Mark Allen Group (MAG) has announced it has completed a series of acquisitions in the last quarter of 2017. This in turn has led to a run of new events for MA Exhibitions.
The acquisitions include Unity Media, a Kent based publishing and events business in the construction and plumbing markets. With it came the RCI Show, an event for roofing and architectural professionals taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Community Care, acquired from RBI is an online platform serving education and social care professionals. Community Care Live! runs two events now part of MA Education, with operations undertaken by MA Exhibitions. These are held at Manchester Central and the Business Design Centre in London.
Ahead of Christmas MAG completed the purchase of Miles Publishing, a media company focussed on the telecoms sector and with it the NEC show, Channel Live!
Ed Tranter, managing director of MA Exhibitions said: “2017 has been a phenomenal year of growth for the group and for MAX specifically. With several new launches, both in the UK and overseas, winning a large event management contract and now acquisitions, we continue to go from strength to strength.
“Each of the acquired businesses fit well within the existing markets covered by MAG and we look forward to building on the platforms that have been created.
“2018 looks set to be an even better year for MA Exhibitions and I’m excited for what the future holds.”