Clarion Events completes merger with Global Sources

Preyss Release: London based Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading independent events organisers, has completed a merger with Global Sources, a leading Asian exhibitions and online B2B marketplace operator based in Hong Kong. Funds managed by Blackstone will control the combined group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed

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TERRAPINN ACQUIRES SCIENCE MEDIA PARTNERS

Press release:Terrapinn [www.terrapinn.com], the global events company, announced today that it has acquired Science Media Partners (SMP) [www.sciencemediapartners.com], an international events and publishing company based in the UK and focused on next-generation government, citizen and consumer-based identity solutions.

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dmg events acquires Atticus events and hotel interior design series HI Design

Press release: dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa, a leading international events company, has acquired boutique business forum organizer Atticus Events. Focused specifically on the interior design of luxury hotels, HI Design organises specialist business meetings between key buyers from currently active hotel projects and a curated selection of International FF&E suppliers. With each edition held in a different five star hotel location, HI Design events are currently run annually in Europe, Asia and MEA.

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XLMedia acquires Finnish gambling information websites from Good Game

Press release: XLMedia (AIM: XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire a number of leading Finnish gambling related informational websites from Good Game Ltd (the “Acquisition”) for a total cash consideration of up to €15 million. The Acquisition is expected to complete during the first quarter of 2018 and to be immediately earnings enhancing in the current financial year following completion.

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Wilmington to acquire Interactive Medica

Press release: Wilmington plc, the knowledge leader in Risk & Compliance, Professional, and Healthcare, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire the Interactive Medica S.L. group of companies for an initial consideration of €2.8m with an adjustment for working capital, payable on completion. IM comes with an estimated €0.6m of cash on completion with further deferred consideration of up to €1.6m subject to IM achieving revenue targets for the period to 31 December 2019. The consideration is to be funded from the Group’s existing debt facilities and the Acquisition is expected to complete by 31 January 2018.

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Will Apple Buy Netflix? Citi Analysts Put Odds At 40%

Analysts for Citigroup wrote in a research note they believe there’s a 40% chance Apple will buy Netflix with the money it repatriates following the passage of corporate tax reform.

Apple could potentially repatriate hundreds of billions of dollars, giving it plenty of wiggle room for a major acquisition like Netflix.

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Prysm acquires RWM from Ascential

Prysm Group has announced the acquisition of waste management trade show RWM from Ascential to boost its environmental division. RWM, in partnership with recycling, energy, water and waste management show CIWM, will complement existing Prysm events including The European Contamination Expo Series, Hazardous Waste Expo, Land Remediation Expo, The Flood Expo and The Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Expo

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