UBM plc

Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Road,
London, SE1 9UY
United Kingdom,
+44 (0) 20 7921 5000

UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company. UBM helps businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 10 2 1 3 2 1 19
vol $838M $972M $572M $2.4B
Sell (0.6/yr) # 5 - 1 1 - 1 8
vol $713M $841M $1.6B

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Largest Advanstar Communications, Inc.
$972M (2014-10-01)
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Largest PR Newswire Association LLC
$841M (2015-12-15)

According to our data here at Mergr, UBM has acquired 24 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 9 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 8 assets.

UBM’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Advanstar Communications for $972M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2015, when it sold PR Newswire Association to Cision AB for $841M. UBM has acquired in 6 different US states, and 7 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (43%) and business services (32%).

When analyzing the business services sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 757 business services companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 53 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 16 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic business services acquirer over the past 3 years is United Site Services, with 16 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the business services sector over the past 3 years is The Carlyle Group with 7 platform acquisitions.

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