The ups and downs of M&A in events

The trend of larger networks seeking out opportunities with speciality agencies sounds peachy in theory, but not always so in practice.

William Kuipers, CEO for B-Concept Media Entertainment Group, had a stroke of luck when BCD ME came knocking on his door in August last year looking for an events management partner. A deal was struck, leading to B-Concept consolidating its meetings and events business with BCD ME and Kuipers taking over operations in Thailand.

Such a strategic move is not uncommon among global event agencies and DMCs such as BCD ME...

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