By Outsourcing Today, LLC

closed 1/26/2006 via PR Newswire

LRP Publications, purchased HRO World & HRO Europe from Outsourcing Today, LLC

synopsis: LRP Publications, Inc. acquired HRO World Conference & Exposition ("HRO World") and HRO World Europe Conference & Exposition ("HRO Europe") from Outsourcing Today LLC and Unicomm LLC.
buyer: LRP Publications
LRP Publications was founded in 1977. The first publications were state-specific public employment case reporters and the company was known as Labor Relations Press. As the company expanded into other legal specialties, the name was changed to LRP Publications. "
seller: Outsourcing Today, LLC
HRO World and HRO Europe are both owned in a 50-50 joint venture by Outsourcing Today and Unicomm. HRO World is the world's largest human resource outsourcing event and is currently held annually at the New York Hilton Hotel.
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closed 1/26/2006 via PR Newswire

LRP Publications, purchased HRO World & HRO Europe from Outsourcing Today, LLC

synopsis: LRP Publications, Inc. acquired HRO World Conference & Exposition ("HRO World") and HRO World Europe Conference & Exposition ("HRO Europe") from Outsourcing Today LLC and Unicomm LLC.
buyer: LRP Publications
LRP Publications was founded in 1977. The first publications were state-specific public employment case reporters and the company was known as Labor Relations Press. As the company expanded into other legal specialties, the name was changed to LRP Publications. "
seller: Outsourcing Today, LLC
HRO World and HRO Europe are both owned in a 50-50 joint venture by Outsourcing Today and Unicomm. HRO World is the world's largest human resource outsourcing event and is currently held annually at the New York Hilton Hotel.
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announced 10/17/2005 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Business Communications, will acquire Gainshare Media LLC

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications is acquiring Boston-based Gainshare Media’s two events, the Super Floral Show and the Administrative Professionals Conference.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: Gainshare Media LLC
Gainshare Media operates the Super Floral Show (SFS), the country’s leading tradeshow for the floral industry, and the Administrative Professionals Conference (APC), a leading event in its field, providing training and education as well as motivational and entertainment elements.
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closed 9/23/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Professional Diversity Network LLC, acquired Personnel Strategies Inc.

synopsis: Professional Diversity Network, Inc., a developer and operator of online networks that provide access to employment opportunities for diverse professionals in the United States, announced it has acquired the assets of Personnel Strategies Inc. (PSI), a producer of diversity focused career fairs.
buyer: Professional Diversity Network LLC (IPDN:$6.15)
Professional Diversity Network (PDN) is a Chicago-based diversity recruitment firm. PDN manages a suite of professional networking websites that target diverse professional groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, women, LGBT, veterans, and people with disabilities. "
target: Personnel Strategies Inc.
Personnel Strategies (PSI) is the nation's leading and most established producer of Career Fairs. PSI produces approximately 25 to 30 career fairs annually in major market locations across the nation reaching approximately 500 employers and 20,000 diverse job seekers.
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closed 9/1/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Astound LLC

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Astound LLC, a privately-owned US virtual career fairs business, on behalf of UBM Studios for an initial cash payment of $120,000 and further performance related consideration of up to $3m payable over the next three years.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Astound LLC
Astound LLC is the creator of Milicruit and Unicruit virtual career fairs targeted at placing veterans/military personnel and graduating college students in the workforce.
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closed 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Human Resource Executive, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Human Resource Executive® (HRE) magazine, organizer of the award-winning HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, announced the acquisition of Singapore-based HRM Asia Pte Ltd., a business unit of Diversified Communications. HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® magazine is a print and online publication covering important HR subjects such as HR technology, employee engagement, performance management, organizational leadership and career development. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
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closed 10/18/2014 via PR Web

Diversified Communications, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of media company HRM Asia of Singapore. The acquisition adds HR Summit, Asia’s largest human resources event, as well as the HRM Congress series, HRM Magazine and HRM Online to Diversified’s portfolio of over 175 events, eMedia products and print magazines.
buyer: Diversified 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. "
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
price ($mm)
$6.91
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$4
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Poolia AB, acquired Student Node AB

synopsis: Swedish staffing firm Poolia announced that it has acquired a 51% stake in Student Node AB, a company based in Sweden that organises events for students at universities and colleges. Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed.
buyer: Poolia AB (OM:POOL B:$208.06)
Poolia offers high competence and extensive experience in recruitment, hiring, executive search, leadership development and talent supply of qualified professionals. Poolia is a listed company with a presence in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England and Germany. "
target: Student Node AB
Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed. At tech events where Student Node selects IT talents, companies meet and recruit students they need.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Absolventa, acquired Trendence

synopsis: Funke Media Group announced that its subsidiary Absolventa GmbH, which operates career websites for young job seekers, has acquired a 100-percent stake in Trendence, a market research firm based in Berlin. Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing.
buyer parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
buyer: Absolventa
Absolventa GmbH owns and operates an online job exchange portal. They collaborate with over 4.000 companies from different industries. In an increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting Absolventa managed to build a unique and distinctive career hub in order to provide for talented employees. "
target parent: Group GTI Ltd.
target: Trendence
Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing. More than three million school-leavers, students and young professionals from all over the world take part in our studies on their career ambitions and employers of choice.
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closed 11/17/2015 via Market Wire

Human Resource Executive, acquired Recruiting Trends Conference

synopsis: Human Resource Executive, a magazine company that focuses their publication on strategic issues in HR, announced the acquisition of Recruiting Trends Conference. The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® Magazine was established in 1987 and continues today as the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR. The magazine provides key decision-makers with news, profiles of HR visionaries and success stories of human resource innovators. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: Recruiting Trends Conference
The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events all in a highly interactive, dynamic learning environment. Sessions are presented by recruiting executives at large organizations.
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closed 9/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Thompson Publishing Group, acquired The Performance Institute

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the media, information, content and technology markets, represented The Performance Institute in its acquisition by Thompson Publishing Holding Co., Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Avista Capital Partners
buyer: Thompson Publishing Group
Thompson Publishing Group, a D.C.-based information services provider, is been a leading source of analysis and guidance for business and government executives. Professionals rely on Thompson for help in tracking, and complying with, the dynamic regulatory mandates facing their organizations. "
target: The Performance Institute
Performance Institute produces training programs and policy conferences for public officials. Through its print-based, online and live content, Performance Institute promotes the application of "performance-based management" practices at all levels of government.
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closed 9/18/2006 via BusinessWire

Versera Performance Learning, merged with Galindo Consulting

synopsis: Results-focused consulting companies specializing in accountability Galindo Consulting in Park City, Utah, and Versera Performance Learning in Carlsbad, Calif., announced today the merger of their two organizations into Versera Performance Consulting, LLC.
buyer parent: CRM Learning
buyer: Versera Performance Learning
Versera Performance Learning benefits from a long history in organizational development. Versera is now uniquely positioned to deliver compelling and instructive content. And we are intimately familiar with the best practices and media with which to do so. "
target: Galindo Consulting
Galindo Consulting is in the business of using the power of individual transformation to bring about organizational change. Galindo Consulting has grown to become one of the country’s most trusted and respected consulting firms to healthcare leaders.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,308.59)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Total Training Solutions

synopsis: OnCourse Learning announced its acquisition of Total Training Solutions (TTS), a leading provider of educational training webinars for banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders. TTS is the producer of BankWebinars.com, CUWebinars.com, DirectorSeries.com and Core Compliance Suite for financial services professionals.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Total Training Solutions
Total Training Solutions (TTS) is the nation's leading provider of financial institution webinars. TTS delivers training in many formats from classroom to web-based. They understand the needs of training departments in financial institutions and are alert to changes that affect the industry.
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closed 7/14/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Business Valuation Resources, LLC., acquired Mealey's Conferences

synopsis: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Group, announced it sold its Berwyn, Pa.-based Mealey’s Conferences business to Business Valuation Resources, a provider of market data. Mealey’s Conferences produces professional education and development events for attorneys and insurance industry executives.
buyer: Business Valuation Resources, LLC.
Every top business valuation firm depends on Business Valuation Resources for authoritative market data, continuing professional education, and expert opinion. Rely on BVR when your career depends on an unimpeachable business valuation. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Mealey's Conferences
Mealey's Conferences is a leading provider of legal education conferences, teleconferences and multimedia content covering insurance, reinsurance, toxic torts, products liability, construction defects, and complex commercial litigation.
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closed 1/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Pension & Investments, acquired WorldPensionSummit

synopsis: Pensions & Investments, a publication and global media source for institutional investors, announced the acquisition of the WorldPensionSummit and WorldPensionSummit Africa Special. WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, etc. to address critical pension and investment issues.
buyer parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
buyer: Pension & Investments
Pensions & Investments, the international newspaper of money management, is read by pension fund executives and other institutional investors, money managers, pension and investment consultants and other leaders in the world of institutional investing. "
target: WorldPensionSummit
The WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, policy makers, academics, and global asset management firms to address critical pension and investment issues facing the world's developed and developing nations.
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closed 9/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Center for Quality Management merged with Goal/QPC,

synopsis: GOAL/QPC, the world’s leading provider of affordable training materials, has announced today that it has concluded a merger with The Center for Quality of Management (CQM) based in Cambridge, MA. Both organizations have been world leaders in quality improvement and related methodologies for decades.
buyer: Goal/QPC
GOAL/QPC is one of the world leaders in quality management publishing and is known widely for its Memory Jogger series that serves as a handy pocket guide reference for processes and tools learned in on-line and in-house courses. "
target: Center for Quality Management
The Center for Quality of Management (CQM) is a non-profit organization operating internationally. Founded by CEOs and senior executives from seven major New England companies who wanted to work together to study and implement cutting-edge management practices.
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closed 2/2/2011 via PR Newswire

SourceMedia, Inc., acquired Insurance Broadcasting

synopsis: SourceMedia, a diversified business to business media company serving the financial industry and the related fields of professional services and technology, has acquired Insurance Broadcasting, a provider of online news and live events to employee benefits professionals.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: SourceMedia, Inc.
SourceMedia, an Investcorp company, is a diversified business to business media company serving the financial industry and the related fields of professional services and technology. "
target: Insurance Broadcasting
Insurance Broadcasting is a next generation media organization facilitating the exchange of information between insurance industry professionals utilizing the improvements available from emerging technology to deliver meaningful information.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 9/17/2007 via LBO Wire

Prairie Capital, L.P., acquired M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC

synopsis: Prairie Capital has bought an 80% stake in M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, a B2B publishing company it has backed as a mezzanine investor since 2005.
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
target: M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC
Fortis Business Media, LLC provides newsletters, videos, software, books, and directories to attorneys, human resources professionals, and other business executives.The company’s products include legal publications, employment law, environmental law, directories.
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closed 8/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Kenexa Corporation, acquired HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH

synopsis: Kenexa, a leading provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, has acquired Germany-based HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH. The acquisition of HRC will provide additional proprietary content to Kenexa’s current survey and performance management offering and their offices will expand Kenexa’s geographical reach in mainland Europe.
buyer: Kenexa Corporation (KNXA:$282.94)
Kenexa Corporation provides outsourcing, employee research and software to help organizations more effectively recruit and retain a productive workforce. "
target: HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH
Headquartered in Munich, HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH (HRC) is one of the leading consultancies for business-orientated employee surveys in German-speaking countries.
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closed 1/26/2006 via PR Newswire

LRP Publications, purchased HRO World & HRO Europe from Outsourcing Today, LLC

synopsis: LRP Publications, Inc. acquired HRO World Conference & Exposition ("HRO World") and HRO World Europe Conference & Exposition ("HRO Europe") from Outsourcing Today LLC and Unicomm LLC.
buyer: LRP Publications
LRP Publications was founded in 1977. The first publications were state-specific public employment case reporters and the company was known as Labor Relations Press. As the company expanded into other legal specialties, the name was changed to LRP Publications. "
seller: Outsourcing Today, LLC
HRO World and HRO Europe are both owned in a 50-50 joint venture by Outsourcing Today and Unicomm. HRO World is the world's largest human resource outsourcing event and is currently held annually at the New York Hilton Hotel.
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announced 10/17/2005 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Business Communications, will acquire Gainshare Media LLC

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications is acquiring Boston-based Gainshare Media’s two events, the Super Floral Show and the Administrative Professionals Conference.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: Gainshare Media LLC
Gainshare Media operates the Super Floral Show (SFS), the country’s leading tradeshow for the floral industry, and the Administrative Professionals Conference (APC), a leading event in its field, providing training and education as well as motivational and entertainment elements.
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closed 9/23/2013 via GlobeNewswire

Professional Diversity Network LLC, acquired Personnel Strategies Inc.

synopsis: Professional Diversity Network, Inc., a developer and operator of online networks that provide access to employment opportunities for diverse professionals in the United States, announced it has acquired the assets of Personnel Strategies Inc. (PSI), a producer of diversity focused career fairs.
buyer: Professional Diversity Network LLC (IPDN:$6.15)
Professional Diversity Network (PDN) is a Chicago-based diversity recruitment firm. PDN manages a suite of professional networking websites that target diverse professional groups, including African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, women, LGBT, veterans, and people with disabilities. "
target: Personnel Strategies Inc.
Personnel Strategies (PSI) is the nation's leading and most established producer of Career Fairs. PSI produces approximately 25 to 30 career fairs annually in major market locations across the nation reaching approximately 500 employers and 20,000 diverse job seekers.
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closed 9/1/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Astound LLC

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Astound LLC, a privately-owned US virtual career fairs business, on behalf of UBM Studios for an initial cash payment of $120,000 and further performance related consideration of up to $3m payable over the next three years.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Astound LLC
Astound LLC is the creator of Milicruit and Unicruit virtual career fairs targeted at placing veterans/military personnel and graduating college students in the workforce.
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closed 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Human Resource Executive, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Human Resource Executive® (HRE) magazine, organizer of the award-winning HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, announced the acquisition of Singapore-based HRM Asia Pte Ltd., a business unit of Diversified Communications. HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® magazine is a print and online publication covering important HR subjects such as HR technology, employee engagement, performance management, organizational leadership and career development. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
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closed 10/18/2014 via PR Web

Diversified Communications, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of media company HRM Asia of Singapore. The acquisition adds HR Summit, Asia’s largest human resources event, as well as the HRM Congress series, HRM Magazine and HRM Online to Diversified’s portfolio of over 175 events, eMedia products and print magazines.
buyer: Diversified 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. "
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
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$6.91
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Poolia AB, acquired Student Node AB

synopsis: Swedish staffing firm Poolia announced that it has acquired a 51% stake in Student Node AB, a company based in Sweden that organises events for students at universities and colleges. Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed.
buyer: Poolia AB (OM:POOL B:$208.06)
Poolia offers high competence and extensive experience in recruitment, hiring, executive search, leadership development and talent supply of qualified professionals. Poolia is a listed company with a presence in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England and Germany. "
target: Student Node AB
Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed. At tech events where Student Node selects IT talents, companies meet and recruit students they need.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Absolventa, acquired Trendence

synopsis: Funke Media Group announced that its subsidiary Absolventa GmbH, which operates career websites for young job seekers, has acquired a 100-percent stake in Trendence, a market research firm based in Berlin. Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing.
buyer parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
buyer: Absolventa
Absolventa GmbH owns and operates an online job exchange portal. They collaborate with over 4.000 companies from different industries. In an increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting Absolventa managed to build a unique and distinctive career hub in order to provide for talented employees. "
target parent: Group GTI Ltd.
target: Trendence
Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing. More than three million school-leavers, students and young professionals from all over the world take part in our studies on their career ambitions and employers of choice.
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closed 11/17/2015 via Market Wire

Human Resource Executive, acquired Recruiting Trends Conference

synopsis: Human Resource Executive, a magazine company that focuses their publication on strategic issues in HR, announced the acquisition of Recruiting Trends Conference. The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® Magazine was established in 1987 and continues today as the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR. The magazine provides key decision-makers with news, profiles of HR visionaries and success stories of human resource innovators. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: Recruiting Trends Conference
The Recruiting Trends Conference offers a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion, and great networking events all in a highly interactive, dynamic learning environment. Sessions are presented by recruiting executives at large organizations.
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closed 9/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Thompson Publishing Group, acquired The Performance Institute

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the media, information, content and technology markets, represented The Performance Institute in its acquisition by Thompson Publishing Holding Co., Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Avista Capital Partners
buyer: Thompson Publishing Group
Thompson Publishing Group, a D.C.-based information services provider, is been a leading source of analysis and guidance for business and government executives. Professionals rely on Thompson for help in tracking, and complying with, the dynamic regulatory mandates facing their organizations. "
target: The Performance Institute
Performance Institute produces training programs and policy conferences for public officials. Through its print-based, online and live content, Performance Institute promotes the application of "performance-based management" practices at all levels of government.
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closed 9/18/2006 via BusinessWire

Versera Performance Learning, merged with Galindo Consulting

synopsis: Results-focused consulting companies specializing in accountability Galindo Consulting in Park City, Utah, and Versera Performance Learning in Carlsbad, Calif., announced today the merger of their two organizations into Versera Performance Consulting, LLC.
buyer parent: CRM Learning
buyer: Versera Performance Learning
Versera Performance Learning benefits from a long history in organizational development. Versera is now uniquely positioned to deliver compelling and instructive content. And we are intimately familiar with the best practices and media with which to do so. "
target: Galindo Consulting
Galindo Consulting is in the business of using the power of individual transformation to bring about organizational change. Galindo Consulting has grown to become one of the country’s most trusted and respected consulting firms to healthcare leaders.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Contex Group, purchased Les Affaires, Contech and Benefits Canada from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: Contex Group, a Canadian events first media company, acquired 3 specialty brands from TC Transcontinental, a Canadian printing group. The brands include Les Affaires, a producer of business conferences and newspapers, Contech, a producer of construction trade shows, and Benefits Canada, a producer of pension and benefits conferences and magazines.
buyer: Contex Group
Contex Group is a Canadian events first media company that produces conferences, trade shows and training programs – propelled by powerful publications and websites. It offers quality content across its platforms, and is driven by event activities which represent its core growth area. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,308.59)
Les Affaires produces business conferences and a business newspaper. Contech produces construction trade shows. Benefits Canada produces conferences and magazines for the pension and benefits industry. All 3 brands belong to TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printing and publishing group.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Total Training Solutions

synopsis: OnCourse Learning announced its acquisition of Total Training Solutions (TTS), a leading provider of educational training webinars for banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders. TTS is the producer of BankWebinars.com, CUWebinars.com, DirectorSeries.com and Core Compliance Suite for financial services professionals.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Total Training Solutions
Total Training Solutions (TTS) is the nation's leading provider of financial institution webinars. TTS delivers training in many formats from classroom to web-based. They understand the needs of training departments in financial institutions and are alert to changes that affect the industry.
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closed 7/14/2008 via BtoBonline.com

Business Valuation Resources, LLC., acquired Mealey's Conferences

synopsis: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Group, announced it sold its Berwyn, Pa.-based Mealey’s Conferences business to Business Valuation Resources, a provider of market data. Mealey’s Conferences produces professional education and development events for attorneys and insurance industry executives.
buyer: Business Valuation Resources, LLC.
Every top business valuation firm depends on Business Valuation Resources for authoritative market data, continuing professional education, and expert opinion. Rely on BVR when your career depends on an unimpeachable business valuation. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Mealey's Conferences
Mealey's Conferences is a leading provider of legal education conferences, teleconferences and multimedia content covering insurance, reinsurance, toxic torts, products liability, construction defects, and complex commercial litigation.
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closed 1/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Pension & Investments, acquired WorldPensionSummit

synopsis: Pensions & Investments, a publication and global media source for institutional investors, announced the acquisition of the WorldPensionSummit and WorldPensionSummit Africa Special. WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, etc. to address critical pension and investment issues.
buyer parent: Crain Communications, Inc.
buyer: Pension & Investments
Pensions & Investments, the international newspaper of money management, is read by pension fund executives and other institutional investors, money managers, pension and investment consultants and other leaders in the world of institutional investing. "
target: WorldPensionSummit
The WorldPensionSummits are platforms for global retirement industry professionals, thought leaders, policy makers, academics, and global asset management firms to address critical pension and investment issues facing the world's developed and developing nations.
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closed 9/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Center for Quality Management merged with Goal/QPC,

synopsis: GOAL/QPC, the world’s leading provider of affordable training materials, has announced today that it has concluded a merger with The Center for Quality of Management (CQM) based in Cambridge, MA. Both organizations have been world leaders in quality improvement and related methodologies for decades.
buyer: Goal/QPC
GOAL/QPC is one of the world leaders in quality management publishing and is known widely for its Memory Jogger series that serves as a handy pocket guide reference for processes and tools learned in on-line and in-house courses. "
target: Center for Quality Management
The Center for Quality of Management (CQM) is a non-profit organization operating internationally. Founded by CEOs and senior executives from seven major New England companies who wanted to work together to study and implement cutting-edge management practices.
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closed 2/2/2011 via PR Newswire

SourceMedia, Inc., acquired Insurance Broadcasting

synopsis: SourceMedia, a diversified business to business media company serving the financial industry and the related fields of professional services and technology, has acquired Insurance Broadcasting, a provider of online news and live events to employee benefits professionals.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: SourceMedia, Inc.
SourceMedia, an Investcorp company, is a diversified business to business media company serving the financial industry and the related fields of professional services and technology. "
target: Insurance Broadcasting
Insurance Broadcasting is a next generation media organization facilitating the exchange of information between insurance industry professionals utilizing the improvements available from emerging technology to deliver meaningful information.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 9/17/2007 via LBO Wire

Prairie Capital, L.P., acquired M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC

synopsis: Prairie Capital has bought an 80% stake in M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, a B2B publishing company it has backed as a mezzanine investor since 2005.
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
target: M. Lee Smith Publishers & Printers LLC
Fortis Business Media, LLC provides newsletters, videos, software, books, and directories to attorneys, human resources professionals, and other business executives.The company’s products include legal publications, employment law, environmental law, directories.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 8/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Kenexa Corporation, acquired HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH

synopsis: Kenexa, a leading provider of talent acquisition and retention solutions, has acquired Germany-based HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH. The acquisition of HRC will provide additional proprietary content to Kenexa’s current survey and performance management offering and their offices will expand Kenexa’s geographical reach in mainland Europe.
buyer: Kenexa Corporation (KNXA:$282.94)
Kenexa Corporation provides outsourcing, employee research and software to help organizations more effectively recruit and retain a productive workforce. "
target: HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH
Headquartered in Munich, HRC Human Resources Consulting GmbH (HRC) is one of the leading consultancies for business-orientated employee surveys in German-speaking countries.
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