architecture, engineering and construction industry information industry

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 7/14/2005 via PR Newswire

infor business solutions AG, acquired Intuita Holdings Ltd.

synopsis: Infor, the largest global software provider that exclusively focuses on the manufacturing and distribution markets, announced today that it has acquired Intuita Holdings Ltd., located in Manchester, United Kingdom. The acquisition of Intuita Holdings is Infor's first step in providing its wholesale distribution software outside of North America.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: infor business solutions AG
Infor is one of the largest private software companies in the world. Infor's vision is to change what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. Infor develops and acquires proven software products that have rich, built-in functionality. "
target: Intuita Holdings Ltd.
For over 30 years, Intuita Holdings has provided software and services to wholesale distribution businesses in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, Intuita Holdings' customers include leading builders and merchants.
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closed 1/31/2007 via PR Newswire

MICROS Systems, Inc., purchased Hospitality-Travel and Retail subsidiaries from RedSky IT

synopsis: MICROS Systems, Inc. a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Hospitality-Travel and Retail subsidiaries of RedSky IT, one of the UK's premier IT application software developers.
buyer: MICROS Systems, Inc. (MCRS:$1,337.86)
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 310,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 130 countries."
seller: RedSky IT
RedSky IT is one of the UK's principal IT application software companies. We provide focused on-demand solutions designed to meet market-specific challenges. These include: Construction, Food & Retail, Hospitality, Travel, and the Membership, Higher Education and Library sectors.
price ($mm)
$32
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announced 12/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Legion Holdings, will acquire Abril

synopsis: Legion Holdings, a Brazilian investment firm owned by lawyer Fábio Carvalho, will acquire Abril, a Brazilian media company. Abril publishes 22 magazines in Brazil. Abril also operates GoRead, an online subscription platform for digital magazines, and CASACOR, an exhibition about interior design.
buyer: Legion Holdings
Legion Holdings is a Brazilian investment firm owned by Fábio Carvalho. Fábio Carvalho is a lawyer in Brazil. Fábio Carvalho focuses his business activities in the acquisition of companies in financial crisis, aiming to bring them back to the state of stability and growth. "
target: Abril
Abril is a Brazilian media company. The company publishes 22 magazines in Brazil. Abril sells 164 million publications a year and has a total of 22 million readers. Abril also operates GoRead, an online subscription platform for digital magazines, and CASACOR, an exhibition about interior design.
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$0.10 [$1,600.10]
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closed 9/3/2019 via BusinessWire

RIB Software SE, acquired U.S. CAD

synopsis: U.S. CAD announced that it sold 60% interest of the company to RIB Software SE, a global provider of building and construction technology solutions. U.S. CAD is a provider of BIM technology, consulting, production, training, and support to the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries.
buyer: RIB Software SE (DB:RIB:$301.80)
Headquartered in Germany, RIB Software SE is an innovator in the building and construction industry. The company creates, develops and offers cutting-edge digital technologies for construction enterprises and projects across various industries worldwide. "
target: U.S. CAD
U.S. CAD is a provider of BIM technology, consulting, production, training, and support to the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries. Their mission is to help clients win more, produce more, and achieve more.
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$26*
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closed 12/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Tracsis Plc, acquired On:Trac Ltd

synopsis: Tracsis plc, a leading provider of software and technology products and services for the traffic & transportation industry, announced that it has acquired Ontrac Ltd and Ontrac Technology Ltd (together being “Ontrac”). Ontrac is an IT solutions company that works with a range of clients in the transport, construction, and local government sectors.
buyer: Tracsis Plc (AIM:TRCS:$59.30)
Tracsis provides software and services for the planning and management of mass transit operations. Their software is used by the rail and other public transport sectors, covering all aspects of operations planning, scheduling, safety and performance, operations management and business reporting. "
target: On:Trac Ltd
On:Trac is a trusted IT Solutions company with a wealth of industry experience in both the Private and Public sectors including Rail, Construction, Manufacturing, Energy and Local Government. They provide a full spectrum of IT Consultancy, Development and Support Services.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
$11
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2.7x
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closed 12/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Hanley Wood, LLC merged with Meyers LLC,

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a premier middle market private equity firm, announced its acquisitions and merger of Hanley Wood, the leading B2B media and information services company serving the U.S. residential construction industry, and Meyers Research, LLC, the leading provider of real-time market data and advisory services to the homebuilding industry.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Meyers LLC
Meyers Research is the housing industry’s leading provider of rich data for residential real estate development and new home construction and a leading advisor to the real estate development industry. "
target: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. The company produces award-winning media, both digital and print, high –profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions.
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announced 10/16/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire Infrastructure Journal

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has signed a binding agreement to acquire Infrastructure Journal, a leading provider of online data, intelligence and events for the global infrastructure sector. The company provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$328.89)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Infrastructure Journal
Infrastructure Journal (IJ) gives you access to a team of experts and the largest database in the industry. By tracking projects throughout the lifecycle, IJ provides detailed information on financial structure, policy, pricing and key players influencing transactions and trends.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$5
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EV / rev
4.0x
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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 (:$1,315.17)
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 7/13/2007 via BNC Analysis

EMAP plc, acquired Torcello Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Emap plc has announced the purchase of Torcello Publishing limited, producer of Infrastructure Journal, for around £20m.
buyer: EMAP plc (LSE:ASCL:$477.68)
Emap plc is a brand-led, multiplatform media group with a portfolio of over 200 brands that inform, entertain and connect communities. The strength of the Group lies in our ability to create and package content and in our brands through which we engage our customers. "
target: Torcello Publishing Ltd.
Torcello Publishing Limited owns and operates Infrastructure Journal, a subscription-based online information service for the infrastructure project finance market. Torcello Publishing Limited is based in London, the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$34
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closed 12/31/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SouthComm Communications, Inc., acquired Cygnus Business Media

synopsis: Southcomm, Inc, a publishing and communications company, based in Nashville, Tenn, announced that it has acquired Cygnus Business Media. The purchase of Cygnus Business Media includes a variety of properties that reach the aviation, landscape and technology markets, providing integrated marketing solutions with print, digital and event properties.
buyer: SouthComm Communications, Inc.
SouthComm Communications, Inc. was formed in late 2007. The company is the nation’s second largest publisher of alternative weeklies, one of the largest publishing companies serving chambers of commerce. "
target: Cygnus Business Media
Cygnus Business Media is an internationally-recognized business-to-business media company that provides comprehensive, integrated advertising and marketing programs. Its diverse portfolio serves various market categories and industries with print, digital products and live events.
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closed 6/30/2015 via PR Newswire

BNP Media, purchased Architectural Record, ENR and SNAP from Dodge Data & Analytics

synopsis: Dodge Data & Analytics LLC has sold its industry-leading brands Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record (ENR), and SNAP to BNP Media. Dodge Data & Analytics is the leading provider of data, analytics, news and intelligence serving the North American construction industry.
buyer: BNP Media
BNP Media provides business information through a portfolio of magazines, websites, conferences, tradeshows and market research. BNP specializes in the food, beverage & packaging, manufacturing, gaming, architecture & construction, mechanical systems, and safety & security markets. "
seller parent: Symphony Technology Group
seller: Dodge Data & Analytics
Architectural Record is a monthly magazine dedicated to architecture and interior design. Engineering News-Record (ENR) is a weekly magazine providing news, analysis, data and opinion for the worldwide construction industry. SNAP is a publication covering building products.
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closed 9/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Kerridge Commercial Systems, acquired InspHire

synopsis: Kerridge Commercial Systems, a leading supplier of software to wholesalers, merchants and other distributive businesses, has acquired InspHire. InspHire is a premium supplier of software to European, US and Australian-based companies that rent heavy plant and construction vehicles.
buyer: Kerridge Commercial Systems
Kerridge Commercial Systems Limited provides specialist software, services, and support to deliver integrated trading and business management solutions to companies in the distributive trade worldwide. "
target: InspHire
inspHire has developed a variety of products that have been designed specifically to allow rental businesses to streamline processes, maximise equipment utilisation and increase profitability.
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closed 1/10/2018 via Company Press Release

To-Increase, acquired HiGH Software

synopsis: To-Increase acquired HiGH Software, a leading company with state-of-the-art equipment management business applications. To-Increase hereby strengthen its market position within the manufacturing and services industry focused on equipment rental and leasing.
buyer parent: Columbus A/S
buyer: To-Increase
To-Increase provides business software solutions to over 2200 mid-market and enterprise customers. They deliver software, mobile solutions, and cloud apps that enable manufacturing, construction, retail and food companies to align technology with strategic goals and operate more efficiently. "
target: HiGH Software
HiGH Software is a certified Microsoft ISV and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. They serve a broad range of equipment-driven industries. Along with their DynaRent solution packages, their team and partner provide companies with consulting and value-add services.
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$6.03
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Viewpoint Construction Software, acquired Jobpac International Systems

synopsis: Viewpoint Construction Software has acquired Sydney-based Jobpac, provider of construction software solutions to the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) construction industry for more than 25 years.
buyer: Viewpoint Construction Software
Viewpoint Construction Software® has a long-standing focus on meeting the information needs of construction companies, offering construction-specific enterprise resource planning, project and BIM collaboration, mobile field-to-office and content management. "
target: Jobpac International Systems
Jobpac International Systems specialises in providing integrated market-leading construction management software tailored to each business's individual requirements. Its modular design ensures the flexibility and scalability needed as a company's business grows.
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announced 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

easyFairs, will acquire Futurebuild

synopsis: Easyfairs, a Belgium company that organizes and hosts live events, bringing communities together to visit the future, will acquire Futurebuild, a UK company that is the built environment event that unites the most forward-thinking companies and organizations.
buyer parent: Artexis Easyfairs
buyer: easyFairs
Headquartered in Belgium, Easyfairs organizes and hosts live events, bringing communities together to visit the future. The company currently organizes 220 events in 18 countries and manages 10 event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. "
target: Futurebuild
Headquartered in the UK, Futurebuild is the built environment event that unites the most forward-thinking companies and organisations with industry mobilisers who hold significant decision-making power and are committed to driving positive change in their sector, and beyond.
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closed 4/11/2014 via BusinessWire

Mark Allen Group, acquired Findlay Media

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has completed its acquisition of Findlay Media, the UK’s leading business media company. Findlay Media is a market leading business to business publisher; they offer an extensive range of third party services utilising their high quality and professional in-house design, IT, research and event management departments.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is involved in publishing and communications in four principal areas: health care, education, consumer and business-to-business. They publish 50 magazines and journals, and 60 books every year, as well as organizing over 70 conferences and exhibitions. "
target: Findlay Media
Findlay Media is the UK’s leading business media company. Findlay Media is a market leading business to business publisher; they offer an extensive range of third party services utilising their high quality and professional in-house design, IT, research and event management departments.
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closed 5/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Expo Nacional Ferretera

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the company that organizes the National Hardware Show, acquired Expo Nacional Ferretera, an annual event in Guadalajara, Mexico, serving the hardware, construction and electrical markets. Expo Nacional Ferretera is described as the largest event in Mexico and Latin America.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: Expo Nacional Ferretera
Expo Nacional Ferretera is an annual event in Guadalajara, Mexico, serving the hardware, construction and electrical markets. More than 1,300 exhibiting companies occupying 50,000 square meters and 80,000 buyers from 30 countries attend the annual event.
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$25
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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
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12.4x
closed 8/13/1999 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Hanley Wood, LLC

synopsis: VS&A Communications Partners III, L.P., a $1 billion fund affiliated with Veronis, Suhler & Associates, announced that on Friday, August 13, 1999 it had signed a definitive agreement to purchase Hanley-Wood, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based business-to-business publishing company.
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: 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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Intuita Holdings Ltd.

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Infrastructure Journal

Hanley Wood, LLC

Torcello Publishing Ltd.

Cygnus Business Media

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