MCH Group acquires MC2, a leading event marketing service provider in the U.S.

Press Release: MCH Group, a globally leading live marketing company with its head office in Basel (Switzerland) has acquired a 100% holding in MC2 (“MC-squared”), a recognized leader in the and event marketing industry in the U.S. This is by far the biggest acquisition in the 100-year history of MCH Group and a key strategic expansion. “The acquisition of MC2 marks a tremendous step forward in the implementation of our corporate strategy, which we have been pursuing since 2005”, explains René Kamm, CEO of MCH Group. “With MC2, we will be greatly boosting our international presence and activities, as well as expanding our range of services in the live marketing field.”

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Emerald Expositions Acquires InterDrone Conference & Exposition

Press Release: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – March 13, 2017 – Emerald Expositions, LLC (“Emerald”), a leading U.S. business-to-business trade show and conference producer, today announced its acquisition of the International Drone Conference and Exposition (“InterDrone”), the largest commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) trade show and conference in North America, from BZ Media LLC.

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Clarion Events Asia Announce the Acquisition of RetailEX ASEAN

Press Release: SINGAPORE, 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Network/ — Clarion Events Asia today announced that they have acquired RetailEX ASEAN, a fast growing trade exhibition serving retailers in the ASEAN region. Co-organising the event with IMPACT, the premium venue in Thailand, Clarion Events look to enhance its offering to the retail industry in Asia.

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Haymarket Media Group forms joint venture with Comexposium

Press Release: Haymarket Media Group today announces a new joint venture with Comexposium, one of the world’s leading event organisers.

The new partnership with Comexposium includes Haymarket’s Cereals and Fruit Focus exhibitions, the UK’s leading technical events for the arable farming and fruit industries respectively

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Emerald Expositions Acquires ACRE

Press Release: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – Emerald Expositions, LLC, announced its acquisition of the American Craft Retailers Expo (“ACRE”) from IndieMe, Inc. Founded in 2006, ACRE consists of two shows that take place annually in Las Vegas, NV and Philadelphia, PA. The events connect wholesale American and Canadian makers of handmade products with national and international buyers from art and fine craft galleries, modern gift and home stores, independent retailers, guilds & arts institutions, e-retailers, national retail chains, museums and other influencers in the home, gift and lifestyle marketplace.

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Allworld deal isn’t quite all it seems

Allworld has plenty to recommend it. It’s focused on some of the most exciting markets in Asia, from Singapore and Malaysia to Thailand and Indonesia. But takeovers reliant on boosts to sales are much harder to pull off than those based on cost savings

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Easyfairs acquires Pentawards

Press Release: Easyfairs today announces its acquisition of Pentawards, the most prestigious worldwide competition exclusively dedicated to packaging design in all its forms. Created in January 2007, Pentawards’ primary mission is to increase awareness of packaging design and those who create it. Its 55 categories are open to all those across the globe who are associated with the creation or marketing of packaging, and are judged by an international jury consisting of 12 highly reputed designers and packaging design directors from major companies

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Tarsus acquires majority stake in Connect Meetings in the US

Press Release: Tarsus Group plc (“Tarsus” or the “Group”), the international business-to-business media group, announces that it has conditionally agreed to acquire 80.1 per cent of Connect Meetings, LLC (trading as “Connect”) for a cash consideration of up to approximately $57.0 million (the “Acquisition”), payable by way of initial consideration of approximately $44.0 million plus up to $1.0 million for working capital and up to $12.0 million payable over the next two years subject to certain conditions

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Haymarket acquires British Home Awards

Press Release: Haymarket Media Group and Tee to Green Marketing are pleased to announce Haymarket’s acquisition of the British Homes Awards (BHA). Each year, the British Homes Awards (currently in partnership with the Sunday Times) champions the best in contemporary design. This year’s Awards took place in October 2016.

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