August 2018

Transaction Background

FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) is one of the largest and fastest growing independent B2B events businesses globally. FCBI provide thought leadership in a diverse range of sectors that are facing both challenges and opportunities from technological and strategic innovation. The company helps senior business professionals stay at the forefront of change through insight sharing and networking with peers.  

FCBI has market leading positions and brands across the pharma, energy, insurance, technology, transport and travel sectors. They deliver sector-leading conferences across Europe, North America and Asia, attracting over 9,000 delegates and 1,400 sponsors and exhibitors each year, including the likes of IQVIA, Accenture, Intel and Salesforce. 

The investment from LDC, a leading mid-market private equity fund, will enable FCBI to target further organic growth as it plans to increase the scale of its events and expand into new markets, including Asia. The business will also look to make acquisitions both at home and overseas.

Our Role

JEGI | CLARITY was the sole corporate finance advisor to the shareholders of FC Business Intelligence.  

Our team were responsible for planning and managing a highly competitive sale process including positioning, identifying and marketing the business to potential trade buyers and private equity funds globally.  

We led negotiations on pricing and deal structure, as well as coordinating due diligence with multiple parties, delivering an excellent outcome for all shareholders. 

JEGI  | CLARITY were fantastic from start to finish – smart, tenacious, incredibly hard working and thoughtful. Any transaction is potentially fraught with complexity and it was great to have them by our side to advise us. They helped us navigate the process and to deliver not just a good outcome, but the outcome we wanted.

Piers Latimer
Chief Executive Officer, FC Business Intelligence