Berkery Noyes, a mid-market investment bank, announced that David Loechner had joined the firm as managing director.

As president of Nielsen Expositions in 2013, Loechner led the sale process from the Nielsen Company and was appointed CEO under new private equity ownership. He renamed the organization Emerald Expositions, led the carve-out process and successfully stood up the company as an independent organization with over 500 employees in 10 U.S. offices. Through a combination of organic growth and completing and integrating over 16 acquisitions in five years, more than doubling the size of the company, he completed the IPO in 2017.

Loechner most recently served as founder and CEO of DLJ Events.

“As we reaffirm our long-standing history and commitment to covering the trade show and events marketplace, David adds a wealth of knowledge that will help achieve superior outcomes for our clients,” said James Berkery, Managing Partner at Berkery Noyes. “Being on the buy side for so long and seeing dozens of prospective acquisitions cross his desk annually, in addition to his hands-on experience operating over 150 plus events and media products each year in this sector, David knows what makes individual properties attractive.” Berkery continued.

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