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Grimes, McGovern & Associates

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Grimes, McGovern & Associates
John McGovern, CEO & Owner
315 7th Ave, Suite 14D, NY, NY 10001 USA
212-255- 9700
M: 917-881-6563

Grimes, McGovern & Associates was formed in 2018 by the acquisition of the Global Media & Events group from W.B.Grimes & Company. For nearly 60 years, W.B. Grimes has been a leader in Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory for Media and Events companies, with a special focus on small- and medium-sized companies.

Currently Representing Tradeshows and Events in these markets:

  • Aviation Finance
  • Beverages
  • Financial Markets
  • Personal Care Products
  • Pharmaceutical

Recent transactions include the sale of:

  • MJ Biz to Emerald Expositions
  • Formula4Media’s The Running Event Tradeshow to Diversified Communications
  • Forester Media Network’s Stormcon Tradeshow to Endeavor Business Media      
  • The Lab Institute Event to LabX
  • UK-based Vinelake LTD’s IOT Event Platform to Cambridge Innovation Institute
  • Creative Age’s Nails Tradeshows to Allured Business Media
  • Kestrel Health’s online event platform Woundcon to HMP Communications
  • City and State NY’s Event Business to Government Executive Group
  • UK-based SMI Group’s Defense/Pharma Event Business to SAE International
  • RefComm’s Petroleum Event business to UK- based CRU Group
  • Utility Analytics Institute’s Event & Membership business to Inform
  •  Media Auto Events business in 10 countries including China, Russia, India and Brazil to Suddeutcher VMI.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and South America,  we pride ourselves on providing one-on-one attention to our customers because we understand that selling a business may be one of the most important decisions an owner can make in their lifetime. Our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to quickly formulate strategic plans, identify potential buyers, initiate transaction discussions, conduct due diligence and negotiate acceptable terms.

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  • “Without a doubt the most valuable three days of the year for networking, learning, and meeting colleagues.”
    Tony Calanca, Calanca & Associates LLC
  • “Two of the best acquisitions Access Intelligence had executed came directly from contacts and discussions held at the SISO CEO Summit. Beyond that important networking for transactions, I learn best practices from the best in the industry. The ROI for membership is immeasurable.”
    Don Pazour, CEO, Access Intelligence
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    David Adler, CEO & Founder, Bizbash Media
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    Tom Mitchell, President, Messe Dusseldorf North America
  • “As busy, independent, for-profit organizer, SISO keeps our company connected to all the key players working in this industry and allows great relationships and ongoing learning of best practices from the best in the business. All invaluable assets to help move our business forward."
    Howard Hauben, CEO, H2 Events
  • “The SISO membership represents the entire for-profit tradeshow community and the annual SISO conferences are must-attend events for their educational and networking value.”
    Joel A. Davis, Founder & CEO, JD Events
  • Being a member of SISO has allowed me to navigate the dynamic landscape of our industry in the most effective way possible. Personally, it’s been a journey of continuous learning, networking, and collaboration that fosters deep relationships with industry leaders. Professionally, the insights I’ve gained, the resources I have accessed, and the collaborative initiatives and advocacy work have helped to take my organization to new heights. SISO, to me, is an indispensable asset for my career and business.
    Liz Irving, President, Clarion Events