JEGI is pleased to announce that events industry veteran Galen Poss has become a Senior Consultant to the firm. He will work closely with Kathleen Thomas, a JEGI Managing Director, specifically focusing on working with not-for-profit associations to evaluate strategy and maximize the value of their tradeshows.
Canada’s AudienceView has acquired ticketer TheaterMania and its subsidiaries. The purchase includes ownership of OvationTix software, TheaterMania.com and its WhatsOnStage media brands.
JEGI, the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, is pleased to announce that Michael Hirsch has joined the firm as Managing Director.
Mergers & Acquisitions
PE firm HGGC has acquired Etouches, a venue sourcing and event management software maker. The investment from the PE firm is intended to help Etouches expand services and enhance its technology to win a greater share of the $6 billion global EMS market.
Investment bank JEGI hired Kathleen Thomas as a managing director. She will focus on expanding JEGI’s offerings across B2B media and events M&A. Prior to JEGI, Thomas worked at Drake Star Partners.
HGGC said May 9 that it has closed its buy of etouches. Etouches, of Norwalk, Connecticut, provides cloud event management software. JEGI acted as a buy-side advisor to HGGC.
Trade Show Executive
JEGI, an independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech‐enabled services sectors, has hired Kathleen Thomas as Managing Director.
Kathleen Thomas, who has worked for several high-profile investment banking firms in the business-to-business exhibitions and conferences space, was named managing director at New York City-based JEGI.
JEGI is pleased to announce that Kathleen Thomas has joined the firm as Managing Director. In this role, Ms. Thomas will further expand JEGI’s global leadership across the B2B media and events markets.
In the first quarter of 2017, mergers and acquisitions across the media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors totaled 554 announced transactions accounting for $31.8 billion.
In our partner Clarity’s report this month they examine the Corporate Data sector and the key opportunities and challenges they see for companies in the space, including the impact of unstructured data and predictive analytics.
Talking New Media
AIM announced today the sale of Show Management to Informa, the London-based global business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge & events company. JEGI represented AIM in this transaction.
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