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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

PRA, Inc., acquired One Smooth Stone

synopsis: PRA , a leading event management and solutions company has acquired One Smooth Stone. One Smooth Stone is an an event and communications agency. They design and produce events to help global brands achieve strategic objectives by producing a variety of face-to-face and online business events, engagement strategies and communication campaigns.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading event management and solutions company. They serve some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create end-to end integrated solutions for event experiences for meetings and incentives that move hearts, minds and businesses forward. "
target: One Smooth Stone
One Smooth Stone is an event and communication agency. They've spent more than 20 years crafting and delivering events to help organizations achieve strategic objectives by producing events, communication strategies and destination experience.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Kreps PR & Marketing merged with BrandStar,

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

Leisure Time Group, acquired Lime & Soda

synopsis: Leisure Time Group, New Zealand, has purchased Auckland-based event management company; Lime & Soda. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
buyer: Leisure Time Group
Leisure Time Group is a family owned and operated New Zealand travel and event management company that have been providing inspirational and unforgettable experiences since 1987. "
target: Lime & Soda
Lime & Soda is an Auckland-based event management company. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

MSouth Equity Partners, acquired Nth Degree, Inc.

synopsis: Nth Degree, Inc., one of the nation’s leading event marketing and management companies, announced it has been acquired by MSouth Equity Partners. MSouth is a private equity investment firm that partners with business services companies and their management teams to drive growth.
buyer: MSouth Equity Partners
MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that provides equity capital and expertise to support management teams in acquisitions and recapitalizations of lower middle market companies typically valued between $25 and $200 million. "
target parent: The Gladstone Companies
target: Nth Degree, Inc.
Nth Degree manages trade shows, exhibits, and events, using them as a means to create loyal customers for their clients. Their job is to craft experiences that help build stronger brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, they have 23 satellite offices across North America and Europe.
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closed 9/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Opus Agency, acquired Number 20

synopsis: Opus Agency, a global leader in event marketing, announced the acquisition of London-based Number 20, an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic experiential marketing advisor to some of the world’s most influential brands. They partner with their clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Number 20
Number 20 is an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PE Hub

Opus Agency, acquired Tencue Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Opus Agency, a leader of global event experiences, announced its acquisition of Tencue Productions, Inc., an award-winning creative and communications agency. Tencue specializes in bringing artistry to in-person and online events and offers industry-leading technical and design innovations to corporate event production for clients across the globe.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic experiential marketing advisor to some of the world’s most influential brands. We partner with our clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Tencue Productions, Inc.
Tencue Productions, Inc. is an award-winning creative and communications agency. Tencue specializes in bringing artistry and social science to in-person and online events and offers industry-leading technical and design innovations to corporate event production for clients across the globe.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DRP UK Limited, acquired HMX Corporate Communication Ltd

synopsis: drp, a creative communications agency, has acquired HMX Corporate Communication Ltd, a UK-based communications agency that specializes in producing effective and engaging video programmes, interactive media, and live events for businesses. HMX provides their services to leading professional services firms and high tech businesses.
buyer: DRP UK Limited
DRP UK Limited operates as a communication agency. They are one of the longest established, trusted and uniquely integrated communication and production specialists, famous for making anything possible as they connect people, build brands and help grow organisations worldwide. "
target: HMX Corporate Communication Ltd
HMX Corporate Communication is a UK-based communications agency that specializes in producing effective and engaging video programmes, interactive media, and live events for businesses. HMX provides their services to leading professional services firms and high tech businesses.
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closed 8/29/2018 via DGAP

ET Global Exhibit Group, acquired bluepool GmbH

synopsis: ET Global Exhibit Group, a global provider of three-dimensional brand experiences for Exhibits, Events and Environments, has acquired bluepool, a leading German provider of trade fair services. bluepool helps companies create unique brand presences at trade fairs and events.
buyer: ET Global Exhibit Group
ET Global Exhibit Group is a global provider of three-dimensional brand experiences for Exhibits, Events and Environments. They specialize in innovative brand environments and exhibit spaces. Their solutions focus on actively engaging attendees with their client's messaging & brand objectives. "
target: bluepool GmbH
bluepool is a leading German provider of trade fair services. bluepool helps companies create unique brand presences at trade fairs and events. bluepool takes care of all the organisation, from planning, project management, and production chasing to disposing of warehouse material after the event.
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

ReCom merged with Booster Academy,

synopsis: ReCom, a French company that provides outsourced B2B prospecting services such as telemarketing, webinars, marketing automation, and tradeshows, has merged with Booster Academy, the first intensive training center for sales in France.
buyer: Booster Academy
Booster Academy is the first intensive training center for sales in France. They offer an innovative concept of tailor-made business training to boost business efficiency. "
target: ReCom
ReCom SAS provides outsourced B2B prospecting services, such as telemarketing, webinars, marketing automation, and tradeshows. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Lyon, France.
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announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rockpool Investments LLP, will acquire Smyle

synopsis: Rockpool has acquired a majority stake in UK-headquartered creative agency Smyle. Smyle employs 70 people who work with global brands across sectors including tech, media, IT, finance and pharmaceuticals. The business has delivered international events for clients such as Samsung, Facebook, Salesforce, EY, BT and ARM.
buyer: Rockpool Investments LLP
Rockpool Investments LLC, a private company investment firm based in London, believes that private companies offer investors great value, potential for enhanced returns and diversification for traditional investment portfolios. Powerful tax reliefs for estate and tax planning are also key benefits. "
target: Smyle
Smyle is a creative agency based out of Hertford, United Kingdom. Smyle provides video production and content creation services to clients globally. They are passionate about fusing creativity with technology to deliver extraordinary live events and innovative digital experiences around the world.
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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 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

iReg Events merged with Lightspeed Marketing Communications,

synopsis: Lightspeed Marketing Communications and Intelligent Registration & Events (iReg) have merged to create a full-service event marketing agency. For their clients, this means an all-inclusive approach that combines 2 agencies into 1, focused on delivering innovative strategies to empower businesses & improve the return on their marketing investments.
buyer: Lightspeed Marketing Communications
Lightspeed Marketing is focused on delivering innovative strategies to empower clients & improve their return on marketing investments. Their expertise & constant pursuit of excellence is what fuels them to consistently build productive partnerships & produce amazing experiences for their clients. "
target: iReg Events
iReg develop, produce and manage events and event registration of all sizes for some of the world's greatest brands. Their experience & strategic partnerships with industry experts enable them to provide clients' with practical, polished solutions that turn their opportunities into tangible results.
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closed 10/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Downing Displays, acquired Positive Productions

synopsis: Downing Displays, a full-service exhibit designer and producer, has announced its acquisition of Positive Productions, a boutique exhibit design and build firm providing custom and rental trade show exhibits, point-of-purchase displays, and environmental graphics to clients in the machine tool, food and beverage, and manufacturing industries.
buyer: Downing Displays
Downing Displays is a full service provider of custom and portable exhibits, including kiosks, environmental graphics and permanent installations. Downing focuses on providing targeted trade show exhibit solutions and services designed to support a company's growth efforts. "
target: Positive Productions
For over 25 years, Positive Productions has provided custom trade show exhibits, point-of-purchase displays, outdoor drop boxes and permanent museum installations. Their full service operation includes exhibit design and fabrication with an emphasis on double-deck displays, graphic design and more.
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closed 12/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Capitala Finance Corporation, Gladstone Investment Corporation, acquired Nth Degree, Inc.

synopsis: Gladstone Investment Corporation announced that they partnered with Capitala Finance Corporation and members of executive management in the buyout of Nth Degree, Inc. Nth Degree is a multifaceted face-to-face event marketing and management services organization that works with Fortune 1000 companies on the world’s largest stages.
buyer: Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN:$65.01)
buyer: Capitala Finance Corporation (CPTA:$47.11)
Gladstone Investment Corporation is a publicly traded business development company that pays monthly dividends to its stockholders and invests in small and medium sized private businesses, seeking to achieve returns from current income and capital gains through debt and equity investments. "
target parent: Gen Cap America, Inc.
target: Nth Degree, Inc.
Nth Degree manages trade shows, exhibits, and events, using them as a means to create loyal customers for their clients. Their job is to craft experiences that help build stronger brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, they have 24 satellite offices across North America and Europe.
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closed 10/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Downing Displays merged with Horizon Displays,

synopsis: Downing Displays, a full-service exhibit house based in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio has announced its merger with DeKalb, Illinois-based Horizon Displays, a full service exhibit house located west of Chicago.
buyer: Horizon Displays
For over 30 years Horizon Displays has been a leading force in the design and fabrication of custom trade show exhibits. Their team has a collective expertise virtually unparalleled in the trade show industry. "
target: Downing Displays
Downing Displays is a full service provider of custom and portable exhibits, including kiosks, environmental graphics and permanent installations. They were founded in 1962.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Company Press Release

MCI Group SA, acquired Event Spectrum Inc.

synopsis: MCI Group SA, the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions, announced the acquisition of Event Spectrum Inc. (ESI), a Toronto-based creation agency for events, conferences, incentives and travel recognition programs that deliver meaningful experiences.
buyer: MCI Group SA
MCI Group SA is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. "
target: Event Spectrum Inc.
Event Spectrum Inc. is a creation agency for events, conferences, incentives and travel recognition programs that deliver meaningful experiences. Services they offer include the management of corporate conferences, meetings, incentive travel programs, product launches, training programs, and more.
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closed 2/9/2015 via PR Newswire

InVIsion Communications, acquired PS Communications

synopsis: InVision Communications is pleased to announce the acquisition of Burlingame, CA-based PS Communications. PSC develops and produces communications programs for some of the world's leading companies such as Clorox, Brocade, Treasury Wines and Rohde and Schwartz. Projects typically include staging, video and digital media.
buyer: InVision Communications
InVision Communications creates engaging experiences that inspire lasting results for their clients. Services include strategy and content development, creative and technical services, digital and social media development and production support for some of the best known and respected brands. "
target: PS Communications
Formed in 1992, PS Communications develops and produces communications programs for some of the world's leading companies such as Clorox, Brocade, Treasury Wines and Rohde and Schwartz. Projects typically include staging, video and digital media.
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closed 9/26/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired zweimaleins GmbH

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has announced the acquisition of Berlin-based leading business-to-business (B2B) integrated marketing agency zweimaleins GmbH. zweimaleins GmbH was founded in 1995 with a focus on the digital and experiential sector.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$12,693.26)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications. "
target: zweimaleins GmbH
zweimaleins GmbH is a business-to-business (B2B) integrated marketing agency. Founded in 1995 by Alexander Stendel, zweimaleins has been built into a leading B2B agency with a focus on the digital and experiential sector.
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closed 3/28/2013 via BusinessWire

The Freeman Companies, acquired SO Group

synopsis: The Freeman Company (UK), Ltd., and SO Group announced that Freeman, the premier provider of integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, has acquired the business and assets of SO Group, one of the leading event services firms based in the United Kingdom.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually. "
target: SO Group
SO Group is one of the most influential exhibition and events companies in the UK. It is a delivery partner to 88% of top UK organizers and preferred supplier to a third of the biggest venues in the country.
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closed 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 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

PRA, Inc., acquired One Smooth Stone

synopsis: PRA , a leading event management and solutions company has acquired One Smooth Stone. One Smooth Stone is an an event and communications agency. They design and produce events to help global brands achieve strategic objectives by producing a variety of face-to-face and online business events, engagement strategies and communication campaigns.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading event management and solutions company. They serve some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create end-to end integrated solutions for event experiences for meetings and incentives that move hearts, minds and businesses forward. "
target: One Smooth Stone
One Smooth Stone is an event and communication agency. They've spent more than 20 years crafting and delivering events to help organizations achieve strategic objectives by producing events, communication strategies and destination experience.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BusinessWire

PRA, Inc., acquired Koncept Events

synopsis: PRA Business Events, Inc., a leader in the Business Events industry, has acquired Koncept Events. Koncept Events specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading business event management firm, creating experiences which move hearts, minds, and businesses forward. Through its ownership of events and communication agency One Smooth Stone, PRA offers end-to-end integrated solutions for event experiences. "
target: Koncept Events
Founded in 2007, the award-winning Koncept Events team specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

PRA, Inc., acquired One Smooth Stone

synopsis: PRA , a leading event management and solutions company has acquired One Smooth Stone. One Smooth Stone is an an event and communications agency. They design and produce events to help global brands achieve strategic objectives by producing a variety of face-to-face and online business events, engagement strategies and communication campaigns.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading event management and solutions company. They serve some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create end-to end integrated solutions for event experiences for meetings and incentives that move hearts, minds and businesses forward. "
target: One Smooth Stone
One Smooth Stone is an event and communication agency. They've spent more than 20 years crafting and delivering events to help organizations achieve strategic objectives by producing events, communication strategies and destination experience.
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announced 2/8/2018 via Company Press Release

AlliedPRA, Inc., will acquire Destination Nashville

synopsis: AlliedPRA, the leading destination management company (DMC) in the business events industry, agreed to acquire Destination Nashville, the DMC leader in Nashville. Destination Nashville specializes in unique events, entertainment, coordination of tours and transportation, custom in-house team building activities and a host of other meeting needs.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: AlliedPRA, Inc.
AlliedPRA is a leading event management and solutions company with a reach in over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create destination experiences for meetings, incentives and events that move hearts, minds and businesses forward. "
target: Destination Nashville
Destination Nashville is an award-winning destination management company. Through creative design, event management and on-site production, Destination Nashville partners with client to provide one-of-a-kind experiences for attendees.
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closed 8/8/2017 via PR Newswire

CI Capital Partners LLC, acquired AlliedPRA, Inc.

synopsis: CI Capital Partners, a North American private equity investment firm, has acquired a majority interest in AlliedPRA from UK private equity firm Core Capital Partners LLP. AlliedPRA is a leading event management and solutions company with a reach in over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector.
buyer: CI Capital Partners LLC
CI Capital Partners LLC is a leading North American private equity investment firm with approximately $2.4 billion in assets under management. Since its inception, CI Capital and its portfolio companies have made over 230 acquisitions representing approximately $8 billion in enterprise value. "
target parent: Core Capital Partners LLP
target: AlliedPRA, Inc.
AlliedPRA is a leading event management and solutions company with a reach in over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create destination experiences for meetings, incentives and events that move hearts, minds and businesses forward.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

AlliedPRA, Inc., acquired Destination Services Corporation

synopsis: AlliedPRA, Inc., a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, has acquired Destination Services Corporation (DSC), the leading destination management firm covering the Rocky Mountain region of North America. For more than 30 years, DSC has provided award-winning destination management and event production services.
buyer: AlliedPRA, Inc.
AlliedPRA is a leading event management and solutions company with a reach in over 100 destinations, serving some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create destination experiences for meetings, incentives and events that move hearts, minds and businesses forward. "
target: Destination Services Corporation
Destination Services Corporation (DSC) is an award-winning destination management firm. They specialize in providing high impact program development and event planning services & logistics to clients around the world, hosting hundreds of groups annually at resort and city destinations.
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closed 11/10/2021 via Company Press Release

McVeigh Global Meetings & Events, acquired PRIME Event Partners

synopsis: McVeigh Global Meetings and Events (MGME), award-winning corporate meetings and events company, has acquired PRIME Event Partners, a leading Canadian full-service event management company. Established in 1991, PRIME Event Partners is an award-winning event management company specializing in creating ‘Best-Ever’ business events.
buyer parent: InfoCommerce Group Inc.
buyer: McVeigh Global Meetings & Events
McVeigh Global Meetings and Events, LLC (MGME) is an award-winning, top 25 provider of innovative meeting management, creative services and event production solutions serving a full spectrum of industries. "
target: PRIME Event Partners
Established in 1991, PRIME Event Partners is an award-winning event management company specializing in creating ‘Best-Ever’ business events and ‘Amazing’ group travel for medium-to-large companies and governments.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Herb Besaw, acquired Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.

synopsis: SPOON Exhibit Services, Inc., a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services, has been acquired by President and CEO, Herb Besaw.
buyer: Herb Besaw
Herb Besaw is the President and CEO of SPOON Exhibits & Events, a full-service tradeshow exhibit house and corporate marketing event and meeting management organization with offices in Macedon, NY, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. "
target: Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.
Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc. is a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services from its headquarters in Macedon, NY.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BusinessWire

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired L37 Creative

synopsis: L37 Creative has been acquired by BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), a global meetings and events agency headquartered in Chicago. L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events, a trusted, award-winning global meetings & events agency, helps companies design and execute meetings and events through strategic solutions, innovation and the power of imagination. "
target: L37 Creative
L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
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closed 9/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Opus Agency, acquired Number 20

synopsis: Opus Agency, a global leader in event marketing, announced the acquisition of London-based Number 20, an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic experiential marketing advisor to some of the world’s most influential brands. They partner with their clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Number 20
Number 20 is an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BusinessWire

PRA, Inc., acquired Koncept Events

synopsis: PRA Business Events, Inc., a leader in the Business Events industry, has acquired Koncept Events. Koncept Events specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading business event management firm, creating experiences which move hearts, minds, and businesses forward. Through its ownership of events and communication agency One Smooth Stone, PRA offers end-to-end integrated solutions for event experiences. "
target: Koncept Events
Founded in 2007, the award-winning Koncept Events team specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to the South Florida, Caribbean and other adjacent markets.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Communique Promotions Ltd. merged with Crown BC,

synopsis: Crown, an event company based in London specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design and more, is merging with Communique, an event company also out of the UK that specializes in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
buyer: Crown BC
Crown is an event company specializing in event planning, event production, event management, exhibition design, conference production, film and video production and more. They are based in London, UK. "
target: Communique Promotions Ltd.
Communique is an event company based in the United Kingdom. Working in B2B, B2C and B2E environments across multiple market sectors, they bring ideas to life and connect brands with their audiences. They specialize in conferences, exhibitions, store openings and more.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

ABC Global Services, acquired Global Meetings and Incentives

synopsis: ABC Global Services is expanding into the meeting and event planning sector with the acquisition of Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI), a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
buyer: ABC Global Services
ABC Global Services is a leading supplier of services and technology for travel agencies, advisors and professionals. Founded in 1978, ABC now provides services for nearly 11,000 agency locations of all sizes in 150 countries around the world. "
target: Global Meetings and Incentives
Global Meetings and Incentives (GMI) is a full-service provider of meeting logistics, content management, sourcing, convention management and incentives for corporate clients and associations throughout North America and overseas.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Premiere Speakers Bureau, acquired National Speakers Bureau

synopsis: National Speakers Bureau is acquired by employee-owned Premiere Speakers Bureau of Nashville. National Speakers Bureau is a company that offers meetings and events services; they provide a list of event speakers that clients can choose from.
buyer: Premiere Speakers Bureau
Premiere Speakers Bureau is an event services agency. Since its founding in 1994, the full-service bureau has developed an extensive roster of motivational, keynote and business speakers. Premiere's focus is making sure that the clients’ event is seamless and stress-free. "
target: National Speakers Bureau
National Speakers Bureau is a company that offers meetings and events services. National Speakers Bureau provides a list of event speakers that clients can choose from.
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closed 7/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

McVeigh Associates merged with Fourth Wall Events, WorldTek Events,

synopsis: Fourth Wall Events, a corporate event and meeting planning company, and WorldTEK Events, a full-service B2B global events and meetings management company, have merged with and acquired McVeigh Associates, the industry leader in Strategic Meeting Management.
buyer: WorldTek Events
buyer: Fourth Wall Events
WorldTEK Events is a full-service B2B global events and meetings management company with more than 40 years of direct experience. Fourth Wall Events is a corporate event and meeting planning company. "
target: McVeigh Associates
McVeigh Associates is the industry leader in Strategic Meeting Management. They partner with enterprise and Fortune 500 companies to coordinate every aspect for their client's global meetings and conferences.
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closed 6/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oxygen, acquired Pop Haus

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

CI Capital Partners LLC, acquired AlliedPRA, Inc.

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

insignis Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH, acquired Hill + Ohrt GmbH

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

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

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

PineRock, acquired BellaRose Associates LLC

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

CAPA, acquired CAP Image

synopsis: CAPA, a French press agency and production company founded in 1989, has acquired CAP Image, a French company founded in 1993 that produces and organizes public events, conventions, and meetings. CAP Image will become CAPA Event.
buyer: CAPA
CAPA is a French press agency and production company founded in 1989. It produces news reports, news magazines, documentaries, television fiction, corporate films and multimedia. "
target: CAP Image
CAP Image produces and organizes public events, conventions, and meetings. CAP Image was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Saint-Nazaire, France.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Company Press Release

AlliedPRA, Inc., acquired Destination Services Corporation

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

ExhibitQuest, Inc will be merged with PG Exhibits,

synopsis: ExhibitQuest announced that they will be merging with PG Exhibits, a full service exhibit firm specializing in creating environments that fit their clients’ needs and budget. ExhibitQuest has been providing clients' modular exhibit solutions to meet their event and marketing needs for over 25 years.
buyer: PG Exhibits
Since 1979, PG Exhibits has been specializing in the design and fabrication of exhibits, environments, and marketing centers. In addition, PG provides show management and event services. PG is headquartered in Colorado with several remote sales offices throughout the United States. "
target: ExhibitQuest, Inc
ExhibitQuest is a full-service trade show exhibit design company. They've been helping businesses achieve marketing success at trade shows and events. Their team of expert takes personalization to the next level to ensure that their client's requests are fulfilled and their expectations exceeded.
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closed 10/5/2016 via Company Press Release

Park Group plc, acquired Fisher Moy International Limited

synopsis: Park Group plc announced the acquisition of corporate employee and customer engagement specialists, Fisher Moy International Ltd. ("FMI"). FMI specialises in the creation of events, targeted incentive and reward schemes, and helps businesses to communicate more closely with their customers and employees.
buyer: Park Group plc (AIM:PKG:$369.85)
Park Group plc is one of the UK’s leading multi-retailer voucher and prepaid gift card business, focused on the corporate gift and Christmas savings markets and sales are generated through the internet, their direct sales force and agents. "
target: Fisher Moy International Limited
Fisher Moy International is a specialist Incentives and Events agency. From impactful events such as conferences and travel trips to targeted employee incentives and rewards, their team of creative thinkers generate great ideas that drive better results.
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closed 9/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Tamedia AG, acquired Forum Executive AG

synopsis: Tamedia, the leading private media group in Switzerland, is acquiring Forum Executive AG, a company that designs and organizes corporate conferences and other events. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Their brands include Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum and Tages-Anzeiger Forum.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The digital platforms, daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia offer overview, classification and selection. "
target: Forum Executive AG
Forum Executive AG designs and organizes corporate conferences and other events. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Their brands include Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum and Tages-Anzeiger Forum.
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closed 1/13/2016 via PR Newswire

SBR Events Group, acquired The Meetinghouse Companies, Inc.

synopsis: Dave Raymond, owner of Sweet Baby Ray's Catering and True Cuisine, has acquired Chicago-based The Meetinghouse Companies, a national, award-winning event design and production firm, and formed SBR Events Group, a world-class special event organization comprised of the three companies.
buyer: SBR Events Group
SBR Events Group, comprised of True Cuisine and Sweet Baby Ray’s Catering, is a fully custom catering company servicing all of Downtown and Suburban Chicago. They are among Chicagoland’s premier caterers boasting scrumptious food, attention to detail and professional accommodating service. "
target: The Meetinghouse Companies, Inc.
The Meetinghouse Companies is a Chicago-based event design and production company with in-house services that include production management, event design, decor, floral and event technology. They have been internationally recognized with more than 75 industry awards for excellence in design.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Italian Exhibition Group
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2020
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Digital360
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rev ($mm)
$30.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.12
EBIT ($mm)
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ExpoMedia Group, PLC.
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$50.00
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Vitesse Media plc
Vitesse Media plc
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$27.79
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
148
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Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
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$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
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Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$1.96
EBIT ($mm)
$1.80
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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Lombardi Media Corporation
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$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
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RBC Holding
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
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Uzabase
Uzabase
UZABASE, Inc. provides industry and corporate information database services primarily in Japan. The company operates SPEEDA, an information platform, which offers comprehensive company and industry analysis for business professionals. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.72
Net Income ($mm)
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Verisk Analytics, Inc.
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$2,946.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,319.50
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$700.50
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$34.39
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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280
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Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase Inc.
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2019
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Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
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2020
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$5,171.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,563.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,228.00
Net Income ($mm)
$656.00
Employees
17800
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TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
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$3,009.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,116.90
EBIT ($mm)
$733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$471.40
Employees
8200
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2019
rev ($mm)
$280.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.00
EBIT ($mm)
$56.71
Net Income ($mm)
$34.22
Employees
1294
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