July 26, 2016 3:41 PM ET


Company Overview of Ascential Group Limited

Company Overview

Ascential Group Limited, together with its subsidiaries, provides business-to-business media services in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Events, Information Services, and Subscription Content. The Event segment organizes tradeshows, congresses, and festivals. The Information Services segment produces intelligence, analysis, and forecasting tools for various industry sectors comprising fashion, retail, construction, and politics. The Subscription Content segment produces insight and information content delivered across digital and mobile platforms, as well as various other media channels, including live events and print. ...

The Prow

1 Wilder Walk

London,  W1B 5AP

United Kingdom

Founded in 1947

1,800 Employees


44 20 7516 5000


44 20 7516 5001

Key Executives for Ascential Group Limited

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 46
Executive Chairman
Age: 48
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Age: 48
Chief Executive Officer of Emap Insight
Chief Executive Officer of Emap Networks
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Ascential Group Limited Key Developments

Blackstone Reportedly In Race To Acquire Top Right

The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) is the frontrunner to acquire Top Right Group Limited in a deal at more than £1 billion, Sky News reported. The two companies are currently in talks over a potential transaction, but the discussions may not lead to a deal being signed, the report said, adding that Advent International Corporation and TPG Capital, L.P. have also shown interest in taking over Top Right.

Blackstone, Advent And TPG Reportedly Bids For Top Right

Sky News understands that The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), Advent International Corporation and TPG Biologics, Inc. (GTSM:6521) have expressed an interest in buying Top Right Group Limited from their rival buyout firm Apax Partners LLP and the publisher of The Guardian newspaper. City sources said that Apax which acquired control of Top Right in 2008, had hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs ( to work on a deal to offload the company. Talks with prospective buyers are at an early stage, insiders said.

Top Right Group Limited Announces Group Financial Results for the Year Ended Dec. 31, 2014

Top Right Group Limited announced group financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014. Group revenue was £312.7 million compared to £271.4 million a year ago. EBITDA was £85.3 million compared to £68.8 million a year ago.

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