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Arlington Capital Partners sells Virgo Holdings to Informa

Arlington Capital Partners has sold Virgo Holdings, an integrated business-to-business information services company, to Informa plc.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Virgo is focused on delivering content within the fast-growing natural products, communications, healthcare and business solutions industries via live events, electronic and print media products, and online platforms. Currently, Virgo produces six trade shows and conferences, publishes nine trade websites and six affiliated magazines, and operates online training and accreditation programs as well as branded online stores.
 
“Since our acquisition of Virgo in 2008, we have worked closely with the entire management team to accelerate the company’s digital media strategies, increase online revenues over 400%, and nearly double trade show revenues. We are proud of the value we have built together over the last six years for the company, its customers, its employees and our investors and look forward to the team’s continued success,” says Perry Steiner, a managing partner at Arlington Capital Partners.
 
John Siefert, CEO of Virgo, says: “Our sale to Informa presents a tremendous opportunity for the combined companies to continue to innovate and deliver value across our network and beyond. Through our partnership with Arlington Capital, we have expanded our presence in a number of exciting categories, providing a solid foundation from which to build under Informa’s ownership and global reach.”


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