Founded in 2008, CloserStill has established a leading position by providing world-class content and attracting large, high-value audiences. The global exhibitions market is one of the most important business-to-business marketing channels, with CloserStill boasting excellent renewal rates in this space. Inflexion’s Partnership Capital investment will support further organic growth as well as facilitating continued innovation through ‘geo-cloning’ successful events in other markets and facilitate targeted acquisitions.
The Inflexion difference
Inflexion’s international reach made the firm the natural partner for CloserStill’s global ambitions. We supported management to continue its successful strategy of geo-cloning across three continents, which supported growth in exhibitors and delegates. We also backed eight acquisitions during our partnership, including Learning 2018 in the US and iLearning Forum in France, and organically supported launches in Singapore and New York.
Inflexion have been a tremendous backer, giving us just the right amount of support to grow our business internationally both through taking existing UK exhibitions overseas and through acquisitions. Their in-country experts were incredibly valuable, with their input enabling us to win our largest order in the history of our Asian business.
Executive Chairman and CEO, CloserStill Media