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closed 2/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, acquired Harriman Chemsult, Ltd.

synopsis: The Chemical Business Media Division of Access Intelligence LLC announced today the acquisition of global pricing information service Harriman Chemsult Ltd, bringing together the leading information providers in the chemical marketplace.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
target: Harriman Chemsult, Ltd.
Harriman Chemsult is the world's leading consulting company specialising in the chlor-alkali, vinyl chloride, bleaching chemicals and related chemical industries. The company has an unsurpassed reputation due to the extensive database that has been built up in this field.
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closed 1/14/2013 via PR Newswire

UL Environment, acquired Innovadex LLC

synopsis: UL Environment has acquired Innovadex, the leading search and information exchange platform for supplier chemicals, ingredients and raw materials. The strategic addition expands UL's search offering to fully serve several new product categories, including paints & coatings, adhesives, inks, lubricants, cosmetics, cleaners and food & beverages.
buyer parent:Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
buyer: UL Environment
UL Environment works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally-preferable products, services, and organizations.
target: Innovadex LLC
Innovadex is the global market leader in providing specialized search engine and information exchange services to the chemical and life sciences industries. Innovadex utilizes a powerful proprietary search engine that enables product developers to locate ingredients and materials.
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closed 3/6/2007 via PR Newswire

MDL Information Systems, Inc., purchased Beilstein Database from Beilstein-Institut

synopsis: Elsevier, the leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, announced the acquisition through its subsidiary MDL Information Systems GmbH, of the Beilstein Database, the world's largest compilation of chemical facts and the premier database in the field of organic chemistry.
buyer parent:Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: MDL Information Systems, Inc.
MDL provides informatics, database and workflow solutions that accelerate successful R&D by improving the speed and quality of scientists' decision making. Researchers around the world depend on MDL for innovative and reliable discovery informatics software solutions and services.
seller: Beilstein-Institut
The Beilstein-Institut is a non-profit foundation and pursues its mission for the advancement of chemical sciences particularly through information and communication. The Beilstein-Institut is owner of the Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry, the MedPhyt medicinal plants database, and software.
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closed 4/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Smithers Group, Inc., acquired Rapra Technology, Ltd.

synopsis: The Smithers Group, an independent testing, consulting and contract research organization based in the US, announced today that it had closed a deal to purchase UK company Rapra Technology. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Smithers Group, Inc.
Smithers Scientific Services is the oldest of the Smithers Group. Established in 1925 as an impartial testing ground for the tyre industry, the company has evolved into a multi-discipline, independent testing, research and consulting firm.
target: Rapra Technology, Ltd.
Rapra Technology is an independent organization with over 80 years of experience providing industry with technology, information and consultancy on all aspects of plastics and rubber materials.
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closed 3/5/2012 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired CAPS

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of information and analytics, announced that it has acquired the Computer Assisted Product Selection (CAPS) electronic components database and tools business, including CAPS Expert, from PartMiner Worldwide.
buyer: IHS, Inc.(IHS:$1,529.87)
IHS Inc. is the leading source of information in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost.
target parent: BV Investment Partners
target: CAPS
The CAPS database is a leading source for identifying specific electronic components based on engineering specifications. It combines information on more than 265 million physical devices, along with intuitive tools for integration into engineering design processes and applications.
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closed 5/1/2006 via PR Newswire

SAI Global Inc., acquired ILI, Inc.

synopsis: SAI Global Limited is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of ILI, a UK-based international standards publishing and database subscription services business, for US$60 million.
buyer: SAI Global Inc.(AU:SAI:$463.59)
SAI Global is one of the world's leading business publishing, compliance, training and assurance organizations with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, and across Asia. SAI Global works with organizations to help them build better businesses.
target: ILI, Inc.
ILI has two business divisions: standards publishing division and database division. Standards publishing division: an electronic and paper-based standards publishing business which holds non-exclusive publishing licences with all the major international standards bodies.
price ($mm)
$60
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$20
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3.0x
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announced 12/13/2012 via BusinessWire

Royal Society of Chemistry, will purchase The Merck Index from Merck & Co., Inc.

synopsis: The famous “bible” of chemistry, The Merck Index, is to join the highly acclaimed publishing portfolio of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In buying the rights to the iconic reference book, where generations of professionals look for comprehensive information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals, the RSC gains a globally-used reference tool.
buyer: Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, its activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.
seller: Merck & Co., Inc.(MRK:$47,267.00)
Known as the famous “bible” of chemistry, The Merck Index is an iconic reference book where generations of professionals look for comprehensive information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.
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closed 1/11/2006 via

NAVTEQ, purchased gedas MapIT from gedas

synopsis: NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, announced plans to acquire the gedas MapIT business unit in Mexico; gedas MapIT is the leading digital map provider in Mexico. The acquisition broadens NAVTEQ digital map coverage while creating an efficient local foundation for further expansion.
buyer: NAVTEQ
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates digital maps and map content.
seller: gedas
gedas provides consulting on the development, system integration and operation of IT solutions to companies in the automotive and manufacturing industries. gedas' technological expertise in its core market, along with its knowledge of business processes specific to the automotive industry.
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closed 7/25/2012 via Company Press Release

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., acquired Integrated Design Engineering Systems Corporation

synopsis: Underwriters Laboratories announced the acquisition of Integrated Design Engineering Systems Corporation (IDES), the leading informational resource for plastic material. IDES Prospector is the industry standard for plastic material specification, relied upon by 319,000 design engineers and processors to streamline polymers selection.
buyer: Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) is a premier global independent safety science company. UL has five distinct business units: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University, and Verification Services.
target: Integrated Design Engineering Systems Corporation
Integrated Design Engineering Systems Corporation (IDES) is the world's leading informational resource for plastic material. IDES provides plastic materials information and data sheets in Prospector, an online searchable data sheet catalog of plastic materials properties.
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closed 2/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired FERTECON Limited

synopsis: Informa Plc (Informa Group Plc), a provider of information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and business communities, has acquired FERTECON Limited, a provider of market information and analysis on fertilizers and fertilizer raw materials. Both the companies are based in the UK.
buyer: Informa plc
Informa plc provides knowledge, up-to-the minute information, and specialist skills and services to academics, businesses, and individuals worldwide. It offers online and print publications, including books and journals primarily for academic users.
target: FERTECON Limited
FERTECON Limited is a provider of market information and analysis on fertilizers and fertilizer raw materials. Its services include: Confidential Consultancy Services; Regular Market Analysis; Multi-Client Economic, Technical and Industry Studies; Current Information; and Data Services.
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$27
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closed 8/31/2009 via PR Newswire

SAE International, acquired Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference

synopsis: Continuing to expand its overall portfolio of programs, products and services in the area of mobility electronics, SAE International has purchased all rights to the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference (Convergence) from the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA).
buyer: SAE International
SAE International, The Society of Automotive Engineers, is the premier membership society dedicated to advancing mobility engineering worldwide.
target parent: CTEA
target: Convergence Transportation Electronics Association Conference
For over 30 years, the Convergence Conference and Exhibition has served the automotive and transportation electronics community by delivering relevant technology solutions and an electrifying line-up of invited speakers and presenters.
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closed 1/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Advantage Business Media, acquired Vicon Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Business Media has acquired Vicon Publishing, Inc. Vicon provides information to readers across selected industries and is specialized in providing strategic marketing solutions for the forensic, digital forensic, and cleanroom industries generating new sources of revenue and strengthening brand names and reader loyalty.
buyer parent:Catalyst Investors, L.P.
buyer: Advantage Business Media
Advantage Business Media is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services.
target: Vicon Publishing, Inc.
Vicon Publishing provides information to readers across selected industries and is specialized in providing strategic marketing solutions for the forensic, digital forensic, and cleanroom industries generating new sources of revenue and strengthening brand names and reader loyalty.
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closed 8/17/2005 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., purchased list of tribology journals from Leaf Coppin

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., part of U.S.-based John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has completed the acquisition of a list of tribology journals from Leaf Coppin Publishing Ltd, an independent technical and scientific publisher of international reference books and journals in the field of tribology.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.(JW.A:$1,763.96)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners.
seller: Leaf Coppin
Leaf Coppin is an independent technical publisher, first established in 1982. We produce technical reference works in the lubricants and town planning field.
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announced 12/7/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire 3E Company

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading source of information about risk, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 3E Company, a premier provider of services that help companies comply with government-mandated environmental health and safety (EH&S) requirements relating to workplace safety and product stewardship.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc.(VRSK:$1,678.97)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets.
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: 3E Company
3E Company offers a suite of services for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. 3E boasts an industry-leading combination control call center and the world's premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information.
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closed 3/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired Expert Publishing, LLC

synopsis: Electronic research databases provider EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO), US, has announced that it has acquired Expert Publishing (ExPub), a provider of up-to-date, decision-support chemical information for the global environmental health & safety (EH&S) community.
buyer parent:EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government.
target: Expert Publishing, LLC
Expert Publishing (ExPub) is a provider of up-to-date, decision-support chemical information for the global environmental health & safety (EH&S) community.
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closed 1/31/2013 via Market Wire

GeoEye, Inc. merged with DigitalGlobe, Inc.,

synopsis: DigitalGlobe, Inc. announced the completion of their combination, creating a global leader in earth imagery and geospatial analysis. The combined company will trade on the NYSE stock exchange as DigitalGlobe under the symbol DGI.
buyer: DigitalGlobe, Inc.(DGI:$612.70)
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. They offer a range of on- and offline products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate their imagery into business operations and applications.
target: GeoEye, Inc.(GEOY:$356.41)
GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources.
price ($mm)
$900
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$360
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$176
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5.1x
cancelled 5/6/2012 via New York Times

GeoEye, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of DigitalGlobe, Inc.

synopsis: DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services, rejected a $792 million takeover offer from rival GeoEye, Inc., a leading source of geospatial information and insight.
buyer: GeoEye, Inc.(GEOY:$356.41)
GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources.
target: DigitalGlobe, Inc.(DGI:$612.70)
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. They offer a range of on- and offline products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate their imagery into business operations and applications.
price($mm)[EV]
$792 [$1,068]
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$349
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$154
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7.0x
closed 6/27/2008 via

TomTom NV, acquired Tele Atlas NV

synopsis: TomTom N.V. intends to make a cash offer of € 21.25 per ordinary share for Tele Atlas N.V. The Offer Price represents a 32% premium over Tele Atlas’ average closing share price for the three months prior to 20 July 2007.
buyer: TomTom NV
TomTom NV is the world’s leading provider of navigation solutions and digital maps. TomTom NV has over 3,300 employees working in four business units – TomTom, Tele Atlas, AUTO and WORK.
target: Tele Atlas NV
For more than 20 years, Tele Atlas, the world’s most trusted source of digital maps, has helped its partners successfully develop world class mapping solutions. Our partners trust us to deliver the freshest, richest, most accurate digital map data and dynamic content possible.
price($mm)[EV]
$4,220 [$3,931]
rev ($mm)
$439
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$75
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47.9x
announced 4/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Fugro NV, will acquire EarthData International, Inc.

synopsis: EarthData International, Inc. founder Bryan J. Logan has signed an agreement in which Fugro NV, a global provider of geotechnical, survey, and geoscience services, will acquire 100 percent ownership of the EarthData group of companies, including Horizons, Inc.
buyer: Fugro NV
Fugro collects and interprets data related to the earth's surface and the soils and rocks beneath. It provides advice based on the results, generally for purposes related to the oil and gas industry, mining and the construction of buildings or civil engineering structures.
target: EarthData International, Inc.
EarthData provides a full range of mapping and GIS services to support customers’ needs in a wide variety of natural resource management, urban planning, economic development, national defense, and engineering activities.
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closed 4/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Pitney Bowes Inc., acquired MapInfo Corporation

synopsis: Pitney Bowes Inc. announced the successful completion of the tender offer by its direct wholly-owned subsidiary, Magellan Acquisition Corp., at $20.25 net per share in cash for all the outstanding shares of common stock of MapInfo Corporation. The offer expired at 12:00 Midnight, New York City time, on April 18, 2007.
buyer: Pitney Bowes Inc.(PBI:$4,844.50)
Pitney Bowes is a $5.7 billion global provider of integrated mailstream management solutions headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. The company serves over 2 million businesses of all sizes in more than 130 countries through dealer and direct operations.
target: MapInfo Corporation
Pitney Bowes MapInfo is the leading global provider of location intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services to provide greater value from location-based information and drive more insightful decisions for businesses and government organizations around the world.
price($mm)[EV]
$441 [$359]
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$169
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$22
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closed 2/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, acquired Harriman Chemsult, Ltd.

synopsis: The Chemical Business Media Division of Access Intelligence LLC announced today the acquisition of global pricing information service Harriman Chemsult Ltd, bringing together the leading information providers in the chemical marketplace.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
target: Harriman Chemsult, Ltd.
Harriman Chemsult is the world's leading consulting company specialising in the chlor-alkali, vinyl chloride, bleaching chemicals and related chemical industries. The company has an unsurpassed reputation due to the extensive database that has been built up in this field.
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closed 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

DecisionHealth, acquired Contexo Media, LLC

synopsis: Access Intelligence has sold its Dorland Health and Contexo Media brands to Gaithersburg, Maryland-based UCG, a portfolio company with brands in the healthcare, financial services and telecom markets, among others. Terms of the deal, done on behalf of UCG's DecisionHealth LLC, were not released.
buyer parent:UCG
buyer: DecisionHealth
DecisionHealth serves the business and regulatory needs of health care providers throughout the U.S. It offers more than 50 independent newsletters, magazines and loose-leaf services on topics as wide-ranging as Medicare reimbursement, JCAHO accreditation and health care information systems.
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Contexo Media, LLC
Contexo Media is an independent provider of revenue-enhancing solutions for medical practices to maximize their coding, reimbursement and compliance efforts. Dorland Health is an integrated media publisher in the healthcare business information industry.
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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 3/26/2012 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired LeadsConference, LLC

synopsis: Integrated media company Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of LeadsCon, which serves the online lead generation industry through two preeminent conferences and other best-in-class content offerings for lead-generation marketers. LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference.
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.
target: LeadsConference, LLC
LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of those operating in the online lead generation industry. LeadsCon is held twice a year.
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closed 7/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired Cynopsis Media LLC

synopsis: Access Intelligence, a b-to-b media and information company, has acquired Cynopsis Media, the publisher of daily and weekly eletters for the television, digital media, kids marketing and sports media businesses. Cynopsis Media publishes the Cynopsis daily covering the latest news in the TV business.
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.
target: Cynopsis Media LLC
Cynopsis Media is publisher of five free trade publications for the television, media, digital, and sports TV industries. Its flagship edition, Cynopsis, launched in 1997 as a simple internal memo created to keep a Sales Team updated and informed. Cynopsis also publishes four daily e-publications.
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closed 7/4/2011 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, acquired Solcara Limited

synopsis: Solcara Limited, a provider of information and reputation management software products, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
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: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Solcara Limited
Solcara Limited provides information and reputation management software products and its products include ControlPoint, which provides Internet based collaboration for real and simulated incidents.
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$3.67
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announced 2/16/2011 via Mins b2b

Access Intelligence, LLC, will acquire Red 7 Media, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence announced that it will acquire Red 7 Media. Red 7 Media serves the event industry with its Event Marketer, EXPO, Best Events and Event Design media brands and associated events, and the media industry with its FOLIO and Audience Development titles and Folio Show.
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 energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets.
target: Red 7 Media, Inc.
Red 7 Media is a privately-held business media company that publishes magazines and newsletters, as well as produces conferences and trade shows in the Event and Media industries.
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closed 1/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired OR Manager, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence LLC and its Dorland Health division has announced the acquisition of OR Manager, Inc., the premier media brand and annual educational conference and trade show for operating room executives, managers and hospital directors. Founded in 1985, OR Manager has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR.
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 energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets.
target: OR Manager, Inc.
Founded in 1985 by Ellie Schrader and Pat Patterson, OR Manager, Inc. has been the leader in providing information on management of the OR. OR Manager is a media brand and events company serving operating room executives, managers and doctors.
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closed 9/7/2010 via Mins b2b

IHS, Inc., purchased Chemical Week, SRI Consulting & Others from Access Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: IHS has acquired Chemical Week, SRI Consulting, Harriman Chemsult and The Energy Daily from Access Intelligence. Also included in the package are conferences and events in the chemical industry.
buyer: IHS, Inc.(IHS:$1,529.87)
IHS is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted information and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security, and Environment, all supported by Macroeconomics.
seller parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
seller: Access Intelligence, LLC
Chemical Week is a leading source of news and analysis for the chemical markets, SRI Consulting provides research and analysis for the chemical and related industries and The Energy Daily is a hub that encompasses daily news as well as worldwide events in the energy segment.
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closed 5/11/2010 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired RETECH Conference and Exposition

synopsis: Access Intelligence, LLC announced it has completed the purchase of RETECH, the world’s premier event for the renewable energy technology industry, and will continue its strategic partnership with the event’s founder, The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE).
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 energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets.
target parent: The American Council On Renewable Energy
target: RETECH Conference and Exposition
RETECH’s exhibition features more than 200 companies and organizations from all renewable energy sectors.
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closed 7/1/2009 via Company Press Release

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired Contexo Media, LLC

synopsis: Access Intelligence LLC announced the acquisition of Contexo Media, expanding its portfolio into the growing healthcare management industry within two niche markets: medical coding and case management.
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 energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
target: Contexo Media, LLC
Contexo Media is a business-to-business information provider that delivers medical coding and reimbursement books and software to the medical billing industry.
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closed 3/2/2009 via BNC Analysis

Access Intelligence, LLC, purchased Two Tradeshows from Technology Systems Corporation

synopsis: Access Intelligence LLC has bought two tradeshow events from Technology Systems Corp. Offshore Communications is an annual conference covering offshore satellite, wireless and fiber-optic communications. EnergyOcean focuses on offshore activities to develop sustainable energy sources.
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 energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
seller: Technology Systems Corporation
Technology Systems Corporations (TSC) is a leading publishing company serving the ocean industry with focused trade magazines. TSC covers the offshore oil and gas, submarine telecom, scientific / research and government markets.
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closed 8/1/2008 via PR Newswire

T3i Group LLC, purchased Telecom Intelligence Group from Access Intelligence, LLC

synopsis: T3i Group LLC, an investor-backed company formed by financier Richard Dorfman, announced that it has acquired the Telecom Intelligence Group (TIG) division of Access Intelligence. TIG is a leading provider of market research, data, analysis, and consulting and advisory services to the telecommunications industry.
buyer: T3i Group LLC
T3i Group is an investor-backed company that provides market research, data, analysis, and consulting and advisory services to the telecommunications industry.
seller parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
seller: 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 energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
price ($mm)
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$80
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0.0x
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closed 6/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired TradeFair Group, Inc.

synopsis: In its fourth acquisition in 14 months, integrated media company Access Intelligence, LLC announced the purchase of the Houston-based TradeFair Group, owned by partners Sean Guerre and David I. Johnson. The TradeFair Group assets expand Access Intelligence’s energy portfolio and further solidify its leadership position in the energy marketplace.
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 energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
target: TradeFair Group, Inc.
The TradeFair Group is a leading energy industry information provider, with conferences, tradeshows and publications for the oil, gas, petrochemical, power generation, transmission, and coal industries.
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closed 5/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, acquired daratechPLANT Conference

synopsis: Information and media company Access Intelligence, LLC, announced this week the acquisition of the world-leading daratechPLANT Conference from Daratech, Inc., strengthening its presence in the energy and IT markets.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
target parent: Daratech, Incorporated
target: daratechPLANT Conference
daratechPLANT, every January in Houston, Texas, is the world’s leading event aimed at suppliers and users of IT solutions for designing, engineering, building and maintaining industrial plants. Each year, it attracts a unique audience of more than 900 executive-level delegates and 30 exhibitors.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, acquired LDC Forum Series

synopsis: The Business Information Division of Access Intelligence LLC announced the acquisition of The LDC Forum Series natural gas conferences, owned by Interchange Energy Group, Inc. The acquisition expands Access Intelligence’s portfolio into the growing natural gas market along with The Energy Daily newsletter.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
target: LDC Forum Series
The LDC Forum Series comprises 4 regional conferences held annually in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.
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closed 5/2/2006 via Folio: First Day

Access Intelligence, purchased two publications from King Communications Group, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence, the $50 million Veronis Suhler Stevenson portfolio company covering the aviation, chemical and telecommunications markets, among others, purchased two publications, The Energy Daily and Defense Today, and one weekly newsletter, Space & Missile Report, from 33-year-old King Publishing Group.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
seller: King Communications Group, Inc.
King Publishing Group is a producer of news publications, news- and issues-driven events, and public affairs television. Organizations use KPG to reach important political audiences.
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closed 2/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, acquired Harriman Chemsult, Ltd.

synopsis: The Chemical Business Media Division of Access Intelligence LLC announced today the acquisition of global pricing information service Harriman Chemsult Ltd, bringing together the leading information providers in the chemical marketplace.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
target: Harriman Chemsult, Ltd.
Harriman Chemsult is the world's leading consulting company specialising in the chlor-alkali, vinyl chloride, bleaching chemicals and related chemical industries. The company has an unsurpassed reputation due to the extensive database that has been built up in this field.
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closed 1/22/2004 via Company Press Release

PBI Media LLC, acquired SRI Consulting

synopsis: PBI Media, LLC, a leader in high-value information products and consulting services for the telecom, aerospace, and media markets, today announced its purchase of the Chemical Business Services of SRI Consulting, the leading producer of high-value information and data for the global chemicals industry.
buyer parent:Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PBI Media 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 energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets.
target parent: SRI International
target: SRI Consulting
SRI Consulting provides the world's most comprehensive ongoing multiclient databases on the chemical and health industries. Companies may participate in SRI's continuing programs for the chemical and health industries through annual participation or by purchase of separate reports.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 2/13/2014 via PE Hub

Owner Resource Group, LLC, acquired Advantage Business Media

synopsis: Catalyst Investors announced the sale of Advantage Business Media (ABM) to Owner Resource Group, LLC. ABM is a full-service digital marketing and information services company providing up-to-the-minute, targeted and relevant editorial content to professionals across the science, design, manufacturing and communication markets.
buyer: Owner Resource Group, LLC
Owner Resource Group is an Austin, Texas based investment firm founded to bring superior outcomes to privately held businesses. They make investments that enable business owners and management teams to pursue their objectives and accelerate the growth of their companies in a disciplined manner.
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Advantage Business Media
Advantage Business Media is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services.
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closed 3/19/2007 via BNC Analysis

Editis, acquired Group De Boeck

synopsis: Editis expanded its activities in literature and in distribution, Editis is developing its third line of business, education. It has strengthened its presence in Belgium with the acquisition of De Boeck, thereby beefing up its international presence.
buyer parent:Grupo Planeta
buyer: Editis
Editis holds leading positions in three segments of the French publishing business, in particular Literature (trade and mass market formats), Education (scholarly, scholastic aids, middle school, high school, university, legal and medical), and Reference (dictionaries and encyclopedias).
target: Group De Boeck
The De Boeck group is Belgium’s leading publisher and has roots going back to 1760. It has grown steadily and now specializes in 3 sectors in French and Dutch: academic texts (61% in Dutch), university texts (87% in French) and legal texts (74% in French).
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closed 3/20/2009 via Company Press Release

Smiths News, Plc, acquired The Bertram Group

synopsis: The Board of Directors of Smiths News announces that it has acquired the business and assets of the Bertram group of companies. Bertram is a leading book wholesaler to independent, online and multiple retailers.
buyer: Smiths News, Plc
Smiths News is the UK’s leading wholesaler of newspapers and magazines. The Group was formed on 1 September 2006 following the demerger of WH Smith PLC. Smiths News distributes newspapers and magazines on behalf of all the major national publishers as well as a large number of regional publishers.
target: The Bertram Group
Bertram is a leading book wholesaler to independent, online and multiple retailers. It is also a leading distributor of books and audiovisual products to libraries and acts as a primary distributor for small book publishers.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 3/31/2006 via Company Press Release

Ten Alps plc, acquired McMillan-Scott Plc

synopsis: Ten Alps has bought specialist media/contract publishing company McMillan-Scott for up to £12.25m in cash, to enhance its development of public sector internet and digital TV. McMillan-Scott has 250 staff and £26m turnover.
buyer: Ten Alps plc(GB:TAL:$66.53)
Ten Alps provides content and advertising across all the media outlets simultaneously, including TV and radio programmes, websites, online TV, live events and over 600 specialist publications.
target: McMillan-Scott Plc
McMillan-Scott produces titles for many government departments and local authorities in England and Wales. It is a leading UK publisher for the not-for-profit sector contract publishing market.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

ICSC (International Counsel Shopping), acquired Pinnacle Publishing Group

synopsis: The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced that it has purchased select assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG), a Massachusetts based conference organizer and magazine publisher that serves the specialty retail industry.
buyer: ICSC (International Counsel Shopping)
ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials.
target: Pinnacle Publishing Group
Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc., is a publishing and tradeshow company focused on the retail industry. Pinnacle Publishing Group specializes in reporting on retail trends, visual merchandising techniques, growth strategies and retail entrepreneurial success stories.
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closed 9/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito Media, Inc., acquired Tesoro Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced it has acquired Tesoro Business Media, producer of Store Brands Decisions and Green Retail Decisions events and digital media. Launched by Tesoro founder and CEO John Failla in 2011, Store Brands Decisions operates in the same vertical market as Stagnito Media's Private Label Store Brands properties.
buyer parent:Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Media, Inc.
Stagnito Media, LLC serves B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, conferences and custom media.
target: Tesoro Business Media
Tesoro Business Media makes a difference and creates value by bringing proven best practices in interactive B2B media to the retailing and consumer products industries.They serve their markets with eNewsletters, websites, research reports, webinars, white papers, conferences and awards programs.
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closed 12/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Stevenson, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced the acquisition of assets from Stevenson, Inc., a leading resource for newsletters and online events in fundraising, nonprofit management, and communications. These assets include six well-respected newsletters and a variety of online events and special reports.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.(JW.A:$1,763.96)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace.
target: Stevenson, Inc.
Established in 1993, Stevenson, Inc. helps all types of nonprofits and associations achieve greater success: colleges/universities, hospitals and other health-related organizations, schools, museums, Chambers of Commerce, libraries, United Way agencies, youth organizations and more.
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closed 7/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Our Sunday Visitor Inc., acquired Zartarian Publishing Inc

synopsis: Two companies dedicated to serving the Catholic Church are coming together to offer solutions for parishes. Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. has acquired the assets of Zartarian Publishing, Inc. Zartarian Publishing has been one of the largest providers of offertory envelopes to parishes in the northeast, particularly in the Archdiocese of Boston.
buyer: Our Sunday Visitor Inc.
Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. was founded in 1912 by priest John F. Nol as the publishing company for a Catholic newsweekly serving the needs of the Church. Nearly 100 years later, the not-for-profit organization stands as the nation’s largest Catholic publisher.
target: Zartarian Publishing Inc
Zartarian Publishing has been one of the largest providers of offertory envelopes to parishes in the northeast, particularly in the Archdiocese of Boston.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Redwood Acquisitions, LLC, acquired CSP Information Group, Inc.

synopsis: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC announced that it has closed on its purchase of CSP Information Group, Inc., the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries.
buyer: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC
Established in 2005, Redwood Investments is a private investment firm based in Washington, DC that provides growth capital for acquisitions, roll ups, and management-led buyouts. The firm concentrates on media, real estate, and alternative energy.
target: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group's portfolio includes CSP and FARE Magazines in retail, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director Magazines in the foodservice segment, and affiliated websites, newsletters, and mobile platforms.
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closed 1/13/2012 via BusinessWire

Oaktree Capital Management, LLC, Strategic Value Partners, LLC, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Hanley Wood, LLC

synopsis: Hanley Wood LLC, the leading business-to-business media company serving the housing and commercial design and construction industries, announced that it has completed a recapitalization led by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., Strategic Value Partners, LLC, and Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC.
buyer: Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
buyer: Strategic Value Partners, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC was founded in April 1995 by seven of its principals concentrating on high yield bond, convertible value, distressed debt, principal investment and distressed real estate activities.
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.
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closed 5/14/2007 via PR Newswire

PennWell Publishing Company, acquired LEDs Magazine

synopsis: PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, has acquired LEDs Magazine, a business-to-business digital magazine and web site covering the technology and applications of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
buyer: PennWell Publishing Company
PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions. PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents.
target: LEDs Magazine
LEDs Magazine is the leading resource for the global LED community, serving thousands of readers that specify, design and manufacture LED-based products for a wide range of end-use applications.
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closed 3/13/2007 via Company Press Release

Canon Communications, Inc., acquired Dana Chase Publications, Inc.

synopsis: Canon Communications LLC has acquired Appliance magazine from Oak Brook, IL-based Dana Chase Publications, Inc. The acquisition includes the Appliance News e-newsletter, and the ApplianceMagazine.com Web site that draws more than 40,000 unique visitors each month.
buyer parent:Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Canon Communications, Inc.
Canon Communications LLC produces tradeshows and conferences for both U.S. and international markets. Canon also publishes magazines and digital media for medical devices, microelectronics, plastics processing, packaging, and other advanced design and manufacturing markets.
target: Dana Chase Publications, Inc.
Dana Chase Publications' Flagship Publication, APPLIANCE Magazine is read every month around the world in over 110 countries. Our subscribers are engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, and management personnel, working for companies making consumer, commercial, business, and medical appliances.
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closed 1/15/2014 via Market Wire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired GLM

synopsis: Onex Corporation announced that its subsidiary, Emerald Expositions, has completed its acquisition of George Little Management, LLC ("GLM") for $335 million. GLM operates several leading business-to-business tradeshows in the United States.
buyer parent:Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc.
Emerald Expositions, formerly Nielsen Expositions, is a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows in the United States connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across nine diversified end markets.
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: GLM
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management.
price ($mm)
$335
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closed 7/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired MMPI Canada

synopsis: MMPI Canada, the leading Canadian producer of trade shows, conferences and consumer shows, has been acquired by Informa plc for total consideration of $53 million. Informa is the largest publicly‐owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world, with an output of over 8,500 events annually.
buyer: Informa plc
Informa is the largest publicly‐owned organizer of conferences and courses in the world with an output of over 8,500 events annually. It also publishes over 2,500 subscription‐based information services and its book business has more than 50,000 academic and business titles in print.
target parent: Vornado Realty Trust
target: MMPI Canada
MMPI Canada produces and manages over 55 seminars, conferences, trade and consumer shows every year. MMPI Canada produces events in many sectors, including construction, design, craft, art, real estate, furniture, furnishings and food.
price ($mm)
$53
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

GCP Capital Partners, acquired World Trade Group

synopsis: GCP Capital Partners has acquired World Trade Group, an international provider of business-to-business events, training and online lead generation services, in a management buy-out.
buyer parent:Greenhill & Co.
buyer: GCP Capital Partners
GCP Capital Partners manages three North American private equity funds that have a successful track record of investing. The funds have made significant investments in the business services, education, energy, financial services, insurance and telecommunications industries.
target: World Trade Group
World Trade Group is a leading international media business offering clients a compelling mix of live events, online products and specialist training courses.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2005 via

J.P. Morgan Partners, acquired Hanley Wood, LLC

synopsis: Private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson on Thursday said it agreed to sell Hanley Wood LLC, which publishes magazines for the housing and construction industries, to an investment group led by J.P. Morgan Partners.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Partners
CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, is a leading global private equity firm specializing in buyouts and growth equity investments in companies ranging from $500 million to more than $3 billion in size.
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions.
price ($mm)
$620
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
$50
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
12.4x
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)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/23/2012 via Market Wire

Topspin Partners, acquired Stagnito, Inc.

synopsis: Topspin LBO announced that it has completed the acquisition of Stagnito Media, a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications including Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
buyer: Topspin Partners
Topspin Partners LBO is a lower middle-market private equity fund based on Long Island that acquires smaller middle-market companies across the continental United States.
target parent: Cardinal Growth LLC
target: Stagnito, Inc.
Stagnito Media is a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. Based in Deerfield, Illinois, Stagnito operates several industry-leading trade publications such as Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer.
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announced 2/16/2011 via Mins b2b

Access Intelligence, LLC, will acquire Red 7 Media, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence announced that it will acquire Red 7 Media. Red 7 Media serves the event industry with its Event Marketer, EXPO, Best Events and Event Design media brands and associated events, and the media industry with its FOLIO and Audience Development titles and Folio Show.
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 energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets.
target: Red 7 Media, Inc.
Red 7 Media is a privately-held business media company that publishes magazines and newsletters, as well as produces conferences and trade shows in the Event and Media industries.
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closed 4/5/2010 via BNC Analysis

PWxyz LLC, acquired Publishers Weekly

synopsis: PWxyz LLC announced that it has acquired Publishers Weekly, the Publishers Weekly Show Daily and PublishersWeekly.com from Reed Business Information-US.
buyer: PWxyz LLC
PWxyz is a new company formed by George W. Slowik Jr., who ran Publishers Weekly in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Slowik, who will hold the title of president, plans to retain all the brand's editorial, art and advertising employees.
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly is the leading publication serving all segments involved in the creation, production, marketing and sale of the written word in book, audio, video and electronic formats.
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DigitalGlobe, Inc.
DigitalGlobe, Inc.
DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. They offer a range of on- and offline products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate their imagery into business operations and applications.
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2013
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$612.70
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$180.10
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($44.70)
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GeoEye, Inc.
GeoEye, Inc.
GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources.
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2011
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$356.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$172.51
EBIT ($mm)
$100.67
Net Income ($mm)
$56.61
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743
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Offshore Systems International Ltd.
Offshore Systems International is the pioneer in geo-spatial intelligence, and the world leading fleet supplier of electronic chart systems for navigation and situational awareness in the NATO and allied naval markets.
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2008
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$30.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
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87
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Intermap Technologies Inc.
Intermap is proactively remapping entire countries and building unprecedented national databases, called NEXTMap, consisting of highly accurate digital topographic maps that include elevation data.
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2013
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$27.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.40
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660
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TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
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Pictometry
Pictometry
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced aerial, oblique image libraries and related software. Pictometry uses a proprietary image capture process to produce Pictometry Intelligent Images® so you can See Everywhere, Measure Anything, Plan Everything.
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Rudolf Haufe Verlag GmBH & Co KG
Rudolf Haufe Verlag GmBH & Co KG
Rudolf Haufe Verlag GmBH & Co KG is one of Germany's most innovative and leading media and software companies in the fields of law, economics and taxes. It is also the leading provider of skills training and human resources and organizational development in German-speaking countries.
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UCG
UCG
UCG is a provider of specialized business-to-business information. Its portfolio is composed of companies serving the information and software needs of decision makers in health care, oil and energy, high technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, and the mortgage industry.
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Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a diversified national information company providing news and knowledge to people within specialized business industries. They achieve this through their publications, trade shows, web sites, research and associations.
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Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Communications is a growing global media company. As producers of international trade and consumer events, conferences, publications and eMedia Diversified Communications is in business to support and build innovative, effective business communities.
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Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries.
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MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications Pvt. Ltd.
MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications Pvt. Ltd.
MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications is engaged in the areas of frontier science & technology through its four key business verticals- Events, Media, Partnering and Advisory. MM Activ Sci-Tech is leveraging interaction amongst Industry, Scientific fraternity, academia, policy makers and opinion leaders.
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PennWell Corporation
PennWell Corporation
Founded in 1910, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions.
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Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, a publishing house, publishes and commercializes books, journals, and electronic media in various fields. It publishes various books in the areas of art and music, classical and ancient near eastern studies, general reference works, and much more.
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Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
Focusing on retail, foodservice and healthcare, Lebhar-Friedman, Inc. is made up of strategic business units all dedicated to providing executives, professionals, and customers with the best B2B and consumer information online and in print.
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Billian Publishing, Inc.
Billian Publishing, Inc.
Trans World Publishing, Inc. and Billian Publishing, Inc. (an affiliated company) produce consumer and trade magazines, directories, databases and websites for both the North American and International markets.
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Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood LLC is the premier media, information and marketing services company serving the real estate construction and design industries. It produces digital and print publications, e-Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, Market Intelligence data and custom marketing solutions.
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Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing
Grey House Publishing produces and publishes reference works and information products for business, general reference, health, education, statistics and demographics. It publishes leading information products covering the Performing Arts, Food & Beverage, Venture Capital, and Sports industries.
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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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2013
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$197.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.40
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$32.70
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Contineo Media
Contineo Media is a multi-platform information provider that connects buyers and sellers through its print products, websites, electronic newsletters, e-books, video channels, conferences and industry awards.
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Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain Communications, Inc.
An industry leader, Crain Communications Inc is one of the largest privately owned business media companies with 30 leading business, trade and consumer brands in North America, Europe and Asia.
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