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Jeff Yunis Sells WWIN To Urban Expositions

Jeff Yunis sold the Women’s Wear in Nevada (WWIN) to Urban Expositions, the deal closing on August 19. No sale price was disclosed, but a source close to the deal told BODY “it was a very big number” and “well over $10 million.”

Roland Timney, a minority shareholder in the WWIN show, plans to remain as a consultant, and his son Chad will become the new WWIN show manager.

Yunis said that he had been in discussions with Urban for some time and now the “time was right.” He added that Urban plans no changes to the show “so long as it remains profitable.”

Yunis, who has owned the International Lingerie Show (ILS) for many years, said he has no current plans to sell that event, although he remains open to offers.

In November of last year, Urban and The Halloween Industry Association (HIA), a manufacturer-centric industry group, jointly acquired the Halloween & Party Expo. That event is held annually in New Orleans.

Urban Expositions was launched in 1996 with the semi-annual Philadelphia Gift Show, and now, “through acquisitions and new show development,” it owns, manages and produces about two dozen gift, decorative accessory, souvenir and resort merchandise trade shows across the U.S.. The company is based in Kennesaw, GA, with additional offices in Shelton, CT and Boca Raton, FL.

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