Like Interwine

announced 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Interwine

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, will acquire a 60% stake in Interwine, the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: Interwine
Interwine is the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries. Interwine helps build connections between Chinese importers and different foreign exhibitors in Asia.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Comexposium SA, will acquire Adhesion Group S.A.

synopsis: Comexposium Holding SAS, the leading French exhibitions company, announced that it has reached a binding agreement to acquire Adhesion Group S.A. from Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Adhesion Group is a Paris-based exhibitions business and organizer of Vinisud, the international trade fair for Mediterranean wines.
buyer: Comexposium SA
The Comexposium Group, one of the world’s leading event organizers, is involved in more than 170 B2C and B2B events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. "
target parent: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
target: Adhesion Group S.A.
Adhesion Group is a Paris-based exhibitions business. Its principal event, Vinisud, is the international trade fair for Mediterranean wines, the world’s leading wine region, and it attracts around 1,650 exhibitors from countries around the Mediterranean.
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closed 7/12/2012 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Winexpo

synopsis: UBM Sinoexpo announces that it has acquired the Winexpo tradeshow from Shanghai Golden Commercial Exhibition Co Ltd. Winexpo is held in May and in November each year in Shanghai. First launched in 2005, Winexpo focuses on serving the fast-growing China wine market.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Shanghai Golden Commercial Exhibition Co., Ltd.
target: Winexpo
Winexpo is held in May and in November each year in Shanghai. First launched in 2005, Winexpo focuses on serving the fast-growing China wine market. The May 2012 event was held in INTEX Shanghai and attracted almost 100 exhibitors and over 5,300 trade visitors.
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announced 12/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gary Solomon Jr. and Neal Bodenheimer, will acquire Tales of the Cocktail

synopsis: Gary Solomon Jr., head of the Solomon Group production and design group, and Neal Bodenheimer, co-owner of the cocktail lounge Cure and the restaurant Cane & Table signed a letter of intent to take over Tales of the Cocktail, the annual bar and spirits industry conference. Tales offers seminars, tastings, networking events and much more.
buyer: Gary Solomon Jr. and Neal Bodenheimer
Gary Solomon Jr. is head of the Solomon Group production and design group. Neal Bodenheimer is co-owner of the cocktail lounge Cure and the restaurant Cane & Table. "
target: Tales of the Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail is an annual bar and spirits industry conference. Tales has grown into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for a week of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Questex, LLC, purchased Live Experience Assets from Informa plc

synopsis: Questex announces it is acquiring Live Experience assets from Informa including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is an online publication and well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is a leading global business information and events company serving corporate and government clients and industries. The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals. "
seller: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$1,798.70)
The Live Experience assets including Live Design, Club Industry and World Tea Expo. Live Design is a well-known trade show for live entertainment professionals. The World Tea Expo is the hub for tea industry professionals. The Club Industry Show is a conference focused on the business of fitness.
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announced 2/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Gray Television, Inc., will purchase WABI and WCJB TV Stations from Diversified Communications

synopsis: Gray Television, Inc., a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, announced that it will acquire Diversified Communications's two television stations . This acquisition will add two more stations to Gray's growing portfolio: WABI (CBS/CW) in the Bangor, Maine market and WCJB (ABC/CW) in the Gainesville, Florida market.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that owns and operates television stations and leading digital assets in markets throughout the US. They own and operate television stations in 50 television markets broadcasting a total of 180 programming streams. "
seller: Diversified Communications
WABI and WCJB are TV stations ownd by Diversified Communications. WABI is a CBS affiliate in Bangor, Maine. WCJB is an ABC affiliate in Gainesville, Florida. Each of WABI and WCJB consistently achieves #1 ratings in all major dayparts in its market, in both households and key demos.
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$85
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired World Tea Expo

synopsis: Penton announced that it has acquired World Tea Expo, the leading event and digital information company dedicated to the global tea industry. World Tea Expo serves the growing North American specialty multi-billion dollar tea market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: World Tea Expo
World Tea Media produces the annual World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling and education.
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announced 8/1/2012 via Company Press Release

Fiera Milano International SPA, will acquire Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.

synopsis: Fiera Milano SpA announces that it has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire 75% of Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd, a South African exhibition entity that is the organiser of the agrifood exhibition, Good Food & Wine Show, which is held three times a year in Johannesburg (September), Cape Town (May) and Durban (August).
buyer: Fiera Milano International SPA (BIT:FM:$268.81)
Fiera Milano's group of companies are divided into two business areas: management of spaces and services and organization of exhibitions and conferences. "
target: Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd.
Cape Gourmet Food Festival PTY Ltd. is the leading exhibition entity in the Food & Beverage sector in South Africa.
price ($mm)
$5.22*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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2.4x
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8.9x
closed 1/4/2012 via Company Press Release

F+W Media, Inc., acquired World Tea Media

synopsis: World Tea Media, dedicated to providing business solutions for the global tea industry, announced that it was acquired by F+W Media, Inc. a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target: World Tea Media
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, World Tea Media is an integrated media company dedicated to providing business solutions to the global tea industry. Its events include the annual World Tea Expo and World Tea East.
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closed 10/1/2007 via PR Newswire

BNP Media, acquired MeatProcessingXchange

synopsis: BNP Media has announced the acquisition of the MeatProcessingXchange (MPX) from Watt Publishing Company.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
target parent: Watt Publishing Co.
target: MeatProcessingXchange
Meat Processing’s dynamic, strategic, one-on-one event, MeatProcessingXchange is designed to foster highly customized and confidential, strategic discussions between senior executives with decision-making authority leading meat & poultry companies and a select number of innovative, suppliers.
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closed 1/12/2006 via Company Press Release

Ascend Media, Inc., purchased Food Safety Summit from Eaton Hall

synopsis: Ascend Media announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Food Safety Summit from Eaton Hall Exhibitions, Florham Park, NJ. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Ascend Media, Inc.
Ascend Media is positioned as a leader in the business-to-business media environment - with a unique focus on medical, healthcare and business services industries. "
seller: Eaton Hall
Eaton Hall is a publishing and trade show firm which specializes in bringing buyers and sellers together. Eaton Hall Publishing, publishers of business-to-business media targeting marketers. Our publications include: Exhibit Marketing Magazine.
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closed 2/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Bowmark Capital, acquired IWSR

synopsis: Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has backed the buy-out of IWSR, the world’s leading source of data and intelligence for the $1.5 trillion alcoholic beverage market. IWSR’s database tracks consumption trends across 30,000 brands and 157 countries.
buyer: Bowmark Capital
Bowmark Capital is a leading private equity investment firm, specialising in UK growth companies valued at up to £250 million. They are supportive investors, backing experienced management teams to build world class businesses. "
target parent: FPE Capital LLP
target: IWSR
IWSR is the world’s leading source of data and intelligence for the $1.5 trillion alcoholic beverage market. IWSR’s database tracks consumption trends across 30,000 brands and 157 countries. The company has over 200 blue chip customers representing all the major market participants.
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announced 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Interwine

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, will acquire a 60% stake in Interwine, the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: Interwine
Interwine is the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries. Interwine helps build connections between Chinese importers and different foreign exhibitors in Asia.
price ($mm)
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$8
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announced 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Interwine

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, will acquire a 60% stake in Interwine, the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: Interwine
Interwine is the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries. Interwine helps build connections between Chinese importers and different foreign exhibitors in Asia.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire ZhongZhiXing

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has announced that they will be acquiring ZhongZhiXing Group, a Chinese event services provider specializing in event engineering and logistics and event organization services.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: ZhongZhiXing
Based in China, ZhongZhiXing Group is an event services provider. ZhongZhiXing has an excellent reputation and long-standing relationships with a number of exhibition organizers and owners of well-known event sites.
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closed 4/5/2018 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired FISA S.A.

synopsis: GL events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, has acquired a 60% stake in FISA from Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura, the oldest trade association in Chile. FISA is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. FISA organizes B2B events for a variety of industries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target parent: Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura
target: FISA S.A.
FISA (La Feria Internacional de Santiago) is Chile's leading trade show, convention and exhibition organizer. It operates mainly in the B2B segment, organizing events in sectors that include mining, construction, shipbuilding, healthcare, security, electricity, renewable energy, and more.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Midest

synopsis: GL events acquired Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Midest
Midest, the well-established industrial subcontracting trade show that in December 2016 had nearly 1,400 exhibitors and 35,000 professional visitors at Paris-Nord Villepinte, and the Tolexpo trade show.
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closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Agence CCC

synopsis: GL Events announces the acquisition of CCC, an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Agence CCC
CCC is an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
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announced 6/29/2009 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Alice Evénements SAS

synopsis: GL events has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of Alice Events, a leader in its sector in France. Alice comes to events of major accounts for the organization of corporate events, consumer transactions and business tourism.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event Organisation, and integrated Services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Alice Evénements SAS
Alice Evénements SAS offers tourism services. The agency also organizes trade fairs in the areas of real estate and motorbikes and rally-raids, Tunisia and Morocco.
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announced 7/3/2019 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Interwine

synopsis: GL Events, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events, will acquire a 60% stake in Interwine, the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
Based in France, GL Events is a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for events operating across the three main market segments: congresses, conferences, and conventions; cultural, sports, institutional, corporate, and political events; trade shows and consumer fairs. "
target: Interwine
Interwine is the largest and oldest professional wine and spirits exhibition in China. Interwine organizes shows twice a year. Their three-day shows attract over 650 exhibitors from 52 countries. Interwine helps build connections between Chinese importers and different foreign exhibitors in Asia.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/18/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

A21, LLC, acquired Art Market Productions

synopsis: A21, formerly known as Agency 21, a national leader in culinary event and festival production, is thrilled to announce their acquisition of Art Market Productions, a New York-based creative events firm that designs, builds, promotes, and produces important cultural experiences worldwide.
buyer: A21, LLC
A21 is a dynamic, full-service event and marketing agency, specializing in event production and management, corporate sales and fulfillment, brand activations, and experiences. A21's portfolio includes recognized culinary events and festivals across the US such as Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. "
target: Art Market Productions
Art Market Productions (AMP) is a New York-based creative events firm that designs, builds, promotes, and produces important cultural experiences worldwide. Their events include art fairs such as Art Market San Francisco, Art on Paper New York City, Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, and many more.
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closed 4/27/2022 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Music Management International

synopsis: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has announced the launch of Live Nation Philippines through the strategic acquisition of Music Management International (MMI), leading promoter in the Philippines.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Music Management International
Since its inception, Music Management International has been the leading promoter in the Philippines. MMI has promoted the most number of sold-out concerts in the territory, including Madonna, Coldplay, U2, Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Niall Horan, Maroon 5, The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, and many more.
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announced 2/15/2022 via Company Press Release

Casta Diva Group, will acquire Genius Progetti

synopsis: Casta Diva Group, a multinational active in the communication sector, will acquire a 90% stake in Genius Progetti S.p.a., an international event agency based in Italy. Genius Progetti brings brands & clients together through incredible experiences. Their core competencies include corporate events, exhibition stands, and production concepts.
buyer: Casta Diva Group (BIT:CDG:$17.90)
Casta Diva Group is a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events. The Group is the world’s most extensive network of advertising film and event production. "
target: Genius Progetti
Genius Progetti is an international event agency based in Italy. Genius Progetti brings brands & clients together through incredible experiences. Their core competencies include corporate events, exhibition stands, and production concepts.
price ($mm)
$5.93*
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$25
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$4
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closed 2/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Rolling Stone, acquired Life is Beautiful, LLC

synopsis: Rolling Stone, the number one brand in music publishing, has acquired a majority stake in Life Is Beautiful, an annual music and arts festival. Life is Beautiful was created to help transform and revitalize downtown Las Vegas. The festival features leading artists such as Billie Eilish, Green Day, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Glass Animals, and more.
buyer parent: Penske Media Corporation
buyer: Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone is the number one brand in music publishing. Rolling Stone features the latest in music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary and award-winning journalism across several platforms including magazine, digital, mobile, and social. "
target: Life is Beautiful, LLC
Life is Beautiful is an annual music and arts festival. Life is Beautiful was created to help transform and revitalize downtown Las Vegas. The festival features leading artists such as Billie Eilish, Green Day, Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Glass Animals, and more.
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closed 1/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Savvy Gaming Group, acquired ESL Gaming

synopsis: Modern Times Group has reportedly sold ESL Gaming to Savvy Gaming Group for $1 billion. The ESL Gaming GmbH, doing business as ESL, is a German esports organizer and production company that produces video game competitions worldwide.
buyer: Savvy Gaming Group
Savvy Gaming Group is a games and esports holding company formed with a mission to drive the long-term growth and development of esports and the wider games industry. Savvy Gaming Group is backed by the Saudi Arabian government’s Public Wealth Fund. "
target parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
target: ESL Gaming
The ESL Gaming GmbH, doing business as ESL, is a German esports organizer and production company that produces video game competitions worldwide.
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closed 1/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

1-800-Flowers, acquired Alice’s Table

synopsis: Digital gift marketplace 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. announced it has acquired lifestyle platform Alice’s Table, which offers fully digital and curated livestream floral, culinary and other experiences to public event guests, private and corporate clients across the U.S.
buyer: 1-800-Flowers (FLWS:$2,147.85)
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect and celebrate. The Company’s Celebrations Ecosystem features their all-star family of brands, including: 1-800-Flowers.com, 1-800-Baskets.com, Cheryl’s Cookies, Harry & David, Shari’s Berries and more."
target: Alice’s Table
Alice’s Table offers fully digital and curated livestream floral, culinary and other experiences to public event guests, private and corporate clients across the U.S.
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closed 12/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Vinomofo, acquired REVEL Global

synopsis: Vinomofo, an online wine retailer in Australia, has acquired REVEL, a food and wine events company based in Australia. REVEL produces global events that deliver remarkable experiences that people love and learn from. Their events include Pinot Palooza, Game of Rhones, Mould: A Cheese Festival, Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day, and more.
buyer: Vinomofo
Vinomofo is an online wine retailer in Australia. Vinomofo is all about good wine, real people, and the most epic wine deals on the planet. Their platform offers great deals on wine in various price ranges. They offer red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, and mixed wine cases. "
target: REVEL Global
REVEL is a food and wine events company based in Australia. REVEL produces global events that deliver remarkable experiences that people love and learn from. Their events include Pinot Palooza, Game of Rhones, Mould: A Cheese Festival, Gauchito Gil’s Malbec Day, and more.
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closed 11/10/2021 via Company Press Release

McVeigh Global Meetings & Events, acquired PRIME Event Partners

synopsis: McVeigh Global Meetings and Events (MGME), award-winning corporate meetings and events company, has acquired PRIME Event Partners, a leading Canadian full-service event management company. Established in 1991, PRIME Event Partners is an award-winning event management company specializing in creating ‘Best-Ever’ business events.
buyer parent: InfoCommerce Group Inc.
buyer: McVeigh Global Meetings & Events
McVeigh Global Meetings and Events, LLC (MGME) is an award-winning, top 25 provider of innovative meeting management, creative services and event production solutions serving a full spectrum of industries. "
target: PRIME Event Partners
Established in 1991, PRIME Event Partners is an award-winning event management company specializing in creating ‘Best-Ever’ business events and ‘Amazing’ group travel for medium-to-large companies and governments.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Superstruct Entertainment, acquired ID&T

synopsis: Superstruct Entertainment, a global live entertainment platform, has acquired ID&T from Axar Capital, an employee-owned investment boutique. ID&T is the world’s leading electronic music experience company. ID&T works with talented and innovative DJs, musicians, creatives and artists to create dance events that bring people together.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Superstruct Entertainment
Superstruct Entertainment is a global live entertainment platform that owns and operates festivals and live music events. Superstruct operates more than 30 large scale festivals and events, including Sziget, elrow, Sónar, Øyafestivalen, Flow Festival and more. "
target parent: Axar Capital
target: ID&T
ID&T is the world’s leading electronic music experience company. ID&T works with talented and innovative DJs, musicians, creatives and artists to create dance events that bring people together. Their music festivals include Mysteryland, Sensation, Thunderdome, Tomorrowland, and more.
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closed 8/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Lit.Cologne

synopsis: Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG), a leading entertainment service company in Germany, has acquired a 66.6% stake in Lit.Cologne, one of Europe’s largest literary festivals. Lit.Cologne is an annual festival with over 100,000 visitors. Their events help people to discover great books and inspires discussions.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
Based in Germany, DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organizes a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target: Lit.Cologne
Lit.Cologne is one of Europe’s largest literary festivals. Lit.Cologne is an annual festival with over 100,000 visitors. Their events help people to discover great books and inspires discussions. The company also operates other events such as Phil.Cologne and Lit.Ruhr.
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closed 8/4/2021 via PR Newswire

Life Time, Inc., acquired Sea Otter Classic

synopsis: Life Time, a leading fitness and event company, has acquired the Sea Otter Classic, the world’s premier cycling festival. The Sea Otter Classic's mission is to make people’s lives better through participation in sport and recreation. The four day celebration features competitive and non-competitive events for athletes and fans of all ages.
buyer: Life Time, Inc. (LTM:$1,013.67)
Life Time is a leading fitness and event company that helps organizations, communities and individuals to achieve their athletic aspirations and fitness goals. Life Time operates fitness centers in more than 150 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company also produces iconic athletic events. "
target: Sea Otter Classic
The Sea Otter Classic is the world’s premier cycling festival. The Sea Otter Classic's mission is to make people’s lives better through participation in sport and recreation. The four day celebration features competitive and non-competitive events for athletes and fans of all ages.
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closed 7/23/2021 via BusinessWire

iFIT, acquired 29029

synopsis: iFIT, a global leader in connected fitness software, content, and equipment, has acquired 29029, an ultra-endurance hiking event. 29029 produces events that challenge participants to hike uphill on ski mountains until they have reached a cumulative elevation gain of 29,029 feet, the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
buyer: iFIT
iFIT is a global leader in connected fitness software, content and equipment. iFIT provides immersive, adaptive, personalized workout experiences for every fitness level and interest. The company offers treadmills, bikes, fitness apps, and more through their various brands. "
target: 29029
29029 is an ultra-endurance hiking event. 29029 delivers a unique outdoor experience in the wellness tourism business. They produce events that challenge participants to hike uphill on ski mountains until they have reached a cumulative elevation gain of 29,029 feet, the equivalent of Mt. Everest.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mobile Premier League, acquired GamingMonk

synopsis: Mobile Premier League (MPL), Asia’s biggest eSports and mobile gaming platform, has acquired GamingMonk, the largest online Esports community in India. GamingMonk organizes tournaments for various online games. The platform allows users to play and win cash prizes in competitive tournaments, watch streamers, and live chat with other gamers.
buyer: Mobile Premier League
Mobile Premier League (MPL) is a skill based eSports platform in India. MPL allows users to play their favourite mobile games and win real money. MPL offers a variety of tournaments and 1v1 battles around the clock. Users can play over 30 games on MPL, including Pool, Fruit Chop, Football, and more."
target: GamingMonk
GamingMonk is the largest online Esports community in India. GamingMonk organizes tournaments for various online games. The platform allows users to play and win cash prizes in competitive tournaments, watch and interact with streamers, and live chat with other gamers.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Senbla, acquired General Entertainment Associates

synopsis: Senbla, a concert promoter and producer based in the UK, has acquired a 51% stake in General Entertainment Associates (GEA Live), a live entertainment company in the Neatherlands. GEA Live produces and promotes concerts and theatrical tours. The company has created events for titles and artists such as Christina Aguilera, De La Guarda, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Senbla
Senbla is a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more. "
target: General Entertainment Associates
General Entertainment Associates (GEA Live) is a live entertainment company in the Neatherlands. GEA Live produces and promotes concerts, festivals, and theatrical tours. The company has created events for titles and artists such as Christina Aguilera, Garou, De La Guarda, and more.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired Zhara Music

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced the acquisition of leading indie label Zhara Music, and the launch of the Russian division of its legendary Atlantic Records label. Zhara Music was co-founded by artists and businessmen EMIN and Bahh Tee.
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Zhara Music
Zhara Music, a Russian indie label, has become a hugely significant player in the fast-growing Russian music industry. They also host the ZHARA Festival, a music festival which takes place in Azerbaijan, near the coast of Caspian Sea every year.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Hagerty, acquired Concours d’Elegance of America

synopsis: Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand dedicated to the love and protection of driving, has acquired Concours d’Elegance of America, a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America's events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
buyer: Hagerty (HGTY:$619.08)
Hagerty is a worldwide automotive brand dedicated to the love of driving. They are the world's largest specialty insurance provider for classic vehicles of all kinds. Hagerty, the magazine, is among the highest circulation car magazines in the country. "
target: Concours d’Elegance of America
Concours d’Elegance of America is a leading automotive event. Concours d’Elegance of America is focused on automotive education and supporting local charities. Their events showcase more than 250 vehicles in various class ranges, including gas light era, modern collectables, and super cars.
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closed 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Eventim, acquired DreamHaus GmbH

synopsis: CTS Eventim, a German provider of ticketing services and live entertainment, has acquired a majority stake in DreamHaus GmbH, a concert agency in Germany. DreamHaus provides event production and management services for businesses and festivals. The company organizes concerts for shows, tours, festivals, and brand partnerships.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
Headquartered in Germany, CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment. In 2018, approx. 250 million tickets were marketed using their systems. They also operate some of Europe’s most renowned venues, such as the LANXESS arena and the EVENTIM Apollo. "
target: DreamHaus GmbH
DreamHaus is a concert agency in Germany. DreamHaus provides event production and management services for businesses and festivals. The company organizes concerts for shows, tours, festivals, and brand partnerships.
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announced 2/17/2021 via Chicago Tribune

Zelnick Media Capital, will acquire Second City

synopsis: Chicago’s famed comedy theater The Second City is reportedly close to a deal that would see it sold to a private equity firm, ZMC. The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago, with training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles.
buyer: Zelnick Media Capital
Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC) is a leading private equity firm that seeks to identify and invest in companies in the media & communications sector which can benefit from ZMC's industry expertise, management experience and investment acumen. "
target: Second City
The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is the first ongoing improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago, with training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles.
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announced 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire HypeX

synopsis: Intema Solutions Inc. is to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of HypeX.gg, an Esports platform with 50,000 registered users, specializing in tournament organization, API-based stat aggregation, social function integration and endemic/non-endemic advertising.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema’s mission is to be the world’s premier digital marketing platform. A Canadian leader in permission-based email marketing, Intema provides a wide range of products and services, including SMS, content and predictive AI marketing, as well as related professional services. "
target: HypeX
HypeX is an Esports platform with 50,000 registered users, specializing in tournament organization, API-based stat aggregation, social function integration and endemic/non-endemic advertising.
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