UBM plc is buying Advanstar Communications Inc., known for producing fashion trade shows, for $972 million.

Advanstar provides marketing services to the fashion, licensing, life sciences and power sports industries. The company produces events, including the Magic Marketplace, an apparel trade show for fashion buyers and brands, and Coterie, a well-known women's fashion trade show. The company produces 54 trade shows, 100 conferences, and also owns 30 publications, 200 electronic products and web sites, plus direct marketing products and services.

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