Private Equity Fund Buys JA Show, Couture Owner

Canadian private equity fund Onex has purchased Nielsen Expositions, owner of the JA Show, Couture, and National Jeweler, for $950 million.

The division was reported to be up for sale in April.

Jewelry properties owned by Nielsen Expositions include Couture, the JA New York Winter & Summer shows, the JA Special Delivery Shows, and

The transaction is likely to close in the second quarter.

In 2012, Nielsen Expositions, which owns many different shows across a variety of industries, generated revenues of approximately $183 million.


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