Emerald Exposition Events’ $302 Million Initial Public Offering


Fried Frank acted as counsel to Emerald Exposition Events, an Onex portfolio company, in the initial public offering of an aggregate of 17,825,000 shares of its common stock by the company and certain Onex selling shareholders, including the full exercise of an overallotment option granted by the selling shareholders to purchase 2,325,000 shares of common stock, at a public offering price of US$17.00 per share.

Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. operates business-to-business (B2B) trade shows in the United States.

The Fried Frank team was led by capital markets partners Daniel J. Bursky (Picture) and Mark S. Hayek; and included tax partner Alan S. Kaden; executive compensation & ERISA partner Amy L. Blackman; capital markets special counsel Meredith L. Deutsch and Lee Barnum; corporate associates Hayley Cohen, Michael K. Piacentini, Daniel S. Samovici, David G. Sharon and Michelle H. Wilensky; tax associate Ryan L. Conley; and executive compensation & ERISA associate Stephanie Matko.

Involved fees earner: Daniel Bursky – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Mark Hayek – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Meredith Deutsch – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Lee Barnum – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Hayley Cohen – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Michael Piacentini – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Daniel Samovici – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; David Sharon – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Michelle Wilensky – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Alan Kaden – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Ryan L. Conley – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Amy Blackman – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Stephanie Matko – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Law Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Clients: Emerald Expositions Events, Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti