This company organises more than 240 conferences and exhibitions around the world. In 2017, private equity firm Blackstone acquired the group from Providence Equity Partners in a £600m deal and has backed the latest two acquisitions — Hong Kong’s Global Sources for an undisclosed sum, and the PennWell Corporation in Oklahoma for £222m, both this year. Clarion has 15 offices worldwide and had international turnover of £53.1m in 2017 under chairman Simon Kimble, 54.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank110
CompanyClarion Events
ActivityEvents organiser
LocationWest London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa45.44%
International sales £000s53,111
Total sales £000s146,021
Staff775
Founded1947
Websitewww.clarionevents.com

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