Townsquare Buys MAC Events

Townsquare Media has acquired MAC Events, producer of women’s expos and home and flower shows, and its seven consumer shows based mostly in New Jersey, but also in Virginia and New England.

Kevin McLaughlin, a partner in the company, will continue to operate the business on a day-to-day basis and the group will continue to be branded as MAC Events.

“To partner with a company that shares our vision and who operate the premier media assets in our home market is the perfect way for MAC Events to thrive for the next 40 years,” says McLaughlin in a statement.

The shows included in the deal are:

• Garden State Home Show

• Jersey Shore Home Show

• Ocean County Home Show

• South Jersey Home Show

• New Jersey Flower & Garden Show

• New Jersey Women’s Expo

• MAC Events Home and Garden Show (held in Richmond, Va.).

MAC Events also owns and produces the N.J. Plants—Professional Landscape & Nursery Trade Show in conjunction with the New Jersey Nursery and Landscaping Association and the Penn Atlantic Nursery Trade Show with the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association.

Townsquare Media owns a large number of media properties, including 312 local radio stations (making it the third-largest owner of radio stations in the United States), 35 stand-alone websites and more than 500 consumer events, festivals and concerts.

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Posted by Michael Hart

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