Tag: acquisition


Informa sells UBM Life Sciences Media brands Portfolio to MJH Associates World

Informa has announced the divestiture of the Life Sciences Media Brands Portfolio, previously part of UBM, to MJH Associates, a leading US-based, independent full-service healthcare education, market research and multi-channel medical communications company, for a consideration of just over $100m. The divestiture forms part of Informa’s Progressive Portfolio Management (PPM) programme launched post the combination with UBM. This programme will increase the focus on businesses...

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Tarsus Group takes up option to acquire rest of Tarsus Connect Americas

Tarsus Group has said its US subsidiary has entered into an option agreement to acquire the remaining 19.9% of Tarsus Connect it does not already own from Connect Holdco Inc. Tarsus Connect is a US business travel and events company, specialising in arranging meetings on an invitation-only, appointment-based format. The price will be calculated based on Tarsus Connect’s prior year earnings before interest, tax, depreciation...

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Freeman and PSAV to acquire Encore Event Technologies World

The Freeman Company and PSAV have announced that they have entered into a purchase agreement for PSAV to acquire Encore Event Technologies. Encore is a global provider of event technology, staging and production services. The transaction is expected to close later this year, the terms of which will not be disclosed. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts,...

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The inside scoop on the year’s biggest acquisition Features

Peter Hall, EMEA President at Informa, speaks to Paul Colston and sheds some light on one of the biggest deals of the year – the acquisition of UBM by Informa.   You were planning for the combination with UBM, presumably, for a while. Tell us a bit about that early process and how the preparatory work measured up to the reality once you were able...

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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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