directory industry

announced 11/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg, will acquire Verlag Beleke GmbH

synopsis: Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg, publishers of the Das Telefonbunch and Das Örtliche phone books, will acquire Verlag Beleke. Verlag Beleke publishes 22 journals, 14 telephone books, illustrated books about towns and cities in Germany, and gewusst wo, an informative and always up-to-date German business directory.
buyer parent: Ippen-Gruppe
buyer: Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg
Carl Hinnerwisch Verlag Gmbh & Co. Kg is a German publisher. The company publishes the Das Telefonbunch and Das Örtliche phone books. Their phone books are available in print, online, and on mobile devices. "
target: Verlag Beleke GmbH
Founded in 1964, Verlag Beleke GmbH is a publisher in Essen, Germany. The company publishes 22 journals, 14 telephone books, illustrated books about towns and cities in Germany, and gewusst wo, an informative and always up-to-date German business directory.
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closed 8/5/2013 via GlobeNewswire

The Berry Company, LLC, purchased Black Book Directories from The Baltimore Sun

synopsis: The Berry Company, a local leads provider serving small and medium sized businesses for over a century has acquired the Black Book directories from the Baltimore Sun.
buyer parent: TBC Holdings I, Inc.
buyer: The Berry Company, LLC
The Berry Company, LLC is a provider of local search and marketing solutions, generating leads for its advertising clients and enabling consumers to efficiently find the products and services they need. Berry serves approximately 170,000 advertising clients throughout the US. "
seller parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
seller: The Baltimore Sun
The Black Book Directories are published in Howard County, Maryland.
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closed 3/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Versa Capital Management, acquired Impressions Media

synopsis: Impressions Media announced that it has been acquired by Versa Capital Management, LLC. Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
buyer: Versa Capital Management
Versa Capital Management is a private equity investment firm which focuses on control investments in special situations involving middle market companies where value and performance growth can be achieved through enhanced operational and financial management. "
target: Impressions Media
Impressions Media operates The Times Leader, several community papers, associated websites and digital media businesses that serve communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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closed 5/31/2005 via

Macquarie Capital Alliance Group, acquired Yellow Brick Road Group

synopsis: 3i plc and Veronis Suhler Stevenson have agreed to sell YBR Group, one of the fastest growing directory and search companies in Europe, for EUR 1,825 million to a consortium led by Macquarie Capital Alliance Group.
buyer parent: Macquarie Bank Limited ABN
buyer: Macquarie Capital Alliance Group
Macquarie Capital Alliance Group is an Australian Stock Exchange listed investment fund which was established in March 2005 to raise A$1 billion to co-invest alongside the Macquarie Bank Group and its clients globally. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Yellow Brick Road Group
Yellow Brick Road Group is a European directories business, with a portfolio across eight countries. Its products and services include printed directories, online and mobile searches and directory assistance.
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$2,312
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closed 8/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

Corporate Media Partners Limited, acquired Thomson Local

synopsis: Thomson Directories has been bought out of administration by a newly formed company called Corporate Media Partners Limited, run by the founders of 118 Information. Thomsonlocal.com has been operating for over 25 years and has established itself as the leading local search company in the UK.
buyer: Corporate Media Partners Limited
Paul Spinks and Patrick Bradshaw own 118 Information, e-Location, Market Location and 118 Business Information. "
target: Thomson Local
Thomsonlocal.com has been operating for over 25 years and has established itself as the leading local search company in the UK. Today, business listings are available both in print and online following the launch of its local search website in 2003.
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closed 5/18/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired Adpay, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com LLC, the largest provider of family history and personal DNA testing, announced that its subsidiary has entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger to acquire Adpay, Inc., creators and operators of the Memoriams.com obituary input network.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 12 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees. "
target: Adpay, Inc.
For a decade Adpay has been the leading provider of patented online and mobile solutions for media companies. Through its comprehensive product suite, Adpay provides the competitive edge that its partners need to attract and retain advertisers.
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announced 3/24/2015 via Reuters

Search.ch will be merged with local.ch,

synopsis: Swisscom is to combine directory operator local.ch, which provides information on phone numbers, with Swiss media company Tamedia's search and information service search.ch in a joint subsidiary. search.ch is the leading directory and service portal in Switzerland and the most-used Swiss site.
buyer parent: Swisscom
buyer: local.ch
local.ch is number one for directories in Switzerland. Local.ch brings together providers and consumers. Local.ch allows users to look for addresses and telephone numbers for individuals or companies, find out the opening times of a business, or book a table at a favourite restaurant. "
target parent: Tamedia AG
target: Search.ch
search.ch is the leading directory and service portal in Switzerland and the most-used Swiss site. search.ch offers users targeted, simple and fast information as well as tools for the daily planning and organization of business or private life.
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closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired AllLaw.com & AttorneyLocate.com

synopsis: Internet Brands and AllLaw.com, Inc. announced the acquisition of AllLaw.com and AttorneyLocate.com, properties of Internet marketing firm AllLaw.com, Inc. These websites connect consumers with attorneys throughout North America and provide laypeople and legal professionals with access to legal information, forms and news.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands, Inc. is a unique and leading Internet media company. The company owns and operates more than 100 websites that are leaders in their vertical markets. In total, these sites organically attract (without paid marketing) approximately 62 million unique visitors per month. "
target parent: AllLaw.com, Inc.
target: AllLaw.com & AttorneyLocate.com
With a substantial amount of organic traffic, good reputation in the search engines, and clients throughout North America, AllLaw.com and AttorneyLocate.com are leaders in the attorney directory and legal information space.
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closed 2/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired JAZD Markets, Inc.

synopsis: Questex, a leading global business information company, announced that it has acquired the technology and substantially all the business assets of Jazd Markets, the global sourcing and lead-generation company.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group LLC is a leading global business media company. The company serves the beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, beverage, bar, nightclub, leisure, consumer electronics and entertainment markets as well as the technology, finance, life sciences and health care sectors. "
target: JAZD Markets, Inc.
Founded in 2008, JAZD Markets is a comprehensive MaaS platform company built by online marketers and B2B publishers to deliver the highest tangible return from online marketing investment available today.
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closed 12/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, acquired GoCityKids

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired GoCityKids, an online city directory and resource for both visiting and local families. The announcement was made today by Jeff Dunn, President, Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
target: GoCityKids
GoCityKids gives you shortcuts to the city at its best—its parks, stores, professional services, restaurants, babysitters, places to stay, and entertainment, among other things.
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closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

LSsi merged with Volt Delta Resources, LLC,

synopsis: Volt Information Sciences, Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Volt Delta Resources, LLC, has completed the merger of a VoltDelta subsidiary with LSSi Corp. The newly merged entity, known as LSSi Data, is a wholly owned subsidiary of VoltDelta. Merger consideration was approximately $70 million in cash.
buyer parent: Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
buyer: Volt Delta Resources, LLC
Volt Delta, a subsidiary of Volt Information Sciences is a leading provider of enhanced directory assistance solutions and information services to the global telecommunications market. "
target: LSsi
LSSi Corp is the world’s leader in developing and operating high-performance directory databases. LSSi has established a strong commercial presence in several important telephony markets, including National Directory Assistance databases in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
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closed 11/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Digital Map Products, acquired Mexico Business Directory

synopsis: Digital Map Products has acquired Mexico Business Directory. Based in Canada, Mexico Business Directory (MBD) offers the most comprehensive, fully geocoded information business database on Mexico. With over 1.6 million records, MBD is proud to provide the largest privately held business database for locations in Mexico.
buyer parent: Silversmith Capital Partners
buyer: Digital Map Products
Digital Map Products is a provider of cloud-based technology and solutions that bring the power of spatial technology to mainstream business, government and consumer users. SpatialStream®, the company’s spatial development platform, enables API access to mapping technology and location data sets. "
target: Mexico Business Directory
Based in Canada, Mexico Business Directory (MBD) offers the most comprehensive, fully geocoded information business database on Mexico. With over 1.6 million records, MBD is proud to provide the largest privately held business database for locations in Mexico.
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closed 2/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Traded Network Ltd. merged with Desire Marketing Ltd.,

synopsis: Marketing companies Desire Marketing and Traded Network have merged. Traded Network offers a range of digital marketing plans to businesses via a local business directory to position businesses within local search engine results. Desire Marketing offers tailored marketing solutions to local small and medium sized businesses.
buyer: Desire Marketing Ltd.
Desire Marketing offers tailored marketing solutions to local small and medium sized businesses. The company provides a wide range of marketing services from social media marketing, email marketing and e-zines through to bespoke marketing plans, website development, branding and design services. "
target: Traded Network Ltd.
Traded Network is a unique marketing solution that delivers effective results at an affordable rate. They get companies seen in more search engine results, throughout social media and within the local community. They create content all around key business search terms for websites to perform better.
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closed 9/25/2015 via BusinessWire

Gartner, Inc., acquired Capterra, Inc.

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced the acquisition of Capterra. Capterra helps organizations find the right business software to meet their needs. The acquisition is consistent with Gartner’s growth strategy to help clients make the right technology-related decisions.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$3,807.50)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. The company delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions. Gartner is a valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide. "
target: Capterra, Inc. (:$6.00)
Capterra is the online marketplace for the enterprise software industry. Capterra's online software directories and complementary tools provide organizations with a free, comprehensive resource to research software solutions.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Octomedia Pty Ltd, acquired Franchise Business

synopsis: Cirrus Media has sold its Franchise Business sector, which includes the magazine Franchising Magazine, website Franchise Business and accompanying newsletter, to B2B specialist publisher Octomedia. Franchise Business is the leading consumer publication and online directory for anyone interested in investing in a franchise.
buyer: Octomedia Pty Ltd
Octomedia has been in publication since 1971 and is Australia’s largest and oldest retail trade publication with daily digital newsletters, websites, news briefs and more. They provide essential knowledge and insight into the trends, issues and events of importance to the retail industry. "
target parent: Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd.
target: Franchise Business
Franchise Business is the leading consumer publication and online directory for anyone interested in investing in a franchise. Features include franchising issues, industry developments, brands and marketing, legal and financial matters, trends and expectations, and franchisee experiences.
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closed 2/1/2008 via

Brown Publishing Company, acquired Boulder Business Information, Inc.

synopsis: The Boulder County Business Report has reached an agreement to be purchased by Brown Publishing Co., a family-owned publishing company based in Ohio that owns daily, weekly and business publications.
buyer: Brown Publishing Company
The Brown Publishing Company is one of the largest independent family-owned newspaper publishing companies principally in Ohio. Brown Publishing publishes 18 paid daily newspapers and 62 paid and free weekly newspapers and provides extensive commercial printing services. "
target: Boulder Business Information, Inc.
Boulder Business Information, Inc. publishes business journals and directories that include The Boulder County Business Report, a biweekly that provides business news and information for Boulder and Broomfield counties.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Allegiance Fundraising Group, acquired Haines & Company, Inc.

synopsis: Allegiance Fundraising Group has acquired Haines Direct, a direct mail marketing firm that focuses on nonprofit clients. They pride themselves on creating customized marketing campaigns to help organizations like food banks, rescue missions, Boy Scout councils, animal organizations and other nonprofits succeed in direct mail initiatives.
buyer: Allegiance Fundraising Group
Allegiance Fundraising Group (AFG) is a provider of innovative fundraising solutions for nonprofits. AFG helps their clients implement the right solutions they need to raise money and fund their mission. AFG offers agency services, technology solutions, and loyalty and incentive programs. "
target: Haines & Company, Inc.
Based in North Canton, Ohio, Haines Direct prides itself on creating customized marketing campaigns to help organizations like food banks, rescue missions, Boy Scout councils, animal organizations and other nonprofits succeed in direct mail initiatives.
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closed 6/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Purch, acquired Business.com Media

synopsis: Purch, a digital content and commerce company that helps 100MM users make better buying decisions, announced it has acquired Business.com, a leading online resource portal for small- to mid-sized businesses.
buyer: Purch
Purch is a portfolio of digital brands and services that helps make complex buying decisions easy for 100 million consumers monthly. Its respected sites such as Top Ten Reviews, Tom's Guide, Tom's Hardware, and Live Science integrate commerce and content in more than 1000 product categories. "
target parent: JMI Equity
target: Business.com Media
Business.com is the premier online destination for businesses of all sizes to research, find, and compare the products and services they need to run their businesses.
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closed 2/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Haynes Publishing Group PLC, acquired Teon Media

synopsis: Haynes Publishing, a publishing company that produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals, has acquired digital platform Teon Media, a company that develops and markets a mobile centric platform and database covering Europe's popular cars.
buyer: Haynes Publishing Group PLC (LSE:HYNS:$31.93)
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., a publishing company, produces and sells automotive and motorcycle repair manuals. The Company's manuals are based on a complete vehicle strip-down and rebuild in its workshops. "
target: Teon Media
Teon Media Limited develops and markets a mobile centric platform and database covering Europe's popular cars. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Darlington, United Kingdom.
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closed 12/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Assure Law Limited, acquired HighStreetLawyer

synopsis: Assure Law, a leading business consultancy focused solely on the legal profession, has acquired a majority stake in HighStreetLawyer.com, the network of small firms. HighStreetLawyer.com provides all the details needed to find the best local solicitor.
buyer: Assure Law Limited
Assure Law is a leading business consultancy focused solely on the legal profession. Their national team of qualified professionals all have practical experience of building profitable, sustainable and scalable professional service businesses. "
target: HighStreetLawyer
Whether a solicitor to help you buy or sell a house is needed, advise on a dispute, protect family and assets, deal with divorce or separations or any commercial legal issues, HighStreetLawyer.com provides all the details needed to find the best local solicitor.
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Verlag Beleke GmbH

The Baltimore Sun

Impressions Media

Yellow Brick Road Group

Thomson Local

Adpay, Inc.

Search.ch

AllLaw.com & AttorneyLocate.com

JAZD Markets, Inc.

GoCityKids

LSsi

Mexico Business Directory

Traded Network Ltd.

Capterra, Inc.

Franchise Business

Boulder Business Information, Inc.

Haines & Company, Inc.

Business.com Media

Teon Media

HighStreetLawyer

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Eniro AB
Eniro AB
Eniro is one of the largest search companies in the Nordic region and Poland. For more than 100 years Eniro has helped people find local information and companies find customers. The company’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$156.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.13
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
$16.57
Employees
1378
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TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Information Services Corporation
Information Services Corporation
Information Services Corporation (ISC) is a provider of registry and information services to the Province of Saskatchewan. The Company is the exclusive provider of the Land Titles Registry, Land Surveys Directory, Personal Property Registry and Corporate Registry in Saskatchewan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$84.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.05
EBIT ($mm)
$19.49
Net Income ($mm)
$25.87
Employees
357
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