BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has signed an agreement to acquire Grass Roots Meetings & Events from Blackhawk Network Holdings. Grass Roots Meetings & Events is a division of Grass Roots Group Holdings, Ltd. and specializes in strategic meetings management and delegate management. Scott Graf, president of BCD M&E Global, said the company has been strategically investing over the last three years to grow its global presence. He said this acquisition is about strengthening local event operations, offering new venue sourcing technology and expanding the company’s delegate management solution. The deal will add 220 employees to BCD M&E, including many with local expertise in the UK, Germany, US, Switzerland and Singapore. Grass Roots Meetings & Events manages over $150 million annually in meeting spend. Blackhawk Network will retain ownership of the Grass Roots parent company.