Fair. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Serra, Brazil.
buyer: Veronafiere
Veronafiere specialises in set-ups for exhibitions, shows, conventions and special events, including billboards and visual communication, multi-vision, design and integrated production of advertising graphics and photography. "
target: Milanez & Milaneze
Milanez & Milaneze has been the organizer of the International Marble and Granite Fair since the beginning on 1989.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Condit, acquired Exhibit Source, Inc.

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

Animoca Brands, will acquire Leade.rs, Inc.

synopsis: Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire networking and event-matching platform Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Leade.rs, Inc.
Leade.rs, co-founded by high-profile tech entrepreneur Loic Le Meur, is a networking and event-matching platform. Leade.rs is a platform to connect great events to amazing speakers.
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$0.50
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fern Exposition Services, LLC, acquired Triumph Expo & Events

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

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

synopsis: Cincinnati, Ohio-based event production services provider Fern has acquired Portland-based DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services, a full-service general contractor for trade shows and events.
buyer: Fern Exposition Services, LLC
Fern Exposition & Event Services is a full service exhibition services contractor, providing convention, tradeshow, exposition, and corporate event services throughout the United States and Canada. Incorporated in 1909, Fern is ranked among the nation’s top service contractors. "
target: DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services
DWA Trade Show & Exposition Service is a full-service general contractor for trade shows and events. DWA offers a complete inventory of items used by show managers and exhibitors including booth furnishings, tables, chairs, easels, Modular Display System Rental booths and much more.
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announced 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire ZhongZhiXing

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has announced that they will be acquiring ZhongZhiXing Group, a Chinese event services provider specializing in event engineering and logistics and event organization services.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: ZhongZhiXing
Based in China, ZhongZhiXing Group is an event services provider. ZhongZhiXing has an excellent reputation and long-standing relationships with a number of exhibition organizers and owners of well-known event sites.
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closed 8/2/2017 via BusinessWire

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

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

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

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

MCH Group AG, acquired MC2

synopsis: MCH Group, a globally leading live marketing company with its head office in Basel, Switzerland has acquired a 100% holding in MC2 ("MC-squared"), a recognized leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry in the U.S.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$181.86)
MCH Group is a globally leading live marketing company with a comprehensive services network spanning the entire exhibition and event market. It organizes and hosts about 90 exhibitions, including the globally leading Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. "
target: MC2
MC2 ("MC-squared") is a leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry. The company provides and manages integrated marketing programs, creating experiences where people meet people. MC2 is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York and 14 other locations in the U.S. and a location in Germany.
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closed 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

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

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

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

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

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

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

Group Delphi, acquired Image Exhibits

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

MC2, acquired proFair

synopsis: MC2, an exhibit, event and environment company, has announced the acquisition of a longtime strategic partner, proFair GmbH, a brand and event marketing company.
buyer parent: Cowen Group, Inc.
buyer: MC2
MC2, an event marketing company, engages in designing, creating, and managing events and corporate meetings. The company’s services include creation and management of custom exhibits for conventions, trade shows, and corporate marketing events. "
target: proFair
With almost 30 years of experience, proFair is the full-service agency that provides live communication and unmistakeable brand presentations for trade fairs and events around the world.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Maritz Travel Company, acquired Experient, Inc.

synopsis: Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel is the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to transforming business through people and events. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Experient, Inc.
Experient, Inc. is an event management company. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, corporate and government clients.
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closed 10/28/2011 via BusinessWire

General Graphics Exhibits merged with Group Delphi,

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

Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions, acquired Nuance International

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

Production Resources Group, acquired Innovative Event Production

synopsis: Production Resource Group, L.L.C., a leading entertainment and event technology company, announced that it has purchased Innovative Event Production. The acquisition reinforces PRG's position as the foremost provider of client services, equipment and technology solutions in the entertainment, meetings and events industry.
buyer: Production Resources Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: Innovative Event Production
For over 15 years, IEP has provided equipment and services to the event industry, including Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, government agencies and non-profits.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Miles Per Hour Pty Ltd, acquired Event Workforce Group Pty Ltd

synopsis: Miles Per Hour and Event Workforce have merged to form the company Spark Event Group aimed at supplying an end-to-end solution for event management, logistics and workforce. Event Workforce Group (EWG) is an Australian born, globally-focussed staffing and technology solutions business for the event, sport and entertainment industry.
buyer: Miles Per Hour Pty Ltd
Miles Per Hour is an established go-to event operator providing event strategy, budgets, project planning, stakeholder management, procurement, documentation, site/venue management, delivery and reviews. "
target: Event Workforce Group Pty Ltd
Event Workforce Group (EWG) is an Australian born, globally-focussed staffing and technology solutions business for the event, sport and entertainment industry. EWG is now an integral conduit for the industry, connecting high quality emerging talent with employers nationwide.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor, LLC, acquired Harry Walker Agency

synopsis: Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries, acquired The Harry Walker Agency, the Leading Speakers Agency that partners with event planners and connect them with the world’s most important voices.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: Harry Walker Agency
The Harry Walker Agency is the Leading Speakers Agency. They partner with event planners and connect them with the world’s most important voices. They have long-standing relationships with hundreds of speakers worldwide, including World Leaders and the biggest names in film, music and more.
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closed 10/2/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Convention Data Services

synopsis: Freeman®, the world’s leading provider of live events and brand experiences, announced that it has acquired Convention Data Services (CDS), a trusted event registration, business intelligence, and lead management company servicing top show organizers worldwide.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman is the world’s leading brand experience company. They help clients design and deliver immersive live experiences. Through comprehensive offerings including strategy, creative, logistics, digital, and event technology, Freeman helps increase audience engagement and drive business results. "
target: Convention Data Services
Convention Data Services ("CDS") is a trusted event registration, business intelligence, and lead management company servicing top show organizers worldwide. CDS has been serving the needs of leading show organizers for over 30 years, providing world-class event registration and digital services.
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