July 2017


New York, NY, July 18, 2017 – MFV Group, a leading global event organizer for the franchise industry, announced today that it has been acquired by the COMEXPOSIUM Group. The acquisition includes major Franchise trade shows and conferences in the United States (International Franchise Expo in New York, Franchise Expo West in Los Angeles, Franchise Expo South in Dallas); Franquicias Feria International, the leading annual event in Mexico and The Franchise Show in London. A portfolio of developmental events in Latin America and Europe also are part of the acquisition. Tom Portesy, CEO of the US Franchise events and Jude Garcia, CEO of the Mexican activities will report to Steve Corrick, CEO of COMEXPOSIUM Americas.

JEGI (, the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, headquartered in New York, NY, represented MFV Group in this transaction

The MFV Group, based in Paramus, NJ, produces leading global events for the franchise industry both in the United States and internationally. The group provides business development opportunities for franchisors across varying investment levels and industries through face-to-face events, online portals and directories and other lead generation tools. These additions to COMEXPOSIUM’s event portfolio will strengthen its position in the franchise/retail sectors, and expands its presence in the American and Latin American markets.

“We are thrilled for our team and our customers to be joining the COMEXPOSIUM Group,” said Annie Scully, Director of Communications for MFV Group. “The strong presence that the Group has across numerous sectors is unparalleled, and showcases a truly impressive knowledge and understanding of the global events industry. MFV’s portfolio of events complements COMEXPOSIUM well, and MFV looks forward to contributing to the Group’s expanding geographic footprint.”

Steve Corrick noted, “We are delighted to welcome the Franchise events to COMEXPOSIUM’s growing North & Latin American footprint. They have established themselves as market leaders in their field by remaining dynamic, and responsive to the needs of attendees and exhibitors. The shows and related media are a critical component for an industry that plays such a significant role in the economies of the United States and Mexico, and has a massive impact on States, Cities and local communities by creating millions of jobs. We look forward to continued success and welcome the MFV Franchise team to the COMEXPOSIUM Group.”

About MFV Group
For 25 years, MFV Expositions has been producing the leading franchise events worldwide that consistently bring together franchise concepts, at all investment levels, with the most qualified visitors seeking to own their own business. In addition to quality franchise expos in the United States and overseas that offer face-to-face opportunities to grow a franchise, MFV also offers access to online franchise opportunities through web-based resources. For more information, visit

The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world’s leading event organisers, 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. COMEXPOSIUM hosts more than 3 million visitors and 45,000 exhibitors in 26 countries around the world. COMEXPOSIUM operates across 30+ global economic growth zones, such as: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA. For more information, visit

About JEGI
JEGI has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors for over 30 years. Headquartered in North America, with offices in New York City and Boston, as well as London and Sydney (through its partnership with Clarity), JEGI has completed more than 600 high‐profile M&A and financing transactions, serving global corporations; middle‐market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners and founders; and private equity and venture capital firms. For more information, visit