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February 11, 2016 2:26 PM ET


Company Overview of The National Exhibition Centre Limited

Company Overview

The National Exhibition Centre Limited is a venue management company. The company offers spaces, including ready-made event layouts, pillar-less spaces, and blank canvases for organizers to host various types of events that include shows, live entertainment, and business events. It also operates a ticketing agency, a hospitality brand, a catering company, and a specialist agency for the live events industry. The company was incorporated in 1970 and is based in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

National Exhibition Centre

Birmingham,  B40 1NT

United Kingdom

Founded in 1970


44 1217 804 141


44 1217 673 700

Key Executives for The National Exhibition Centre Limited

Chief Executive Officer, Member of Executive Board and Executive Director
Chief Operating Officer, Member of Executive Board and Executive Director
Managing Director of Arenas & The Ticket Factory and Member of Executive Board
Managing Director of Group Convention Centres and Member of Executive Board
Managing Director, Member of Executive Board and Executive Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The National Exhibition Centre Limited Key Developments

NEC Seeks Acquisitions

Paul Thandi, Chief Executive Officer of The National Exhibition Centre Limited said that group would now look at building on its existing businesses, and acquiring new companies. The group is to be sold to LDC (Managers) Limited, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LSE:LLOY) for £307 million.

NEC Reportedly Receives Interests For Its Acquisitions

According to national media reports, a number of private equity firms and pension funds are finalising bids for The National Exhibition Centre Limited. Sky News has reported that Providence Equity Partners LLC, is among the parties to have tabled indicative offers for the NEC Group. Birmingham City Council announced it was putting the NEC Group up for sale in March 2014. However, it said the sale comes with conditions. Principal of these is to ensure that the bidder shares the vision and strategic ambitions of the group in order to maximise the proceeds for the local economy. An auction process is being led by advisers at Gleacher Shacklock LLP.

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