JEGI Represents PennWell in Sale to Clarion Events

Publishing Executive
PennWell Corporation, a leading integrated B2B events and information company serving the energy, safety, technology and healthcare sectors, has been acquired by Clarion Events, a portfolio company of Blackstone.

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Accel-KKR invests in Kimble Applications

PE HUB
Accel-KKR has made an investment in Kimble Applications, a provider of professional services automation. The investment will be used to further drive the company’s rapid expansion, including product development and marketing initiatives.

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New Entrants Shake Up Agency M&A Market

PR WEEK
Clarity and U.S. firm JEGI jointly publish an annual report into M&A trends in marketing services, which shows big groups such as Dentsu and WPP bought fewer agencies while consulting giant Accenture led the way as a new entrant that ramped up its acquisitions in 2017.

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Goldman Sachs-backed PSAV buys Hargrove

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PSAV, a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs and Olympus Partners, has acquired Lanham, Maryland-based Hargrove, an experiential events and exhibitions production company.

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