Collingwood Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of 1LoD, a conference platform providing the highest-quality intelligence to risk and control practitioners across the three lines of defence in financial institutions, on its sale to Infopro Digital, a provider of information services to risk management professionals in financial services. 
Increasingly, financial institutions have been evolving their approaches to managing non-financial risks which arise from their operations, processes, and systems. This expanding field includes conduct, financial crime, and technological, cyber, and climate risks. 
1LoD’s London and New York in-person events, virtual events, private meetings, digital content, and benchmarking surveys which target non-financial risk professionals in the largest banks highly complement Infopro Digital’s Risk Global division. 

We are excited to join Infopro Digital. We have always been impressed by their reputation in the risk, insurance and finance markets, and we are confident that by combining our strengths and resources, we will be able to offer a more comprehensive service and reach a wider and more global audience.

John Baskott and Paul Hodge, co-founders of 1LoD
Infopro Digital is a leading provider of B2B information services. The group is present in 21 countries and employs over 4,000 people. Its innovative solutions are aimed at professional communities in five key economic sectors: construction & public sector, automotive, risk & insurance, industry and retail. Its solutions enable decision-makers to make informed decisions and companies to develop their commercial activity and performance sustainably. The group’s portfolio includes, Chartis Research, and many other brands that serve over 3 million customers worldwide. Infopro Digital is headquartered in Paris and has offices in London, New York, Nashville, Hong Kong, and other locations. 

We are delighted to welcome the 1LoD team to Infopro Digital. They are a talented and passionate group of professionals who share our values and mission to deliver high-quality content to our markets. This acquisition adds scale to the Risk Global platform and extends further our already robust Risk Live conference series.

David Pagliaro, Executive Director, Infopro Digital
Collingwood began working with 1LoD in 2020. Collingwood Scaleup advised on their large-scale events strategy, governance, 3 year planning and value creation. Collingwood served as 1LoD’s fractional CFO, both leading up to and through the transaction. Key buyers were engaged by Collingwood Corporate Finance 24 months before exit, leading to a competitive, multi-party process and the founders’ eventual decision to partner with Infopro Digital.
This transaction underlines Collingwood’s mission to support leaders of media businesses to create and maximise business value. 
“Thank you, Collingwood. Engaging you to advise us on scaling up our business was one of the best decisions we made. We are delighted with the outcome and our new home.” 
John Baskott Co-Founder, 1LoD

Congratulations to Paul and John for building THE market-leading conference platform for non-financial risk and compliance in banks. We have been proud to see the growth and professionalisation of 1LoD since first partnering with the team back in 2020, and look forward to seeing the next stage of 1LoD’s journey in its new home, Infopro Digital.

Daniel Schwarz, Director of Corporate Finance, Collingwood

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