Many people across the AV industry saw the bankruptcy of Exponation LLC last year as the final nail in the coffin of the Digital Signage Expo, but Questex today announced it has acquired the Digital Signage Expo brand.
Questex, owned by MidOcean Partners, acquired the rights to the live and digital assets including all Digital Signage Expo trademarks, tradenames, websites, domain names, databases as well as customer, vendor and attendee lists.
Questex will announce the go-forward strategy for these assets “in the near future,” according to today’ company announcement.
“Questex lives in the experience economy bringing people together in the markets that help them live better and live longer and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences in fast growing markets,” the company said in today’s announcement.
Why Questex Acquired DSE Brand
The Questex acquisition of the Digital Signage Expo brand “complements Questex’s business and aligns with its growth strategy including both acquisition and organic growth in the experience economy,” the announcement says.
It “builds on the recent acquisition of LDI, which connects design, technology and production to the live audience experience, and with Questex’s technology assets including Sensors Converge, StreamTV Show and Fierce Electronics,” says the company announcement.
“We’re starting 2021 in a very strong position with the right people, the right products and the right processes,” said Questex CEO Paul Miller in the company announcement. “We’ve created a strong foundation and strategy that is incredibly relevant to the disruptive trends currently in the market.
“Digital Signage Expo complements our portfolio perfectly and we’re excited for the opportunity to grow these properties as part of the Questex family. We hope to build upon the past success of the brand to connect suppliers with buyers across this very exciting market,” he said.