Grimes, McGovern & Associates (GMA) was formed in 2018 by the acquisition of the Global Media & Events group from W.B. Grimes & Company by CEO & Owner John McGovern. GMA is a global independent M&A Advisory firm and one of the most active in the world in tradeshow and event acquisitions. The GMA team has worked on the following transactions: MJ Biz to Emerald Exposition, The Running Event Tradeshow to Diversified Comm, Stormcon to Endeavor Business Media, The Lab Institute Event to LabX, UK-based Vinelake LTD’s IOT Event Platform to Cambridge Innovation Institute, Creative Age’s Nails Tradeshows to Allured Business Media, UK-based SMI Group’s Defense/Pharma Event Business to SAE International and Ultima Media Auto Events business in 10 countries including China, Russia, India and Brazil to Suddeutcher VMI.

Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and South America, GMA is currently representing event businesses in Tech/Miami, CPG, DE&I, Energy, and Hospitality sectors.