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Champion Exposition Services acquires Aaron Group

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Boston, MA, Jan 11, 2002 – Mirus announced today that the company has assisted its client, Champion Exposition Services (“Champion Expo”) in the acquisition of the Aaron Group, a full-service trade show exposition firm located in Washington, DC, on December 31, 2001.

Mirus, a leading middle market investment banking firm in Boston, MA, assisted the management of Champion Exposition in identifying and contacting prospective acquisition targets, determining the value of the targets evaluated and negotiating the terms of the transaction.  Jamie Grant, a partner at Mirus, stated “The synergies gained through this acquisition are immediate and there is no doubt that the Aaron Group’s exceptional record of quality client service will be maintained.”

Mark Epstein, President of Champion Expo, noted that this acquisition “not only solidifies our presence in the Washington, DC, market, but it also is an important step in our long-term strategic growth plan.”

Champion Exposition Services is one of the nation’s leading trade show exposition contracting firms. It contracts to meet the design, service, set-up, and storage needs of an international list of clients and events. Champion manages more than 400 events annually.

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