Italian Exhibition Group’s Acquisition of 51% Stake in FB International

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.


Involved fees earner: Charles Bernardini – Nixon Peabody LLP; Stephen Reil – Nixon Peabody LLP; Jack Rose – Nixon Peabody LLP;

Law Firms: Nixon Peabody LLP;

Clients: Italian Exhibition Group SpA;



Author: Ambrogio Visconti