Björn Kempe, ExposAsia CEO, takes a look at some of 2018’s big acquisitions and wonders – which of the industry’s big players could be making mistakes on the Eastern continent? I made a mistake recently as a broker and sent the list of available assets to all my clients openly: a good move? Of course, not. Is it bad? I am not sure since everyone knows...
Steve Monnington, Managing Director of Mayfield Media Strategies, surveys the landscape of mergers and acquisitions across the exhibition industry. Main text: Private Equity firm Blackstone, which acquired both Clarion and Global Sources (Hong Kong), has announced an agreement to acquire the NEC Group for an amount thought to be around £800m (US$1.029bn). This represents a massive gain for the current owners LDC who bought the business...
UK-based Clarion Events has acquired a majority stake in organiser Urban Expositions as part of its push into the US market.
WORLD – Exhibition organiser Informa has expanded its international portfolio, acquiring US-based design event Dwell on Design. The acquisition from Dwell Media, for an undisclosed multi-million dollar sum, is part of the UK-based organiser’s international “growth acceleration plan”. The joint announcement coincided with the launch of Dwell on Design’s 10th edition at the LA Convention Center, 29-31 May. The show, an extension of the popular design...