Private equity firm Onex Corp. (TSX: OCX) is buying Nielsen Expositions, a tradeshow operator and subsidiary of ratings agency Nielsen Holdings NV (NYSE: NLSN), for $950 million.

New York-based Nielsen operates business-to-business tradeshows in the U.S. for the general merchandise, sports, hospitality and retail design, jewelry and photography industries. The company has 240 employees and produces about 65 tradeshows per year.

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