Tarsus acquires 65% of Hometex owner in Shenzen

Tarsus Group plc (“Tarsus” or the “Company”), the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally agreed to acquire from the Guangdong Home Textile Association and Association Member shareholders 65% of Foshan Huaxia Home Textile Development Co., Ltd. (“Foshan Huaxia”) (the “Acquisition”). Foshan Huaxia owns the Home Furnishing Expo (Hometex), the leading bi-annual home textiles exhibition in China

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UBM acquires Allworld Exhibitions

Press Release: UBM plc (“UBM”, or the “Company”) announces today that it has agreed to acquire Allworld Exhibitions (“Allworld”, or the “Business”) for a cash consideration which values the Business at US$485 million on a debt and cash free basis

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MARK ALLEN GROUP BUYS DENTAL SHOWCASE

George Warman Publications (GWP), part of the Mark Allen Group, has acquired Dental Showcase from the British Dentist Industry Association (BDIA) for an undisclosed sum. The country’s leading dental trade exhibition, which has existed since the 1930s, will join a company that includes the leading brands Dental Update, The Dentist and Dental Nursing.

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RAI Amsterdam acquires US boatbuilder exhibition IBEX

RAI Amsterdam has taken a 50% share in IBEX, the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference. This renowned trade show for professionals in the yachting sector is the American version of the RAI’s own event METSTRADE (Marine Equipment Trade Show), which is held every year in Amsterdam. The deal was officially announced on 4 October 2016 at the opening of IBEX 2016 in Tampa, USA.

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Ocean Media acquires London Stationery Show

Media-Mergers’ Press Release 20 September 2016 In a deal brokered by Martin Wright of Media-Mergers (www.mediamergers.co.uk) The London Stationery Show, the UK’s most important trade exhibition for the paper and writing products industry, its consumer awareness campaign National Stationery Week, and Stationery Magazine have been acquired by Ocean Media Group, a leading provider of exhibitions, […]

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Informa to acquire Penton for £1.18b

Press release: London: Informa (LSE: INF.L), (“Informa”), the international Business Intelligence, Exhibitions, Events and Academic Publishing Group, has reached agreement with MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co to acquire the entire issued and outstanding capital stock of Penton, the leading independent US-based Exhibitions and Professional Information Services group for £1,180m

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Easyfairs has acquired World Water Works

World Water Works, the show for coastal, waterway and port developments, from ESC international has been acquired by Easyfairs. The most recent edition of the show welcomed more than 300 delegates and 50 exhibitors from sectors including ports and waterways maintenance and construction, dredging, wet and dry infrastructures, hinterland protection and water-related civil engineering for bridges, locks and tunnels

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Clarion Events acquires LeftField Media

LeftField Media today announced it has been acquired by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events Company. LeftField is a Norwalk-based event organizer with a growing portfolio of consumer events focused on passionate communities around the US, and it now joins the family of Clarion Events. The acquisition will provide LeftField increased capital and infrastructure, while offering Urban Expositions new expertise and market reach in B2C events.

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Prysm acquires Naidex from i2i Events

Organiser Prysm Group has acquired disability, rehabilitation, and homecare event, Naidex, from i2i Events for an undisclosed sum. “Naidex is, quite simply, exhibition royalty, and I can’t tell you how excited we all are to have acquired it,” said Nick Moss, MD of Prysm Group. “We are going to pour our hearts and souls into making the 43rd edition of Naidex a truly memorable event for the independent living sector, and the entire team can’t wait to get started.”

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Ocean Media Group acquires Mercury Events

Mercury Events Ltd, organiser of the Wedding Fairs and the Baby & Toddler Shows has been acquired by Ocean Media Group. Matt Miller, MD of Mercury Events will join Ocean Media, taking on the responsibility for the new consumer division as managing director

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Reed Expo acquires the Electronics Manufacturing Korea and Home Table Deco shows

Reed Exhibitions has expanded its presence in South Korea with the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show, and three Home Table Deco Fairs. The shows have been acquired from Korean organiser K-Fairs, which has partnered with Reed previously in 2014. These acquisitions will add four new exhibitions to Reed’s growing portfolio of events, with the organiser recently announcing the launch of the World Travel Retail Expo

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