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Pageant Media acquires Falk Marques Group

Pageant Media, a global business information and events provider, today announces the acquisition of Falk Marques Group, an independent conference and media company focused on advancing women in private equity, venture capital and alternatives.

Pageant Media acquires Falk Marques Group
Charlie Kerr: “We are delighted to be able to help Falk Marques Group grow faster and accelerate their important mission.”

The Women’s Private Equity Summit was launched in 2008, followed by the Women’s Alternative Investment Summit in 2009. These events bring together institutional investors, fund managers and advisors for an exchange of business ideas and information, networking and deal-making. The Women’s Private Equity Summit is the largest event of its kind in the world, attracting 850 women from across the private equity spectrum each year, says Pageant Media.

Falk Marques Group’s Summits complement Pageant’s existing portfolio of LP-GP events. Through Pension Bridge, Pageant provides educational and networking conferences to U.S. investors, consultants and asset managers.

Beth Falk and Raul Marqués founded the Falk Marques Group in 2006 with a commitment to helping women in private equity, venture capital, and alternative investments advance their place in the industry. In addition to the two foundational Summits, Falk Marques Group produces the Women’s Leadership Unbound Summit, and the weekly “Women’s PE Briefs” newsletter. Beth will continue as a top leader of Falk Marques Group, where she will focus on expanding the company’s portfolio of products and services.

Commenting on today's announcement, Charlie Kerr, Chief Executive of Pageant Media, said: “We are delighted to be able to help Falk Marques Group grow faster and accelerate their important mission at this critical time.”

Beth Falk, Founder and President, said: “Building Falk Marques Group over the past 14 years has been a labour of love. Through our Summits we have fostered an extraordinary community of women who share our mission and value our impact on the industry. With this acquisition by Pageant, my team and I will be able to expand our offerings and build on our role as the premier provider of events and content to women in private equity, venture capital, and alternative investments.”