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Endeavor Business Media acquires seven Informa events

Tennessee, USA, based Endeavor Business Media has acquired from global exhibition organiser Informa seven events, as part of a 23-brand B2B portfolio.

Endeavor Business Media has taken on Informa’s Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Aftermarket Media Brands.

Endeavor Business Media was founded in 2017 by CEO Chris Ferrell and is based in Nashville.

“Endeavor is very excited about bringing the Industry & Infrastructure Intelligence and Auto Aftermarket media brands into the business to expand what we are already offering in these growing markets. We look forward to investing in these brands to take them to the next level for long-term sustainable success, leveraging Endeavor’s platform-wide strengths in print, digital, events and marketing solutions,” said Ferrell.

“We are confident that the alignment of Informa and Endeavor’s brands in these markets will provide greater scale and innovative new opportunities for clients and audiences alike. Endeavor’s culture and organisational structure based in a data-informed, customer-first philosophy will create a compelling market advantage and new opportunities for the whole portfolio. With Endeavor’s investment in new and cutting-edge products and services, this opportunity to bring aligned marketing services capabilities and talent from Informa to Endeavor will be a great fit for all,” added Sue Boehlke, President at Informa Intelligence.

Endeavor's spokesperson told EW exclusively: "The acquisition of these events increases the Event Portfolio within Endeavor significantly. We are keen to grow this sector of our business, and this seemed like an ideal opportunity to do so in markets that were closely related to our own. We are anxious to get started on working with the strong Event Teams and Event Brands coming over, and are keen to see what opportunities a growing Events Division will have for the company.”

The list of events that went over to Endeavor in the acquisition is:
 
Manufacturing & Technology Conference
Safety Leadership Conference
UAI Summit
UAI Week
UAI Leadership
UAI Day of Analytics  
EC&M Code Conferences

Earlier this year, Endeavor acquired events from Clarion and the latest transaction is set to double its staff.

The business portfolio will include 60 events in 16 B2B sectors.

Terms of the Endeavor acquisition were not disclosed, although it was funded mostly by Resolute Capital Partners.

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