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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Biggest Brands Will Lose 43% of EU Audience Data Following GDPR

As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)is set into action today in the European Union, brands and publishers everywhere will feel the effects. Just yesterday, Google invited members from four major publishing trade groups– Digital Content Next, European Publishers Council, News Media Alliance and the News Media Association—to meet with executives about the tech giant’s approach to data as the GDPR goes into effect. And while the GDPR won’t have the impact on U.S. brands and extensions of international companies it will in the EU,  its implementation could result in U.S. customers demanding similar actions.

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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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Comexposium enters into exclusive agreement to acquire 51% of Coalition Media Group (CMG), owner of l’Etudiant

Comexposium, a leading international event organiser, today announced it entered into negotiations to
acquire the majority stake of Coalition Media Group (CMG), founded and managed by Marc Laufer.
CMG is notable for its brand l’Etudiant, which annually organises over 110 events focused on the needs of
the student communities in France. L’Etudiant, a 45 year old brand, is the leading source of information for
students between the ages of 15-25 years old, from selecting a college through to their first job.

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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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Axel Springer closes the sale of its stake in aufeminin group to Télévision Française 1

Press Release: Axel Springer has closed today the sale of its stake in aufeminin group to Télévision Française 1 S.A. (TF1). The aggregated purchase price of Axel Springer’s around 78 percent stake amounts to EUR 291.5 million. This corresponds to a multiple of around 15 based on consolidated EBITDA 2017 attributable to Axel Springer shareholders. The purchase price includes also the contractual agreed interest payments made by TF1 to Axel Springer.

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Hearst Magazines Buys Minority Stake In ‘Gear Patrol’

Hearst Magazines has acquired a minority stake in Gear Patrol, an enthusiast men’s brand focused on products and stories about the outdoors, fitness, style, tech, cars and travel. Gear Patrol, which launched in 2007, reaches over 2 million readers monthly. The brand has a website, biannual print publication, advertising, branded content and events.

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WPP bosses rule out breakup but back sell-offs

WPP bosses have signalled a willingness to sell off underperforming parts of the global marketing empire but have ruled out a complete breakup following the departure of founder Sir Martin Sorrell, as shares surged almost 9% after a better-than-expected first quarter

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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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