Dec 27, 2013
GLM creates face-to-face buying, selling, and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, retailers, and operators through more than 20 leading trade shows. These include four of the largest 100 trade shows in the U.S.
GLM’s trade shows serve industries as diverse as home furnishings, home textiles, stationery and paper products, giftware, tabletop, gourmet housewares, contemporary furniture and interiors, personal care, art and design, and e-commerce. GLM has approximately 130 employees and operates out of six U.S. offices.
The transaction is anticipated to close in January, subject to customary regulatory approvals. The acquisition will be funded with approximately $200 million of debt and a $140 million equity investment from Onex Partners III, which acquired Emerald Expositions in June 2013.