Nineteen Group

Trade exhibitions
Date Invested
November 2018

At a glance

Attendees at ISE, Nineteen's flagship event
Year-on-year growth in core events
Bolt-on acquisitions completed to date

Nineteen is a trade exhibitions business. Its flagship event in London, International Security Expo (ISE), is a leading event for the global homeland and commercial security industry, an attractive end market that is showing strong growth. The event attracts over 350 exhibitors and 12,500 international decision-makers from government and the private sector.

Our partnership

Phoenix is working with the Nineteen team to grow the business significantly, through the expansion of existing exhibitions, the launch of new exhibitions and strategic acquisitions. Simultaneous with the investment in Nineteen, Phoenix supported its first bolt-on acquisition, Western Business Exhibitions. Nineteen has subsequently acquired Broden Media Limited, the organisers of The Emergency Services Show.

"Two weeks in and I already know that I love it. Private Equity is like being given the tools to build the dream just more quickly and efficiently"

Peter Jones, CEO of Nineteen Group