December 1, 2023

Blackstone acquires Cvent for $4.6 billion

Cvent has announced that it has entered an agreement to be acquired by Blackstone in a transaction valued at approximately $4.6 billion.

As of December 31 2022, Cvent has approximately 22,000 customers globally in the corporate, non-profit, higher education and hospitality sectors. Since its founding in 1999, Cvent has helped manage more than five million events, and lists over 302,000 hotels and venues on the Cvent Supplier Network – an online platform with tools to search, negotiate and contract with hotels and venues for event space.

“We are excited to share this announcement and look forward to our next chapter alongside the Blackstone team,” said Reggie Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Cvent. “As one of the world’s largest private equity firms, Blackstone brings deep expertise in the event and hospitality industry, and with their backing, we plan to continue to invest in our business and deliver the innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs and power the meetings and events ecosystem.”

Martin Brand, Head of North America Private Equity and Global Co-Head of Technology Investing at Blackstone, added: “Cvent is an industry leader and we are excited to partner with their management team to continue the firm’s innovation and deliver world-class technology solutions to customers in the event and hospitality space.”;