Jamieson advises the Management of Clarion Events on the acquisition by Blackstone
Headquartered in London with over 950 employees in 13 offices worldwide, Clarion operates and delivers over 180 events and exhibitions in more than 50 countries globally. Since its formation in 1947, Clarion has grown into a truly international business with an established market leading platform. With a diversified portfolio of events and brands, Clarion enjoys global leadership positions across a range of vertical markets, including Retail & Home, Gaming, Defence and Security, Technology and Energy.
Lionel Assant, Head of European Private Equity at Blackstone, said: “We are delighted to invest in Clarion and back Chairman Simon Kimble and CEO Russell Wilcox in the company’s next chapter. Clarion’s leading position in its markets combined with its strong management team will enable the company to continue growing both organically and through M&A. We look forward to working together with management to capitalise on its success.”
Russell Wilcox, CEO of Clarion Events,
commented on working with Jamieson: “I have tremendous respect and thanks for
the work that Jamieson have done in advising Clarion management in our last two
transactions. They’ve been responsive, fast, committed and effective. Given the stresses and
stakes involved, the value and importance of having quality advisors in your
corner can't be overstated. I am extremely grateful for the contribution the
team has made.”
The team from Jamieson was Tom Burton, Jonny Jones and Ross Wheeler.