GLM, which is backed by Providence Equity Partners, has acquired the Pier Antiques Show and the Antiques at the Armory Show. Stella Show Management Company was the seller. Financial terms were not announced. White Plains, N.Y.-based GLM produces and markets tradeshows serving the retail industry.
NAPLES, FL, May 20, 2013 – In line with its corporate growth strategy, GLM today announces the acquisition of the Pier Antiques Show and the Antiques at the Armory Show from Stella Show Management Company. This transaction follows the Miami National Antiques Show acquisition announced earlier this year, and positions GLM’s U.S. Antique Shows as the largest producer of indoor antique shows focused on antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches.
“Following the recent addition of the Miami National Antiques Show to our annual events, the acquisition of these established shows in New York further strengthens U.S. Antique Shows’ position as the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows,” said Dan Darby, GLM vice president and U.S. Antique Shows group show director. “In our unique position, we will bring more than 50,000 consumers together with 2,400 dealers, from 22 countries, who exhibit rare merchandise and signature collections in the key U.S. antique and jewelry markets.”
The Pier Antiques Show, one of New York City’s largest, trendsetting shows featuring Fashion Alley and Book Alley, is held semi-annually in March and November, and features 500 exhibitors of quality antique furniture, decorative and fine arts, at Pier 94. The next Pier Antiques Show will be held on November 23-24, 2013.
Originally launched in 1995, the Antiques at the Armory Show has become a mainstay of Americana Week in New York each January. The Show features 100 select exhibits of fine and affordable American & European antiques, period furniture, Americana, folk art, garden and architectural artifacts, fine art and prints.
“The Pier Antiques Show and Armory Antique Show are a natural fit for U.S. Antique Shows,” said Andrea Canady, director of business development, U.S. Antique Shows. “Producing these incredibly unique shows will allow us to develop new, more distinct and comprehensive selling opportunities for dealers, including dealers who have exhibited with U.S. Antique Shows for more than 40 years, while broadening the reach for each of these well-established events.”
For more information and announcements regarding the Pier Antiques Show, visit www.PierAntiqueShow.com. For updates on the Armory Antique Show visit www.ArmoryAntiqueShow.com.
GLM brings efficiencies and opportunities to the flow of merchandise – from product development/manufacturer to vendor/brand manager to retailer to consumer – through tradeshows, consumer events and digital platforms. GLM events include NY NOW™, International Contemporary Furniture Fair®, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, National Stationery Show®, Surf Expo, SURTEX® and The Original Miami Beach Antique Show®. Additional information is available online at www.glmshows.com.