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closed 10/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Hugin Group BV

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hugin Group BV from NYSE Euronext. Hugin is the leading pan-European provider of regulatory and news distribution services. The acquisition reinforces Thomson Reuters commitment to serving the broad needs of investor relations and corporate communications professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target parent: NYSE Euronext
target: Hugin Group BV
Hugin Group is the favored partner of Investor Relations and Public Relations Officers, offering a full range of services including: financial, regulatory and media news distribution, online services, broadcast services and client services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
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0.0x
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closed 11/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired CNW Group Ltd.

synopsis: UBM plc announced that PR Newswire has acquired the outstanding 50% share in its Canada Newswire business from the Press Association for cash consideration of £30.1m. Established in 1960, CNW Group is the leading newswire provider in Canada, distributing approximately 90,000 wire releases per year.
buyer parent:United Business Media Limited
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences.
target parent: Press Association
target: CNW Group Ltd.
CNW’s mission is connecting organizations to relevant news and information consumers. CNW Group is Canada's leading newswire provider, offering bilingual service and expansive networks that reach key media and market points locally, nationally and globally.
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closed 12/19/2006 via

Euronext N.V., acquired Hugin Group BV

synopsis: Pan-European exchange Euronext has signed an agreement to acquire Hugin, a corporate news distribution service, for EUR20.5 million.
buyer parent:New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
buyer: Euronext N.V.
Euronext N.V. is the world's first cross border exchange business. It provides services for cash markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal, and for derivatives in the UK. Euronext's services range from public offerings to trading facilities for cash instruments and derivatives.
target: Hugin Group BV
Hugin Group is the favored partner of Investor Relations and Public Relations Officers, offering a full range of services including: financial, regulatory and media news distribution, online services, broadcast services and client services.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 6/14/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired PR Newswire do Brasil

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired the remaining 62.03% interest in PR Newswire Brazil for an initial cash consideration of $1.2 million with a further performance-related consideration of $0.2m, payable over the next two years.
buyer: United Business Media Limited(UBMJF:$972.30)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets.
target: PR Newswire do Brasil
Founded in 1998, PR Newswire Brazil provides Brazilian corporations and public relations agencies with a wide range of targeting, distribution and monitoring services to help them communicate and engage with global audiences.
price ($mm)
$1.20*
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closed 8/7/2006 via PR Newswire

Vocus, Inc., acquired PRWeb

synopsis: Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations, has acquired privately-held PRWeb, the pioneer in online visibility and search engine optimized press release distribution. The total consideration was approximately $28 million consisting of $20.8 million in cash and 494,543 shares of Vocus.
buyer: Vocus, Inc.(VOCS:$186.93)
Vocus is a leading provider of on-demand software for corporate communications and public relations. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes manage local and global relationships and communications with journalists, analysts, public officials and other key audiences.
target: PRWeb
PRWeb, the Online Visibility Company™, is recognized as the Internet's leading online news and press release distribution service worldwide. Since 1997, PRWeb has been changing the way businesses, marketing departments and public relations firms think about press releases.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
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closed 9/1/2006 via

Nasdaq Stock Market Inc., acquired PrimeZone Media Network

synopsis: Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. said on Monday it agreed to buy PrimeZone Media Network, a privately held publisher of corporate press releases. Nasdaq, the No. 2 U.S. stock exchange, said it plans to integrate PrimeZone's information distribution, investor relations and multimedia services into the product range offered by its corporate client group.
buyer parent:NASD
buyer: Nasdaq Stock Market Inc.(NDAQ:$3,119.00)
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets.
target: PrimeZone Media Network
PrimeZone Media Network is a press release newswire and multimedia service with one of the world's most extensive distribution networks.
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$18
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closed 4/3/2006 via Company Press Release

Market Wire merged with CCNMatthews,

synopsis: Market Wire, a full-service distributor of company press releases and material news, announced that it has joined forces with CCNMatthews, one of Canada's leading newswires, to form the newswire industry's best North American news distribution service.
buyer parent:Pims Holdings Limited
buyer: CCNMatthews
Marketwire is a leading newswire service offering press release distribution, media contact management, multimedia, media monitoring services and other workflow solutions for public relations, investor relations, journalists and other communications professionals.
target: Market Wire
Market Wire, a CCNMatthews Company, is the third-largest newswire in the U.S. A full-service distributor of company press releases and financial news announcements, Market Wire provides real-time news feeds to thousands of leading websites, newswires, and databases.
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closed 6/13/2012 via PR Web

M-Brain Oy, acquired Esmerk

synopsis: M-Brain has acquired Esmerk, a company that supplies senior executives and decision-makers in leading international companies with a flow of intelligently selected essential business information to improve their mental maps of their business environments.
buyer: M-Brain Oy
M-Brain is a competitive intelligence company monitoring and analysing social and editorial media online as well as traditional printed media and radio and television.
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Esmerk
Esmerk supplies senior executives and decision-makers in leading international companies with a flow of intelligently selected essential business information to improve their mental maps of their business environments.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$13
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EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 4/22/2010 via Capital IQ

Gorkana merged with Durrants, Ltd.,

synopsis: Exponent Private Equity has agreed to buy Gorkana, a journalist database for PR professionals. Gorkana will be merged with existing portfolio company Durrants.
buyer parent:Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Durrants, Ltd.
Durrants have been providing an invaluable service for PR people for over 125 years. Durrants has been a market leader, and will continue to innovate to ensure their range of media monitoring and evaluation services go on meeting their clients changing needs.
target: Gorkana
Gorkana is a journalist database for PR professionals to track of journalists’ career moves, monitor editorial team changes and keep up-to-date with publication launches.
price ($mm)
$38
rev ($mm)
$92
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EV / rev
0.4x
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 buyers acquired VNU nv

synopsis: Valcon, the consortium of private equity firms that for months has been trying to buy Anglo-Dutch media giant VNU for $9.7 billion, last weekend declared victory. The consortium said shareholders representing nearly 79% of VNU’s stock have tendered their stake.
buyer: AlpInvest Partners N.V.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP(BX:$6,505.20)
buyer: The Carlyle Group(CG:$4,441.20)
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.(KKR:$9,659.29)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London.
target: VNU nv(NLSN:$5,703.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets.
price ($mm)
$11,594
rev ($mm)
$4,479
EBITDA ($mm)
$835
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 3/1/2007 via Company Press Release

NEPS LLC, acquired Art Plus Technology

synopsis: NEPS, LLC, an innovator in the automation of document-intensive business processes, announced it has acquired Boston-based Art Plus Technology, Inc. (APT), the premier provider of document and information design services to the financial, insurance, and health care industries.
buyer parent:Hispania Capital Partners
buyer: NEPS LLC
New England Programming Services (NEPS) is a leading provider of solutions for the automation of document-intensive business processes backed by a uniquely qualified services and integration team.
target: Art Plus Technology
Art Plus Technology, Inc. offers document designing and application development services for finance and insurance industries. The company provides system and graphic designing, document processing, strategy development, and application hosting and implementation services.
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closed 10/1/2012 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, LLC, purchased Four Marketing Brands from Penton Media

synopsis: Rockville, Maryland-based b-to-b media company Access Intelligence has purchased four of Penton Media's marketing brands. Included in the deal are Chief Marketer, Multichannel Merchant, Direct and PROMO and their associated events and digital components.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets.
seller parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
seller: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed.
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closed 8/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Group PLC, acquired Data2Decisions

synopsis: UK-based media group Aegis has acquired marketing effectiveness analytics consultancy Data2Decisions. London-based Data2Decisions uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
buyer: Aegis Group PLC
Aegis Group plc is one of the world’s leading media and digital marketing communications groups. Aegis is made up of two operating businesses, Aegis Media (Carat, Vizeum, Posterscope, Isobar and iProspect) and Aztec, the scan-based market and consumer insights company.
target: Data2Decisions
London-based Data2Decisions was founded in 2001 by former Millward Brown statistician Paul Dyson and uses a variety of statistical modelling, econometric and analysis techniques to examine client data and uses the resulting insights to inform marketing strategy.
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closed 9/1/2010 via Market Wire

Harte-Hanks, Inc., acquired Information Arts Ltd

synopsis: Harte-Hanks, Inc. announced that it acquired Information Arts (UK) Limited. Information Arts, based in High Wycombe in the United Kingdom, is a provider of data-driven marketing insight to business-to-business marketers across Europe -- and increasingly across the globe.
buyer: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS:$850.77)
Harte-Hanks® is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides multichannel direct and digital marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to a wide range of local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers.
target: Information Arts Ltd
Information Arts is the leader of insight-led business-to-business relationship marketing in Europe. Information Arts delivers a range of insight, data and database solutions within a high added value service to clients.
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closed 5/22/2007 via BusinessWire

TFC, Inc., acquired Database Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Nationally-recognized marketing service provider, TFC, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Database Marketing Solutions, a leading database marketing consultancy based in Los Gatos, California, with a client base of Fortune 1000 companies.
buyer: TFC, Inc.
TFC is a nationally recognized marketing services provider to Fortune 1000 companies. The company melds strategic insights and industry expertise to deliver effective marketing and sales enablement programs.
target: Database Marketing Solutions
Database Marketing Solutions has completed hundreds of database marketing projects with results that are real and measurable: Increased response rates and revenue streams, richer cross-sell and up-sell opportunities, greater profits-per-customer improved productivity and stronger customer loyalty.
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cancelled 10/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

Silver Lake Partners, ValueAct Capital Partners LP, cancelled an acquisition of Acxiom Corporation

synopsis: Acxiom® Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Silver Lake, the leading investment firm focused on large-scale investments in technology-driven growth industries, and ValueAct Capital, one of the largest investment firms that makes strategic block and control investments in public and private companies.
buyer: ValueAct Capital Partners LP
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
ValueAct Capital, with offices in San Francisco and Boston and more than $5 billion in investments, seeks to make active strategic-block value investments in a limited number of companies.
target: Acxiom Corporation(ACXM:$1,159.97)
Acxiom Corporation integrates data, services and technology to create and deliver customer and information management solutions. Acxiom's innovative solutions are Customer Data Integration (CDI) technology, data, database services, IT outsourcing, consulting and analytics, and privacy leadership.
price ($mm)
$2,852
rev ($mm)
$1,395
EBITDA ($mm)
$397
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 11/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Mailnet Services, Inc., acquired Conclusive Strategies

synopsis: Mailnet Services, Inc. brings a new dimension to its multi-channel marketing capabilities with the acquisition of two established database marketing and analytics firms. The addition of Synapse Technology and Conclusive Strategies to its existing business line further expands Mailnet’s marketing execution management expertise.
buyer: Mailnet Services, Inc.
Mailnet Services, Inc. helps businesses deliver direct mail for marketing campaigns quickly and cost effectively through two Internet-based services, MailnetExpress(R) and Listcleanup.com(R). MailnetExpress is an on-line application that allows for the development and scheduling.
target: Conclusive Strategies
Conclusive Strategies is a database marketing and geographic information systems company that provides and analyzes the data to help their clients identify their target audiences, and the means to reach them.
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closed 8/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Roark Capital Group, acquired DX Marketing

synopsis: Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced the acquisition of DX Marketing, LLC. DX Marketing provides market research, customer prospecting, data mapping, and digital printing services to its direct mail advertising clients from its facilities in Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Georgia.
buyer: Roark Capital Group
Roark Capital Group is an Atlanta-based private equity firm that acquires majority positions in franchise, direct marketing, financial services, niche manufacturing, and service businesses.
target: DX Marketing
DX Marketing provides a comprehensive basket of services to support the direct marketing efforts of its clients. Services include market research and direct mailings based upon market segmentation, customer profiling, prospecting and data mapping.
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closed 6/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Xtech LLC, acquired TC Index

synopsis: xTech, an information services provider that enables online commerce and direct marketing companies to profitably grow customer relationships while preventing fraud and identity theft, announced that it has completed an acquisition of The Credit Index of Mount Arlington, NJ.
buyer: Xtech LLC
xTech, LLC. is an information services company that enables online commerce and direct marketing companies to profitably grow customer relationships while preventing fraud and identity theft.
target: TC Index
The Credit Index is a leading provider of consumer information decisioning solutions to the direct marketing industry. Since 1964, The Credit Index has been helping businesses target responsive purchasers and control credit risk.
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closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The CAPS Group, purchased educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media opera from Schawk, Inc.

synopsis: The CAPS Group, a premier provider of graphic arts services to corporations, advertising agencies and design firms, has acquired the educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media operations of Schawk, Inc.
buyer: The CAPS Group
The CAPS Group is one of the largest independent graphic arts services providers in the United States. Its clients include Fortune 500 corporations, leading mid-market companies, nationally recognized publishers and large advertising agencies. The company is headquartered in Chicago.
seller: Schawk, Inc.(SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. specialize in two markets: packaging and advertising. Many of the world’s biggest consumer products companies, advertising agencies and printers rely on us every day for innovative brand imaging solutions that help them achieve strategic business goals.
price ($mm)
$29
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 10/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Hugin Group BV

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has completed the acquisition of Hugin Group BV from NYSE Euronext. Hugin is the leading pan-European provider of regulatory and news distribution services. The acquisition reinforces Thomson Reuters commitment to serving the broad needs of investor relations and corporate communications professionals.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target parent: NYSE Euronext
target: Hugin Group BV
Hugin Group is the favored partner of Investor Relations and Public Relations Officers, offering a full range of services including: financial, regulatory and media news distribution, online services, broadcast services and client services.
price ($mm)
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$7
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closed 12/19/2006 via

Euronext N.V., acquired Hugin Group BV

synopsis: Pan-European exchange Euronext has signed an agreement to acquire Hugin, a corporate news distribution service, for EUR20.5 million.
buyer parent:New York Stock Exchange, Inc.
buyer: Euronext N.V.
Euronext N.V. is the world's first cross border exchange business. It provides services for cash markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal, and for derivatives in the UK. Euronext's services range from public offerings to trading facilities for cash instruments and derivatives.
target: Hugin Group BV
Hugin Group is the favored partner of Investor Relations and Public Relations Officers, offering a full range of services including: financial, regulatory and media news distribution, online services, broadcast services and client services.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 2/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Dominio Sistemas

synopsis: US media and information company Thomson Reuters announced the acquisition of Brazilian accounting software developer Dominio Sistemas Ltda. Dominio specializes in the development and implementation of accounting management and tax management software solutions for accounting firms, and micro- and small companies in Brazil.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: Dominio Sistemas
Domínio Sistemas Ltda. develops and provides accounting solutions and software for large, medium, small companies and enterprises. Its products include Accounting Plus, a solution for managing accounting firms. Domínio Sistemas Ltda. was incorporated in 1998 and is based in Criciúma, Brazil.
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Intellectual Property & Science, acquired Avedas

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of information for businesses and professionals, announced it has acquired German-based Avedas, a company specializing in the development and implementation of current research information systems.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Intellectual Property & Science
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services.
target: Avedas
Avedas specializes in the development and implementation of current research information systems. Avedas’ flagship research information system, CONVERIS® 5, supports universities, research institutions and funding agencies in collecting and managing data across the research life cycle.
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closed 11/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters Eikon, acquired Kortes

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it is expanding its insight into Russian commodity markets with the acquisition of Kortes, a primary Russian energy information provider that specializes in oil, petrochemical, and transportation industry content across the markets of the Russian Federation and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Eikon
Thomson Reuters Eikon provides solutions for consuming real-time and historical data, connecting with the financial markets community and executing financial markets transactions across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives.
target: Kortes
Kortes provides intelligent industry content such as spot prices, company fundamentals, news and industry commentary to a wide range of clients including Russian and global oil companies, producers and refiners, oil distributors, independent traders, news agencies and state organizations.
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Newswire

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired BondDesk Group LLC

synopsis: Tradeweb Markets, a leading builder and operator of global fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced that it has completed the acquisition of BondDesk Group LLC, and has rebranded its combined retail fixed income division as Tradeweb Direct. Customers will soon benefit from a new bridge between each of the current trading platforms.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
Tradeweb Markets is a world leader in building and operating electronic over-the-counter marketplaces. Tradeweb’s position as the hub of electronic trading in fixed income and derivatives business has been made possible through a longstanding partnership with the industry.
target parent: Advent International
target: BondDesk Group LLC
BondDesk Group is a privately held company providing comprehensive, value added fixed income solutions to the securities industry in the U.S. and Canada. The BondDesk ECN is one of the leading fixed income trading platforms in the U.S.
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closed 9/10/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, purchased Bisk CPE and CPA Test Prep Division from Bisk

synopsis: Bisk Education, one of the nation's largest providers of online education from America's leading universities, has sold its Continuing Professional Education ("CPE") and test preparation services for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination ("CPA") to Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting Business.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government.
seller: Bisk
Bisk CPEasy is America's best-selling CPE (Continuing Professional Education) programs for Public and Industry CPAs. CPA Review has a remarkable record of helping more than 150,000 CPA candidates pass the Uniform CPA Exam.
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closed 9/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Omnesys Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Thomson Reuters acquired Bangalore-based Omnesys Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Omnesys is an integrated provider of sell-side order management systems (OMS) and high frequency trading solutions for Indian exchange traded instruments.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: Omnesys Technologies Private Limited
Omnesys is a leading provider of software for Securities markets worldwide. Omnesys products range from multi-asset, multi venue trading systems, market data and connectivity solutions to buy-side and sell-side firms, consumer oriented trading terminals and websites.
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closed 8/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired SigmaGenix

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced its acquisition of SigmaGenix a leading development firm of FX and options risk management systems that was founded by Jeremy Gelber. SigmaGenix provides full-featured investment-bank style risk management systems for foreign exchange derivatives.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: SigmaGenix
SigmaGenix provides full-featured investment-bank style risk management systems for foreign exchange derivatives. Some of its features include portfolio risk management, reporting, pricing & booking, trade lifecycle management, and multiple data sourcing.
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closed 8/15/2013 via PR Web

Handshake Software, Inc., acquired OneView

synopsis: Handshake Software, Inc., the provider of SharePoint-based Intranets, Extranets, Search, Document and Email Management announced that it has acquired the assets of the OneView business from Thomson Reuters. The acquisition includes the OneView Connect, OneView Search and OneView Extranet products and client contracts.
buyer: Handshake Software, Inc.
Handshake Software is the industry leader in providing products and services to enhance SharePoint for Intranets, Extranets, Search, Document and Email Management. Handshake's clients include some of the worlds’ largest and most prestigious law firms, companies and government agencies
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: OneView
OneView provides ECM software through its Connect, Search and Extranet products that are vital for legal professionals to securely share information, search data using Microsoft SharePoint technologies.
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closed 10/2/2013 via BusinessWire

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, acquired Omgeo LLC

synopsis: The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, a US post-trade financial services company, announced that it has completed its 100% acquisition of Omgeo, the global standard for efficiency in institutional post-trade processing.
buyer: Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), through its subsidiaries, provides clearing, settlement and information services for equities, corporate and municipal bonds, government and mortgage-backed securities, money market instruments and over-the-counter derivatives.
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Omgeo LLC
Omgeo LLC is the leading provider of complete global trade management services, processing over one million trades per day and serving 6,000 broker-dealers, custodians and investment managers in more than 40 countries.
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announced 7/3/2013 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, will purchase FOREX Options Business from TradeWeb Group LLC

synopsis: Thomson Reuters Corp has agreed to buy the foreign exchange options business of TradeWeb Markets. TradeWeb's foreign exchange options clients will eventually migrate to the FXall and will have access to more liquidity and products. Thomson Reuters is the majority owner of TradeWeb with ten other stakeholders.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: TradeWeb Group LLC
TradeWeb Market's foreign exchange options business serves financial professionals such as pension fund managers and institutional investors who use the platform to trade options on major currencies.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired BioWorld

synopsis: BioWorld and its companion publication Medical Device Daily (MDD) have been acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target parent: Thompson Media Group LLC
target: BioWorld
BioWorld covers news on public companies and hard-to-find information on private companies. This news coverage of the biotechnology industry is 100 percent original and available only at BioWorld.
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closed 6/17/2013 via PR Newswire

MetaStock, acquired MetaStock

synopsis: Utah-based Innovative Market Analysis acquired the award-winning MetaStock technical analysis software line from Thomson Reuters effective May 3, 2013. Innovative Market Analysis was created by current MetaStock President Scott Brown.
buyer: MetaStock
MetaStock is the premier brand in the charting and technical analysis arena for the self-directed trader. MetaStock also has an institutional version, used by professional traders in some of the world’s largest financial institutions.
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: MetaStock
MetaStock is the premier brand in the charting and technical analysis arena for the self-directed trader. MetaStock also has an institutional version, used by professional traders in some of the world’s largest financial institutions.
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closed 6/6/2013 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, acquired Pricing Partners SAS

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced that it has acquired Pricing Partners SAS, an international software developer and provider of OTC (over-the-counter) derivative pricing analytics and services for financial firms.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: Pricing Partners SAS
Pricing Partners provides a comprehensive set of service solutions to address the full range of customers' and partners' needs, accompanying them every step of the way and helping them take advantage of Price-it capabilities.
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closed 4/26/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired LearnLive Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: LearnLive has joined Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. LearnLive Technologies offers accredited e-learning services, such as webcasts and online courses, to accounting firms, law firms, and financial organizations.
buyer: Thomson Reuters(TRI:$13,278.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
target: LearnLive Technologies, Inc.
LearnLive Technologies automates the creation, delivery, management, and certification of accredited eLearning programs for professionals including accounting, legal and finance. LearnLive platform includes Compass, Compliance Tracking, and Connect.
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closed 4/17/2013 via PR Newswire

Thomson CompuMark, acquired Onscope

synopsis: Thomson CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business and global leader in trademark searching and brand protection solutions, announced the acquisition of the trademark business of Onscope, a provider of trademark searching, monitoring and online screening in Canada.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson CompuMark
Thomson CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business and a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, provides the industry’s broadest range of trademark research and brand protection solutions.
target: Onscope
Onscope is a premier Canadian provider of trademark research technology with regional intellectual property expertise and services in both French and English. With an emphasis on linguistics technologies, it has created some of the most innovative products in information retrieval and translation.
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closed 4/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, acquired TaxWorks

synopsis: The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has announced that it has acquired select assets of the TaxWorks software line from RedGear Technologies. TaxWorks, Inc. develops tax preparation software solutions for professional tax preparers.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government.
target parent: H & R Block, Inc.
target: TaxWorks
TaxWorks, Inc. develops tax preparation software solutions for professional tax preparers. The company offers TaxWorks,1040WORKS, and ARKWORKS. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Kaysville, Utah.
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closed 3/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

OneSource, acquired T.Global

synopsis: Thomson Reuters had acquired T.Global. Through its Softway, Trade-Easy and Softleasing brands, T.Global develops enterprise solutions to help automate and manage complex global trade processes, comply with customs regime protocols, and ensure tax & tariff compliance.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: OneSource
OneSource is a breakthrough tax product platform provided by the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. It enables tax departments of all sizes to better manage compliance and risk.
target: T.Global
Founded in 1996, T.Global develops and markets global trade management solutions branded Softway, Trade-Easy, and Softleasing. With over 400 employees, T. Global has expertise developing workflow solutions to facilitate management of global trade processes across Latin America.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Eureka Growth Capital, purchased Law School Publishing from Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions

synopsis: Thomson Reuters Legal confirmed that it has sold its law school publishing division—a group that offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores—to Eureka Growth Capital, a Philadelphia private equity firm.
buyer: Eureka Growth Capital
Eureka Growth Capital is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential. It is committed to supporting management teams of businesses with $10-75 million in revenue in creative, flexibly structured transactions.
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions
The Law School Publishing division of Thomson Reuters offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores.
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closed 2/1/2013 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters Legal, acquired Practical Law Company Limited

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has completed the acquisition of Practical Law Company, a leading provider of practical legal know-how and workflow tools. Practical Law Company has operations in New York and London.
buyer parent:Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Legal
Thomson Reuters is a world authority in legal information. The Legal business of Thomson Reuters provides legal research and decision-support tools, software, services and news for legal, investigation, business and government professionals throughout the world.
target: Practical Law Company Limited
Practical Law Company is the leading provider of online legal know-how. Their online resources help lawyers practice efficiently, get up to speed quickly and spend more time on the work that matters most. Their legal experts have all practised in the world’s leading law firms and legal departments.
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announced 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Objectway Financial Software S.p.A, will acquire eXimius

synopsis: Objectway Financial Software S.p.A, a leading Italian software provider for financial institutions which is currently expanding in Europe, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the eXimius business of Thomson Reuters. eXimius provides a private client wealth management platform.
buyer: Objectway Financial Software S.p.A
Objectway Financial Software S.p.A is a leader in software applications and technology services for financial markets and other corporates in Italy and Europe. The group consists of two companies: ObjectWay Financial Software SpA - the parent company - and ObjectWay iTec SpA.
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: eXimius
eXimius is a front-office investment, wealth, and relationship management workflow application. It provides an easy-to-use decision support platform for the efficient and effective management of client assets.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Galilee, purchased French Healthcare Publishing Activities from Wolters Kluwer NV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has completed the disposal of its French healthcare publishing activities to Galilée. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
buyer: Galilee
Editions Galilee is a publishing house based in Paris and founded in 1971 by Michel Delorme. They specialize in philosophy, French literature, the arts and humanities.
seller: Wolters Kluwer NV(WOLTF:$4,888.58)
Wolters Kluwer is a global information services company. Their French healthcare publishing activities are part of the Legal & Regulatory portfolio, and encompass healthcare magazines and journals for pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, nurses and physicians.
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announced 3/10/2010 via AP - Associated Press

European Professional Publishing Group GmbH, will acquire Reed Business Information GmbH

synopsis: The specialty publishing group European Professional Publishing Group announced that it is acquiring the German specialty publisher Reed Business Information GmbH. Reed Business provides a broad offering of specialty journals, specialty books, services and online products for architects in over 70 countries and four languages.
buyer: European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
The European Professional Publishing Group (EPPG) is a Munich-based publishing group for medium-size publishers in the field of specialty information and specialty interests. Group companies grow and develop organically as well as through additional investment and acquisitions.
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Reed Business Information GmbH
Reed Business Information GmbH provides a broad offering of specialty journals, specialty books, services and online products for architects in over 70 countries and four languages under the DETAIL brand.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent:Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 8/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Database Ready, LLC, acquired Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory

synopsis: Database Ready, LLC, a provider of services and software that are used by financial, database, directory and other publishers, has acquired Edwards Information, LLC, publisher of the Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory.
buyer: Database Ready, LLC
Database Ready consists of three distinct business operations:software distribution services (it helps software companies sell their software); directory publishing; and database and content management services.
target: Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory
A man with money who made his millions buying and selling radio stations.
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announced 3/20/2014 via Company Press Release

Talentum Business Information Group AB, will purchase B2B Business from Sanoma Oyj

synopsis: Sanoma Pro will sell its B2B business to Talentum. Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services and publish business books for professionals in the fields of taxation, financial administration, law and supervisory work.
buyer parent:Alma Media Oyj
buyer: Talentum Business Information Group AB(HLSE:TTM1V:$104.41)
Talentum Oyj produces journals, professional literature, seminars, and network content for professionals in various fields, including economists, engineers, lawyers, doctors, and information technology and marketing experts in Finland, Sweden, and other Baltic States.
seller: Sanoma Oyj(SAA1V):$3,056.27)
Sanoma Pro’s B2B operations produce up-to-date digital and training services and publish business books for professionals in the fields of taxation, financial administration, law and supervisory work. The most important digital services included in the business are Fokus and Verkkokirjahylly.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
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0.0x
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announced 2/10/2014 via BusinessWire

The Freeman Companies, will acquire AVMG

synopsis: The Freeman Company (Freeman) and the Audio Visual Management Group (AVMG) announced that Freeman, the leading global partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, will acquire AVMG, an audio visual solutions provider for association trade shows, business meetings, and special events based in Richardson, Texas.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually.
target: AVMG
AVMG delivers tailor-made technology systems, audiovisual and creative services that extend beyond the trade show floor to include educational and business meetings, and industry-specific special events. AVMG’s company culture is second to none with a mission to meet each customer’s unique needs.
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closed 2/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

events by tlc, acquired Ole Special Events SL

synopsis: events by tlc which has been operating events in Portugal for the past 10 years, starts operating in Spain through the acquisition of the majority of Olé Special Events. From small board meetings to massive conferences, Ole covers any service for the organization of conferences and meetings.
buyer: events by tlc
events by tlc operates events in Portugal. Their team of multilingual specialists deliver tailored event and incentive travel programmes with passion and care through the entire process with innovative ideas and expert organisation, helping to deliver winning events.
target: Ole Special Events SL
Ole Special Events is a leader DMC (Destination Management Company) and event management agency based in Spain (with offices in Madrid, Barcelona and Majorca) and operating events all over the country as well as worldwide.
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closed 1/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. merged with Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited,

synopsis: Events agency Lloyd Paul Events has merged with Northamptonshire-based Mobile Promotions. The company provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services.
buyer: Mobile Promotions Corporate Events Limited
Mobile Promotions is an event company. From roadshows and sampling campaigns to hospitality and shopping centre promotions, they have a team of people who will help companies stand out from the crowd.
target: Lloyd Paul Events Ltd.
Lloyd Paul Events Ltd. provides event management and logistic services. They also offer destination research, venue sourcing and booking, print buying, supplier management, and other services. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Lutterworth, United Kingdom.
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closed 8/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

BVMultimedia, purchased RBI Italy from Reed Business Information Ltd

synopsis: Reed Business Information's RBI Italy was sold to BVMultimedia. RBI Italy operates in three business areas which include: publishing, with 13 magazines and their websites; Telemat, which monitors 70,000 Italian public tenders; and Mimesi, which provides printed and digital press review services and advanced analysis of reputation on the internet.
buyer: BVMultimedia
BVMultimedia is a company wholly owned by Roberto Briglia and Gianni Vallardi in equal shares.
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information Ltd
RBI Italy operates in three business areas which include: publishing, with 13 market leading magazines and their websites; Telemat, which monitors 70,000 Italian public tenders; and Mimesi, which provides printed and digital press review services and advanced analysis of reputation on the internet.
price ($mm)
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$24
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0.0x
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closed 6/3/2013 via Bloomberg

BNP Paribas, Edmond de Rothschild, purchased RBI France from Reed Business Information Ltd

synopsis: Reed Elsevier Plc, owner of the LexisNexis database, sold its French media unit RBI (Reed Business Information) France to funds belonging to Edmond de Rothschild Group and BNP Paribas Développement. The funds bought a 75 percent stake of RBI France, while the remaining 25 percent was purchased by managers Jean-Pierre Seguret and Alexandre Sidommo.
buyer: BNP Paribas
buyer: Edmond de Rothschild
BNP Paribas Développement is a private equity arm of BNP Paribas. Edmond de Rothschild Group offers a range of asset management and private banking services in France and internationally, including private equity fund management services.
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information Ltd
Reed Business Information is a provider of business information, data and marketing solutions in multiple formats. Its French unit, RBI France, publishes titles including Strategies, Directions and Coiffure de Paris.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$82
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0.0x
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announced 2/5/2013 via Folio: First Day

Electra Partners LLP, will acquire UBM Delta

synopsis: UBM has agreed to sell “the bulk” of its data services business for $252 million to Electra Partners. The combined business units, known as “Delta,” include Health, Technology and IP, Trade and Transport, and Paper.
buyer: Electra Partners LLP
Electra Partners is an independent, private equity fund manager with over 25 years experience in the mid market. They look at opportunities across all sectors, and typically look to invest £40 - £100 million of equity, in deals of up to £300 million enterprise value.
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Delta
UBM Delta provides data and information products which professionals use to support their decision-making and in their day-to-day business activities. UBM Delta's data services business units include Health, Technology and IP, Trade and Transport, and Paper.
price ($mm)
$252
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 1/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

ITE Group, Plc., acquired Trade-Link Exhibition Group

synopsis: Conference and exhibition organizer ITE Group has announced that it acquired a 75 percent stake in Trade-Link Exhibition Group, a Malaysian-registered company. Trade Link runs a number of events that take place together annually at Kuala Lumpur's Putra World Trade Centre.
buyer: ITE Group, Plc.(ITE:LSE:$279.71)
ITE Group creates marketplaces for business by organizing leading trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets. The group organizes over 250 trade exhibitions and conferences each year in 15 countries and employs over 1000 staff in 28 offices worldwide.
target: Trade-Link Exhibition Group
Trade-Link Exhibition Group is Malaysia’s largest home-grown organizer of exhibitions and specialized events, creating high profile, targeted industry events where suppliers and buyers come together in a business setting to do business.
price ($mm)
$6.97*
rev ($mm)
$3
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EV / rev
2.9x
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closed 1/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Catalyst Investment Managers Pty, acquired Reed Business Information Australia

synopsis: Catalyst Investment Managers has acquired Reed Business Information Australia (RBIA) from parent company Reed Elsevier. RBIA, a local unit of the B2B publisher's Reed Business Information division, owns titles including Money Management, Australian Doctor and Pharmacy News, and online directories such as hotfrog.com.au.
buyer: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty
Catalyst Investment Managers Pty is a leading independent firm in the Australasian private equity market, with a reputation built on its longevity in the market, superior track record and extensive local network. Catalyst has in excess of $1 billion in funds under management.
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Reed Business Information Australia
Reed Business Information is Australia’s leading and largest B2B publisher and information provider. Their publications include magazines like Australian Doctor, New Scientist, B&T Weekly, Travel Week and many other market leading publications.
price ($mm)
$42
rev ($mm)
$63
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EV / rev
0.7x
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closed 7/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Deutsche Messe AG, acquired spring Messe Management

synopsis: Deutsche Messe has acquired a majority share in Mannheim-based trade fair organizer Spring Messe Management (Spring). The company spring Messe Management was founded in Mannheim in 1998 and has a staff of around 50.
buyer: Deutsche Messe AG
Deutsche Messe, based in Hannover, Germany, is the world's foremost trade fair company. Deutsche Messe develops, plans and runs trade fairs and exhibitions in Germany and abroad.
target: spring Messe Management
Spring Messe Management, a trade fair organizer, was founded in Mannheim, Germany in 1998. spring‘s trade shows are staged in 11 European cities and address the themes of HR management, further education, eLearning, the public sector and corporate health.
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closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Ten Alps plc, purchased Asian Assets from Reed Business Information

synopsis: Multimedia factual producer Ten Alps plc announces the formation of a majority-owned joint venture ("JV") company in Asia, and the acquisition by the JV of assets from Reed Business Information Asia.
buyer: Ten Alps plc(GB:TAL:$66.53)
Ten Alps provides content and advertising across all the media outlets simultaneously, including TV and radio programmes, websites, online TV, live events and over 600 specialist publications.
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites.
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closed 12/2/2009 via Company Press Release

Future Foundation Group, acquired Future Foundation Group

synopsis: The management team at consumer insight agency the Future Foundation has completed a buy-out of the firm from parent company Experian.
buyer: Future Foundation Group
Future Foundation’s core expertise is based on identifying and forecasting social and consumer trends and determining the extent of their impacts on markets, services, brands and products.
target parent: Experian Information Solutions
target: Future Foundation Group
Future Foundation’s core expertise is based on identifying and forecasting social and consumer trends and determining the extent of their impacts on markets, services, brands and products.
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

Forrester Research Inc., acquired JupiterResearch

synopsis: Forrester Research, Inc. has acquired JupiterResearch, LLC, and its parent company, JUPR Holdings, Inc., from MCG Capital Corporation for $23 million in cash plus assumed liabilities, subject to post-closing adjustments, in a strategic purchase that complements Forrester’s syndicated business model.
buyer: Forrester Research Inc.(FORR:$283.62)
Forrester Research identifies and analyzes trends in emerging technology and their impact on business. Forrester's WholeView(TM) Research, Strategic Services, and Events help $1 billion-plus clients understand how technology change affects their customers, strategy, and technology investment.
target parent: MCG Credit Corporation
target: JupiterResearch
JupiterResearch provides unbiased research, analysis and advice, backed by proprietary data, to help companies profit from the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on their business.
price ($mm)
$22
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announced 10/15/2007 via Company Press Release

AAC Capital Partners Holding BV., will acquire Ocean Media Ltd.

synopsis: AAC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Ocean Media Limited, the magazine publisher and exhibition organiser, from its current management team and institutional backers led by the Dublin based private equity firm, Ion Equity. Completion is subject to competition clearance.
buyer: AAC Capital Partners Holding BV.
AAC Capital Partners is a leading Northern European mid-market buyout firm with a unique regional footprint. We lead buy-outs within the €50-€500 million deal range in the consumer, industrial and services sector and target opportunities for majority stakes in profitable, cash-generative companies.
target parent: Ion Equity Limited
target: Ocean Media Ltd.
Ocean Media Limited is a market leading media company involving publishing, exhibitions, conferences, database marketing and new media activities across a diverse range of markets.
price ($mm)
$220
rev ($mm)
$64
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
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closed 10/11/2007 via BNC Analysis

Jaarbeurs Holding BV, acquired VNU Exhibitions Europe BV

synopsis: Jaarbeurs (Holding) BV has reached an agreement in principle with The Nielsen Company to acquire Nielsen’s 50% of the shares in VNU Exhibitions Europe. In doing so, Jaarbeurs will become the full owner of the company, which organizes 60 national and international fairs annually.
buyer: Jaarbeurs Holding BV
Jaarbeurs Holding operates as a strategic holding company and provides support in the areas of finance, legal affairs, ICT, Human Resources and the development of the organisation. Jaarbeurs Utrecht hosts trade fairs, consumer events, conferences, meetings and other activities.
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: VNU Exhibitions Europe BV
VNU Exhibitions Europe BV organizes fairs in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Russia. The company organizes fairs in the areas of industry, construction, and information technology; consumer events; and healthcare, education, retail, and agro businesses.
price ($mm)
$51*
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closed 5/31/2007 via BusinessWire

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Holdings Corp., the holding company for Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions, has completed the Company’s acquisition by an investor group led by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) for $1.142 billion in cash.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe.
target parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,137 [$1,722]
rev ($mm)
$324
EBITDA ($mm)
$86
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
20.1x
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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Acxiom Corporation
Acxiom Corporation
Acxiom Corporation integrates data, services and technology to create and deliver customer and information management solutions. Acxiom's innovative solutions are Customer Data Integration (CDI) technology, data, database services, IT outsourcing, consulting and analytics, and privacy leadership.
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2011
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$1,159.97
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$259.92
EBIT ($mm)
$113.56
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Telematch, Inc.
Telematch, Inc.
Telematch, Inc., with its headquarters in Springfield, Virginia, is a leading information services provider offering a comprehensive range of marketing intelligence and digitally driven marketing solutions, utilizing high-quality data sources.
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Ouest Audiovisuel
Ouest Audiovisuel
Ouest Audiovisuel is an audiovisual and event production company. The company specializes in corporate audiovisual, marketing and sales applications for the creation of reports, web movies, dynamic media (2D/3D images, CD-ROM, DVD), TV ads, TV billboards, web banners and events.
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Zweig White Information Services
Zweig White Information Services
ZweigWhite is the nation's leading source of management consulting, information, and education for the design and construction industry.
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All American List Corporation
All American List Corporation
All American List Corporation are a well-recognized and respected list broker with more than 30 years expertise providing mailing lists for all types of mailers. They are committed to being the best list provider in the industry.
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Corbis Corporation
Corbis Corporation
Corbis Corp is a creative resource for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of photography, illustration, footage, typefaces and rights clearance services.
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Directmail.com
Directmail.com
Directmail.com helps you outperform your competition by communicating directly to your buyers, donors, voters and members in the language that resonates with them in their preferred communication form, whether that is direct mail, e-mail, Twitter, Web, social media or more.
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MCH Inc
MCH Inc
MCH Strategic Data is America’s leading compiler of business-to-institution (B2i) databases and mailing lists. The MCH database features information on 1.1 million institutions and 8 million decision makers. MCH’s large, on-site research staff continuously updates data.
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MelissaData
MelissaData
Melissa Data provides data quality solutions with emphasis on address and phone verification, postal encoding, and data enhancements. The company is a leading provider of easy-to-use and cost-effective solutions for achieving the highest level of data quality for lifetime value.
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Repucom America LLC
Repucom America LLC
Repucom America LLC has rapidly grown into the world's foremost authority in measuring the value and effectiveness of brand exposure within all forms of sports media.
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers.
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2012
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$13,278.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,516.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,768.00
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$2,070.00
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60000
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Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on its leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently.
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2013
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$4,888.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,223.17
EBIT ($mm)
$788.48
Net Income ($mm)
$473.09
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18329
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Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa provides academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services. With around 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, its global reach and breadth of offer is unique.
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2013
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$1,879.50
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$568.90
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$329.70
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$116.00
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United Business Media Limited
United Business Media Limited
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets.
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2011
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$972.30
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$215.10
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$160.80
Net Income ($mm)
$75.70
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European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
The European Professional Publishing Group (EPPG) is a Munich-based publishing group for medium-size publishers in the field of specialty information and specialty interests. Group companies grow and develop organically as well as through additional investment and acquisitions.
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Handheld Media Group, Inc.
About Handheld Media Group Handheld Media Group is now the leading force in the exploding area of handheld computing. Handheld Media Group, Inc. publishes numerous consumer- and enterprise- oriented magazines, and is expanding into the areas of Webcasting and specialized publishing (for trade shows
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Reed Elsevier
Reed Elsevier
Reed Elsevier is a world leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the scientific, medical, legal, risk and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high value and flexible information solutions to professional end users, with increasing emphasis on internet delivery.
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$950.40
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IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
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2012
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$1,529.87
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$346.46
EBIT ($mm)
$228.26
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$158.17
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Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. It works with professionals in 19 key roles at major companies providing proprietary research, customer insight, consulting, events, and more.
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2011
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$283.62
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$50.13
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$42.21
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$23.01
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1208
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ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group creates marketplaces for business by organizing leading trade exhibitions and conferences in growing and developing markets. The group organizes over 250 trade exhibitions and conferences each year in 15 countries and employs over 1000 staff in 28 offices worldwide.
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2012
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$279.71
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$50.41
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Global Sources
Global Sources
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces and print/digital magazines.
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$197.50
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$40.40
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$32.70
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Wilmington Group plc
Wilmington Group plc
Wilmington Group plc is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. Their businesses enable professionals and their organizations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge.
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2012
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$131.89
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$25.11
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$15.40
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$7.55
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Video Monitoring Services of America, LP
VMS is a world leader in the retrieval, management and analysis of news and advertising information providing unique services and products for public relations firms, advertising agencies and marketers worldwide. VMS' global advertising database is the largest in the world containing over 3 million
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1998
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$34.00
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AVMG
AVMG
AVMG delivers tailor-made technology systems, audiovisual and creative services that extend beyond the trade show floor to include educational and business meetings, and industry-specific special events. AVMG’s company culture is second to none with a mission to meet each customer’s unique needs.
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Brief2Event
Brief2Event
Brief2Event is an event management agency. The core business of Brief2Event is finding venues, arranging corporate hotel programmes, and booking hotels linked to large events.
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