Tag: acquisition


US buyer to take on Centaur travel exhibitions? Europe

Website www.flashesandflames.com has reported US-based Northstar Travel Group is in the frame to acquire three Centaur Media’s UK exhibitions – The Business Travel Show, Meetings Show, and Travel Technology Europe. The exhibitions are part of the portfolio Centaur is keen to dispose of and the report predicts a likely price range of £15-20m. Centaur had said earlier this week that it wanted to complete the...

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ReedPOP acquires fan convention Florida Supercon Americas

ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events and part of Reed Exhibitions, has announced that Florida Supercon will be joining its collection of global fan conventions. Florida Supercon is an annual convention held in Miami, Florida celebrating comics, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, video games, wrestling and all things pop culture. The next edition of Florida Supercon will take place at the Miami...

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Mack Brooks’ Chairman on what the SE Asia region can offer AsiaFeatures

With a sharp focus on South East Asia in our latest issue, EW asked Stephen Brooks, Chairman of global organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions Group – a man very much in the news following the confirmed sale of the company to Reed Exhibitions (RELX) in January – to share some insights into what the region can offer.   South East Asia continues to provide a great...

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Will 2019 see more exhibitions mega-deals? Expert Opinion

Informa Exhibitions CEO Charlie McCurdy believes that mega-deals will be scarce on the horizon for the exhibitions space in 2019.   Are there more mega-deals on the horizon for the exhibitions space in 2019? I doubt it. If a ‘mega-deal’ is defined as a transaction valued at more than, say, US$500m, there just aren’t that many exhibition organisers of scale out there. Of the top ten...

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Reed closes acquisition of Mack Brooks World

Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX, has announced it has completed its acquisition of Mack Brooks Exhibitions. Mack Brooks’ flagship brands include EuroBLECH (sheet metal working technology); inter airport (airport infrastructure and technology); Fastener Fair (fastener and fixing technology); Chemspec (fine and speciality chemicals); RAILTEX (rail infrastructure and technology); ICE Europe (paper, film and foil converting); CCE (manufacturing and converting corrugated and cartonboard); PSE Europe...

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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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