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closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nielsen Expositions, acquired The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

synopsis: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association has been acquired by Nielsen Expositions. The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a premier trade event dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites. "
target: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show
The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating product manufacturers, distributors, agents and retailers, and serves as the key order-writing event in the industry for licensed sports goods.
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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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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 (IEG.MI:$109.87)
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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$1.06
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$2
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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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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:$9.23)
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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$0.63
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closed 8/4/2021 via PR Newswire

Life Time, Inc., acquired Sea Otter Classic

synopsis: Life Time, a leading fitness and event company, has acquired the Sea Otter Classic, the world’s premier cycling festival. The Sea Otter Classic's mission is to make people’s lives better through participation in sport and recreation. The four day celebration features competitive and non-competitive events for athletes and fans of all ages.
buyer: Life Time, Inc. (LTM:$1,013.67)
Life Time is a leading fitness and event company that helps organizations, communities and individuals to achieve their athletic aspirations and fitness goals. Life Time operates fitness centers in more than 150 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company also produces iconic athletic events. "
target: Sea Otter Classic
The Sea Otter Classic is the world’s premier cycling festival. The Sea Otter Classic's mission is to make people’s lives better through participation in sport and recreation. The four day celebration features competitive and non-competitive events for athletes and fans of all ages.
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

BoomTV, acquired American Video Game League

synopsis: BoomTV, a leading esports entertainment platform, has acquired the American Video Game League (AVGL), one of the largest producers of collegiate esports events, content, and community initiatives. The AVGL provides players and fans with opportunities to grow college esports through online tournaments, live events, and more.
buyer: BoomTV
BoomTV’s mission is to enable communities to easily produce and partake in virtual Esports. At the core of it all is self-driving esports technology layer that provides a one-button solution for anyone to create, participate and/or spectate Esports content. "
target: American Video Game League
American Video Game League (AVGL) is a producer of collegiate esports events, content, and community initiatives. The AVGL provides players and fans with opportunities to grow college esports through online tournaments, large-scale live events, content, and campus program support.
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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 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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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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closed 10/3/2013 via Company Press Release

JD Events, acquired Axpona

synopsis: JD Events has acquired Audio Expo North America (AXPONA), an event company where artists come together to exhibit their works. Record producers and highly skilled industry professionals regularly advise on the design and implementation of the events.
buyer: JD Events
JD Events is dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results. The company brings together highly qualified buying audiences, education-rich content and high-level networking opportunities -- all geared toward increasing business transactions. "
target: Axpona
Audio Expo North America ("AXPONA") is an event company where artists come together to exhibit their works. Record producers and highly skilled industry professionals regularly advise on the design and implementation of the events.
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closed 12/1/2000 via BNC Analysis

PBI Media, acquired ShowBiz Expo

synopsis: In late 2000, Reed Exhibitions sold ShowBiz Expo to PBI Media, now called Access Intelligence.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PBI Media
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: ShowBiz Expo
Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo is a five-star event that brings everyone in Show Business together under one roof.
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announced 11/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

ASICS Corporation, will acquire Register Now Pty Ltd

synopsis: ASICS Corporation has agreed to acquire Registration Logic Pty Ltd., dba Register Now. Register Now provides a seamless online registration service for sports events, not only processing the payment on behalf of the event organizer, but giving them full access to their database and awesome insights about their event and events over time.
buyer: ASICS Corporation (TSE:7936:$3,524.70)
ASICS is a Japanese multi-national corporation athletic equipment company which produces footwear and sports equipment designed for a wide range of sports, generally in the upper price range. "
target: Register Now Pty Ltd
Register Now provides a seamless online registration service for sports events, not only processing the payment on behalf of the event organizer, but giving them full access to their database and awesome insights about their event and events over time. They are based in Australia.
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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 6/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

One-Zero, acquired The Fan Engagement Conference

synopsis: Sportstech conference One-Zero announced its merger with The Fan Engagement Conference - one of Ireland's leading sports business conferences. Established in 2016 by Sportego, Fan Engagement Conference takes place in Dublin. The conference brings together digital and fan engagement professionals from across collegiate and professional athletics.
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 parent: Sportego
target: The Fan Engagement Conference
Established in 2016 by Sportego, Fan Engagement Conference takes place in Dublin. The event has emerged as a key event for sports business and marketing people. The conference brings together digital and fan engagement professionals from across collegiate and professional athletics.
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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 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

American City Business Journals Inc., acquired Leaders in Sport

synopsis: Leaders in Sport, the premium international conference, publishing and training business for sport, has been wholly acquired by American City Business Journals (ACBJ), the premier print and digital publisher of business news. Leaders in Sport organises sport business summits in iconic cities around the world including New York, London and Beijing.
buyer parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
buyer: American City Business Journals Inc.
American City Business Journals (ACBJ) is the largest publisher of metropolitan business newsweeklies in the United States, with 43 business publications across the country reaching more than 3.6 million readers each week. "
target: Leaders in Sport
Leaders in Sport is an organiser of inspiring events for the professional world of sport. They are a central hub for brilliant content from those events, and they are a global network for professionals in sport.
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closed 10/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Olympus Partners, acquired Centerplate, Inc.

synopsis: Centerplate, the largest event hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announced it has concluded its management led buyout of the company in partnership with Stamford-based Olympus Partners from former owner Kohlberg & Company, LLC.
buyer: Olympus Partners
Founded in 1988, Olympus Partners is a Stamford, Conn.-based private equity firm focused on providing equity capital for middle market management buyouts and for companies needing capital for expansion. "
target parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
target: Centerplate, Inc.
Centerplate is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, with 250 North American sports, entertainment and convention venues. It is the largest food service provider for the NFL, a major provider to professional baseball, and partner with 6 of the top 10 most active convention centers.
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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 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

Lagardère Plus, acquired MatchPoint Agency

synopsis: Lagardère Plus, a global creative agency that transforms sponsorships into highly impactful marketing platforms, has acquired MatchPoint, a boutique charity event strategy + nonprofit management agency. MatchPoint manages all aspects of the event, allowing athletes and nonprofit organizations to focus on securing support from sponsors and donors.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Plus
Lagardère Plus is a global creative agency that transforms old-fashioned sponsorships into highly impactful marketing platforms. Lagardère Plus offers world-class strategic, creative, research and digital capabilities in the partnership marketing space. "
target: MatchPoint Agency
MatchPoint is a boutique charity event strategy + nonprofit management agency. The company supports athletes and their foundations, nonprofit organizations, and sports teams. MatchPoint manages all aspects of the event, allowing their clients to focus on securing support from sponsors and donors.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nielsen Expositions, acquired The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

synopsis: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association has been acquired by Nielsen Expositions. The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a premier trade event dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites. "
target: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show
The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating product manufacturers, distributors, agents and retailers, and serves as the key order-writing event in the industry for licensed sports goods.
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closed 6/28/2022 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired Advertising Week

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets comprising the business known as Advertising Week from Stillwell Partners. Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Stillwell Partners
target: Advertising Week
Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
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closed 1/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired MJBiz

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc., a leader in building dynamic market platforms, has acquired MJBiz, a leading event producer and content platform for the Cannabis industry. MJBiz produces MJBizCon, the oldest B2B cannabis trade show in America. Their media brands include MJBizDaily, a cannabis news website; and MJBiz Magazine, a monthly cannabis magazine.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: MJBiz
MJBiz is a leading event producer and content platform for the Cannabis industry. MJBiz produces MJBizCon, the oldest and leading B2B cannabis trade show in America. Their media brands include MJBizDaily, a cannabis news website; and MJBiz Magazine, a monthly cannabis magazine.
price ($mm)
$120
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$27
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$14
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. has acquired AV-iQ, the leading product database and integrator service provider in the Commercial AV Space. The acquisition further expands Emerald’s commitment to the AV Market, adding a new resource to its current portfolio that includes that includes Commercial Integrator, TechDecisions, and CE Pro.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Future plc
target: AV-iQ
AV-iQ is the largest, most comprehensive database of AV product information ever assembled and delivers that information with powerful search tools. AV installers, designers, architects and sales professional have come to trust AV-iQ as the fastest and best way to begin their projects.
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closed 8/18/2021 via Company Press Release

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired The Wedding School

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Wedding School, a member-based wedding photography education platform. The Wedding School offers wedding photographers a dynamic online learning and community environment, providing them the insights, education and inspiration they need to build successful wedding photography businesses.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: The Wedding School
The Wedding School is a membership-based online learning platform that enables its members to build and sustain a successful wedding photography business. For aspiring wedding photographers, The Wedding School offers concise training, education in critical business skills, and a network of support.
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closed 1/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired PlumRiver LLC

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of PlumRiver LLC , a leading international provider of software-as-a-service technology through its Elastic Suite solution. Elastic Suite’s platform streamlines the wholesale buying process for both brands and retail buyers.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: PlumRiver LLC
PlumRiver is a leading provider of globally adopted B2B ecommerce and digital merchandising solutions, serving the unique business needs of world-class manufacturers and retailers.
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$36
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$11
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Shop Eat Surf

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, the owner of Surf Expo, Outdoor Retailer, and more than 50 other B2B trade shows, has acquired Shop Eat Surf, an online platform that provides an unbiased daily news service for the action sports industry and its executives.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Shop Eat Surf
Shop Eat Surf is an online platform that provides a daily news service for action sports executives. Using their skills as professional business journalists and editors, Shop Eat Surf tailors its content to provide timely news and insights.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Bicycle Retailer

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the publisher of VeloNews, has acquired Bicycle Retailer & Industry News from Emerald Expositions. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Bicycle Retailer
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Boutique Design New York

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show producer, has acquired Boutique Design New York (BDNY) and its related assets from ST Media Group International, a producer of publications, websites and events for the visual communication markets. BNDY is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target parent: ST Media Group International Inc.
target: Boutique Design New York
Boutique Design New York (BDNY) is a trade fair and conference for hospitality design professionals. BDNY brings interior designers, architects, purchasing agents and hospitality property owners together with manufacturers and marketers of exceptional design elements for hospitality interiors.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Technology Brands from EH Media

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, Inc., a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show, event and conference producer, announced the acquisition of a leading technology event and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands from EH Media.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
seller: EH Media
EH Media has a powerful portfolio of B2C and B2B media products that reach their highly-engaged audiences. The Technology Brands from EH Media include Total Tech Summit, CEPro, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales & Integration and Campus Safety.
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Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
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closed 11/23/2016 via Company Press Release

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired RFID Journal

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC, a leading business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of the RFID Journal LIVE! event from RFID Journal, LLC. RFID Journal LIVE! is the world’s largest and most important event focused on radio frequency identification (RFID).
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target: RFID Journal
RFID Journal was launched on Mar. 1, 2002, as the world's first independent media company devoted solely to radio frequency identification and its many business applications. RFID Journal LIVE! is RFID Journal's annual executive conference and exhibition, and the most important RFID event worldwide.
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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:$145.50)
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 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications. International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in the market.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
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 parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today
International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in this market. Operating in the $40 billion pizza restaurant industry, International Pizza Expo is the fastest growing foodservice show.
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closed 3/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Emerald Expositions Inc., purchased Three Tradeshows from Vendome Group, LLC

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired several leading brands in the healthcare and senior living design market from Vendome Group, LLC. Based in Cleveland, OH, these brands are Healthcare Design Conference and Expo, Environments For Aging (EFA) and Construction SuperConference (CSC).
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
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. "
seller: Vendome Group, LLC
Healthcare Design Conference and Expo is focused on evidence-based design for healthcare facilities; Environments For Aging is focused on living environments for the aging population. Construction SuperConference is for lawyers providing advice in commercial construction markets.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Jewelers of America, acquired National Jeweler

synopsis: The operations of National Jeweler have transitioned from Emerald Expositions to Jewelers of America, the organizations announced. National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website. Its news analysis identifies the trends that shape the industry.
buyer: Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, with a primary purpose to promote confidence in the jewelry industry. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: National Jeweler
National Jeweler reaches the U.S. industry’s most important retailers through its daily news blasts, digital publication and website, NationalJeweler.com. Its news analysis covers all the topics of importance to the retail community, disseminates trade and consumer research, and identifies trends.
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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:$145.50)
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
price ($mm)
$335
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closed 6/17/2013 via Market Wire

Onex Corporation, acquired Nielsen Expositions

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nielsen Expositions from its parent, an affiliate of Nielsen Holdings N.V., for $950 million in cash consideration. Nielsen Expositions is a leading operator of large, business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$2,374.00)
Onex is one of North America’s oldest and most successful private equity firms committed to acquiring and building high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. Onex manages investment platforms focused on private equity, real estate and credit securities. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites.
price ($mm)
$950
rev ($mm)
$183
EBITDA ($mm)
$94
EV / rev
5.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.1x
closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nielsen Expositions, acquired The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

synopsis: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association has been acquired by Nielsen Expositions. The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a premier trade event dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites. "
target: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show
The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating product manufacturers, distributors, agents and retailers, and serves as the key order-writing event in the industry for licensed sports goods.
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closed 3/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Stagnito, Inc., purchased Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced that it has acquired the Retail Food Group from Nielsen Business Media through its wholly owned subsidiary, Food Media Group. The Retail Food Group is comprised of four leading brands; Convenuence Store News, Convenuence Store News for The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, and The Gourmet Retailer.
buyer parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
buyer: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito, Inc. was established in 2009 by Harry Stagnito, Kyle Stagnito, Kollin Stagnito, and Ned Bardic, professionals with more than 100 years of cumulative, successful media experience. "
seller parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
seller: Nielsen Business Media (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
With 42 publications, over 135 trade shows and conferences, and 195 digital products and services, Nielsen Business Media offers insight, analysis and face-to-face contacts to help professionals better understand their markets, serve their customers and grow their businesses.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nielsen Expositions, acquired The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show

synopsis: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association has been acquired by Nielsen Expositions. The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a premier trade event dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: Nielsen Expositions (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Covering key industries from Design to Retail, Nielsen Expositions is a leading organizer of tradeshows complemented by industry analysis and market intelligence from its award winning publications and websites. "
target: The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show
The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating product manufacturers, distributors, agents and retailers, and serves as the key order-writing event in the industry for licensed sports goods.
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Charterhouse, one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, is to acquire Tarsus Group, a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse is one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe. The PE firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Western Europe and works closely with incumbent management teams, providing them with active support to drive growth. "
target: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies.
price ($mm)
$662
rev ($mm)
$127
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
5.8x
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16.6x
announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire CloserStill

synopsis: Funds advised by Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) have signed an agreement to invest in CloserStill Media (“CloserStill”), one of the world’s leading independent organisers of trade shows and events. Providence agreed to acquire a majority stake from Inflexion Private Equity, NVM Private Equity and management.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target: CloserStill
CloserStill is a leading business trade show operator focusing on the healthcare, learning and technology sectors. CloserStill operates a portfolio of some of the fastest-growing, award-winning events, including: the London Vet Show, Cloud Expo Europe, Data Centre World, The Pharmacy Show, and more.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABF, a.s., acquired Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.

synopsis: ABF, a.s., an organizer of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic, has acquired Incheba Expo Praha, one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
buyer: ABF, a.s.
ABF, a.s. organizes exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Their trade fairs offers state-of-the-art products, technologies and services. ABF's portfolio of fairs include the 3DEXPO, AKTIV55+, For Arche, For Babies, For Bikes, For Gastro & Hotel, For Logistic, For Industry, and more. "
target: Incheba Expo Praha spol. s r.o.
Founded in 1992, Incheba Expo Praha is one of the leading organizers of exhibitions and trade fairs in the Czech Republic. Incheba Expo Praha organizes over 20 events annually. Their events include Pragodent, Pragoligna, Interbeauty Prague, Watches & Jewels, and more.
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announced 6/14/2018 via Reuters

Messe Frankfurt GmbH, will purchase Exhibition Business from Gifts & Accessories

synopsis: Messe Frankfurt, the world’s largest event organiser, will acquire Gifts & Accessories' exhibition business. Gifts & Accessories is an Indian magazine about gifts and stationery products. Their exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products.
buyer: Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. From automotive to logistics, from textiles to music, from energy efficiency to security, from homes to beauty – Messe Frankfurt's programme of events is extremely comprehensive. "
seller: Gifts & Accessories
Gifts & Accessories's exhibition business includes the Corporate Gifts Show and the Stationery & Write Show, India's largest exhibitions for B2B gifts and stationery products. Gifts & Accessories is India’s first and only magazine devoted to novelty gifts and stationery products.
price ($mm)
$0.91
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
1.3x
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closed 4/5/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired FISA S.A.

synopsis: GL events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has acquired a 60% stake in FISA from Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura, the oldest trade association in Chile. FISA is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. FISA organizes B2B events for a variety of industries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target parent: Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura
target: FISA S.A.
FISA (La Feria Internacional de Santiago) is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. It operates mainly in the B2B segment, organizing events in sectors that include mining, construction, shipbuilding, healthcare, security, electricity, renewable energy, and more.
price ($mm)
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$12
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Terrapinn Holdings, acquired Science Media Partners Ltd

synopsis: Terrapinn, the global events company, announced that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP), an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
buyer: Terrapinn Holdings
Terrapinn is a global events company. They organize and manage a range of conferences and trade exhibitions on various topics, including energy and resources, enterprise technology, marketing, finance and investment and more. They also offer various management and professional training programs. "
target: Science Media Partners Ltd
Science Media Partners (SMP) is an international events and publishing company based in the UK and is focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions. SMP’s portfolio of products includes the world-leading events – SDW 2018 and connect:ID.
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Trade Press Media Group

synopsis: Glendale-based Trade Press Media Group, Inc. announced it has been acquired by Forum Media Group, an international media company based in Merching, Germany. Trade Press Media Group, which was founded in 1915, is a business-to-business media company serving the facilities management, commercial cleaning and the U.S. rail markets.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum Media Group is an international media company headquartered in Merching, Germany. They provide businesses with high quality information products, professional training, and further education. They also offer a large portfolio of special interest publications, magazines, and renowned events. "
target: Trade Press Media Group
Trade Press Media Group provides insight, education, industry news, events, and technology tools to B2B decision makers in facilities management, commercial cleaning and rail transportation industries. They publish six business-to-business magazines and put on market-leading trade shows.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
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: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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closed 8/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Global Sources

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd., a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China, announced the completion of the acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (GlobalSources.com), trade shows, magazines, and apps.
price ($mm)[EV]
$484 [$375]
rev ($mm)
$152
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG, will acquire Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Messe Düsseldorf will sell all of its shares in trade fairs organiser Igedo Company to Philip Kronen, Igedo's managing director. With its core fashion expertise, the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years.
buyer: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation. "
target parent: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
target: Igedo Company GmbH & Co. KG
With its core fashion expertise the Igedo Company has been active as an organiser of trade shows throughout the world for 65 years. With its established international reputation the company unites numerous areas of expertise, many years of experience, know-how and innovation.
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closed 7/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity funds managed by Blackstone announce the acquisition of Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, from private equity funds managed by Providence Equity Partners. Clarion operates and delivers over 180 events and exhibitions in more than 50 countries globally.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd. merged with UBM Malaysia,

synopsis: UBM Malaysia, the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia, has merged with Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES), the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia. MES has vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Malaysia
UBM Malaysia is a subsidiary of a larger B2B global organization, UBM Asia Ltd which in turn is part of UBM Plc. They are the largest trade show organizer and commercial organizer in Malaysia. "
target: Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.
Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd is the pioneer exhibition organizer in Malaysia (founded to organize trade exhibitions in Malaysia and Asia). They have vast experience in organizing highly successful and well attended business-generating international exhibitions.
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announced 12/13/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire AllWorld Exhibitions

synopsis: Global B2B events organiser, UBM plc announces that it has agreed to acquire Allworld Exhibitions. Allworld is the leading privately-owned Asian exhibitions business operating 51 tradeshows in 11 countries and across nine industry sectors.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: AllWorld Exhibitions
Allworld is a pure-play events business serving nine different industry sectors. Allworld has industry-leading events in attractive sectors including Food & Hospitality, Packaging, Manufacturing, TMT and Oil & Gas. It has international sales teams based in London and Singapore.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lonsdale Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: Lonsdale Capital Partners, a private equity company, has acquired a majority stake in Ocean Media Group, a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
buyer: Lonsdale Capital Partners
Lonsdale Capital Partners operate exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They look to invest in companies with an initial enterprise value of £10m to £50m. "
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
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announced 7/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Magellan VI SAS, will purchase Tarsus France from Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Tarsus Group has announced a multi-million dollar deal to sell its French exhibition and conference portfolio to a vehicle set up for the deal, Magellan VI SAS. The private company is owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat and Claire Gadrat controlling a majority holding and just under 50% held by private equity concerns.
buyer: Magellan VI SAS
Magellan VI SAS is a private company owned by Tarsus France president Romauld Gadrat set up for the purchase of Tarsus France. "
seller: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus’s French portfolio includes education, marketing, IT and MICE conferences and exhibitions. 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.
price ($mm)
$7.94
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Clarion Events, Ltd.

synopsis: Clarion, organiser of more than 200 leading events worldwide, has been sold to global asset management firm Providence Equity, a leading global investor specialising in media, communications, education and information industries.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organisers in the UK. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses and enhance customer relationships and experiences.
price ($mm)
$307
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closed 3/2/2015 via Capital IQ

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Summit Professional Networks

synopsis: ALM has acquired Summit Professional Networks, the publisher of Investment Advisor and several prominent insurance and legal publications including National Underwriter and InsideCounsel. The deal also includes Judy Diamond Associates, a market-leading provider of prospecting tools and data within the benefits industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM's media properties, which include Law.com, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and The New York Law Journal. "
target parent: EOS Partners, L.P.
target: Summit Professional Networks
Summit Professional Networks provides face-to-face and digital events, websites, mobile sites and apps, online information services, and magazines giving professionals multi-platform access to their critical resources.
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closed 9/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Informa Middle East Limited, acquired Channels Exhibitions LLC

synopsis: Informa Middle East has acquired Channels Exhibitions. The company launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Middle East Limited
Informa Middle East offers a comprehensive programme of conferences, training courses and exhibitions, providing companies with up-to-the-minute business information. "
target: Channels Exhibitions LLC
Channels Exhibitions LLC launches a range of international trade shows in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and India. It also owns and runs a beauty show annually for addressing various segments of the cosmetics and beauty industry in Paris. The company serves product suppliers, service companies, and suppliers.
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RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$7,244.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,646.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,922.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,798.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$554.00
EBIT ($mm)
$208.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:GLO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GL Events
GL Events
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,166.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$158.39
EBIT ($mm)
$98.85
Net Income ($mm)
$47.34
Employees
4506
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Ticker: LSE:ASCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ascential plc
Ascential plc
Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy. Their information, insights, connections, data and digital tools solve customer problems in three disciplines, product design, marketing and sales.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$349.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.40
EBIT ($mm)
($21.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:EEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$145.50
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($63.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: IEG.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
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.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$109.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.23
EBIT ($mm)
$16.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BONH.L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bonhill Group plc
Bonhill Group plc
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.69)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$181.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($29.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($73.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
648
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Ticker: EB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eventbrite
Eventbrite
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$162.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($189.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($204.98)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1126
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hyve Group plc
Hyve Group plc
UK-based Hyve Group is a next-generation global events business whose purpose is to create unmissable events, where customers from all corners of the globe share extraordinary moments and shape industry innovation.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$72.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($46.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($85.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
772
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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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
2022
rev ($mm)
$35.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.91
EBIT ($mm)
$3.63
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$430.13
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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