Plural supports Informa’s acquisition of Hanley Wood Exhibitions

19 Nov, 2014

Hanley Wood Exhibitions (HWE) has been acquired by Informa plc for $375m. Plural Strategy Group conducted commercial and strategic due diligence on the portfolio.

A leading US exhibitions organiser, HWE’s portfolio consists of 17 trade shows and conferences serving the residential and non-residential building design and construction markets, including World of Concrete, Greenbuild and The International Surfaces Event. While expanding its North American footprint, the acquisition will also strengthen Informa’s Construction and Real Estate portfolio, which includes leading international brand Cityscape.

Plural conducted commercial and strategic due diligence on the portfolio. The engagement was led by Jonny Baynes, Partner and Head of Plural’s Global Events Practice and Jim Easton, CEO.