Like Hotels for Hope, Inc.

closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

QuintEvents, acquired Hotels for Hope, Inc.

synopsis: QuintEvents, the leader in official ticket, hospitality and experience packages to the biggest names in sports and entertainment, has announced the acquisition of Hotels for Hope, an Austin-based hotel technology and management company. Hotels for Hope brokers and manages hotel inventory for large consumer events, races, and festivals.
buyer: QuintEvents
QuintEvents is the industry-leading provider of Official Ticket and Hospitality packages to many of the world's most prominent sports and entertainment events. Based in Charlotte, NC, QuintEvents' innovative programs enable the expansion of fan experiences and corporate entertainment opportunities. "
target: Hotels for Hope, Inc.
Hotels for Hope brokers and manages hotel inventory for large consumer events, races, festivals and conferences. With Hotels for Hope's technology, clients extend their digital eco-system, capture valuable consumer data, create incremental revenue streams and increase attendee experience.
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closed 12/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Mews Systems BV, acquired Winner Hotel Software

synopsis: Mews, a global provider of cloud-based property management software (PMS) for hotels and hostels, has acquired Winner Hotel Software, a Belgium-based provider of hotel management software. Winner's PMS system provides modules for managing reservations, channel manager, cash register (EPOS), conference & banquets, stock control and more.
buyer: Mews Systems BV
Mews is a global provider of cloud-based property management software for hotels and hostels. Mews enables great service by simplifying and automating the management of a hospitality business, letting hoteliers focus on delivering great customer experiences instead of their administrative tasks. "
target: Winner Hotel Software
Winner Hotel Software is a Belgium-based provider of hotel management software. Winner's PMS system provides modules for managing reservations, channel manager, cash register, stock control and more. Winner automates manual processes to allow hotels to save time and focus on their customers.
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closed 8/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Best Western Hotels & Resorts, acquired AutoClerk, Inc.

synopsis: Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR), a privately held hotel brand with a global network of approximately 4,500 hotels, has acquired AutoClerk, Inc., a company that builds mission-critical software for the hospitality industry. AutoClerk offers server and cloud-based hotel property management systems (PMS).
buyer: Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Best Western Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hotel brand with a global network of approximately 4,500 hotels in nearly 100 countries and territories worldwide. Best Western offers 16 hotel brands to suit the needs of developers and guests in every market. "
target: AutoClerk, Inc.
AutoClerk builds mission-critical software for the hospitality industry. AutoClerk offers server and cloud-based hotel property management systems (PMS). Their PMS solution simplifies front desk processes and allows users to see the status of every room in their hotel at a glance.
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announced 3/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, will acquire Guestline

synopsis: The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, will acquire Guestline, a provider of software used in the hospitality industry. Guestline’s range of products cover all areas of hospitality and hotel management, including property management software, digital marketing, payment card compliance and electronic point-of-sale systems.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on making control and non-control investments in growing businesses valued at up to $300 million. Since 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 400 transactions. The firm's international portfolio includes more than 80 companies. "
target: Guestline
Guestline is a provider of software used in the hospitality industry. Guestline’s range of products cover all areas of hospitality and hotel management, including property management software, channel distribution, digital marketing, payment card compliance and electronic point-of-sale systems.
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closed 2/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

RealPage, Inc., acquired Bookt

synopsis: Bookt LLC, the company behind InstaManager, was acquired by RealPage Inc., a leading property management systems and services company. Bookt is a comprehensive web services provider to the global vacation rental, hotel and resort lodging industry, delivering seamless integration and turn-key web solutions.
buyer: RealPage, Inc. (RP:$960.34)
RealPage, Inc. provides on demand SaaS products and services to apartment communities and single family rentals across the United States. Its broad range of property management solutions enable property owners and managers to increase revenues and reduce operating costs. "
target: Bookt
Bookt is a comprehensive web services provider to the global vacation rental, hotel and resort lodging industry, delivering seamless integration and turn-key web solutions. The company provides a complete range of services for lodging managers.
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closed 11/2/2011 via Market Wire

Newmarket International, Inc, acquired MTech

synopsis: Newmarket International has acquired MTech, the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) hospitality automation platform. The company serves more than 2,000 hotels in over 40 countries. Focused on improving guest service by improving efficiency, MTech offers HotSOS, PMWorks, and REX.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Newmarket International, Inc
Founded in 1985, Newmarket® International delivers proven business services that turn venue space into revenue streams. Its flagship product Delphi® remains the industry standard for empowering hospitality to generate more revenue, lower costs, and increase profitability. "
target: MTech
Since 1993, MTech has developed and installed solutions to help hotels work smarter -- not harder. The company serves more than 2,000 hotels in over 40 countries. Focused on improving guest service by improving efficiency, MTech offers HotSOS, PMWorks, and REX.
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closed 3/22/2017 via BusinessWire

IDeaS, acquired Smart Space Strategy Ltd

synopsis: IDeaS Revenue Solutions, a provider of revenue management software solutions and advisory services for the hospitality industry, acquired Smart Space Strategy Limited. Smart Space pioneered a cloud-based, visual strategy management solution that helps companies analyze the business trends and performance of meeting and event space within hotels.
buyer parent: SAS Institute Inc.
buyer: IDeaS
IDeaS Revenue Solutions leads the hospitality industry with the latest revenue management software solutions and advisory services. IDeaS proudly supports more than 8,700 clients and is relentless about providing hoteliers more insightful ways to manage the data behind hotel pricing. "
target: Smart Space Strategy Ltd
Smart Space's solution provides analysis of Meetings & Event business trends and performance. Utilising data from diary management systems, the visual cloud-based set of tools provides a variety of Demand Analytics, Performance Measurement and Selling Strategy models to increase revenue growth.
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announced 8/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Amadeus IT Group S.A., will acquire Travelclick, Inc.

synopsis: Amadeus, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, has agreed to acquire TravelClick from Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm. TravelClick provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue, reduce costs and improve performance.
buyer: Amadeus IT Group S.A. (BME:AMS:$5,652.70)
Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (e.g. airlines, hotels and rail etc.), travel sellers (travel agencies and websites), and travel buyers (corporations and travel management companies). "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Travelclick, Inc.
TravelClick provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue, reduce costs and improve performance. TravelClick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products, and comprehensive media and marketing solutions.
price ($mm)
$1,520
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$373
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$86
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closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Dylog Italia Spa, acquired Octorate

synopsis: Dylog Italia Spa, a company that develops and markets management software, has acquired Octorate from P101, a venture capital firm. Octorate is a provider of an all-in-one hotel software solution suite. Their cloud-based solution includes a project management system, channel manager, booking engine, and other features that help save time and money.
buyer: Dylog Italia Spa
Dylog Italia Spa engineers, develops and markets management software and services for companies and professionals. The company provides their software and services to a wide variety of industries, including food, fashion, trucking, plumbing and heating, automotive, hospitality, and more. "
target parent: P101
target: Octorate
Octorate is a provider of an all-in-one hotel software solution suite. Their cloud-based solution includes a project management system, channel manager, booking engine, and other features that help hoteliers save time, effort, and money.
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announced 2/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

HotelOga will be merged with Reservations Express,

synopsis: Two African companies have joined forces in a bid to create what they claim will be the biggest hospitality tech group on the continent. Savanna Sunrise and HotelOga will merge. HotelOga provides the hotel industry with a multi-product platform enabling efficient booking management.
buyer: Reservations Express
Launched in Kenya by experienced hoteliers Endre Opdal and Havar Bauck, Savanna Sunrise (Reservations Express) is a travel and hospitality marketing group. The company grew to become a market leader in Eastern and Central Africa, with more than 400 hotel partner across 14 African countries. "
target: HotelOga
HotelOga, founded in Nigeria by Marek Zmysłowski and Maciej Prostak, provides the hotel industry with a multi-product platform enabling efficient booking management and access to an advanced high-tech ecosystem to increase the number of bookings, providing both hardware and software.
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closed 4/18/2016 via Company Press Release

Jonas Software, acquired Multi-Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Jonas Software has announced the acquisition of Multi-Systems Inc. ("MSI"), a leading provider of Property Management Software and solutions to the North American Hotel industry. With the acquisition of MSI, Jonas Software now boasts over 50 independently operating brands within 17 different markets.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Jonas Software
Jonas Software operates over 50 independently managed software companies around the world, providing them with strategic guidance and financial security. They supply industry leading enterprise management software and related services to 17 vertical markets. "
target: Multi-Systems, Inc.
Multi-Systems, Inc. (MSI) is a leading cloud services technology company delivering hotel property technology and guest management solutions. Having installed over 5,800 hotels and resorts throughout North America, they are one of the largest providers of fully integrated guest management systems.
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closed 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

eKomi, acquired Reputami GmbH

synopsis: eKomi The Feedback Company announced it has acquired online reputation management provider Reputami. Reputami offers the most innovative online reputation management software for the hospitality industry by helping hotels to easily connect with their guests.
buyer: eKomi
eKomi is the largest independent SaaS provider of transaction-based reviews & ratings and customer experience management. eKomi's social commerce technology enables businesses to generate customer and product reviews, thereby creating viral effects on websites and social media. "
target: Reputami GmbH
Reputami offers the most innovative online reputation management software for the hospitality industry by helping hotels to easily connect with their guests. Their solutions include Review Management, Social Media Monitoring as well as Rich Guest Profiles and Customer Search™.
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closed 10/28/2015 via PE Hub

Travelclick, Inc., acquired ZDirect

synopsis: TravelClick, a global provider of innovative cloud-based, revenue-generating solutions for the hospitality industry, announced that it has acquired ZDirect, a leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform in the hospitality sector.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Travelclick, Inc.
TravelClick provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue, reduce costs and improve performance. TravelClick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products, and comprehensive media and marketing solutions. "
target: ZDirect
ZDirect is a leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform in the hospitality sector. ZDirect’s hosted, on-demand eCRM tool is used by 1,500 independent and group hotels worldwide.
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closed 9/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Sabre Corporation, acquired Genares

synopsis: Sabre Corporation announced the acquisition of Genares, a global, privately-held hospitality technology company, to further strengthen Sabre's position as a leading technology partner to hoteliers worldwide. Genares provides central reservations systems, revenue management and hotel marketing solutions to independent and chain hotel properties.
buyer: Sabre Corporation (GS:SABR:$3,943.58)
Sabre® Corporation is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations. Sabre also operates a global travel marketplace. "
target: Genares
Genares is a global, privately-held hospitality technology company. Genares provides central reservations systems, revenue management and hotel marketing solutions to more than 2,300 independent and chain hotel properties.
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closed 4/8/2014 via PR Newswire

IHS GmbH, acquired InnLink LLC

synopsis: Frankfurt-based IHS GmbH, a provider of technology and marketing solutions to the global hotel industry, has announced the acquisition of InnLink LLC, a leading provider of central reservations solutions based in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: IHS GmbH
Frankfurt-based IHS GmbH is a provider of technology and marketing solutions to the global hotel industry. The company network supports 20,000 hotels in 65 countries, reaching approximately 120 million guests and helping its hospitality customers generate more than $3 billion in annual room revenue."
target: InnLink LLC
InnLink provides CRS and reservation booking technology services to hotels worldwide.Using the latest computer technologies, telecommunication services, social media, mobility solutions, InnLink provides a real-time environment for hotel management to maximize its reservation-based, revenue streams.
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closed 11/8/2011 via PR Newswire

Travelclick, Inc., acquired EZYield.com, Inc.

synopsis: TravelClick, the leading global provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers, has acquired EZYield, the premier provider of distribution management solutions for hotels. Its integrated solutions suite allows hotels to send and update availability, rates and inventory on more than 650 travel websites via a simple online portal.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Travelclick, Inc.
Travelclick is a leading provider of profitable revenue generating solutions for hoteliers worldwide. Travelclick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products and comprehensive media and marketing solutions to help hotels grow their business. "
target: EZYield.com, Inc.
EZYield is the premier provider of distribution management solutions for hotels. Its integrated solutions suite allows hotels to send and update availability, rates and inventory on more than 650 travel websites via a simple online portal.
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closed 4/8/2011 via Company Press Release

Investcorp, acquired eviivo Limited

synopsis: eviivo Limited, the UK's leading online reservation and property management system provider for the independent accommodation sector, announced that Investcorp Technology Partners, the technology private equity arm of the international investment group Investcorp, has undertaken a majority buyout of eviivo.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target: eviivo Limited
With headquarters in London, UK, eviivo connects small and medium-sized accommodation businesses with online distribution channels. Its software frontdesk® handles all offline and online bookings in real time.
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closed 1/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Shiji, acquired ReviewPro

synopsis: Shiji announced the acquisition of a majority stake in ReviewPro, the leading cloud-based data and analytics provider of Guest Intelligence solutions for hotels. Since signing its first clients in September 2009, ReviewPro has grown from a boot-strapped start-up to one of the fast-growing companies in the HotelTech space worldwide.
buyer: Shiji (SZSE:002153:$441.84)
Founded in 1998, Shiji’s aim is to become a “big data” application service platform operator. Shiji has become the leading manufacturer of Chinese hotel information systems. Shiji has also introduced consulting, IT solutions and data platform services. "
target parent: Active Venture Partners
target: ReviewPro
ReviewPro is the leading provider of Guest Intelligence solutions to independent hotel brands worldwide. Their suite of cloud-based solutions includes Online Reputation Management and Guest Satisfaction Surveys, which enable clients to obtain a deeper understanding of reputation performance.
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closed 9/19/2019 via Company Press Release

HRS Group, acquired Smarthotel

synopsis: The HRS Group, the world's leading corporate travel outsourcing provider, has acquired Smarthotel, a web-based solution that speeds up the hotel check-in/out experience. Smarthotel allows business travelers to check-in/out online, pay via their mobile devices and automate expensing.
buyer: HRS Group
The HRS Group is the world's leading corporate travel outsourcing provider. With its HRS Global Hotel Solutions brand, HRS is one of the market leaders in the global business travel market and one of the top three hotel portals in Europe. "
target: Smarthotel
Smarthotel is a web-based solution that speeds up the hotel check-in/out experience. Smarthotel removes the pain points of business travelers, corporates and hotels. Their solution allows business travelers to check-in/out online, pay via their mobile devices and automate expensing.
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

True Corporation Public Company Limited, acquired Crave Interactive Ltd.

synopsis: True Corporation, a Thai telecommunications provider, has acquired a majority stake in Crave Interactive, a world leading developer of cloud-based solutions for hotels. Crave offers solutions for food ordering, digital concierge, entertainment and automation via proprietary in-room tablets.
buyer: True Corporation Public Company Limited (SET:TRUE:$5,085.49)
True Corporation is a Thai telecommunications provider. True offers an unrivalled selection of integrated communications services and solutions to private and business customers. They offer fixed-line phone, cable TV, internet, and mobile services. "
target: Crave Interactive Ltd.
Crave Interactive is a world leading developer of cloud-based solutions for hotels. Crave offers solutions for food ordering, digital concierge, entertainment and automation via proprietary in-room tablets. Their Crave Cloud platform allows hotels to easily manage services provided to their guests.
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closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

QuintEvents, acquired Hotels for Hope, Inc.

synopsis: QuintEvents, the leader in official ticket, hospitality and experience packages to the biggest names in sports and entertainment, has announced the acquisition of Hotels for Hope, an Austin-based hotel technology and management company. Hotels for Hope brokers and manages hotel inventory for large consumer events, races, and festivals.
buyer: QuintEvents
QuintEvents is the industry-leading provider of Official Ticket and Hospitality packages to many of the world's most prominent sports and entertainment events. Based in Charlotte, NC, QuintEvents' innovative programs enable the expansion of fan experiences and corporate entertainment opportunities. "
target: Hotels for Hope, Inc.
Hotels for Hope brokers and manages hotel inventory for large consumer events, races, festivals and conferences. With Hotels for Hope's technology, clients extend their digital eco-system, capture valuable consumer data, create incremental revenue streams and increase attendee experience.
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closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

QuintEvents, acquired Hotels for Hope, Inc.

synopsis: QuintEvents, the leader in official ticket, hospitality and experience packages to the biggest names in sports and entertainment, has announced the acquisition of Hotels for Hope, an Austin-based hotel technology and management company. Hotels for Hope brokers and manages hotel inventory for large consumer events, races, and festivals.
buyer: QuintEvents
QuintEvents is the industry-leading provider of Official Ticket and Hospitality packages to many of the world's most prominent sports and entertainment events. Based in Charlotte, NC, QuintEvents' innovative programs enable the expansion of fan experiences and corporate entertainment opportunities. "
target: Hotels for Hope, Inc.
Hotels for Hope brokers and manages hotel inventory for large consumer events, races, festivals and conferences. With Hotels for Hope's technology, clients extend their digital eco-system, capture valuable consumer data, create incremental revenue streams and increase attendee experience.
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closed 4/2/2012 via PR Newswire

QuintEvents, acquired DCI Incentives

synopsis: QuintLoyalty, a division of QuintEvents, has announced the acquisition of Atlanta-based DCI Incentives. DCI Incentives is an incentive and marketing solutions company that designs, implements, and manages a full range of corporate incentive and promotional marketing programs.
buyer: QuintEvents
Charlotte-based QuintEvents is an official hospitality service provider to the National Football League, the Kentucky Derby, the NBA All Star Game and the ESSENCE Music Festival. QuintLoyalty was created to provide the highest level of service in the loyalty, incentive and event industries. "
target: DCI Incentives
DCI Incentives is an incentive and marketing solutions company that designs, implements, and manages a full range of corporate incentive and promotional marketing programs.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

MSouth Equity Partners, acquired Nth Degree, Inc.

synopsis: Nth Degree, Inc., one of the nation’s leading event marketing and management companies, announced it has been acquired by MSouth Equity Partners. MSouth is a private equity investment firm that partners with business services companies and their management teams to drive growth.
buyer: MSouth Equity Partners
MSouth Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that provides equity capital and expertise to support management teams in acquisitions and recapitalizations of lower middle market companies typically valued between $25 and $200 million. "
target parent: The Gladstone Companies
target: Nth Degree, Inc.
Nth Degree manages trade shows, exhibits, and events, using them as a means to create loyal customers for their clients. Their job is to craft experiences that help build stronger brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, they have 23 satellite offices across North America and Europe.
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closed 9/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Opus Agency, acquired Number 20

synopsis: Opus Agency, a global leader in event marketing, announced the acquisition of London-based Number 20, an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic experiential marketing advisor to some of the world’s most influential brands. They partner with their clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Number 20
Number 20 is an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PE Hub

Opus Agency, acquired Tencue Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Opus Agency, a leader of global event experiences, announced its acquisition of Tencue Productions, Inc., an award-winning creative and communications agency. Tencue specializes in bringing artistry to in-person and online events and offers industry-leading technical and design innovations to corporate event production for clients across the globe.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic experiential marketing advisor to some of the world’s most influential brands. We partner with our clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Tencue Productions, Inc.
Tencue Productions, Inc. is an award-winning creative and communications agency. Tencue specializes in bringing artistry and social science to in-person and online events and offers industry-leading technical and design innovations to corporate event production for clients across the globe.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

PRA, Inc., acquired One Smooth Stone

synopsis: PRA , a leading event management and solutions company has acquired One Smooth Stone. One Smooth Stone is an an event and communications agency. They design and produce events to help global brands achieve strategic objectives by producing a variety of face-to-face and online business events, engagement strategies and communication campaigns.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: PRA, Inc.
PRA is a leading event management and solutions company. They serve some of the most respected companies in every major industry sector. They create end-to end integrated solutions for event experiences for meetings and incentives that move hearts, minds and businesses forward. "
target: One Smooth Stone
One Smooth Stone is an event and communication agency. They've spent more than 20 years crafting and delivering events to help organizations achieve strategic objectives by producing events, communication strategies and destination experience.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DRP UK Limited, acquired HMX Corporate Communication Ltd

synopsis: drp, a creative communications agency, has acquired HMX Corporate Communication Ltd, a UK-based communications agency that specializes in producing effective and engaging video programmes, interactive media, and live events for businesses. HMX provides their services to leading professional services firms and high tech businesses.
buyer: DRP UK Limited
DRP UK Limited operates as a communication agency. They are one of the longest established, trusted and uniquely integrated communication and production specialists, famous for making anything possible as they connect people, build brands and help grow organisations worldwide. "
target: HMX Corporate Communication Ltd
HMX Corporate Communication is a UK-based communications agency that specializes in producing effective and engaging video programmes, interactive media, and live events for businesses. HMX provides their services to leading professional services firms and high tech businesses.
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closed 8/29/2018 via DGAP

ET Global Exhibit Group, acquired bluepool GmbH

synopsis: ET Global Exhibit Group, a global provider of three-dimensional brand experiences for Exhibits, Events and Environments, has acquired bluepool, a leading German provider of trade fair services. bluepool helps companies create unique brand presences at trade fairs and events.
buyer: ET Global Exhibit Group
ET Global Exhibit Group is a global provider of three-dimensional brand experiences for Exhibits, Events and Environments. They specialize in innovative brand environments and exhibit spaces. Their solutions focus on actively engaging attendees with their client's messaging & brand objectives. "
target: bluepool GmbH
bluepool is a leading German provider of trade fair services. bluepool helps companies create unique brand presences at trade fairs and events. bluepool takes care of all the organisation, from planning, project management, and production chasing to disposing of warehouse material after the event.
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

ReCom merged with Booster Academy,

synopsis: ReCom, a French company that provides outsourced B2B prospecting services such as telemarketing, webinars, marketing automation, and tradeshows, has merged with Booster Academy, the first intensive training center for sales in France.
buyer: Booster Academy
Booster Academy is the first intensive training center for sales in France. They offer an innovative concept of tailor-made business training to boost business efficiency. "
target: ReCom
ReCom SAS provides outsourced B2B prospecting services, such as telemarketing, webinars, marketing automation, and tradeshows. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Lyon, France.
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announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rockpool Investments LLP, will acquire Smyle

synopsis: Rockpool has acquired a majority stake in UK-headquartered creative agency Smyle. Smyle employs 70 people who work with global brands across sectors including tech, media, IT, finance and pharmaceuticals. The business has delivered international events for clients such as Samsung, Facebook, Salesforce, EY, BT and ARM.
buyer: Rockpool Investments LLP
Rockpool Investments LLC, a private company investment firm based in London, believes that private companies offer investors great value, potential for enhanced returns and diversification for traditional investment portfolios. Powerful tax reliefs for estate and tax planning are also key benefits. "
target: Smyle
Smyle is a creative agency based out of Hertford, United Kingdom. Smyle provides video production and content creation services to clients globally. They are passionate about fusing creativity with technology to deliver extraordinary live events and innovative digital experiences around the world.
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closed 5/1/2017 via BusinessWire

MCH Group AG, acquired MC2

synopsis: MCH Group, a globally leading live marketing company with its head office in Basel, Switzerland has acquired a 100% holding in MC2 ("MC-squared"), a recognized leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry in the U.S.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$521.44)
MCH Group is a globally leading live marketing company with a comprehensive services network spanning the entire exhibition and event market. It organizes and hosts about 90 exhibitions, including the globally leading Art Basel shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. "
target: MC2
MC2 ("MC-squared") is a leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry. The company provides and manages integrated marketing programs, creating experiences where people meet people. MC2 is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York and 14 other locations in the U.S. and a location in Germany.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

iReg Events merged with Lightspeed Marketing Communications,

synopsis: Lightspeed Marketing Communications and Intelligent Registration & Events (iReg) have merged to create a full-service event marketing agency. For their clients, this means an all-inclusive approach that combines 2 agencies into 1, focused on delivering innovative strategies to empower businesses & improve the return on their marketing investments.
buyer: Lightspeed Marketing Communications
Lightspeed Marketing is focused on delivering innovative strategies to empower clients & improve their return on marketing investments. Their expertise & constant pursuit of excellence is what fuels them to consistently build productive partnerships & produce amazing experiences for their clients. "
target: iReg Events
iReg develop, produce and manage events and event registration of all sizes for some of the world's greatest brands. Their experience & strategic partnerships with industry experts enable them to provide clients' with practical, polished solutions that turn their opportunities into tangible results.
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closed 10/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Downing Displays, acquired Positive Productions

synopsis: Downing Displays, a full-service exhibit designer and producer, has announced its acquisition of Positive Productions, a boutique exhibit design and build firm providing custom and rental trade show exhibits, point-of-purchase displays, and environmental graphics to clients in the machine tool, food and beverage, and manufacturing industries.
buyer: Downing Displays
Downing Displays is a full service provider of custom and portable exhibits, including kiosks, environmental graphics and permanent installations. Downing focuses on providing targeted trade show exhibit solutions and services designed to support a company's growth efforts. "
target: Positive Productions
For over 25 years, Positive Productions has provided custom trade show exhibits, point-of-purchase displays, outdoor drop boxes and permanent museum installations. Their full service operation includes exhibit design and fabrication with an emphasis on double-deck displays, graphic design and more.
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closed 12/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Capitala Finance Corporation, Gladstone Investment Corporation, acquired Nth Degree, Inc.

synopsis: Gladstone Investment Corporation announced that they partnered with Capitala Finance Corporation and members of executive management in the buyout of Nth Degree, Inc. Nth Degree is a multifaceted face-to-face event marketing and management services organization that works with Fortune 1000 companies on the world’s largest stages.
buyer: Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN:$65.01)
buyer: Capitala Finance Corporation (CPTA:$47.11)
Gladstone Investment Corporation is a publicly traded business development company that pays monthly dividends to its stockholders and invests in small and medium sized private businesses, seeking to achieve returns from current income and capital gains through debt and equity investments. "
target parent: Gen Cap America, Inc.
target: Nth Degree, Inc.
Nth Degree manages trade shows, exhibits, and events, using them as a means to create loyal customers for their clients. Their job is to craft experiences that help build stronger brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, they have 24 satellite offices across North America and Europe.
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closed 10/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Downing Displays merged with Horizon Displays,

synopsis: Downing Displays, a full-service exhibit house based in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio has announced its merger with DeKalb, Illinois-based Horizon Displays, a full service exhibit house located west of Chicago.
buyer: Horizon Displays
For over 30 years Horizon Displays has been a leading force in the design and fabrication of custom trade show exhibits. Their team has a collective expertise virtually unparalleled in the trade show industry. "
target: Downing Displays
Downing Displays is a full service provider of custom and portable exhibits, including kiosks, environmental graphics and permanent installations. They were founded in 1962.
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closed 5/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., acquired Brierley+Partners

synopsis: Nomura Research Institute announced it has acquired Brierley+Partners, a leader in Loyalty and CRM services headquartered in Plano, TX. Brierley+Partners offers a complete suite of CRM and loyalty services from their award-winning strategic design to their Brierley LoyaltyWare® technology platform.
buyer: Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (TSE:4307:$4,088.01)
Nomura Research Institute (NRI) is an independent, global IT solutions and consulting services provider. Leveraging NRI's global consulting business, NRI is able to provide innovative IT solutions for investment banks, asset managers, banks, insurance providers, retailers and distributors. "
target: Brierley+Partners
Brierley+Partners is a pioneer in Relationship Management®. The company has designed and manages some of the world’s most successful loyalty and CRM programs for major clients: Hertz, Express, GameStop, Hard Rock and 7-Eleven to name a few.
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$67
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closed 3/18/2015 via Company Press Release

MCI Group SA, acquired Event Spectrum Inc.

synopsis: MCI Group SA, the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions, announced the acquisition of Event Spectrum Inc. (ESI), a Toronto-based creation agency for events, conferences, incentives and travel recognition programs that deliver meaningful experiences.
buyer: MCI Group SA
MCI Group SA is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. "
target: Event Spectrum Inc.
Event Spectrum Inc. is a creation agency for events, conferences, incentives and travel recognition programs that deliver meaningful experiences. Services they offer include the management of corporate conferences, meetings, incentive travel programs, product launches, training programs, and more.
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closed 2/9/2015 via PR Newswire

InVIsion Communications, acquired PS Communications

synopsis: InVision Communications is pleased to announce the acquisition of Burlingame, CA-based PS Communications. PSC develops and produces communications programs for some of the world's leading companies such as Clorox, Brocade, Treasury Wines and Rohde and Schwartz. Projects typically include staging, video and digital media.
buyer: InVision Communications
InVision Communications creates engaging experiences that inspire lasting results for their clients. Services include strategy and content development, creative and technical services, digital and social media development and production support for some of the best known and respected brands. "
target: PS Communications
Formed in 1992, PS Communications develops and produces communications programs for some of the world's leading companies such as Clorox, Brocade, Treasury Wines and Rohde and Schwartz. Projects typically include staging, video and digital media.
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closed 9/26/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired zweimaleins GmbH

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has announced the acquisition of Berlin-based leading business-to-business (B2B) integrated marketing agency zweimaleins GmbH. zweimaleins GmbH was founded in 1995 with a focus on the digital and experiential sector.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications. "
target: zweimaleins GmbH
zweimaleins GmbH is a business-to-business (B2B) integrated marketing agency. Founded in 1995 by Alexander Stendel, zweimaleins has been built into a leading B2B agency with a focus on the digital and experiential sector.
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closed 3/28/2013 via BusinessWire

The Freeman Companies, acquired SO Group

synopsis: The Freeman Company (UK), Ltd., and SO Group announced that Freeman, the premier provider of integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, has acquired the business and assets of SO Group, one of the leading event services firms based in the United Kingdom.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually. "
target: SO Group
SO Group is one of the most influential exhibition and events companies in the UK. It is a delivery partner to 88% of top UK organizers and preferred supplier to a third of the biggest venues in the country.
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

MC2, acquired proFair

synopsis: MC2, an exhibit, event and environment company, has announced the acquisition of a longtime strategic partner, proFair GmbH, a brand and event marketing company.
buyer parent: Cowen Group, Inc.
buyer: MC2
MC2, an event marketing company, engages in designing, creating, and managing events and corporate meetings. The company’s services include creation and management of custom exhibits for conventions, trade shows, and corporate marketing events. "
target: proFair
With almost 30 years of experience, proFair is the full-service agency that provides live communication and unmistakeable brand presentations for trade fairs and events around the world.
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closed 1/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired Hargrove

synopsis: PSAV has acquired Hargrove, Inc., a leading experiential events and exhibitions production company. This acquisition brings Hargrove within the same family of companies as PSAV, a leading global provider of audiovisual and event experiences.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a leading provider in the audiovisual and event experiences industry delivering creative production, advanced technology and staging to help their customers deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target: Hargrove
Hargrove is a global leader in brand storytelling, creative innovative experiential environments for events, exhibits, trade shows and marketing productions around the world. For more than 70 years the Hargrove team has designed and delivered creative solutions for brands aiming to stand apart.
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