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Ludgate House,245 Blackfriars Road,London, Greater London SE1 9UY

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Internet Software & Services
Advertising & Marketing

Company Description

UBM is a global live media and B2B communications, marketing service and data provider. We help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. We enable professional people in more than 40 countries around the world to connect and engage with each other, with the markets they serve and with the information they need to succeed. And we do this by whatever means works best – at live events, through digital media or in publications. Our 6,500 expert staff are deeply embedded in the many specialist communities we serve, bringing both an unusual depth of understanding and real know-how. We organise hundreds of live events each year; we provide data, marketing and information products; we offer a portfolio of market-leading online and print titles; and we support professional communicators through our targeting, distribution and monitoring services. Our culture of innovation and collaboration brings our people together around common interests to create value, enhancing our ability to do exactly the same for UBM customers. So, whatever their business and wherever they operate, our customers do better business through us.

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Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer, UBM Asia

Chief Executive Officer, UBM EMEA

Group Chief Information Officer

Head-Mergers & Acquisitions & Taxation

Head-Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Acting Head-Investor Relations

Group Operations Director

Group Human Resources Director

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Former General Manager-Global Industrial Sector at International Business Machines Corporation

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at UBM Plc

Chief Executive Officer, Director & MD at Automotive Holdings Group Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board at Polycom, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Vice President at VistaPrint Ltd.

Chairman & Founding Partner at Vision Knight Capital Partners

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director at UBM Plc

Executive-Corporate Finance Department (Hill Samuel & Co) at Lloyds Banking Group Plc

Former Managing Partner & Senior Partner at Accenture Ltd.

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Cantillon Capital Management seeks long term capital appreciation by investing in a globally diversified portfolio of equities and equity-related securities, including securities of emerging markets issues which are listed or traded on recognized exchanges. The firm believes that there is a direct relationship between a company's long term sustainable financial productivity (SFP) and its intrinsic value. Financial productivity is a measure of the profits a company generates for a given level of investment in the business. Cantillon strives to generate positive rates of return by investing in companies which generate high levels of SFP and whose listed securities trade at a discount to their intrinsic value. The firm manage the portfolios with the principal investment objective of seeking long-term capital appreciation by investing in a globally diversified portfolio of equities and equity-related securities, including securities of emerging markets issues which are listed or traded on recognized exchanges. Cantillon’s investments primarily include , equities and equity-related securities which are listed or traded on a recognized exchange, including common and preferred stock, exchange-traded options on equities, equity warrants and convertible securities (e.g. convertible bonds) in all countries, including emerging markets issues. The firm may also invest in corporate and government fixed-income securities (investment grade, high yield and not rated), spot and forward currency contracts, reverse repurchase agreements for efficient portfolio management, and ETFs, that offer exposure to industries, regions or emerging stock markets.

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Burgundy Asset Management employs a value-focused global investment approach that seeks to preserve clients' capital while providing long-term superior investment returns. The firm offers investment strategies across many major asset classes, including but not limited to US large- and small/mid-cap, international, emerging markets and global equities. Burgundy employs a bottom-up investment approach, which focuses on strong business fundamentals and outstanding management teams and aims to reduce the inherent risk in investing. Their approach is designed to achieve lower volatility than the market averages. Burgundy looks for a margin of safety in the business and in the balance sheet of companies and generally requires a minimum 30% discount to intrinsic value at the time of purchase.

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Hengistbury is an active, value-driven, fundamental-based manager which employs a long/short global equity strategy. Their geographic focus is on companies in Europe.The firm seeks to make longer-term investments in or against companies which they perceive to be under or overvalued based on their fundamentals.

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Informa Plc purchases UBM Plc

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UBM Plc, United Business Media (M) Sdn. Bhd. purchase Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn. Bhd.

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