Middle market PE firm Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired consumer home show organizer Marketplace Events. Terms were not disclosed.
Marketplace Events of Solon, Ohio, is the largest operator of consumer home improvement and gardening shows in North America. The company has 44 North American events with a combined 14,000 exhibitors and 1.5 million consumers. The target also has 1.5 million unique web visitors per year. Sentinel partner Michael Fabian expects the home and garden show business to benefit from growth predicted for home remodeling and repairs in coming years. For more on trends in remodeling, see Construction Zone Boosts M&A Activity.