Informa Acquires MMPI Canada

Trade Show Executive
The Canadian exhibition organizer MMPI Canada has been acquired by Informa plc in a deal valued at $53 million. MMPI Canada organizes 55 events and was considered by Informa to be a good fit with its worldwide operations in the specialty information arena.

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Informa acquires MMPI Canada for $53 million

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Event company Informa has acquired MMPI Canada, a Canadian producer of trade shows and conferences, for $53 million. MMPI Canada produces and manages more than 50 events in the construction, design, furniture and real estate sectors.

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MMPI Canada Acquired by Informa for $53M

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MMPI Canada, has been acquired by Informa plc for total consideration of $53 million. Informa is the largest publicly owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world, with an output of over 8,500 events annually.

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Northstar Travel Media Acquired by Wicks Group

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Northstar Travel Media, a leading business-information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has been acquired by the Wicks Group, making it one of the very few successful transactions in traditional b-to-b media in the last several years.

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Wicks acquires Northstar Travel Media

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Northstar Travel Media has been acquired from BV Investment Partners by a private equity fund of the Wicks Group of Cos. Financial terms of deal, which closed June 29, were not disclosed.

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2012 M&A Buzz Favors Big Data, Point-of-Sale

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M&A activity in the media and marketing sectors jumped 52 percent in the first half of the year, led by “smaller, complimentary acquisitions.” So says investment banker Jordan Edmiston Group Inc., which tracks deal activity in the space.

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Ad Industry M&A Investors Spend $32 Bil, Digital Soars

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There’s no shortage of money for companies innovating in the marketing and digital advertising space. B2B and B2C, Online Media & Technology, Marketing & Interactive Services, and Mobile Media & Technology accounted for 79% of total merger and acquisition deals.

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