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Emerald Expositions completes GLM acquisition

Emerald Expositions, an operator of business-to-business tradeshows, finalized its acquisition of George Little Management (GLM) from Providence Equity Partners for $335 million.

Emerald Expositions logoThe purchase price, including transaction expenses, was funded by $200 million of debt and a $140 million equity investment from Onex Partners III.

Emerald was acquired by Onex Partners III in June 2013.

GLM creates face-to-face buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, retailers and operators through more than 20 leading tradeshows, including four of the largest 100 tradeshows in the U.S. GLM’s tradeshows serve industries as diverse as home furnishings, home textiles, stationery and paper products, giftware, tabletop, gourmet housewares, contemporary furniture and interiors, personal care, art & design, antiques & jewelry, fashion, board sports & resort lifestyle, and e-commerce. GLM has approximately 130 employees and operates out of six U.S. offices.

See related article:Emerald Expositions to gain the GLM tradeshow portfolio.”

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