Nixon Peabody advised Italian Exhibition Group on the deal
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), created by the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, has acquired a 51% stake in FB International, Inc., a U.S.-headquartered trade show display outfitter.
Italian Exhibition Group Spa, led by Lorenzo Cagnoni, Matteo Marzotto, Corrado Facco and Carlo Costa, is based in Rimini.
The merger gives IEG a strategic foothold in the United States, which accounts for 43 percent of the world’s total trade show market, with room for further growth. The U.S. exhibition design and outfitting sector is estimated to be worth more than $14 billion dollars.
The Nixon Peabody team representing IEG was led by Chicago-based partner Charles Bernardini (Picture) with assistance from partner Stephen Reil and associate Jack Rose, both of Los Angeles.
Law Firms: Nixon Peabody LLP;
Clients: Italian Exhibition Group SpA;