DMGT sells GLM to Providence Equity Partners

DMGT has sold George Little Management (GLM) to Providence Equity Partners. Providence is acquiring GLM through a new holding company led by Charles G. McCurdy, who most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Canon Communications, a leading producer of trade shows, publications, and digital and data services.

The total consideration was US$173 million(£111 million) of which $154 million (£99 million) was cash with the balance being an interest-bearing note. In addition, DMGT benefit from selling the business with negative $7 million (£4 million) in working capital.

GLM was founded by George F. Little, in 1924, and acquired by dmgt in 2007, and is part of the dmg:events portfolio. The company is forecast to turnover $71 million and make $26 million of pre-tax profits. GLM employs some 100 people, with offices in White Plains, NY, Atlanta, GA and Naples, FL.

GLM currently produces 15 tradeshows. Alltogether, these events have around 11,000 exhibitors in 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space, and attract approximately 345,000 attendees.

USA, Providence, RI & White Plains, NY & UK, London

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