London-based Aeorema Communications acquires Eventful events agency

London-based Aeorema Communications plc (owner of Cheerful Twentyfirst) says it has finalised the acquisition of Eventful Ltd, a boutique events agency. No figure for the value of the sale was disclosed.

Live brand agency acquires New-York based firm Folk Hero

Global live brand storytelling agency INVNT has announced the acquisition of Folk Hero, a New York-based brand strategy firm.

Spacebase acquires MICE Service GmbH

Berlin-based Venue rental platform Spacebase has acquired Mice Service GmbH, a German full-service agency for events.

DRPG acquires Firehouse

Creative communications group DRPG has acquired London-based agency Firehouse. The acquisition means DRPG employs more than 340 people across the UK, Ireland, Germany and the US. It is the full service agency's sixth acquisition in the last three years.

HotelPlanner acquires

US-based group hotel bookings platform HotelPlanner has acquired Australia-based online venue marketplace

Newable acquires Bold in UK

NewFlex, a provider of branded workspace solutions, powered by Newable, has acquired co-working and small meetings start-up, Bold.

Blackstone to acquire MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay for $2.5bn

MGM Resorts International is selling the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay resorts and casinos on the Vegas strip, for about $2.5bn.

Clareville PR acquired by CI Group

International B2B and consumer PR consultancy Clareville, which boasts the IMEX Group and the German and Thailand Convention Bureaux among its industry clients, has been acquired by the CI Group.

Pageant Media set for private equity deal?

City analysts are predicting Pageant Media, the UK-based, privately-owned financial news, data and events company, will be acquired by private equity for over £100m (US130.6m) in the coming months.

arrangeMY acquires Frontline Venues

arrangeMY, a UK-based independent business travel agent, has acquired venue-finding agency Frontline Venues.

Tarsus Connect acquires Bizbash

Tradeshow organiser and digital destination marketing specialist Tarsus Connect has purchased North America-based event media company BizBash. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Oil & Gas conference acquired by CRU Group

CRU Group has confirmed the acquisition of, Inc., a US-based conference, training, and consulting field services provider in petroleum refining.