Clarion Events, the organizer of numerous high-profile gambling conferences and expos including ICE Totally Gaming, Global iGaming Summit and Expo (GiGSE) and the Excellence in iGaming (EiG) summit, has been acquired by global asset management firm Providence Equity.
The transaction is reportedly worth in excess of £200m, with sources suggesting that Providence fought off competition from a number of rival bidders including conference and exhibition organizer ITE Group and private equity firm Carlyle Group.
Clarion, which can trace its origins back to 1947, was owned by private-equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson, which bought the company from HgCapital for 120.5 million pounds in 2008. Clarion also organizes the Counter Terror Expo and Forensics Europe Expo at Olympia, London.
Jersey to exhibit at ICE Totally Gaming 2015
Jersey is the newest tier-one eGaming jurisdiction to emerge, offering lost cost, high quality services. Key features of Jersey’s eGaming proposition include:
“Jersey’s eGaming offering has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is now arguably the most attractive of any tier one jurisdiction. Our recently announced highly competitive licensing environment, investment in telecommunications, depth of technology skills and our reputation as a leading finance centre makes us the compelling new option for eGamingorganizations. We are also fortunate to have a supportive government position in relation to eGaming, and Jersey’s Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, will be attending the ICE event on the 5th February to speak personally to businesses who may be interested in doing business with Jersey,” said Andy Jarrett, Director of Digital Jersey.
Jersey eGaming will be based on stand N7-452 at ICE, where corporate service, telecoms legal, web design and software providers will all be available to provide guidance and support. There will also be ministerial representation from the States of Jersey and the Jersey Gambling Commission.
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