Questex is a leading global B2B information services company that serves the beauty/spa/wellness, travel/hospitality, life sciences/healthcare and telecommunications/technology sectors.  Questex has over 125 events and related media assets including trade shows, such as the industry leading International Beauty Shows, conferences including the ExL events and other hosted buyer events such as the HOTEC hotel industry events.  In addition, Questex has a broad array of complementary media offerings such as the Fierce properties, education offerings and offers marketing services to its customers. 

MidOcean has maintained a longtime institutional focus on the B2B information services space including prior investments in Penton and Thompson Publishing Group.  MidOcean believes in the value of surrounding a market with integrated event and media assets and that Questex has an attractive product mix in growing end markets.

Strategic Growth Through Acquisition

Informa Live Experience Assets



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The Spa Industry Association



Investment Date: September 2018
Sector: Business Services
Status: Current
Deal Lead: Sara Parker Badham

Add-On Acquisition Criteria
Status: Actively seeking add-ons
Business Model: Tradeshows, conferences, data and digital/print media
Target Geographies: Global, primary focus is North America and Europe
Size: Up to $50m EBITDA

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