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Advanstar to buy Larkin Group

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Cleveland--Advanstar Communications announced Monday that it has agreed to buy the Larkin Group, the producer of Accent magazine and 16 fashion and textile trade shows. The magazine and trade shows will be aligned with Advanstar's MAGIC International apparel shows. Larkin's exhibitions include the International Fashion Boutique Shows, the Style Industrie Shows, International Fashion Kids Shows and the International Fashion Fabric Exhibitions. ``This acquisition continues our strategy to add quality marketing communication opportunities for our customers in our targeted industry sectors,'' Advanstar CEO-chairman Bob Krakoff said in a statement.
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