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San Juan Capistrano Trade Show Company Buys out Competitor

A local company jumps into the surf apparel expo industry wholeheartedly.

An apparel trade show put on a by San Juan Capistrano company now known as Emerald Expositions. Patch file photo.
An apparel trade show put on a by San Juan Capistrano company now known as Emerald Expositions. Patch file photo.

A San Juan Capistrano-based company that puts on trade shows just bought out the company that puts on the Surf Expo in Orlando, Fla.

Emerald Expositions Inc. – a company created when Canadian company Onex bought out locally based Nielsen Expositions earlier this year – bought George Little Management LLC of White Plains, N.Y. for $335 million, according to California Apparel News.

“This acquisition expands upon our position as a leading trade-show organizer in the United States,” said Emerald’s CEO David Loechner in a statement, the trade publication reported.

The deal, which is funded by about $200 million of debt and $140 million equity investment from Onex, is expected to close in January, California Apparel News reported.

Emerald puts on 65 trade shows a year. 

Read the entire report here.

Eric Bergstrom December 27, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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