MFV Group, a leading global event organizer for the franchise industry, announced today that it has been acquired by the COMEXPOSIUM Group. The acquisition includes major Franchise trade shows and conferences in the United States (International Franchise Expo in New York, Franchise Expo West in Los Angeles, Franchise Expo South in Dallas); Franquicias Feria International, the leading annual event in Mexico and The Franchise Show in London. A portfolio of developmental events in Latin America and Europe also are part of the acquisition. Tom Portesy, CEO of the US Franchise events and Jude Garcia, CEO of the Mexican activities will report to Steve Corrick, CEO of COMEXPOSIUM Americas.
JEGI CLARITY (www.jegiclarity.com), the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, headquartered in New York, NY, represented MFV Group in this transaction.
The MFV Group, based in Paramus, NJ, produces leading global events for the franchise industry both in the United States and internationally. The group provides business development opportunities for franchisors across varying investment levels and industries through face-to-face events, online portals and directories and other lead generation tools. These additions to COMEXPOSIUM’s event portfolio will strengthen its position in the franchise/retail sectors, and expands its presence in the American and Latin American markets.
“We are thrilled for our team and our customers to be joining the COMEXPOSIUM Group,” said Annie Scully, Director of Communications for MFV Group. “The strong presence that the Group has across numerous sectors is unparalleled, and showcases a truly impressive knowledge and understanding of the global events industry. MFV’s portfolio of events complements COMEXPOSIUM well, and MFV looks forward to contributing to the Group’s expanding geographic footprint.”
Steve Corrick noted, “We are delighted to welcome the Franchise events to COMEXPOSIUM’s growing North & Latin American footprint. They have established themselves as market leaders in their field by remaining dynamic, and responsive to the needs of attendees and exhibitors. The shows and related media are a critical component for an industry that plays such a significant role in the economies of the United States and Mexico, and has a massive impact on States, Cities and local communities by creating millions of jobs. We look forward to continued success and welcome the MFV Franchise team to the COMEXPOSIUM Group.”