EMAP'S NEW CEO: There's a new chief executive at Emap Communications, the B2B publisher that will soon belong to Apax Partners and the Guardian Media Group. Eden Bidco, the company formed by the two parties to acquire Emap Communications, on Monday tapped David Gilbertson as the company's ceo, effective March 20 when Eden Bidco's acquisition of Emap Communications is set to be completed. In December, Eden Bidco agreed to acquire the company for 1 billion pounds, or $2 billion at current exchange.
Gilbertson most recently held the post of ceo of Informa plc, a London-based information, publishing and events business, from which he resigned Monday. He replaces Derek Carter, who had served as Emap Communications' chief executive for the past 11 years. Following the expected completion of Eden Bidco's takeover of Emap Thursday, the company will be delisted from the London Stock Exchange. — Nina Jones