Ascential PLC (formerly Top Right Group and Emap International Ltd)

Company:Ascential PLC (formerly Top Right Group and Emap International Ltd)Investment Year:2008
Ascential PLC (formerly Top Right Group and Emap International Ltd)

Country:  United Kingdom

Deal status:  Exited

Business focus: 

Leading UK trade publisher and information services provider


Greater London House, 
Hampstead Road, 

t: +44 (0) 207 728 5000


Ascential PLC encompasses the following three businesses:


The i2i Events Group

Large-scale conferences, festivals and exhibitions business which makes up some 44% of the Group's turnover. Its portfolio includes the World Retail Congress, BETT, Naidex, Spring Fair International, RWM, BVE, Pure London and World Architecture Festival, among others.

i2i also manages Lions Festivals, a brand built on the success of Cannes Lions, the International Festival of Creativity.



4C Group

The 4C Group is a global information services provider organised into three areas;

Design which will include global trend forecaster WGSN

Retail and Customer Insight which will include Planet Retail, CAP and BRAD

Infrastucture which will include Glenigan, Groundsure, IJ, MEED and




A progressive business-to-business media company accounts for 18% of group turnover and delivers market-leading journalism, breaking news and analysis. Emap produces 'must have,' high quality and specialist content across multiple channels. Brands in the Emap portfolio include Retail Week, Draper's, Construction News, Architects' Journal and Health Service Journal.

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