Exhibitions. Exhibition organiser Easyfairs has strengthened its trade show portfolio by acquiring two mechanical engineering events from Clarion, FMB, and FMB-Sud, in Germany, which together claimed 750 exhibitors and 7,000 attendees. The privately-owned Easyfairs is itself the subject of speculation about a possible change of ownership, now expected later in 2019. But the privately-owned company is showing that it will keep adding to its portfolio. The company employs 750 staff and has a turnover of €157m. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.