Tag: acquisition


Freeman acquires US agency mdg Americas

Freeman has acquired mdg, a full-service event marketing and public relations agency based in the US. The acquisition enhances the Freeman spectrum of services from pre-event marketing and on-site user experience to post-show communications based on data-informed insights. “The events business is undergoing a significant transformation (according to the Freeman Data Benchmark Study) — one that requires a sophisticated degree of integration around the convergence...

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UK’s Digital Construction Week acquired by Diversified Communications Europe

Brighton-based Diversified Communications UK has announced the acquisition of Digital Construction Week – the UK’s leading trade show dedicated to digital construction, engineering, design, manufacturing, and operation. Digital Construction Week (DCW), which has grown rapidly since its launch event in 2015, has become known for its comprehensive, high-quality seminar and conference programme and for the seniority of delegates who annually attend. The latest edition, 17-18 October,...

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CloserStill Media in negotiations with Providence Equity Partners World

Providence Equity Partners, previous owner of Clarion, is reportedly in negotiations to acquire UK-based international organiser CloserStill Media for an unconfirmed sum. The company is being sold by Inflexion, which announced a Partnership Capital minority investment in CloserStill in 2015. The move is one of a number of large private equity deals throughout 2018, peaking with the £3.9bn acquisition of UBM by Informa, demonstrating the increasing interest in the...

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CA Assurances in talks with Charterhouse to acquire its stake in Comexposium Europe

Crédit Agricole Assurances (@CA_Assurances) has entered into exclusive discussions with Charterhouse Capital Partners to acquire its stake in Comexposium. Crédit Agricole will thus become the long-term partner of the group’s historical shareholder, the Paris-Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Comexposium is the co-leading largest exhibition organiser in France, the third largest player globally, and the largest ‘pure player’ worldwide. Comexposium has 67 event brands,...

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Informa confident on profit growth and says ‘combination phase’ with UBM now complete World

Global organiser Informa group has reported underlying revenue growth of 3.9% and completion on schedule of the combination phase – Accelerated Integration Plan (AIP) – for absorbing the UBM business. The company released the news in a trading update for 10 months ending 31 October 2018. Group Chief Executive Stephen Carter (pictured) commented: “At Informa, we remain focused on delivering improving growth and returns, whilst...

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Cvent acquires Social Tables World

Cvent has announced that it has acquired Social Tables, an event diagramming, seating, and collaboration platform. More than 5,000 organisations and hospitality brands, including Under Armour, Live Nation, Hyatt, The Venetian, ClubCorp, and Forbes, have utilised Social Tables to help them develop and plan nearly 4.5m events. Cvent acquired Social Tables to help event planners and venues better collaborate to deliver successful events, further accelerating Cvent’s...

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Tarsus Group expands its operations in Mexico with buyout of E.J.Krause Tarsus Americas

UK-based Tarsus Group has bought the remaining 50% share of its joint venture in Mexico with E.J. Krause for $18m. The global organiser has also announced deals in Southeast Asia and the United Arab Emirates. “Mexico is a large and fast-growing market, and this agreement to acquire the remaining 50% interest in EJK Tarsus Mexico, thereby assuming full control of the Mexican business, represents an...

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Blackstone confirms acquisition of NEC Group AmericasEurope

Private equity company Blackstone has announced the acquisition of the UK’s NEC Group – encompassing the NEC, Resorts World Arena, ICC Birmingham, The Ticket Factory and more –from the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group (known as LDC) in a deal worth a reported £800m. LDC originally backed a management buyout of the Group from Birmingham City Council in 2015 for £307m. Since then,...

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Blackstone nearing billion-dollar deal to buy UK’s NEC Group Europe

American private equity firm Blackstone is nearing a deal to buy NEC Group for over £800m (US $1.06bn), Sky News reported yesterday. Blackstone is the world’s largest property investor, and recently agreed a £1.4 billion deal to buy Network Rail’s commercial property portfolio, comprising thousands of premises under railway arches across the UK. Blackstone specializes in private equity, credit and hedge fund investment strategies, and...

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ITE acquires Mining Indaba from Euromoney for £30.1m AfricaWorld

International exhibition organiser ITE has announced it has agreed to acquire Mining Indaba from Euromoney Institutional Investor plc in a deal worth £30.1m on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Mining Indaba is a leading event dedicated to bringing together mining and investment experts involved in Africa. The exhibition, held in Cape Town, South Africa, was founded in 1995 and marked its 24th edition in February 2018. The next...

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