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Reed Exhibitions set to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions

A Hertfordshire-headquartered exhibition organiser behind a number of international trade events in specialised industry sectors is set to be acquired by Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Group.

Mack Brooks Exhibitions, based in St Albans, was established in 1965 and features more than 30 business‐to‐business events in 14 countries, including Germany and the UK, serving nine industry sectors. Flagship brands include EuroBLECH, inter airport, Fastener Fair, Chemspec, RAILTEX, ICE Europe, CCE, PSE Europe and InPrint.

Reed Exhibitions has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mack Brooks Exhibitions.

“Our events and customers will benefit tremendously from Reed Exhibitions’ global reach, experience in delivering customer value and investment in technology,” said Mack Brooks chairman Stephen Brooks.

“I am proud of the business we have built and happy to see it in such experienced hands for the next chapter of its evolution.”

Chet Burchett, chief executive of Reed Exhibitions, added: “Mack Brooks is an excellent fit with Reed Exhibitions’ existing portfolio and the combination of the two businesses will deliver value for all stakeholders, including customers and staff.”

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to complete in the first half of 2019.


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