Exhibition organiser Nineteen Group has acquired the Hennik Group, organisers of Digital Manufacturing Week, Smart Factory Expo and publishers of The Manufacturer.
The Hennik portfolio has a team of 25 and offers thought leadership and networking opportunities across their series of event, including summits, virtual events and leading industry awards.
Hennik Group founders Nick Hussey and Henry Anson will remain involved in the business and Grace Gilling, MD of the Group will join the Nineteen Group leadership team.
Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Group, said: “As Nineteen Group continues to increase its presence in the manufacturing sector, this is an exciting addition to the Nineteen family. The highly talented team at Hennik have deep industry connections and digital expertise that Nineteen Group can learn from.”
Nick Hussey, CEO of Hennik Group, said the acquisition meant a “fabulous opportunity for Hennik to grow and expand as part of a wider group”. He added: “Peter Jones and his team have strong exhibition experience which, married with the Hennik Group’s knowledge of the sector and expertise in media solutions, especially digital, will ensure the sector has a range of touch points throughout the year at time of both challenges and opportunities.”
Nineteen Group is backed by Phoenix Equity Partners.