Kelly Simon Productions Inc. has sold a majority interest in its three Law Enforcement & Security events to E.J. Krause & Associates Inc. Kelly Simon Productions is a Pennsylvania-based company that also produces the Pittsburgh FireRescue & EMS show and several consumer shows. Corporate Solutions of Westport, Connecticut was Kelly Simon’s exclusive financial advisor in arranging, structuring and negotiating the deal.
The three Law Enforcement & Security Expos are held in New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. "The acquisition of the business fits extremely well with the portfolio currently owned by E.J. Krause & Associates. These three events will complement their other security related events – Maritime Security Expo, Mid-Atlantic Regional All Hazards Forum & Exhibition and Global Border Security," said Nick Curci, President of Corporate Solutions, in a statement.
E.J. Krause is one of the largest privately held exhibition management companies in the world. With 16 offices on four continents, EJK produces more than 80 events in 16 different industries. "This partnership adds the global sales and marketing resources of EJK to the organizing activities that are already being provided by Kelly Simon Productions," said Michael Rosenberg, Vice President Homeland Security for E.J. Krause & Associates.