26.11.2018

Crédit Agricole Assurances has entered into exclusive discussions with Charterhouse Capital Partners to acquire its stake in Comexposium alongside the Paris-Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Crédit Agricole Assurances has entered into exclusive discussions with Charterhouse Capital Partners with a view to acquiring its stake in the Comexposium group. Crédit Agricole Assurances, which will thus become the long-term partner of the group's historical shareholder, the Paris-Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and of the group’s managers, wishes to support Comexposium in its strategy and continuing expansion.

Comexposium is one of the world leaders in the organisation of exhibitions (co-leading largest player in France, 3rd largest player globally, and the largest "pure player" worldwide). Comexposium has 67 event brands, covering 11 business sectors, including events such as: SIAL, Intermat, Paris International Agricultural Show, SIMA and Foire de Paris. Annually, in exhibitions around the globe, Comexposium brings together more than 48,000 exhibitors and attracts 3.5 million visitors.

 

Crédit Agricole Assurances, Europe's leading bank insurer, holds all of Crédit Agricole's insurance entities. The group offers a range of products and services for savings, retirement, health, death & disability and property insurance. They are distributed via Crédit Agricole group banks in France and in 9 other countries worldwide, by wealth management advisers and insurance agents. Crédit Agricole Assurances companies meet the needs of individuals, professionals, farmers and businesses. Crédit Agricole Assurances has 4,400 employees. Its sales at the end of 2017 amounted to €30.4 billion (IFRS). www.ca-assurances.com

Comexposium is one of the world’s leading event organisers. Globally, Comexposium hosts B2B and B2B2C events across many different sectors, significantly in agriculture, construction, fashion, food, health, leisure, real estate, retail, security, students, tourism, and works council. At events, in over 30 countries, Comexposium welcomes more than 3.5 million visitors and 48,000 exhibitors annually. Headquartered in France, Comexposium’s employees and sales network operate in 22 countries. Comexposium aims to be seen as the place to be, building bridges between people and business. Comexposium.com