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Weil Advises Advent International on its Investment in VNU Exhibitions Asia

Weil represented Advent International in connection with its investment in VNU Exhibitions Asia, a leading host of exhibitions and conferences in China. The transaction was announced on February 2, 2024.

Headquartered in Shanghai, VNU EA has a significant presence in China, operating across 10 cities and hosting over 20 exhibitions and conferences each year.  The company has a track record of nearly 30 years and specializes in exhibition and conference solutions for global customers across four industries: pet food and supplies, paving materials and building construction and décor, 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and agriculture/agri-tech.  VNU EA will change its English name to Globus Events to better reflect its growth potential following the partnership with Advent International.

The Weil team was led by China Private Equity partner Charles Ching, and included Shanghai-based counsel Yujing Liu and associate Yang Mo.