Parallel Media Group has conditionally agreed to acquire Brick Live and Parallel Live

Press release: Parallel Media Group (PMG) has conditionally agreed to acquire Brick Live and Parallel Live • Deal will fuel expansion of BRICKLIVE into Europe, the Far East and the Americas • Enlarged group to be renamed Live Company Group• BRICKLIVE events ran simultaneously across three continents last week 29 November 2017: Parallel Media Group plc today announces that it has conditionally agreed to acquire Brick Live and Parallel Live, to create a new live entertainment events company – Live Company Group – and bring BRICKLIVE to London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The acquisition of the two companies and of partners’ shares in Brick Live Far East, are valued at £10m, and PMG is raising £1.3m through a share placing at 30p. On completion, the enlarged group will have a market value of £14.5m. To reflect the enlarged group’s new business focus it will be renamed Live Company Group plc

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Mark Allen Group snaps up Miles Publishing

Press Release: In the fourth and final deal of 2017, Mark Allen Group (MAG) has acquired the shares of Miles Publishing Limited (MPL) from its owner, Miles Bossom.

MPL, which has been based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, comprises two core products; the market leading brand, Comms Business, and its related event, Channel Live. In future, the company will be based in MA Business’ offices in Dartford, Kent

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Bowmark Capital sells Law Business Research to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

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Bowmark Capital sells Law Business Research to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Wed, 27/12/2017 – 11:25
Bowmark Capital has sold Law Business Research (LBR), a provider of research, news, data and insight on international business law and legal markets, to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP). Established in 1996, LBR creates essential and unique content spanning 120 jurisdictions across its brands, serving a client base that comprises major corporations, government agencies and the global legal industry.  It is a leading information provider in fields such as competition law, arbitration law, cross-border investigations and Latin American corporate law

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Ascential buys Clavis for up to $219m

Ascential has bought e-commerce analytics group Clavis Insight for up to $219m. Clavis, whose customers include the likes of P&G, Nestle, Unilever and L’Oreal, has proprietary technology which enables consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally

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Disney close to $60bn deal to take over Fox assets

According to the FT: Walt Disney is closing in on the entertainment assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox in an all-share deal that stands to reshape Hollywood and the rapidly digitising global media industry. The deal, valuing the Fox assets at about $60bn including debt, could be announced as early as Thursday, according to people briefed on the negotiations.

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Dmg events buys Atticus’ hotel interior design series

Press release: Leading international events company dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa has acquired boutique business forum organiser 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 (Furniture, fixtures and equipment) 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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