Hayfin supports strategic investment in Easyfairs

Hayfin is pleased to announce that it is the lead lender providing the debt financing to support the acquisition of international events company, Easyfairs, by Cobepa, Inflexion and the existing management team.

Easyfairs is one of the world’s top ten events companies, welcoming more than one million visitors annually and 23,000 exhibitors to its events. Easyfairs organises 110 event titles in 12 countries across 12 industry verticals. It also manages eight event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden.

The transaction will enable Easyfairs to drive faster organic growth through new event launches and geo-cloning of existing events, extend its geographic and sector footprint, enhance its position as a sector frontrunner in big data and artificial intelligence technologies, and unlock further strategic M&A opportunities.

Sebastiaan Tito, Principal, Direct Lending at Hayfin, commented:Our investment into the acquisition of Easyfairs demonstrates Hayfin’s extensive experience in the events sector as well as our ability to successfully position ourselves in attractive market segments and execute financing agreements of significant scale to provide speed and certainty to our partners. We are excited to partner with the shareholders in supporting Easyfairs, a business with great potential, supported by a strong pipeline of organic and inorganic growth opportunities.

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