Iliffe set to acquire Newark Advertiser

According to the Newark Advertiser hits sale to Iliffe Media has been agreed in principle and is expected to be completed by mid-June. The board took the decision because it believes that the long-term future of the company is better protected as part of a larger-scale operation.

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Building Holland joins forces with Easyfairs

Press release:  Brussels, 15 May 2018: Easyfairs Netherlands has announced that it is taking over the Building Holland trade fair from Duurzaam Gebouwd with immediate effect. Building Holland has become the most important event for innovation in the construction and property industries in the Netherlands in recent years and its acquisition reinforces Easyfairs’ portfolio in this sector. 

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Tarsus/E J Krause acquire 60% interest in Expo Restaurantes in Mexico

E.J. Krause and Associates and Tarsus are pleased to announce a strengthening of their relationship through the purchase of a 60%interest of Expo Restaurantes, the leading restaurant show in Mexico. Established 18 years ago Expo Restaurantes is the leading restaurant supplier show in Mexico. The next edition will be held on 27-29 June 2018 in the World Trade Center, Mexico City

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IHS Markit Announces Intent to Acquire Ipreo

Press release: LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ipreo, a leading financial services solutions and data provider, for $1.855 billion from private equity funds managed by Blackstone and the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division.

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Diversified Communications Acquires The Running Event from Formula 4 Media

Press release: Diversified Communications announced today its first U.S. acquisition of 2018. Diversified has purchased The Running Event and its complementary digital magazine, Running Insight from Formula 4 Media, LLC. The Running Event is an exhibition and conference that serves the growing running and fitness market in the U.S. The sale also includes the launch of the 50 Best Running Stores in America, an awards celebration recognizing outstanding retailers in the industry which will be held June 21-23 in Minneapolis, MN alongside the Fleet Feet Annual Franchise Conference.

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Reed Tech acquires PatentSight

Press release:  HORSHAM, Pa., May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —  Reed Tech, a LexisNexis® Legal & Professional company, today announced the acquisition of PatentSight GmbH, a provider of analytics solutions that help patent professionals gain valuable insight into the strength, quality and relative value of patents and patent portfolios. PatentSight will become a part of the LexisNexis IP division of Reed Tech.

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London tech startup LoopUp confirms £61m takeover of MeetingZone

Remote meetings firm LoopUp has today announced the acquisition of conferencing services provider MeetingZone from GMT Communications Partners.The deal, which is worth around £61.4m, constitutes a reverse takeover, and so is still subject to share holder approval. Money for the acquisition was raised through a £17m loan on top of £50m in cash through 12.5m shares at 400p each

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ITE to acquire Ascential’s events division

Press release: ITE Group plc today announces that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Ascential Events Limited from Ascential plc, based on an enterprise value of £300 million (calculated on a cash-free debt-free basis and subject to normalised working capital).

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Karger Publishers has acquired Health Press

Karger Publishers acquired the information service Health Press Ltd, Abingdon/UK in a move to strengthen its clinical decision support business. This acquisition complements Karger’s German-based activities in translating knowledge from scientific research to clinical practice. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed

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Events organiser GovNet is reportedly on the block according to The Sunday Times

According to The Sunday Times: A public sector events planner is in line for a £50m bonanza from the potential sale of her business. Joanne Walsh is eyeing a life-changing windfall after putting the Manchester-based GovNet Communications, founded more than two decades ago, on the block. The company generated pre-tax profits of £3.5m on sales of £16.3m in 2016. Bankers said it could fetch £50m — 10 times its current £5m operating profit.

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Informa partners with Egytec to co-organise Electricx

Press release: Informa Exhibitions, organisers of Middle East Electricity, have recently entered into a partnership with Egytec to co-organise Electricx and associated events in Cairo, Egypt towards the end of this year.

Electricx, Egypt’s leading energy and power exhibition, covers key sectors of the energy industry including power (generation, transmission and distribution), lighting, solar, renewable energy, fire, safety and security solutions, automation and smart solutions / metering.

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