PRA Events, Inc.’s Acquisition of Koncept Events


Paul, Weiss represented PRA Events, Inc. on the deal

PRA, a leading business event management company in the United States, announced that it has acquired Koncept Events of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Through eight strategic add-on acquisitions completed under CI Capital’s ownership, PRA has established an end-to-end event management company and enhanced its service offering in key destinations such as New York City and Nashville. The acquisition of Koncept Events expands PRA’s presence in South Florida, where Koncept Events is a sector leader.

Koncept Events was founded in 2007 and specializes in event design, transportation solutions, entertainment, and a wide variety of interactive activities and experiences unique to South Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexico. The Koncept Events team has established strategic relationships with many leading hotels, event venues, and hundreds of business partners throughout the region in support of clients’ critical business objectives.

Koncept Events will now operate as PRA South Florida and continue to serve its core markets. Koncept Events’ founders, Hillary Smith and Angie Nelson, will continue in leadership roles within PRA. Smith will serve in the newly created role of Executive Creative Director for PRA and Nelson will serve as General Manager of PRA South Florida.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Ted Ackerman (Picture) and Eric Goodison; real estate partner Peter Fisch; tax partner Scott Sontag; intellectual property partner Claudine Meredith-Goujon; employee benefits counsel Jason Ertel; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

Involved fees earner: Edward Ackerman – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jason Ertel – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Peter Fisch – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Eric Goodison – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Claudine Meredith-Goujon – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; William O’Brien – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Scott Sontag – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: PRA, Inc. ;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti