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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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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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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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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Quartz Sequoia acquires two Prysm events

Quartz Sequoia Events, organiser of Elevate, has announced the acquisition of Elite Sports and COPA from Prysm Group, extending its existing trade event portfolio within the sport, fitness and health sector. In May 2018 Elite Sports and COPA took place slightly earlier in the year, co-locating with Elevate in preparation for the acquisition. The shows reported an increase in visitors and a combined total of more than 8,000.

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Diversified Communications to Sell Three Hong Kong Trade Events

Press release: Diversified Communications announced today that they have entered into an agreement with UBM Asia Limited (“UBM Asia”) to sell Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong (“RBHK”), Natural & Organic Products Asia (“NOPA”) and Retail Asia Expo (“RAE”) to UBM Asia Limited (“UBM Asia”) which concludes the company’s two-year strategic divestiture plan

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ITE disposes of Malaysian business to UBM

Press release:. ITE Group plc today announces that it has sold TradeLink ITE Sdn. Bhd., the owner of Metaltech, the metalworking exhibition in Malaysia, to UBMMG Holdings Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of UBM plc for a total cash consideration of MYR 23 million (£4.2m)1. The total consideration will be payable upon completion and the proceeds will be reinvested into the Group

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UBM Brazil acquires Grupo Energia

Press release: NEW YORK, March 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UBM Brazil announced that it has acquired Grupo CanalEnergia, the leading events and media company in the Brazilian energy sector. The acquisition furthers UBM’s strategy to expand its operations in Brazil and in Latin American renewables

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Sherwin Publications takes over 100% ownership of TCS&D

Sherwin Publications has announced that, as of 28 February 2018, it now has full ownership of the TCS&D exhibition. Since 2011, the exhibition has been run in partnership with Informa Exhibitions. It is a bi-annual show which helps companies promote its products and services to the perishable product supply chain.

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