Marketplace Events Acquires Arizona Bridal Shows From Townsquare Live Events, LLC

CLEVELAND, Ohio – March 20, 2019 – Marketplace Events, the largest producer of business to consumer home shows in North America, announced today that it has purchased two Arizona Bridal Shows from Townsquare Live Events, LLC.   The shows run annually in January and June at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.  

Marketplace Events produces 59 home shows in North America and five holiday shows in the US, but this will be the company’s first foray into bridal shows.  

“Phoenix is a robust consumer show market and one that we’ve looked to participate in for what seems the longest time,” explained Marketplace Events CEO Tom Baugh.  “The Arizona Bridal Shows are historically two of the strongest events in the bridal category, so they are a good fit for MPE.  We’re eager to grow these shows and establish a significant presence in this strategic market.”  

The acquisition, the company’s 10th since being purchased by Sentinel Capital Partners in 2016, brings the Marketplace Events portfolio to 66 total events in 31 markets.  

Corporate Solutions of Westport, Connecticut was the exclusive advisor to Townsquare Media in arranging, structuring and negotiating this transaction.  

About Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments.  The company produces 43 consumer home shows in the US, 16 in Canada, five holiday shows and two bridal shows.  The 66 combined events, in 31 markets, attract 20,000 exhibitors, 1.8 million attendees and another 3 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 150-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.


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